Sennheiser X320 Xbox 360 Headset
On opening the packaging I must admit I was a bit confused, as the design was a bit odd with the shape of the headset back to front from the general look of headsets, and having several cables to use is new to me but I quickly overcame most issues I had. There is the main cable which is attached to the left ear of the headset, which is 4 meters long and has a USB jack on the end, which provides power to amplify audio sources which means it can be a great headset to for those who like to take their Xbox’s around and want sound, not far down the cable from the headset is an inline volume control, which allows you to adjust the game volume, and the chat volume, which can be used by connecting a 2.5mm jack into a port on the volume control (supplied), and to get game audio you are required to plug a 3.5mm jack into a port on the USB, which can basically be plugged into anything to supply the power, and that 3.5mm cable ends as a dual red and white RCA cable, which works as RCA in and out allowing it to pass straight the connection so you don’t need to swap the cables if you wish to swap between say a sound system and your headset.
Appearance: The headset has a clean sleek black look with the microphone on the left side of the headset which can Rotate up and down, and when it has rotated up it will mute the microphone automatically, the sides of the headsets also have a green ring to bring more of an Xbox 360 theme to the headset, but the cables unfortunately can also look a little messy at times especially depending if you sit closer to the Television, but the functions this headset brings makes it understandable.
Comfort: As with the previous Sennheiser HD 418 headphones I reviewed, these are unbelievably light, especially for a headset, with thick but soft material cushioning to rest on your head, The material is also used for the ear cups which could maybe be a little thicker but still do a great job, the ear cups also have a sort of swivel motion to move not the actual full ears of the headset but the speaker to increase comfort, so being light weight and cushioned nicely the headset is comfy and does not present any pressure on your head which means there won’t be long term discomfort as with other more weighty headsets.
Sound: As mentioned the volume control contains individual game and chat volume controls which are really useful, and it also features a simple little switch which is for bass boost, and it does a great job which is really noticeable when listening to music, while still retaining a high level of clarity in vocals and chat, the quality is superb with nothing I could complain about, as this headset brings you great quality for a gaming headset.
- Bass boost is a great addition
- Extremely comfortable
- Fold up microphone to mute the headset
- As with most headsets with material padding you get hot if its warm temperature
- Cabling can get a little bit annoying at times
- The provided 2.5mm cable has a loose fit into the Xbox 360 Controller