Steelseries Steelsound 4H Gaming Headset

Conclusion

Conclusion

Overall I think the 4H headset has many good qualities and only one major let down. It is lightweight, portable, comfortable and has an excellent microphone. When it comes to sound however, the lack of bass often shows through and this alone is a fault that affects the headset quite adversely.

We must keep in mind though that this is infact a mid-range headset, and is priced at £29 from Komplett. It will be lacking in some of the best qualities found in high end headsets, and often some of the qualities the 4H headset possesses, and some it lacks are mutually exclusive, ie. lightweight and good bass. If you are looking for a light, comfortable headset with decent sound then the Steelsound 4H's are for you. Even for the average gamer the inclusion of a high quality microphone is an appealing quality.

However if you have stars in your eyes, and want to make it to the very top, no matter how much it costs, then I would have to recommend spending a little more money on a better headset. Especially now with more and more 5.1 headsets hitting the market, and their sound quality also improving it seems to be the best way to go for gaming.

In conclusion, I think the 4H's serve their purpose as a mid-range portable headset, but a better gaming experience can be had from spending a little more money.

Komplett


Pros:

+ Lightweight
+ Comfortable
+ Crisp Sound
+ Excellent Microphone

Cons:

- Lacking Bass
- Slight Noticable Crackling in Left Ear
- Expensive, even for a mid-range headset



Thanks to SteelSeries for the Review Sample

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21-02-2007, 05:48:34

FarFarAway
Review by Dav0s himself.

Dave took a look at the 4H Headset to see if it was worth 30 of your money

What did he think?

Read on...

21-02-2007, 07:40:54

llwyd
good work dave, very thorough review

21-02-2007, 07:43:56

Ty07allstar
Very nice review!

21-02-2007, 08:26:06

Toxcity
Nice reveiw, but as soon as I saw "LAcking bass" I died!

21-02-2007, 08:50:02

Dav0s
thanks people

21-02-2007, 12:01:09

chudley
Nice timimng as I am looking for a new headset, found your review very helpful. may have to ask in a different thread, dont want to hijack this one.

21-02-2007, 12:03:12

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='chudley'
Nice timimng as I am looking for a new headset, found your review very helpful. may have to ask in a different thread, dont want to hijack this one.
Wouldn't bother really lol, the general consensus is that for gameplay you want Speedlink Medusas and for sound quality / music something like Sennheisers

21-02-2007, 12:09:26

chudley
Cheers got sennheisers already and using them for gaming too (no mic) just read the 5H review and got the jist about medusas. Cheers now know what i am looking for
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