The first thing users experience when they put on a pair of SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headsets is the comfort level and flexibility of the accessory. Users can wear these over a hat comfortably. It becomes evidently clear upon getting your first listen that they also provide a great value for the sound quality and technical quality provided. The battery life is very good fresh out of the box, and holds up pretty well over the initial span of time they were tested through.
The unit comes with a spare battery which is charged in the docking station attached to the audio mixer. this is where devices are hooked up through USB, Optical Audio cable, or standard audio cables depending on the input device being used. It sounds good loud, and it sounds good quiet; with good bass and treble at pretty much every level of sound. There is a little bit of a tweak once you hit a certain gate after which you are basically pushing the unit to the max, however it performs very well once users adjust and adapt the experience to the types of frequencies they are trying to play.
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I found that the SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset sounds better for music and surround sound gaming than a lot of other headsets on the market and for the price point SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headsets are very high quality and do precisely what users would expect. Listening to FLAC files with lossless encoding from my favorite artists or testing out the latest virtual hologram audio in computer and console games is a great experience. Many other headsets have a tinny sort of sound associated with their frequency, but this headset transcends expectations and provides a refresh, clean, and strong sound throughout.
The unit can use two batteries therefore a wire never has to be plugged in at any time. The base unit that provides the processing for mixing, etc. will take a battery within it and charge it. The headset also has a USB compatible port for direct connections. The mixer uses Optical Audio for consoles like the PlayStation 4 for example (but not limited to it). Having tiny arrows that show users which way to gently unscrew and then tighten these hidden ports (for battery and hard wired tasks) is a nice touch and keeps the experience feeling high class and like the customer is being taken care of with extra thorough care.
This unit produces very detailed and subtle sound effects that sound like they are coming from the same room as the listener LiveMix filters out voice chat and gameplay sound perfectly without tweaking but can also be fine tuned to what the gamer wants to hear. It is compatible with Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Digital across multiple platforms including Windows and Mac OS X platforms, PlayStation platforms, Xbox platforms, and Mobile platforms.
All in all, there is virtually nothing to complain about and everything to praise with the SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset coming in at a respectable price point with quality normally expected only from higher priced products. The sounds are crisp and clear with the unit itself displaying a luxury feel producing physical comfort to go along with the sweet melodies and audio auras of your favorite video games. As always there is going to be room for improvement, and with this device we would like to see more customization for the mixer base device in future refresh efforts done with this concept if possible. The SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset receives a 9.7 out of 10 making it a Platinum RGN Device.
Overall Score: 9.7 / 10
RGN Tech Rating: Platinum Device
Review Copy Info: A review sample was provided to RealGamerNewz by the manufacturer for the purpose of the review.
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