SteelSound 5H V2

Plus Points

Good Points

In this page I will cover all the positive points that I have come across while using the Headset

Comfort

The first thing I noticed when putting on the headset was how comfortable they were. The shape of the SteelSound headset is just right, not only are they lightweight but they cling to your head. Heavier and larger headsets such as speedlink Medusas tend to just hang on your head, making them most uncomfortable after a few hours use. Secondly the padding on the ear cups is very thick and soft, this keeps the flat surface of the speaker compartment off your ear, preventing discomfort during use. This thick padding however causes problems with the audio output, which I will cover in the next page.

Padding


Weight

One of the major selling features of the 5H, in my eyes, is its weight. More precisely, its lack of it. Apart from the pressure on the wearers ears, it is easy to forget youre even wearing them. Another feature perfect for prolonged gaming.

Cable Braiding and Controls

The SteelSound 5H cable is pretty much everything you could want from a wire. It's well braided, has a relatively lengthy rubber inlet, it has an extension cable that brings it to a more than adequate length and it has a neat little in-line controller with volume + mic controls as well as a stainless steel clip.

Guard

Cable

Controller

extention

Dismantle

The SteelSound 5H headset has quite a nifty little party trick; It breaks into three separate pieces with ease, making it easier to transport to LAN events or just to a friends house.

3 piece

3 piece close up

top piece

ear piece

Mic Cord and Microphone

The 5H's retractable microphone is another great feature. Not only does it return fully inside the cup but the microphones output is of very good quality and was in fact clearer than the microphone on my Medusa headset.

Microphone Tip

Microphone Wire

Retracted Microphone

So that's what the 5H headset has to offer that is worth shelling out a few pounds for, on the next page we will take a look at the headsets downsides....
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Most Recent Comments

05-02-2007, 11:05:40

llwyd
Looking for a portable and comfy headset for LANing and prolonged gaming? Check out the 5H V2 headset Here

05-02-2007, 11:21:53

Ham
rofl

'Llwyd Jones'

Good job none the less.

05-02-2007, 11:30:55

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
rofl

'Llwyd Jones'

Good job none the less.
Mefinks Jim got Llwyd's name wrong

05-02-2007, 11:45:48

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Mefinks Jim got Llwyd's name wrong
I got it close tho. In my defence tho, I did get it right when AMD asked for it today

05-02-2007, 11:55:01

mrapoc
Nice review Im happy with my medusas

05-02-2007, 12:03:24

limqareb
yeah the medusas bass is fantastic and the 5.1 is just great , before i had the medusa i had some cheap stereo but it was a great improvement , yeah the medusas are a bit heavy but i dont mine them

05-02-2007, 12:36:06

mrapoc
Try leaning to one side = ow

17-02-2007, 20:09:16

Crono
haha apoc .. ive worn mine to death the microphone is bust and it looks like an android due to all the metal rivited to em to keep it together .. looking out for new set atm

19-02-2007, 21:58:24

Crono
good review .. helped me decide .. didnt choose to get them in the end though
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