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Icemat SteelSound 5H v2 headset Binaural Wired Black mobile headset

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A headset is just a combination of a headphone (with one or two ear plugs) and a microphone. Headsets with one ear plug are used mostly for calling hands-free, while the ones featuring a full headphone are better suited for communicating with your teammates in games.
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Long product name Icemat SteelSound 5H v2 headset Binaural Wired Black mobile headset :
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Short summary description Icemat SteelSound 5H v2 headset Binaural Wired Black mobile headset:
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Icemat SteelSound 5H v2 headset, Binaural, Black, Wired, 118.1" (3 m), 16 - 28000 Hz, 110 dB
Long summary description Icemat SteelSound 5H v2 headset Binaural Wired Black mobile headset :

Icemat SteelSound 5H v2 headset. Headset type: Binaural, Color of product: Black. Connectivity technology: Wired. Cable length: 118.1" (3 m). Headphone frequency: 16 - 28000 Hz, Headphone sensitivity: 110 dB, Impedance: 40 Ω. Microphone frequency: 75 - 16000 Hz, Microphone sensitivity: -38 dB, Microphone input impedance: 2000 Ω

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Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2013-11-20
Testseek has collected 55 expert reviews for Icemat SteelSound 5H v2 headset and the average expert rating is 81 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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Source Review comments Score
rbmods.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
Date 2006-10-07Provider: OczAuthor: BigManEditor: Princess AmmieSteelseries SteelSound 5H v2Using a headset is becoming more of an everyday occurrence, with the increased popularity of MMOs and VOIP. Why not improve the experience with a high quality h...
Attractive design with long cord, Comfortable fit, Retractable microphone, Good sound quality...
A little pricey, No carrying case...
At ~$99 USD, the SteelSeries SteelSound 5H v2 is a high-quality and solid performing gaming headset that should satisfy the most discriminating gamers yet also please those looking for a decent set of headphones. The headset is comfortable to wear for...
100%
thinkcomputers.org
Updated:
2013-11-20
SteelSeries is well know throughout the competitive PC gaming community as company dedicated to manufacturing the highest quality accessories and peripherals. Starting with high performance mouse pads, SteelSeries moved on to professional grade headset...
Excellent audio quality, Comfortable, Retractable microphone, Braided cable for added durability...
None...
SteelSeries felt they needed to prove themselves with this headset after the problems they incurred with the first version. After going back to the drawing board, they improved and built upon every aspect of the 5H. They came away with a truly great p...
100%
dragonsteelmods.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
About a month ago I took a look at the SteelSeries 4h headset, I found it to be quite capable, well made and with excellent sound quality, today I have the SteelSeries 5H v2 headset that has all the features and more of the 4H. The 5H v2 headset is...
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...
100%
hardwaregeeks.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
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...
95%
phoronix.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
The SteelSound 5H V2 headphones from SteelSeries is definitely a solid offering, and does posses several unique characteristics. Most notably, these headphones can disassemble into three parts to safely and easily stow away while transporting gaming g...
90%
techpowerup.com
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2013-11-20
The SteelSound 5H v2 is a headset designed with gamers in mind. SteelSeries first headset was called the SteelSound 5H, today we test the second version. The new version features even better padding than the old one, to make it more comfortable. Besid...
Comfort, Durability, Bang for the $, Gaming performance, Design (Can be split for safe transportation)...
General audio performance...
This headset performs really well in games where you need to hear small details such as footsteps. The only area where the SteelSound 5H v2 disappoints is when listening to music. If you just want to play CS and other FPS shooters this headset is a goo...
90%
devhardware.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
For a hardcore gamer, there is almost nothing better than a pair of high quality gaming headphones, except of course a high quality gaming headset with retractable microphone. Today we’ll be taking a look at the SteelSound 5H v2 from SteelSeries, to...
EXCELLENT sound quality, Retractable microphone, Disassembles for safer transport, Six foot extension cable.
Price is kind of high for the casual user (approx $99 at the time of this writing)...
Okay, now that I’ve put this headset under a microscope and taken loads of pictures, its time to plug it in and listen to the quality. My quality tests are very demanding, and range from playing several sound-intensive games (Unreal Tournament, Qua...
90%
modders-inc.com
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2013-11-20
I have had the opportunity to take a look at several of SteelSeries products over the last three months or so. SteelSeries is well known for their gaming headphones, I have seen people rave about the SteelSound 5H, 5H v2, and 5H v2 USB on numerous...
Well designed and very comfortable, Very solid/durable construction, Evenly balanced mid and high end response, Retractable microphone, Can be taken apart for transport.
A little lacking on the lower frequencies (preference), Needs a tad more volume.
The SteelSound 5Hv2 headphones perform very well for the gaming side and more than adequately enough for everything else. The 5Hv2 headphones are stereo and do a really good job. I am eager to see if SteelSound makes the leap in to the 5.1 headp...
90%
planetx64.com
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2013-11-20
The SteelSound 5H v2 is a great headset for the gamer that wants to be able to wear the headset for many hours on end and chat with teammates throughout his/her games. This is now the only set of headphones/headset around my PC. I used to keep headpho...
90%
tweaktown.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
Today we’ve got two gaming oriented headsets in hand from SteelSeries and Razer. Both headsets are equipped with built-in microphone booms and offer in-line switches to control volume and mute functions for the microphone.Comparing things of an aud...
It really is a tough choice between these two units here, because each has features that I would like to see in the other one.If SteelSeries put in some more responsive driver units to deal with the volume issues, then they would be my firm recommen...
89%
firingsquad.com
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2013-11-20
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...
84%
techgage.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
As gamers and enthusiasts, we appreciate quality hardware. Perhaps its the amount of time we spend each week in front of our computers either playing games, listening to music, watching a movie or working from the comfort of our own home. There reall...
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...
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.
The Steel Series 5H headphones have been a pleasure to work with. The sound quality is great and the comfort level is top notch. The ability to take the headphones apart is a nice option when transporting them to and from anywhere you might want to ta...
80%
trustedreviews.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
SteelSeries makes products aimed at the gamer. It is primarily known for its SteelPad and IceMat. Just recently some of the guys at SteelSeries dropped by our office to show off some of the company's latest creations, and we found out that SteelSeries has...
This is a solid gaming headset that's stylish and well designed. The only downside would have to be the price. At £47.00, there's a lot of competition from some well respected brands in this area. That said, if you're looking for a headset to give you an...
80%
applelinks.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
Steel Series is making it quite clear to shoppers that the SteelSound 5H v2 headset is an "...optimized version of the original SteelSound 5H headset," featuring "...improved microphone quality, a longer microphone cord, bigger (and more comfortable) e...
80%
aphnetworks.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
With the advancement of gaming peripherals in the PC gaming industry, there are now several products designed specifically for this kind of recreation that exists as more or less a "standard" accessory. If its not a high-end cloth or plastic mousepad...
78%
Modthebox.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
Being a serious gamer usually involves having the best of the best hardware to give you an edge in your offline and more importantly your online gaming experience. When the difference between first and last place can be a mere couple of frags, every li...
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...
Virtual 7.1 offered some benefit, Could not pinpoint other players like four point speakers can...
After spending a couple of days listening to a wide variety of music and playing a host of games, I was moderately impressed with SteelSound 5H v2 USB Headphones. I found the virtual 7.1 surround setting of some benefit in games, but not as effective a...
75%
overclock3d.net
Updated:
2013-11-20
Steelseries are a company that has, for a long time, been producing some of the highest quality gaming equipment available. From mousepads to keyboards, clothing to audio, steelseries have products covering them all.Today I will be looking at one of St...
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...
70%
v3.co.uk
Updated:
2013-11-20
Flexible headset designed with professional gamers in mind...
60%
rwlabs.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
Although i used to play games a lot once in my life, especially online games such as Planetside and Battlefield, this has not been the case for quite some time. So i decided to see if i still have what it takes and thus i re-enabled my acc...
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...
0%
xcpus.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
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...
0%
pcfrags.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
Company Profile Anyone who is in to gaming, multiplayer or single player, will know the difference a decent headset can make to overall gameplay satisfaction. Being able to pin point certain in game audio can dramatically improve your overall frag f...
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...
0%
tweaknews.net
Updated:
2013-11-20
Before I opened the box I was hoping that SteelSound fixed everything and released a product that is worth the money of our readership and I am happy that I can say that time has come. It might have taken three tries, but it certainly wasnt three str...
Great Build Quality, Great Sound Quality, Protected Cables, Not a bad price, Availability, Comfortable...
Microphone retracting can be bothersome...
Before I opened the box I was hoping that SteelSound fixed everything and released a product that is worth the money of our readership and I am happy that I can say that time has come. It might have taken three tries, but it certainly wasnt three st...
0%
ocia.net
Updated:
2013-11-20
Whenever we review monitors, mice, and keyboards, we always remind our readers that, despite the heavy duty hardware they might tote, the entire computer experience ultimately comes from peripherals. Most consumers, especially gamers, cant see beyond...
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...
0%
extremetech.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
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...
0%
Bcchardware.com
Updated:
2013-11-20
If you are a gamer and have a family, friends or other loved ones that live in the same building as you, Im sure there are many times when theyve wished that youd get a headset. The truth is, gamers need to be able to hear clearly the enemys foot...
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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