SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB Review

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SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB Review

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The part that connects to the pad is has two volume controls. One for the microphone and one for the main audio. On the top is the microphone mute and below is the SteelSeries LiveMix which balances the levels to ensure that your team-mates speech is clear over the general melee of the battle.

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The green touches extend to the SteelSeries branding on the band itself. The microphone is the always excellent retractable design which can be placed almost anywhere you choose.

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As I've still got one of the original XBOX 360's rather than the modern HDMI ones the 5XB was first plugged into the audiomixer, which then gets plugged into the pad as normal. The other end is plugged into the pass-through phono adaptor which finally gets put in the back of the TV.

Game time.

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Most Recent Comments

30-03-2011, 14:00:20

thay look realy good might get a pare soon


30-03-2011, 15:18:37

ide still have the kaves if i was in the 60 pound ball parkQuote

30-03-2011, 16:03:43

That was pretty much my thoughts when reviewing. If you don't need the 360 part then there are better headsets for the money. The Kave or 5H V2 are better all rounders. But for a pair you can plug into almost anything the 5XB are very good.Quote

01-04-2011, 12:05:24

My only problem is sometimes while playing the live mix switch isn't strong enough and on more than one occasion I find my fingers sliding to the middle position.

Otherwise Great Review!Quote

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