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SteelSeries H-Series Headsets Preview

/ Jun 11th, 2013 No Comments

H-Series Lineup with Soundcard

At E3 this week SteelSeries will be showcasing it’s new H-Series Headsets featuring the newest generation of SteelSeries audio drivers. SteelSeries initially introduced the H-Series Headset line in 2005 with design and functions tailored to competitive gaming.   Their first-to-market features at the time included a retractable microphone system, in-line volume control and a custom engineered sound-scape. Gamers can expect even more of the new H-Series line which combines popular, award-winning features from the SteelSeries 5H and 3H Headsets with enhanced Dolby® Technology and next-generation audio drivers. The new line will offer gamers three new choices for their audio gaming experience:

The SteelSeries 9H Headset with Dolby® Technology – $159.99/€159.99 MSRP

With a tournament-grade audio experience, incredible digital features, and best-in-class comfort, the 9H headset was designed with competitive gaming in mind. The SteelSeries 9H with Dolby® Technology is equipped with an advanced USB soundcard and has a durable, lightweight industrial design. Dolby Headphones allow up to 7.1 channels of realistic multi-channel sound while Dolby Proglogic IIx will enhance the surround sound experience by allowing for multiple listening modes and more realistic sound. Other features of the 9H Headset include:

  • High-grade mylar film over the speaker to allow sound in game to be heard more clearly and with very low distortion
  • A swappable cable system with in-line audio controls for use with PC, Mac®, tablets and phones
  • New sound isolating double enclosure earcup technology with comfortable extra-padded, leather ear cushions
  • A large high-end microphone capable of crystal clear communication and retractable when not in use
  • SteelSeries Engine support with advanced digital features like unlimited game specific audio profiles, 10-band equalizer settings, mic noise cancellation and auto mic gain.

The SteelSeries 5Hv3 Headset – $79.99/€79.99

Known for its tournament and award-winning, gaming audio performance and portability, the new 5H now features the newest generation of SteelSeries audio drivers with a custom-engineered soundscape for clear and detailed sound without distortion.  Other features of the new 5Hv3 include:

  • A large high-end microphone capable of crystal clear communication and retractable when not in use
  • New sound isolating double enclosure earcup technology with comfortable extra-padded, leather ear cushions
  • Double-braided nylon cable and in-line audio controls with SteelSeries swappable cable system for use with PC, Mac®, tablets and phones

The SteelSeries 3Hv2 Headset – $39.99/€39.99

Gamers who are looking to experience SteelSeries audio for the first time without having to make a large investment can find some of the same SteelSeries upgrades featured by elite models of SteelSeries Headsets at an affordable price.  Features of the 3Hv2 Headset include:

  • A compact foldable design great for storage or travel with an included adapter for use with PC, Mac®, tablets and phones
  • Powerful, next generation SteelSeries audio drivers
  • Extra-padded leather cushions
  • A retractable microphone system
  • In-line audio controls

The SteelSeries H-Series 5Hv3 and 3Hv2 will be available this summer and the 9H will be released sometime in the fall.

SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of quality gaming peripherals which include headsets, keyboards, mice, controllers, surfaces and software. Steelseries continually collaborates with the world’s leading professional gaming teams and partners to design products geared towards enhancing the experience of the competitive gamer.

  

Alexandra Mangen
Alex is a nerd who "loves loves loves" gaming. She's a huge FPS gamer but also dabbles in RPGs and MMOs. If it's entertaining and well designed, she's game.
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