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Published on December 4th, 2009 | by tr3Ks

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Gear Review: Tritton AX 720

Gaming Audio, a fantastic part of any gamers inventory of awesomeness.

Something that most people don’t often realize is how much audio makes a difference when playing a game. When I used to play PC games, primarily Counter-Strike from the time I was just around 12 I remembered using speakers, once I was decent and I learned what was truly going on, I remember how people kept telling me to get headphones, and how important they were to use.

When I turned 13 I invested in a Nice Pair of Koss headphones, and by invest I mean took from my dads old collection of music equipment and oh sweet babies did it change my world. I remember being able to watch the hostages and hear people before i could see them, it blew my mind. The intensity at which my gun would fire and grenades would explode was now on an entirely new level. I’ve never used speakers on a PC while gaming since.

Now that that you understand how important Gaming Audio is for me, I realized a while ago that Gaming headphones needed to be implemented on the Console platform. I’ve seen several companies as of late try to get into this market with 3 truly coming out on top. Turtle Beach, Astro Gaming, and Tritton.

I’ve Used Astro Headsets, as well as Turtle Beaches, and they were both impressive, but I never actually owned a pair. I was recently introduced to Tritton through several people that are sponsored by them stating how great they truly were. I wanted to buy a pair and really get into my console gaming experience that much more, I did some research and found the Tritton AX 720s were perfect for my needs.

AX 720 Specs:

  • Digital Optical Connection
  • Dolby® Digital / Pro Logic® II / Dolby® Headphone
  • Inline Audio Controller with Independent Chat Volume Control
  • Voice Compatible with XBox® Live
  • USB Microphone for Playstation® Network /PC/Mac®
  • Removable And Replaceable Ear Pads and Headrail Pad
  • Removable Microphone

These headphones output Dolby Digital Surround Sound and their Ear Pads encompass your entire ear very comfortably. They are a heavy, quality made feeling product, thats not to say that after 10-15 minutes you forget they are even on your head.
The setup is simple and very straight forward I was on my Xbox playing games withing 10 minutes of unboxing the 720s.

Now that I have had some time with this system, I’ve played MW2, SF4, Rainbow 6 Vegas 2, Forza 2 (not 3), Brutal Legend, and a few other games, I have to say that this system is amazing. Everything is clear, loud, and intense. Forget having other things in the house distract you like you can be with speakers, these things cancel out most audio, including people no less than a few feet away when game sounds are on.

Another thing that is great about these, I can enjoy my games at a volume level they are meant to be played at, without disturbing my girlfriend.  so for those of you with kids or maybe even new ones on the way, this could be a great investment for you so you don’t wake up the baby when you call in a stealth bomber in MW2.

If you are looking to bring a new level to your gaming, i definitely recommend putting some surround sound on your head with these AX 720s from Tritton. They cost 129.00 and are available for purchase at most Best Buy locations.

Oh and sorry for not being around for a bit. but hey, I’m Baaaaack 😀

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  • dommafia

    nice write up fellow sf4 fan 🙂

  • http://www.garrettshaw.com tr3Ks

    yeah man 😀

    SSFIV is going to be amazing!

  • Joe P.

    I had the AX720 for about 2 weeks before I returned them. I could not get over the fact that there is absolutely ZERO bass in the headset! This caused the overall audio experience to be rather tinny due to the non-existent bottom end. The sound is only average on it's very best day, which might be good for certain gamers who only care about having a “pretty” looking headset. The fact of the matter is that the AX720 falls way short as far as audio is concerned. The reviewer states using Turtle Beach products, but does not specify which model. In my family, we own four different models–the X1, X31, X41 and HPX. When compared to the Tritton AX720, even Turtle Beach's base-model X1 easily out-performs the Tritton product.

    Based on my extensive experience with Turtle Beach products and my family also owning the Astro system and Tritton's AXPRO, I would recommend Turtle Beach first and foremost over the competitors. Astro is very good, but we were forced to buy the HPX because the A40's left speaker blew out. Tritton has been nothing short of a huge disappointment. We will never buy into the hype around their products ever again. They are all looks and poor sound.

  • http://www.garrettshaw.com tr3Ks

    I'm sorry that you feel that way about the headset, really. In my past month of using the headset the bass is ever present in the headset. granted it isn't as deep as it could be, but there is still plenty to go around. I mean, when a stealth bomber comes overhead in MW2, i have to actually turn down my headset because its too overbearing for my ears. Lastly, I used the X-1 model of the Turtle Beaches, and in my opinion their construction is a bit “flimsy” where as when i put the 720s its nice and snug and feel well built.
    but to each their own :P!

  • Anonymous

    nice write up fellow sf4 fan 🙂

  • http://www.garrettshaw.com tr3Ks

    yeah man 😀

    SSFIV is going to be amazing!

  • Joe P.

    I had the AX720 for about 2 weeks before I returned them. I could not get over the fact that there is absolutely ZERO bass in the headset! This caused the overall audio experience to be rather tinny due to the non-existent bottom end. The sound is only average on it’s very best day, which might be good for certain gamers who only care about having a “pretty” looking headset. The fact of the matter is that the AX720 falls way short as far as audio is concerned. The reviewer states using Turtle Beach products, but does not specify which model. In my family, we own four different models–the X1, X31, X41 and HPX. When compared to the Tritton AX720, even Turtle Beach’s base-model X1 easily out-performs the Tritton product.

    Based on my extensive experience with Turtle Beach products and my family also owning the Astro system and Tritton’s AXPRO, I would recommend Turtle Beach first and foremost over the competitors. Astro is very good, but we were forced to buy the HPX because the A40’s left speaker blew out. Tritton has been nothing short of a huge disappointment. We will never buy into the hype around their products ever again. They are all looks and poor sound.

    • http://www.garrettshaw.com tr3Ks

      I’m sorry that you feel that way about the headset, really. In my past month of using the headset the bass is ever present in the headset. granted it isn’t as deep as it could be, but there is still plenty to go around. I mean, when a stealth bomber comes overhead in MW2, i have to actually turn down my headset because its too overbearing for my ears. Lastly, I used the X-1 model of the Turtle Beaches, and in my opinion their construction is a bit “flimsy” where as when i put the 720s its nice and snug and feel well built.
      but to each their own :P!

  • LaWiiG

    fan of SF4, not so sure that I wanna see SSF4. I dunno it just seems like that could have been DLC or given the option. A whole new release? talk about gettin blood from a turnip

  • Anonymous

    fan of SF4, not so sure that I wanna see SSF4. I dunno it just seems like that could have been DLC or given the option. A whole new release? talk about gettin blood from a turnip

    • http://www.garrettshaw.com tr3Ks

      theres a bit more to it than that, I’ll talk a bit about it in the next truthcast.

    • http://www.garrettshaw.com tr3Ks

      basically SSF4 has been rebuilt from the ground up, only really utilizing the models and stages from the previous game. the hitboxes and gameplay as well as a majority of the moves done by the characters have been recreated to increase or decrease frames, control movements and other enhancements.

      not to mention an extensive Multiplayer Overhaul.

  • http://www.garrettshaw.com tr3Ks

    theres a bit more to it than that, I'll talk a bit about it in the next truthcast.

  • http://www.garrettshaw.com tr3Ks

    basically SSF4 has been rebuilt from the ground up, only really utilizing the models and stages from the previous game. the hitboxes and gameplay as well as a majority of the moves done by the characters have been recreated to increase or decrease frames, control movements and other enhancements.

    not to mention an extensive Multiplayer Overhaul.

  • lateralus54

    Great review. These are incredible!! I got some for Christmas, and when you are playing MW2, you notice many sounds that you couldn't pick up before.

  • Anonymous

    Great review. These are incredible!! I got some for Christmas, and when you are playing MW2, you notice many sounds that you couldn’t pick up before.

  • lateralus54

    Great review. These are incredible!! I got some for Christmas, and when you are playing MW2, you notice many sounds that you couldn't pick up before.

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    Nice review. I haven’t used the ax 720s, but I have used the AX Pros and the Turtle Beach x41s and these headsets are very comparable in performance and price. I would give the nod to the x41s for being wireless but it sounds like the ax 720s are a great alternative to those that dont want to spend the extra on the elite ones!

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