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SteelSeries 7H Gaming Headset (Black)
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- Optimized soundscape for crystal clear high, low and mid-tones
- Interchangeable ear-cushions for both hear-through cloth and noise dampening leather
- 50 mm driver units provide rich and detailed audio reproduction
- Pull-out, invisible microphone
- Travel friendly and can be dismantled into 4 separate pieces
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|Color||Analog Black||Usb Black||gunmetal||Black|
|Item Dimensions||9.45 x 9.8 x 4.3 in||9.4 x 4.3 x 9.8 in||2.01 x 4.02 x 6.5 in||4 x 6.7 x 9.9 in|
|Item Weight||1.5 lbs||1.2 lbs||0.64 lb||1.6 lbs|
|Additional Features||lightweight||lightweight||lightweight||foldable, ios-phone-control, lightweight|
The SteelSeries 7H headset features 50mm drivers with a remarkably wide frequency response that delivers rich and detailed audio reproduction. The headset delivers a clean and clear soundscape from mood setting music to critical 3D positional sounds and alerts. The headset offers two interchangeable ear-cushions that provide longlasting comfort. The first is open, cloth covered foam ear-cushions with hear-through functionality and the other is closed, leather ear-cushions with noise dampening foam that increases passive noise isolation. The 7H headset can be dismantled into 4 separate pieces, which allows for compact and easy transportation. The left ear-cup features an "invisible" retractable, unidirectional microphone system that can be discretely hidden when not in use. The durable braided cord includes built-in volume and microphone controls.
From the Manufacturer
Hear the game like never before. The 7H headset has an optimized soundscape for crystal clear high, low and mid-tones making it the ideal headset for the discerning audiophile as well as the serious gamer requiring the highest level of audio performance. The SteelSeries 7H headset features 50mm drivers with a remarkably wide frequency response that delivers rich and detailed audio reproduction. The headset delivers a clean and clear soundscape from mood setting music to critical 3D positional sounds and alerts.
The rich and detailed sound that the 7H delivers is powered by 50 mm drivers for a superior soundscape. It's crucial in gaming that sounds are both clear and recognizable. The sounds of footsteps in an FPS game or a notice in a MMORPG game can be the difference between winning and losing. The soundscape for the 7H was precarious to achieve. In order to be both an awesome headset for gaming as well as a powerful headphone for music, applications and VoIP, the 7H was tested and perfected by gaming professionals and musicians to achieve great sound for all ears.
The uni-directional microphone can be retracted and hidden in the left ear cup. This signature SteelSeries headset feature allows users to operate the headset in any type of environment, whether in your own home or out in public, without feeling ridiculous with a microphone projecting out of their cans.
Interchangeable Ear Cushions
It's important to have the option for interchangeable ear cushions, especially if it means communcating with your team during a tournament. The 7H comes equipped with leather ear cushions as well as cloth ear cushions that are interchangeable and can easily be swapped out for a completely different, hear-through or noise-cancelling audio experience. Regardless of what type of sound you prefer, both ear cushions surround the outside of your ear, making them comfortable to use.
The SteelSeries 7H features a durable, double braided, nylon cord with a built-in volume and microphone control. You can simply adjust sound levels manually instead of having to adjust it in your software settings.
It's no secret that concentration is essential for a great performance. Background noises can be disturbing when you're trying to aim at an opponent or complete a mission. The SteelSeries 7H headset is the solution you've been looking for with its optimized design and noise dampening leather ear cups. Drowning out the noise isn't the only way to maintain control.
Ideal for Travel
The ability to disassemble the 7H into 4 pieces (earcups, headband and cord) make it ideal for stashing in your bag and travel.
What's in the Box
The SteelSeries 7H Headset and a 2m extension cord.
What Critics Are Saying About SteelSeries 7H Headphones
"The SteelSeries 7H and 7H USB completely blow away other headsets in the same price range. For gaming they are flawless and when listening to music they come close to matching headsets which are more than twice their price." Score: 10/10
--Stuart Davidson, HardwareHeaven.com (Gold Award)
"Overall, the Steelseries 7H Pro gaming headset is an excellent peice of hardware, which is essential for any professional gamer. In my opinion, it's the KING of headsets..." Score: 9/10
--Will Smith, FunkyKit.com
- Frequency response: 18 - 28,000 Hz
- Impedance: 32 Ohm
- SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 112 dB
- Cable length: 9.8 ft. (1 + 2 = 3 m)
- Jacks: 3.5 mm
- Frequency response: 50 – 16,000 Hz
- Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
- Sensitivity: -38 dB
Which SteelSeries Headset is Right for You?
Siberia v2 USB
5H v2 USB
|In-Line Volume Control|
|50 mm Drivers|
|USB Soundcard Included|
|Multiple Colors|| |
Red & White
Black & White
|Xbox 360 Compatible|
Top Customer Reviews
I really liked the way they looked, the black matte finish with the light chrome accents looked pretty sweet. I liked the detachable cable, and the fact that the headphone can be broken down into 3 pieces to travel with, although thats hardly a concern for me. And the 2 sets of earcups are another nice little feature.
The sound quality for gaming was quite good, I really appreciated how well they isolated outside noise so you can focus more on whats happening in the game. The bass was there but it seems to be less forward than the mids and the highs, but i believe it was done intentionally so you can hear footsteps and gunfire more clearly. No complaint there. Hooked up with the 7.1 virtual surround sound (if you're buying the usb version) they pinpoint direction noise quite well for a stereo headset.
My biggest issue, and ultimately the deal breaker on this headset is the build quality. At first they apear to be well built, great headphones, much higher build quality than siberias in my oppinion. However, there is a very common issue with the middle headpiece bridge. Basically the middle bridge piece was not built to handle the stress that is being put on the connector pieces, which are made of plastic. Overtime (usually around 1-5months) the middle piece starts the crack and breakdown due to the stress of having it stretch to fit your head while in use. So after a few months of wearing them, they will stop playing sound in one of the earcups, most commonly the right earcup. I wish they had made the connectors a bit more durable, seeing that they have to deal with a lot of stress when worn. You'll notice if you do own them that the headset seems to bend where the connectors are, which is a major problem.
Thankfully Steelseries support was superb when it came to replacing them but alas, the same problem has happened to me again with the replacement and as much as I love their mice and mousepads, I cannot recommend their flagship headset. Maybe I'll get 5h's.
What seems to be a major problem with the 7h's does not exist with the 5h's. They use the same headband bridge piece so it made me wonder why. You'll notice though that 5h's have reinforced the connectors with plastic circlets on the connectors to each earcup, the 7h's do not have these.
Hopefully this review was helpful, i respect steelseries but I do not recommend this particular headset.
After waiting over a week, this headset finally arrived on my doorstep. Unpackaging was simple, so I dived right into testing. This headset was tested on a X-Fi Titanium soundcard. I also used a 24-bit/96 KHz Burr-Brown DAC with dedicated headphone amp which I'll discuss later in the review. I used various source material, mainly uncompressed 16-bit/44 KHz PCM WAV files, 256 KBit encoded MP3's, some high-resolution 24-bit/96 KHz WAV's, and a few games (mostly FPS shooters).
First, the Pros of this headset:
- Packaging is very nice. Box is beautifully done, with multi-language layout. Velvet mold holding the headset in place. Wires, extra headphone cushions and advertisement pamphlets in separate bags.
- Headset is easily transportable. Can be broken down into 3 pieces. Headphone cusions snap off, allowing you to choose pleather cusions for isolated sound, or softer cloth cusions for a more open, airy sound. Cord is detachable from the left earcup via mini-usb input. Cord also comes with a 2 meter extension.
- Design wise, it is a nice looking headset. Chrome accents, rotatable cups, and pleather headpiece accompany the large earcups. Braided cord does not tangle, looks nice.
- The mic extends out of the left earcup and has unidirectional pickup. It can be bent in any which way and will stay in place. Quality was clear, overall good but not the best.
Now, the many Cons of this headset:
- As described by other users, the braided cord is a distraction. When rubbing against clothes, it makes a scratchy sound that vibrates and echos inside of the left earcup. This is very distracting and dispite the sound isolating properties of this headset, it can be heard clearly.
- Headphones clamp onto your head like a vise. Very high resistance, something that will not go away due to "break-in". This can be uncomfortable to some users, including myself.
- The size extendors do not stay in place. Everytime I removed the headset, they snaped back into the smallest size adjustment everytime. This is rather annoying, having to adjust the size of the band everytime you take off your headphones.
- The mic mute/unmute slider on the volume control pod is very loose and rattles. It is clearly audible with the headphones on and is another distraction.
Finally, the sound quality, the most important part of the review. This deserves the most attention so I'll go into greater detail:
Higher end midrange and the highs themselves are clear and undistorted. The lower end, not so much. In fact, it is non-existent. Despite these headphones being advertised as "balanced for lows, mids and highs" and "good for gaming and music", this is not the case. Bass extention is just not there. Lower frequencies are inaudible. I cannot stress this enough. Even when using "Bass Boost", the lows are nowhere to be found. Upping the cutoff frequency only added distortion. Overall, this headset has a very thin, underpowered sound. Something you would not expect for such a pricey headset. Thinking it was a power issue, I outputed my sound digitally to a external DAC with a built-in headphone amp. Screweing on the 1/4" adapter, I proceeded in further testing. It made little to no difference. Sound was just as flat. Overall, the volume on these headphones is uncommonly low and only when the gain was turned up to 3/4, did the volume start to sound normal.
Concluding my review, I believe these headphones are of inferior quality and not engineered correctly. For $129.99, you can get much better quality from proven manufacturers. Save your money, buy something else.
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