Tuesday, March 2nd 2010

SteelSeries Also Introduces The 7H Headset

Kicking off CeBIT 2010 in Hanover Germany, SteelSeries, the leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories, introduced the new high-end SteelSeries 7H headset. Designed and built for competitive gamers, the SteelSeries 7H presents a superior soundscape in an exclusive design that travels well and offers two ear-cup choices, hear-through cloth and noise dampening leather.

The SteelSeries 7H headset features 50mm drivers in the ear-cups which fully cover the ear and delivers a clean soundscape of high, low and mid tones from background, mood setting sounds in MMO games to 3D positional alerts in FPS games. The closed-type headset features superior passive noise reduction, specifically developed in cooperation with competitive gamers for use at loud tournaments and LAN-events. The SteelSeries 7H additionally comes with two interchangeable ear-cushions that offer the option of leather cushions with noise dampening foam or hear-through cloth covered foam.

"We're introducing the SteelSeries 7H as our high-end headset for gamers who want choices in the type of comfort and sound they need to experience," said Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO. "The 7H features were developed based on direct feedback from our sponsored Counter-Strike and QuakeLive players, who need to hear their teammates while practicing at home and need to eliminate external noise while competing at loud tournament venues."

The new SteelSeries 7H all black stealth design features subdued chrome elements around each ear-cup and at the base of either side of the headband. Easily dismantled into four pieces, at the headband, the right and left ear-cup, and at the cord, the SteelSeries 7H is ideal for tournament players who travel often. Its left ear-cup features a retractable, uni-directional microphone that can be hidden when not in use. The durable braided cord is detachable, offering both safety and travel convenience and features a built-in volume and microphone control. An additional 2m extension cord is included for extra convenience.

The SteelSeries 7H headset retails for EUR 99.99 and will be available in Q2 2010. For more information, visit this page.

A USB version of the SteelSeries 7H headset is also available, offering optimized sound profiles for first person shooter (FPS), massively multiplayer online (MMO), and real-time strategy (RTS) players as well as customizable environmental settings. The USB version provides 7.1 virtual surround and ensures gamers the exact same sound and settings no matter where they are in the world or at what computer they are playing. The SteelSeries 7H USB will also be available in Q2 2010, with an MSRP of EUR 129.99.
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10 Comments on SteelSeries Also Introduces The 7H Headset

#1
erocker
I would love Fred to do a review on these. They look comfy, I wonder how they sound?
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#2
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
I had the 4H series and really liked them..
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#3
fenurch
by: erocker
I would love Fred to do a review on these. They look comfy, I wonder how they sound?
Probably like almost (imo every, but arguably there's some fairly decent 'gayming' cans) every other gayming can - shit!
But I'm not gonna deny that they look tasty.
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#5
Kantastic
I like Logitech keyboards, Razer mice, and SteelSeries headsets... now if they could all be bought up by Bill Gates...
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#6
va4leo
I used the 5Hv2s up till recently (moved on to in ear as around ear started to get uncomfortable with glasses). I also have a pair of 4Hs. Can't wait to get my hands on these. =)
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#7
TIGR
I've gotten some bad reports on the durability of Steelseries headsets but haven't tried them myself. Would like to listen to a pair of these.
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#8
va4leo
by: TIGR
I've gotten some bad reports on the durability of Steelseries headsets but haven't tried them myself. Would like to listen to a pair of these.
In my experience with the 5Hv2, as long as you look after them, they last (2 years now). The 4Hs are a rugged pair and take international travel well. I do agree that if you take them apart, they are never the same again :(
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#9
fenurch
4H broke on me after less than a year and they never left my house.
5Hv2 lasted for good while (around a year with no problems) but then I discovered Sennheiser and the difference was worth it (sound-wise and the build quality was similar).
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MKmods
Case Mod Guru
I had the 4H set (got them on Woot for $20) and they were very good, but not the sturdiest set. (probably has more to do with cost)
I bet the 7H is quite a bit better
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