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SteelSeries 5H v2 USB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 520 reviews of SteelSeries 5H v2 USB. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and durability. The usability and comfort are also appreciated. The soundstage and bass quality get less positive views. Reviews about the reliability and price are different.

sound, comfort, usability, durability, size

bass quality, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the SteelSeries 5H v2 USB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for SteelSeries 5H v2 USB

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of SteelSeries 5H v2 USB from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and comfort are overall positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, sound, comfort, design

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for SteelSeries 5H v2 USB

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of SteelSeries 5H v2 USB from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the bass quality and price. The usability and comfort are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the durability, while many are less positive about the reliability.

sound, comfort, usability, price, bass quality

reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

SteelSeries 5H V2 Gaming Headset

 

Is the SteelSeries 5H V2 headset the right choice for gamers?

Also potentially useful is the shortened, braided cable emanating from the left earcup. This measures about a metre in length, with a further two metre extension available. As such if you have your PC close to you (say, sitting on your desk) then you...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Andrew 'Spode' Miller (trustedreviews.com)

SteelSeries SteelSound 5H v2

 

SteelSeries launches in to the audio world with a competent set of gaming headphones.

The foam padding is pretty comfortable, and the top band of the headphones is padded with what I can only assume is a rather thin faux leather. From experience, these tend to blister up and peel off eventually. But hey, headphones don't last forever.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Henry Butt (kitguru.net)

SteelSeries 5H V2 Medal of Honor Gaming Headset Review

 

Those who read KitGuru on a regular basis will know that we review quite a number of gaming products Those who read KitGuru on a regular basis will know that we review quite a number of gaming products from SteelSeries. They are renowned for being one...

Good in-game performance

USB version is a better buy

An impressive headset but the USB version is a much better buy.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : XtremeComputing (xtremecomputing.co.uk)

SteelSeries 5H v2 headset

 

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Incredibly immersive, Good, solid build quality, Nice looking, Included 3.5mm extension cable is rather useful, Retractable microphone helps to reduce clutter

not 5.1?, errrm...the wife might not understand

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Matt (tech-reviews.co.uk)

SteelSeries 5H v2 Gaming Headset Review

 

SteelSeries are a company who specialize in professional gaming gear. Dominating their product portfolio more so are their gaming headsets. One such headset which is popular among many professional gamers worldwide is their 5H v2 headset. Featuring a...

Overall I’m very impressed with the SteelSeries 5H v2 Headset. It proves itself to fulfil the purpose of a ‘gaming headset’ with its very clear microphone, top-class comfort and reasonable sound quality. With its sheer comfort, you could quite easily...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

SteelSeries 5Hv2

 

Pulls apart for easy transportation ; Hide-away microphone ; Extremely long, detachable cable ; Enhances voices and things like gunshots, positioned for competitive gamers

Pricey for the audio quality ; Not really for music

The 5Hv2 can be best described as passable. If you don't need to pull your headset apart, we'd recommend the cheaper, more comfortable and tonally superior Plantronics GameCom 777 or 377.

Sep, 2010

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Expert review by : Mufaddal Fakhruddin (tbreak.com)

Steelseries 5HV2 USB Review

 

The sequel that's even better.

sound positioning is fantastic, comfortable, mic stash, sturdy

7.1 USB sound card made no difference, software for it is useless

If you would ask me to recommend one over another, honestly, I would be stumped. Both has their own pros and cons, and I guess it all boils down to personal taste.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : OverClock Intelligence Agency (ocia)

SteelSeries 5H v2 USB Headset

 

When I first started working with the audio on the 5H v2 headset, I found the soundcard's 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...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Kristofer Brozio (dragonsteelmods.com)

Review: SteelSeries 5H v2 Headset

 

The 5H v2 headset is touted as one of the most popular gaming headsets in the world, and used by many talented gamers to win major gaming events. With that kind of hype one can only expect great things from this product. Read on to find out if it lives...

Excellent sound ; Portable ; Long braided cloth cords ; Dual cords/long cord length ; In-line 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.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (bcchardware.com)

SteelSeries 5Hv2 Headset

 

If you are a gamer and have a family, friends or other loved ones that live in the same building as you, I'm sure there are many times when they've wished that you'd get a headset. The truth is, gamers need to be able to hear clearly the enemy's...

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 to...

Sep, 2007