The Thrustmaster Y Headset 350X 7.1 Powered Headset is a gaming headset compatible with XBOX and Windows and features Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands in the design.
Let’s first take a look at the features of this Ghost Recon Wildlands Edition headset.
- Ghost Recon Wildlands theme – partnered with ‘Ghost Recon’ license
- Plug ‘n’ play
- 60mm drivers
- Y Sound Commander: Control panel plugs directly into the Xbox One controller
- 7.1 virtual surround sound
- Y Power Pack: Auto-powered with inline battery
- Memory foam earpiece
- Double electro-acoustic bass amplification & electronic bass boost
This is what it looks like when you pull it out of the box along with the Quick Start Guide.
After all the plastic packaging has been removed, this is what you find. Let’s now take a look at the design and function of each of these parts.
The headset is designed in a Black and Gold design with Ghost Recon’s logo design on the top of the headset and the ear cushions outlined with gold. The headset is lightweight which helps with comfort for long playing sessions. Memory foam is used for the cushions on both ears and headband to provide better comfort. Not only are they made for comfort but they also help to provide noise isolation.
Even the inside of the ear cushions is themed out!
The side is themed out as well along with the label for Thrustmaster. It’s a very nicely designed headset.
This Y-POWER PACK serves several purposes. It does the following:
- Preserves full autonomy of the Xbox One gamepad.
- Provides an auto-powered headset with an inline battery.
- Extends the battery life of the gamepad
- Powers the Active Bass and 7.1 Virtual Sound features.
This is a nice feature as it enables you to play longer with the extended life on the battery.
This is the detachable and adjustable voice targeting microphone which is designed to catch the sound of your voice only and helps when playing with others online or in a multiplayer game.
This is what it looks like with the microphone attached.
Finally, they provide a Quick Start Guide to help you get it put together correctly.
How is the Sound?
The powerful bass comes from the 60 mm drivers with over-boosted bass frequencies. The earpieces are designed to provide Double electro-acoustic bass amplification.
This headset provides a Y SOUND COMMANDER CONTROL PANEL which is plugged directly into the Xbox One gamepad. The sound is a 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound technology and it sou8nds amazing! You can hear all the sounds very clearly and they appear to be coming from the right direction. There is an integrated sound card within the controller.
The headset also provides an instant in-game access to audio features with precise indicators. With the color coding system, you will know the status of your audio at all times. You are also able to adjust the master volume as well as the bass volume with ease.
This headset can be bought online at different resellers. To find out which one is near you, visit www.thrustmaster.com/en_US. The average price is around $130 – $150 which isn’t terrible for this particular headset.
Verdict: The Ghost Recon themed Thrustmaster Y Headset 350X brings a lot to the gamer. The 7.1 virtual surround is a very nice feature and makes the audio experience very satisfying while playing your favorite game. You hear things you wouldn’t hear with a standard headset which is part of the experience of gaming. The microphone brings clear communication and the headset is lightweight with the memory foam ear cushions for comfort and noise reduction. If you don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend, for the price of around $130.00, this would be a good choice for a quality gaming headset.
- 7.1 Surround Sound is Excellent
- Memory Foam ear cushions
- Power Controller for Extended Battery Life
- Lightweight and Ghost Recon-themed design
- Wires/Powerpack could be annoying to those who prefer the wireless "feel"
- Controls for the sound could be confusing to some
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