SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB Review
Published: 30th March 2011 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: £59.99 |
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.
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.
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.
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.