Pros: Build quality, wireless integration, cross-platform integration, sound quality, microphone clarity, retractable microphone, accessories, different types of connections
Cons: Maximum sound volume
Build quality: 10/10
Overall sound quality for a headset: 10/10
Microphone quality: 9/10
Review price: £235
Value: 8/10 (at £235 price tag)
Overall rating: 9/10
First of all I would like to thank SteelSeries for sending me their headset for review. After having reviewed the Siberia V2 Heat Orange Gaming Headset and the 9H Gaming Headset I was very much curious to see how the wireless offering by SteelSeries would compare, both sonically and in terms of its overall performance as a headset. The H Wireless can be found on AmazonUK for around £235 & AmazonUSA for $278. Thus this is an expensive headset, it competes with a lot of audiophile headphones in its category, let alone headsets. I put it up against the Denon AH-D2000 which has been modded and will thus be the equivalent to a D5000. I spent £270 for the headphones, incl my mods – thus my Denon’s and a ModMic 4.0 offer an audiophile headset equivalent. So the H Wireless has a lot to play for.
Note: At the time of review – it was named the H Wireless, but has since been updated to the 800 Wireless. They are the same headsets, just re-named!
For more information about the headset and its specifications can be found on SteelSeries’ website.
Here’s my video review:
Now let’s get into the written review: