SteelSound 5H V2
Published: 5th February 2007 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: |
In this page I will cover all the positive points that I have come across while using the Headset
The first thing I noticed when putting on the headset was how comfortable they were. The shape of the SteelSound headset is just right, not only are they lightweight but they cling to your head. Heavier and larger headsets such as speedlink Medusas tend to just hang on your head, making them most uncomfortable after a few hours use. Secondly the padding on the ear cups is very thick and soft, this keeps the flat surface of the speaker compartment off your ear, preventing discomfort during use. This thick padding however causes problems with the audio output, which I will cover in the next page.
One of the major selling features of the 5H, in my eyes, is its weight. More precisely, its lack of it. Apart from the pressure on the wearers ears, it is easy to forget youre even wearing them. Another feature perfect for prolonged gaming.
Cable Braiding and Controls
The SteelSound 5H cable is pretty much everything you could want from a wire. It's well braided, has a relatively lengthy rubber inlet, it has an extension cable that brings it to a more than adequate length and it has a neat little in-line controller with volume + mic controls as well as a stainless steel clip.
The SteelSound 5H headset has quite a nifty little party trick; It breaks into three separate pieces with ease, making it easier to transport to LAN events or just to a friends house.
Mic Cord and Microphone
The 5H's retractable microphone is another great feature. Not only does it return fully inside the cup but the microphones output is of very good quality and was in fact clearer than the microphone on my Medusa headset.