SteelSound 5H v2 USB is an optimized version of the original SteelSound 5H USB headset. The new headset features improved microphone quality, a longer microphone cord, bigger (and more comfortable) ear cushions, additional frame pressure and numerous other technical design improvements.
SteelSound 5H v2 USB includes a USB soundcard - visit this page to read about the SteelSound 5H v2 (without a soundcard).
Custom-engineered soundscape designed specifically to enhance performance and immersion in gaming. This headset was developed and optimized for in-game sound frequencies, which makes in-game sounds like footsteps, alerts and gunfire especially clear. You will be able to hear and pinpoint the location of your opponents, often before they hear you.
Full-size headphones gently fit around the ears and reduce background noise, while providing maximum wearing comfort.
The USB soundcard ensures a consistent sound experience, no matter what computer system it's plugged into. Dedicated gamers will especially benefit from the USB soundcard, as it allows them to experience the exact same sound as they normally play with, even when playing at tournaments or at LAN-centers. Just bring your SteelSound 5H v2 USB with you - and you're set.
Bringing the headset with you has never been easier or safer. The SteelSound 5H v2 USB can be easily dismantled into 3 separate parts, which makes transportation a breeze. The pieces will easily fit into a bag or a carrying case.
SteelSound 5H v2 USB also features a pull-out microphone system. The retractable microphone is practically invisible when not in use. The microphone cord is covered in high quality transparent plastic to ensure long-lasting durability.
- by gump99 @Sep 24, 2006
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I have owned these headphones for over 5 years and still absolutely love them. The design is insanely sturdy as I drop my headset an average of twice a night for the past 5 years and other than some scrapes it is perfect. The sound is excellent for a headset and the virtual 7.1 available through the usb sound card makes for a near perfect 3d soundscape in game. I dare you to use these in an fps and not be accused of hacking. No one will ever sneak up behind you ever again. Tip top recommendation for a serious gamer. I have converted all my friends to steelseries and they have never been happier. Do not pass these up! Check out steelseries.com and find great gamer gear that fits your needs.
I've used the headset with the included sound card (virtual 7.1 is pretty cool to play around with) and with a Auzentech Forte (amplified headphone plug) and it sounds good all the time. However after several hours of usage it does start to hurt the back of my ears a bit, but this changes from person to person.
I bought this about 5 month ago, it has an excellent performance in CS, when i used it in CS, the foot steps sound so clear that my enemies thought i was cheating....,however when it is used in movie, i dont feel good, then give it to my sister who was in a clan and then change to siberia.if you want to buy a gaming headphone, this is the perfect choice, however, you shall never expect its performance in mp3 and movie
I purchased these last Thursday and had the opportunity to test them at a friends' place over the weekend (he had raved to me about these headphones a few times over the past few months)... they were on sale so I thought I would jump at the chance to get them at a good price (later I checked a local place, i.e. no shipping, and they were only $3 more than NCIX's sale price)... anyway, these sound HORRIBLE!! We tried them out on the Left 4 Dead 2 demo using my own cans (which are a piece of crap) and these... onboard sound with the original cans sounded WAY better.. plugging the original ones into the USB dongle from these gave sound that was vastly superior to the 5H V2's. For reference, we tested against Plantronics .Audio 365's .. which I would not recommend to anyone either. But they sounded so incredibly bad that I'm absolutely astonished.. various sound settings were used as I thought it was just a configuration problem but nothing could make them sound even remotely decent.
Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with this unit as a headset. Played a few hours with it on the PS3 and it worked perfectly and most importantly, they were very comfortable to wear. The only negative I would say with these headphones are, if you are using just the analog headphone jack and not the usb connection, you'll notice the volume on them is quite low.
I bought this to compete online at counter-strike source
the headset is doing his job giving a nice quality sound and ability to hear footstep. The sound lack of bass but I got used to it after a while. The usb microphone has a huge difference of sound quality compare to my onboard ac97 audio card.
i've had these for about a year now and its pretty good, people say its not sturdy but it has no damages whatsoever and the cables are nicely intact because of the sleeving. these are also the most comfortable headset ever.
As many would expect, the usb sound card is nothing compared to dedicated sound cards. I bought it for a friend and right now he is very satisfied. He mainly plays CS and he likes the sound quality. Not the best headphones around this price point for music and games, I personally got the HD555s and they are a charm with a dedicated sound card. Overall these aren't bad headphones.
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