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Testseek.com have collected 53 expert reviews of the SteelSeries SteelSound 5H V2 and the average rating is 80%. Scroll down and see all reviews for SteelSeries SteelSound 5H V2.
Award: Most Awarded January 2008
January 2008


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The editors liked

  • Quality of
  • Comfortable
  • Very good sound quality
  • Sturdy
  • Durable design
  • In-Line Controls.
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Retractable microphone
  • Braided cable for added durability
  • Nicely integrated headphone and microphone
  • Foam and cloth earpieces
  • Can be dismantled for easy transportation
  • Volume and microphone control pod
  • Variable wire length
  • Decent sound quality headphones
  • Microphone voice quality was clear and well defin...
  • Attractive design with long cord
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good sound quality
  • EXCELLENT sound quality
  • Disassembles for safer transport
  • Six foot extension cable.
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Ability to take apart for safe and easy transportation
  • Accurate microphone
  • High quality sounds
  • 10 foot cord
  • In-line volume and mic controls
  • Great Build Quality
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Protected Cables
  • Not a bad price
  • Availability
  • Comfort
  • Durability
  • Bang for the $
  • Gaming performance
  • Design (Can be split for safe transportation)
  • Well designed and very comfortable
  • Very solid/durable construction
  • Evenly balanced mid and high end response
  • Can be taken apart for transport.
  • Lightweight
  • Dismantle for transportation
  • High quality retractable microphone
  • Excellent sound
  • Portable
  • Long braided cloth cords
  • Dual cords/long cord length
  • Inline audio controls
  • Comfortable for long periods
  • Convincing 7.1 sound
  • Very comfortable design
  • Great quality microphone
  • Convenient controller built into a long cord
  • High Build Quality
  • Sound Quality
  • Game Optimized
  • Retractable Microphone
  • Large Ear pads
  • Weight
  • 3 Part Disassembly

The editors didn't like

  • Lack of Bass (this can be fixed using your audio panel if you have a decent soundcard)
  • If you wear glasses it may cause awkward pressure behind your ears
  • Not true 5.1 surround sound (thats just me being picky)
  • Microphone level switch causes momentary loud interference.
  • None
  • Virtual 7.1 offered some benefit
  • Could not pinpoint other players like four point speakers can
  • A little pricey
  • No carrying case
  • Price is kind of high for the casual user (approx $99 at the time of this writing)....
  • Little pricy
  • With all this in mind
  • I am awarding the Steel Series 5H headphones an 8 out of 10. I know that these headphones will be on my personal gaming PC for a long time to come.
  • Microphone retracting can be bothersome
  • General audio performance
  • A little lacking on the lower frequencies (preference)
  • Needs a tad more volume.
  • Very mediocre sound quality
  • Stereo sound not as good as it could be for gaming
  • Build quality is lacking
  • None really
  • Less than stellar USB soundcard performance
  • Not Surround
  • Price For Some

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  Published: 2009-09-07, review by: rwlabs.com

  • High Build Quality, Sound Quality, Game Optimized, Retractable Microphone, Large Ear pads, Weight, 3 Part Disassembly
  • Not Surround, Price For Some
  • Most of you know how skeptical i am when testing a product from a company i never had a prior product from and this was also the case with the Steelseries 5H v2 regardless the fact that the company is rather old. Of course as you will have ...

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  Published: 2009-03-23, review by: xcpus.com

  • Quality of
  • Lack of Bass (this can be fixed using your audio panel if you have a decent soundcard), If you wear glasses it may cause awkward pressure behind your ears, Not true 5.1 surround sound (thats just me being picky)
  • Steelseries has delivered an excellent product for gamers. We could continue to elaborate on what we wrote on the first page but all that needs to be said is that this headset is a keeper. For anyone looking for a great gaming headset at an affordabl...

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  Published: 2008-09-26, review by: pcfrags.com

  • Everything about the 5H V2 USB screams gaming, from its superb in-game sound amplification through to its prolonged use comfort levels. Whilst those looking for an all-round headset to be used for a multitude of purposes may not benefit hugely with ...

 
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  Published: 2008-05-26, review by: ocia.net

  • Convincing 7.1 sound, Very comfortable design, Great quality microphone, Convenient controller built into a long cord
  • Less than stellar USB soundcard performance
  • When I first started working with the audio on the 5H v2 headset, I found the soundcards music quality to be less than stellar. After working with the equalizer for a long time, trying different presets and custom settings for different genres of mus...

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  Published: 2008-01-31, review by: extremetech.com

  • Abstract:  Gamers run their own voice chat servers with free software like or , voice chat is in every major instant messaging service, in gamer-centric services like , or . Sure, you could rely on that microphone built into your laptop or maybe the silly boom...

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  Published: 2007-11-19, review by: dragonsteelmods.com

  • Excellent sound, Portable, Long braided cloth cords, Dual cords/long cord length, Inline audio controls, Comfortable for long periods
  • None really
  • The SteelSeries 5H v2 headset is just a great headset no matter what type of gaming you do with your system, besides gaming they are great for movies and music as well. This is just a great all around headset, the sound quality is excellent and the ov...

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  Published: 2007-09-29, review by: Bcchardware.com

  • Comfortable, Very good sound quality, Sturdy, durable design, In-Line Controls.
  • Microphone level switch causes momentary loud interference.
  • The SteelSeries 5Hv2 headset is currently the most expensive offering from SteelSeries. After using this headset for over a month, I can say with confidence that it warrants the larger price tag. The headset is comfortable, sounds great, and appears...

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  Published: 2007-02-22, review by: hardwaregeeks.com

  • Abstract:  In todays day and age, audio on the computer is becoming more important than ever. With MP3s, movies, VoIP, and gaming, a good headset can go a long way. Enter the SteelSound 5H v2 by SteelSeries. This well-built microphone headset can fulfill all yo...

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  Published: 2007-02-05, review by: overclock3d.net

  • Comfortable, Lightweight, Dismantle for transportation, High quality retractable microphone
  • Very mediocre sound quality, Stereo sound not as good as it could be for gaming, Build quality is lacking
  • Overall the SteelSound 5H V2 headset fell short of my expectations. Its best features ( lightweight, comfortable, portable) are just as common and easily found in a lot of budget and mid range headsets. Its sound output was nowhere near what I or any o...

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  Published: 2007-01-23, review by: firingsquad.com

  • Abstract:  The SteelSound 5H V2 is, as the name might suggest, the second version of the SteelSound 5H headset. For those of you who haven’t read the original 5H review we posted some months ago, I’ll summarize. Being an avid multiplayer gamer and having...

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