SteelSeries 7H For i Devices Review
Published: 16th June 2011 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: |
Up Close - Control
What would be the point in a headset designed for portable devices if it wasn't capable of breaking down into an easily portable manner? The SteelSeries 7H has two little clips just below the headband that with a little pressure can dismantle the cups and allow the it to reduce down to a more manageable size. The design of these deserves particular praise. There is absolutely no chance at all of them ever becoming loose even with repeated use.
Speaking of which, the 7H comes with a choice of pads for your ears. It comes equipped with leather ones for maximum sound isolation, but a set of foam ones are supplied if you've a preference for the comfort that they provide. A gentle pull and they come off revealing the speakers which are doubly protected to safeguard them from an errant finger when the pads are off.
Reattaching them is simplicity itself. On the pad backs you can see a small orange dot. Align that with the orange dot at the top of the speaker and it all clips into place snugly.
Finally the cable contains the remote which allows the 7H to control any of the Apple devices without removing them from wherever they are kept.
As you can see from the multi-pole 3.5mm jack the 7H handles audio output, microphone input and the remote features. The remote itself is a three-button affair with the plus and minus handling the obvious louder and quieter side of things and the middle button, here designated by the SteelSeries logo, handling everything else via multiple presses.
A single press will answer/end a call or play/pause your audio. Press it and hold it and you can decline a call or, if you're already in a call, allows you to end the current call and switch to an incoming one. A double press will skip forwards to the next song. A double press and hold will fast forward. Equally a triple press skips backward a song and a triple press and hold rewinds.
Although it seems a lot if you think of one press as start stop, two as forwards and three as backwards then it takes a couple of minutes to be utterly familiar with everything it can do.