Despite the fact that we are dealing with a steel reinforced headband, brushed aluminum and large cups which do hold 50mm drivers that should add some weight, the Sound BlasterX H7 headset remains quite light, having about 364g. By including a 24-bit/96kHz USB DAC, Creative is basically offering us a 2-in-1 product, but can be only used when the headset is connected via USB. If the product is plugged in via analog connection, the DAC is bypassed and the audio quality will highly depend on the sound card/CODEC we are working with.
Sound BlasterX H7 is a fully-featured product which gives us the same type of customization we have seen along with the G5 7.1 USB Sound Card. The microphone can be connected in just a few seconds and provides good sound quality in conferences, as we have seen when chatting with friends via Skype.
The headset was also used for watching different video clips in Youtube, but also movies and some of the latest TV shows. BlasterX Acoustic Engine gives us quite a bit of customization options for the audio material, so we can keep working with those settings until it fits our preferences. We did continue with Carmageddon: Reincarnation, GTA V and Portal 2 via both analog (via Sound Blaster ZxR) and USB connections and found out that they offered a similar experience. If you do only have a regular Realtek CODEC, the DAC included with this headset will noticeable improve the overall experience and offer at the same time much more configuration options.
The Sound BlasterX H7 headset can be found online for about 130 Euros.
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We would like to thank again to Creative for making this review possible!