E3 2013: Wrap Up CoverageWed, Jun 19, 2013 - 12:00 AM
E3 2013: SteelSeries Quality Gaming Headsets
We stopped by to see SteelSeries’ new ‘tournament-grade’ headsets during E3 2013. The H-Series all feature custom-engineered soundscapes and the newest generation of SteelSeries audio drivers designed specifically to enhance audio performance and sound details. The engineers at SteelSeries want the H-Series to be recognized by its design and construction. We tried them on and have to admit, this are some of our favorite headsets of E3. Yeah, they are that good.
At this year’s E3 SteelSeries showed us there new line up of gaming headsets called the H-Series. This lineup features a custom engineered soundscapes and the newest generation of SteelSeries audio drivers designed to enhance audio performance and sound details. The new 5Hv3 and the 3Hv2 are designed for tournament grade audio with portability and give the gamer complete comfort any and everywhere. The SteelSeries 9H features Dolby technology with up to 7.1 surround sound as while as new sound isolating double enclosure earcup technology.
The 9H has a durable industrial design and yes we did get to twist and mangle to test its durability and it past our test. The 9H series is equipped with an advance USB soundcard which will gamers incredible and the smoothest surround sound experience.
The headset also comes with SteelSeries innovative swappable cable system with in line audio controls which can be used with the PC, MAC, Tablets, Phones, and gaming systems. The SteelSeries 9H Headset with Dolby Technology is priced at $159.99.
The 5Hv3 is an upgraded version to the popular tournament circuit SteelSeries 5Hv2. The upgrades to this headset are the high end microphone that gives gamers a crystal clear communication. The microphone can retract back into the headset when not in use. The 5Hv3 also comes with a double braided nylon cable with in line audio controls for use with PC, Mac, tablets, phones, and gaming systems. Let’s not forget about the new sound isolating double enclosure earcup technology with comfortable extra padding leather ear cushions. The SteelSeries 5Hv3 is priced at $79.99.
The SteelSeries 3Hv2 was made for the gamers that are looking to experience SteelSeries audio for the first time or just to get a nice headset without breaking the bank wide open. The 3hV2 will give these gamers the four components that set SteelSeries audio above the rest which is performance, durability, comfort, and convenience. This headset is compact and foldable which makes it easy for storage or travel and will include an adapter for use with PC, Mac, tablets, phones, and gaming systems. The SteelSeries 3Hv2 is priced at $39.99.
The SteelSeries H-Series will be available this summer starting off with the 5Hv3 and the 3Hv2 follow by the 9H with Dolby Technology coming this Fall so keep a look out for these headsets.
Legit Bottom Line:
Even though SteelSeries wasn’t exactly in the main hall of E3 this year, they brought a number of quality headsets to the party. We were pretty amazed at the build and construction of these headphones. When trying out the SteelSeries 9H, we found the double ear enclosure to be pretty amazing. Honestly, for $159.99, the 9H are the headsets that we are waiting to use in 2013!