SteelSeries 5Hv3 Review

Introduction:

SteelSeries is a renowned brand in the gaming peripherals industry. Founded in 2001, SteelSeries has come up with some extraordinary products after taking suggestions from professional gamers around the world. The company concentrates more on performance oriented products rather than pure luxury with minimal performance. They have produced some excellent products including Siberia headsets, Sensei mouse, a range of gaming keyboards, H-series headsets for gamers and recently launched Flux in-ear headphones for music lovers.

SteelSeries 5Hv3

Limitation is a word which is not found in a gamer’s dictionary. They will do anything to steal the edge from their rivals and flourish in any form of game. SteelSeries H-series headphones have been around for many years and have become every gamer’s first choice during gaming tournaments. Sponsoring major teams around the world helps the company in market research and developing a product which is demanded by their target market. Based on the same foundations laid by the original 5H headset, SteelSeries recently launched the 5Hv3 headset. We take an in-depth look at the new and improved 5Hv3 headset.

At first glance, SteelSeries 5Hv3 stand out with the an all-black color scheme with a slight touch of orange here and there. On the exterior, we see SteelSeries branding on the headband with two small logos on each side. Don’t be deceived with the simple appearance since it packs a whole bunch of features inside. The leather ear cushions not only act as a noise reduction but also improve comfort for long gaming sessions. The headband is also equipped with extra-padding of soft leather for maximum comfort.

SteelSeries is a pioneer in making gaming headsets and what makes their products even better is the company’s own software suite. SteelSeries 5Hv3 come with swappable cable for use with PC, Mac, smartphones and tablets. Moving on to the technical bits, the headset comes with tournament grade audio drivers capable of delivering a frequency response ranging from 16-28000 Hz on impedance of 40 Ohm with sensitivity of 110 dB at 1KHz. The headset features a retractable uni-directional mic having a frequency response of 75-16000 Hz at 2k Ohm with sensitivity of -38 dB.

Other exclusive features include convenient transport of the headset to LAN parties or gaming tournaments with easy dismantling into 3 separate pieces, in-line audio controls and custom-engineered soundscape.

Features:

  • Tournament grade audio drivers
  • Custom-engineered soundscape
  • Extra-padded, soft leather design
  • Retractable microphone
  • Passive Noise Reduction
  • In-line audio controls
  • Swappable cables for PC, Mac, tablets and phones