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PERIPHERALS

SteelSeries SteelSound 5H v2
By: Rich Smith
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    2006-10-25

    Table of Contents:
  • SteelSeries SteelSound 5H v2
  • Open the box
  • A closer look
  • More features
  • Testing and Conclusions

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    SteelSeries SteelSound 5H v2


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    For a hardcore gamer, there is almost nothing better than a pair of high quality gaming headphones, except of course a high quality gaming headset with retractable microphone. Today weíll be taking a look at the SteelSound 5H v2 from SteelSeries, to see how it measures up.

    My years of being a DJ have left me very picky when it comes to audio equipment.  Whether Iím gaming or just listening to some tunes on my computer, I expect the highest quality out of my headphones.  This is why, when SteelSeries sent us the SteelSound 5Hv2 for review, I immediately volunteered myself to review them.

    SteelSeries has a reputation in the gaming community as a manufacturer of high quality gaming gear.  Hopefully this headset will live up to its expectations.

    Before digging into the box, letís take a look at the features and specifications.

    Features:

    • Custom-engineered soundscape designed specifically to enhance performance and immersion in gaming. This headset was developed and optimized for in-game sound frequencies, which makes in-game sounds like footsteps, alerts and gunfire especially clear. You will be able to hear and pinpoint the location of your opponents, often before they hear you.
    • Full-size headphones gently fit around the ears and reduce background noise, while providing maximum wearing comfort.
    • Bringing the headset with you has never been easier or safer. The SteelSound 5H v2 can be easily dismantled into three separate parts, which makes transportation a breeze. The pieces will easily fit into a bag or a carrying case.
    • SteelSound 5H v2 also features a pull-out microphone system. The retractable microphone is practically invisible when not in use. The microphone cord is covered in high quality transparent plastic to ensure long-lasting durability.

    Specifications:

    Headphones

     

    Frequency response

    16 - 28.000 Hz

    Impedance

    40 Ohm

    SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms

    110 dB

    Cable length

    1 + 2 = 3 meters (10 feet)

    Connectors

    3.5 mm

      

    Microphone

     

    Frequency response

    75 - 16.000 Hz

    Pick up pattern

    Uni-directional

    Sensitivity

    -38dB

    Impedance

    2k Ohm

    Pretty cool so far, letís move on.

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