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Steel Series 5HV3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Steel Series 5HV3. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the price and microphone are overall positive. The comfort and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the size and reliability. Reviews are divided on the noise isolation.

sound, usability, comfort, microphone, price

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Steel Series 5HV3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Steel Series 5HV3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Steel Series 5HV3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People really like the microphone and portability. The comfort and usability also get good feedback, but the size and reliability get negative reviews.

sound, usability, comfort, portability, microphone

reliability, size

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SteelSeries 5Hv3 Gaming Headset for PC, Mac, Tablets, and PhonesSteelSeries SteelSound 5H Headset

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Syed Muhammad Usman Pirzada (wccftech.com)

Steelseries 5Hv3 Gaming Headset Review

 

The SteelSeries 5Hv3 is the same's second best offering in terms of Tournament Headsets and at Amazon's price, its an absolute steal.

Overall, a very decent quality headphone but the price ($50 on Amazon, $79.99 listed) can be a serious deal breaker. Adding a few bucks ($20) more will net you the Sibera V2 which is far superior in terms of Audio performance overall (quite heavily in...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: KaeyiDream (hardwareheaven.com)

SteelSeries 5Hv3 Gaming Headset Video Review

 

Today Kaeyi Dream tests out the SteelSeries 5Hv3 Gaming Headset the latest upgrade from the award winning 5Hv2. Be sure to check out Kaeyi's YouTube channel for more of her personal videos, and subscribe to the HardwareHeaven channel to keep up-to-date...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: saul r. (newegg.com)

Slowly dying

 

Great headphones for the price. fit great and have decent sound

bad, stubby mic. The sound is distorting from the right side of my headphones I will have to replace them

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Kansas h. (newegg.com)

Great Product

 

This is one of the best gaming headsets I ave bought for the price! As a gamer I could hear sounds I couldn't on my old headphones. Playing CSGO on these were great, could hear footsteps clearly and the gun shots are decent. I would recommend tweaking...

Great Sound ; Braided cable ; Included extension cable ; Retractable Mic ; Comfortable leather texture ear cups ; Included smartphone cable ; At the time I only got it for 18 dollars refurbished

Bass is kind of soft, (may only effect sound enthusiasts) ; Mic quality could be better, (but is totally still great quality and usable.) ; And the quality of the top cushion is not the leather texture, (but you don't really feel it because it is on...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Kansas h. (newegg.com)

Great Product

 

This is one of the best gaming headsets I ave bought for the price! As a gamer I could hear sounds I couldn't on my old headphones. Playing CSGO on these were great, could hear footsteps clearly and the gun shots are decent. I would recommend tweaking...

Great Sound Braided cable Included extension cable Retractable Mic Comfortable leather texture ear cups Included smartphone cable At the time I only got it for 18 dollars refurbished

Bass is kind of soft, (may only effect sound enthusiasts) Mic quality could be better, (but is totally still great quality and usable.) And the quality of the top cushion is not the leather texture, (but you don't really feel it because it is on top of...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Weixiao Z. (newegg.com)

Thumbs up!

 

Well made! Completely new

None

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Weixiao Z. (newegg.com)

Thumbs up!

 

Well made! Completely new!

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Aaron F. (newegg.com)

For what they are, unbeatable.

 

The big thing you have to keep in mind here is what they are - they're cheap, refurbished headphones. Refurbished items vary more than new ones do, and you have to remember that hwne you purchase them. However, I got mine for $20. At that price, I...

Couldn't even tell they were refurbished ; Like-new condition ; Great sound quality (for price) ; Look neat ; Braided cable ; Extension cable and adapter to 4-pole ; Comfortable

Sound isolation isn't great

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Aaron F. (newegg.com)

For what they are, unbeatable.

 

The big thing you have to keep in mind here is what they are - they're cheap, refurbished headphones. Refurbished items vary more than new ones do, and you have to remember that hwne you purchase them. However, I got mine for $20. At that price, I...

Couldn't even tell they were refurbished Like-new condition Great sound quality (for price) Look neat Braided cable Extension cable and adapter to 4-pole Comfortable

Sound isolation isn't great

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Nilo B. (newegg.com)

Perfect

 

On top of the extension cable it has a nice 3.5mm jack converter with it to use on an tablet or phone or w/e type of devices you have, very nice even though I don't use them for that.

Great Sound Quality ; Nice Extension Cable ; Perfect Fit, great for long periods of use

N/A

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

DECT: No
Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
Microphone Boom Arm:Adjustable
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control: Yes
Sound System:STEREO
Volume Control: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Connection:MULTICONNECTOR / ONE 3.5 mm Plug
USB: No
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
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