SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB Review

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The Spectrum 5XB comes in a very sturdy package, certainly up there with the best headphone boxes we've seen. The packaging is a stylish blend of the black and grey we're used to, alongside the standard white and green 360 colours. It helps it really stand out as a product designed for the Xbox 360 rather than PC.

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The rear of the box also has a handy diagram for installation. It's actually pretty simple, although instructions are always handy.

The headset itself is well packaged in a slightly furry plastic. The cable is hidden under the front sticker and then tucked behind. The only real issue is if you like to keep your packaging mint you're out of luck.

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Apart from the normal SteelSeries manual we have the main cables to connect the 5XB to the console. Firstly we have a 3.5mm jack to Phono adaptor. This can be used as an "inbetween" for the headphones to the back of the tv.

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The headphones themselves are incredibly lightweight as we've come to expect from SteelSeries. The headband and ear-pierces are covered in very soft foam which give a snug, but comfortable, fit. There is also the 360 green used for both the detail touch and SteelSeries logo.

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Most Recent Comments

30-03-2011, 09:45:18

tinytomlogan
Fancy having great quality audio but don't want 3 different headsets for your various needs? Perhaps SteelSeries can help with the 5XB.



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30-03-2011, 10:00:20

SG12004
thay look realy good might get a pare soon

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWoNcm51Hdc[/media]

30-03-2011, 11:18:37

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

30-03-2011, 12:03:43

VonBlade
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.

01-04-2011, 08:05:24

AMD_PBz
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!
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