Steelseries Steelsound 4H Gaming Headset



I thought it would be best to take a more detailed look at the microphone on the 4H headset, as since it is aimed at gamers this is a key factor. As mentioned previously the microphone is built into the left ear cup and retracts to the side of your cheek. It seems to be built to a high quality, but lets see how it sounds.

After testing the microphone online in both Teamspeak2 and Vent, the response was good from my teammate. He could certainly understand me well enough even with a high compression codec.

To give you an idea of how well the microphone performs, I have recorded this sound bite in Audacity.

MP3 File

WAV File

As you can tell, the quality really is quite impressive and is up there with more expensive headsets. Another thing you will notice is that there is almost no difference between the high and low settings that I could detect. Whether others can notice, I'm not sure but either setting sounds great to me anyway.
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Most Recent Comments

21-02-2007, 07:40:54

good work dave, very thorough review Quote

21-02-2007, 07:43:56

Very nice review!Quote

21-02-2007, 08:26:06

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

21-02-2007, 08:50:02

thanks people Quote

21-02-2007, 12:01:09

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. Quote

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