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Tritton AX 720 Gaming Headphones Review

By on February 12, 2011
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Tritton brings Dolby and DTS goodness in a gorgeous form factor.

Good: superb sound, Dolby and DTS support, included amplifier supports two headphones, gorgeous, sturdy
Bad: will create a mess of wires, you can only really connect it to a single system, sound positing is nothing special, not very flexible, heavy
Price: AED 500 (approx.)
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

The AX 720 are large and will completely devour your head. They aren’t very flexible so expect a bit of pressure on the ears. It’s not uncomfortable though you never forget they are on your head. They are a bit heavy as well, so at times you will feel it lugging on your ears. So quiet honestly, the comfort level of these headphones will depend on the quality of software you are playing. On Mass Effect 2 you will be fine, but if you fire up the single player campaign of COD: Black Ops you will be harassed by its size and weight. In fact, these could work as a quality indicator – you are uncomfortable while playing a game, there is a good chance that it sucks. The sudden finding of this great theory is thrilling, but I digress.

The headphone comes with an inline controller and is one of the major appeals of the set. You can choose to use the amp or go solo, turn mic on and off, connect the Xbox 360 controller with it, and adjust the mic and master volume right from the device. I only wish one of the volume controllers felt different because it is hard to distinguish between them in the heat of things.

The amplifier is as big or as small as a standard router. On the front panel you have the power switch, volume rockers and Dolby mode button which switches from different presets like movies, music, etc. There are two headphone jacks, so if your friend has a Tritton he can simply connect to it and share the sound. A perfect solution for late night co-op games. There are also four LEDs indicating the power, Dolby, PLS and the Dolby presets. On the back you simply have the optical connect, USB port and the power jack.

The only real drawback that I can think of the AX 720 is that, even though it claims to be versatile in supporting the Xbox 360, PC and PS3, you can only really use it with one of them. Because if you want to use it with the PS3 and the Xbox 360, you will have to make sure both the systems are placed close by. Then you will have to change the optical cable from one source to another as it is a short wire. Using a console and the PC simultaneous is literally impossible without having to bend over to the back of the CPU as the G6 adapter is quite short. So if this is the case, why would I want to purchase these over a much cheaper yet extremely good quality gaming headphones like the Creative Tactic3D Sigma when I would have to go from source to another anyway, or when I can just simply plug them into the headphone jack on my HDTV?

Personally, I wouldn’t buy the Tritton AX 720 because of this limitation, and because of the mess of wires it would create even if I had adjusted to it. I am not saying they are bad in anyway, in fact they are incredibly good and easily one of the best in the market but considering its not even true surround sound, I would rather save myself $50 or so and go for something equally good but doesn’t have the bells and whistles like an included amp. But if you think the mess of wires and the aforementioned limitation will not be too much of a bother for you, the AX 720 is simply a fantastic choice. They are a great looking headphones, with equally good sound capabilities. It will easily justify the $129.99 price tag if you manage to set it up with two or more systems.

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Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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  • MaazB

    They dont sell them here do they

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