SteelSound 5H V2
Published: 5th February 2007 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: |How We Tested:
As this is the first Headset to pass through Overclock3D.net, the review structure will be somewhat unfarmiliar to regular readers. Due to the nature of audio equipment, it is very hard to perform any form of benchmarking without highly accurate and expensive devices, therefore the review will be solely my opinion on the headset, and will be structured to clearly compare and contrast both good and bad points..
The SteelSound 5H were tested on the following test system:
CPU: Intel C2D E4300 @ 3400mhz
Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe
RAM: Mushkin XP2-8500 DDR2 2GB
GPU: Leadtek 7800GTX
Hard drive: 200GB Barracuda
PSU: 580W Hiper Type-R
For fairness we tested the Headset with the following three Sound Cards:
Auzentech X-Mystique Gold 5.1
Sound Blaster Live! 5.1
Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS Edition
To test the sound I used the following games:
I also listened to some music on the headset using Windows Media Player 10 and Foobar2000, making sure I adjusted the headset and sound card outputs to try to get the best sound quality possible.
Furthermore I used the headset in place of my usual in-ear earphones with my Creative Zen Micro, a Sony NW-A3000 and my HiFi system, mainly to ensure that the computer setup was performing properly.