SteelSeries 5Hv3 Gaming Headset Review

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SteelSeries 5Hv3 Gaming Headset

The SteelSeries 5Hv3 is a full-size over-ear headset constructed almost entirely out of plastic. The earcups are mounted by hinges onto the length adjustable headband. Comfort is carefully considered by a moderate clamping force and leather wrapped pads on the headband and earcups.

SteelSeries 5Hv3 Gaming Headset

Like other SteelSeries headsets, the 5Hv3 has a style emphasized by the choice of colors, curves, and branding.

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The microphone is attached to a flexible boom that retracts in and out of the left earcup. The boom is very articulate allowing users to bend it in into any shape.

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  • Can someone please help me. I lost this last part at the headphones so i cant connect it anymore to my pc. Can someone give me link where i can buy this last thing on headphones please i dont wanna buy new headset becouse i lost a part of mine


    I own a 5hv3 and have for a couple of months. I must say, it’s the greatest headset I have ever owned. Best audio quality, most comfortable, best microphone quality, and all for a very affordable price. If my current one breaks, I’m getting a new one of this. I like ’em too much. Only downside is the microphone’s kind of quiet, so you either have to boost it with software (which I did), move it very close to your face (which is easy given the kind of microphone it is), or speak louder.

  • Jon Jones.

    Thanks for the review and please note my comments are based on my 5Hv2 set so things may have changed for the worse but I understood the changes were mostly cosmetic. I’m surprised at the reviewers (of course subjective) findings that the sound quality was only average. Through a discrete soundcard I found the quality to be rather good for the money. I agree it is far from hi-end and the bass was lacking out of the box but a little tweaking via software soon fixed that. Yes they can be bettered in every department including build quality by more expensive kit but they are very, very comfortable, even for hours on end and I think for mid-ish entry level cans they are worth the asking price.