Steelseries Steelsound 4H Gaming Headset
Published: 21st February 2007 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: |A Closer Look
The earcups are made of plastic, and actually look quite nice in their rounded and shiney state. And as with many headsets today, the earcups can tilt on a horizontal axis for maximum comfort.
As you can see the retractable microphone is hidden inside the left ear cup. It is coated in a thick plastic tube and moves in and out of the earcup with ease.
Once fully retracted, the microphone protrudes roughly 6 inches. It won't go right in frotn of your mouth, instead sits against your cheek.
The padding on the cups is made of a very soft velour, and it is incredibly comfortable to the ear. You can just see that the inside of the earcup is made of cardboard, which was surprising.
The headband around the top is also plastic, but the underside of the middle section is sponge, and the whole middle section is coated in a lacy plastic. As expected the headset is fully adjustable, allowing for an extra inch on each side.
The 4H headset features an inline remote which allows for a volume control by means of a dial, and a switch to change between the 3 different microphone settings. The remote also has a clip in the back to attach to your belt, or pocket for easy access when it most matters.
The wire protruding from each earcup unfortunately doesnt seem very secure, and a couple of times i was afraid I was going to pull it out.
However for a mid-range priced headset, these are the sorts of details I am glad to save money on, and in fairness it is consistent with the light weight design.