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SteelSeries 9H Headset Now Available for Pre-Order

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Cristian_25H


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    SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals today, announced pre-order availability of the new, tournament-grade 9H Gaming Headset. Exclusively available on the SteelSeries Web Shop, the 9H features powerful, tournament-grade audio drivers and Dolby surround sound technologies. Its finely tuned, custom-engineered soundscape features a wide dynamic range, which makes it possible for the 9H to deliver a balanced and linear tournament-grade soundscape.

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    Available for $159.99, the 9H has a rugged, industrial design that is deceivingly lightweight, setting new standards for comfort and fit for headsets this size. Players will experience unique features like:
    • Its premium driver units, in combination with a high-grade mylar film over the speaker allows the sound in the game to be heard with very low distortion
    • SteelSeries' swappable cable system with in-line audio controls for use with PC, Mac, tablets and phones
    • Enhanced passive noise reduction via extra-padded leather ear cushions and an added layer of outer material to each earcup
    • The retractable microphone system that picks up clear-voice communication and can be easily pulled out or stored inside of the left earcup

    Equipped with an advanced USB soundcard, the SteelSeries 9H provides users with Dolby Technology that works together to create incredible sound:
    • Dolby Digital - reproduces multichannel audio to deliver a cinematic audio experience
    • Dolby Headphone - allows up to 7.1 channels of realistic multi-channel surround sound
    • Dolby Prologic IIx - provides the smoothest surround sound experience allowing for multiple listening modes and a more realistic sound
  2. johnnyfiive


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    Just a heads up for potential buyers, make sure you register your headset as soon as you get it. Make sure you keep your invoice and all that. Why? Because these SteelSeries headsets, especially the 7hd and 9hd's, are fragile. I've had two pairs of 7hd's and both broke AFTER the warranty expired. They sounded and worked great, for about a year. Just a heads up.
  3. erocker

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    This has been my experience as well with Steelseries headphones.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  4. urza26


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    Speaking of the devil. My 7H broke down this week after 2 yrs and 9 months of service. The right driver stopped working, perhaps it is related to the weak connection (seeing how you can take it apart into 3 pieces).
    The sound quality was excellent however (I am no audiophile though).
    Now that I am looking for a replacement what would you recommend?
    I am shopping in the 70 to 120 euro range, and quite frankly there don't seem to be that many options. Main usage is gaming, movies and music (in that order). I don't want an overly heavy bass, because that would likely suppress (not sure if that is the right verb) the midrange too much.
    Does anyone know if the new Corsair Vengeance 1400 is any good?
  5. TPout


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    They look pretty decent, expect the price. :D Did anybody get them, any experiences?


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