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Steel Series 9H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Steel Series 9H. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the design and durability. The comfort and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the size and price.

sound, usability, comfort, durability, design

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Steel Series 9H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: DaveChaos (hardwareheaven.com)

SteelSeries 9H Gaming Headset Video Review

 

DaveChaos takes a look at a stalwart of the eSPORTS arena, find out his thoughts in todays video review from HardwareHeaven.

May, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Extremly quiet

 

Turned all the way up in a quiet room I had a hard time hearing and understanding dialog in movie's and tv shows even during louder parts. Imagine your idea of perfect headphones. Feel, design, features so on. Now imagine that its Vol knob goes from 0...

Crystal clear sound yet quiet, surround worked nicely but very quietly, comfortable feel. Headset seems extremely well made, feels like it surely would last, not break. Could have loved these

Extremely quiet! Using the surround sound feature made everything quieter still. I mean very quiet. Very. Quiet

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

It is amazing

 

I would buy this if you want good music on a gaming headset. The mic is okay, but that is what you get on a headset.

This headset is amazing if you have a nice sound card. I have a very good creative sound card to power this headset. This is where this headset shines. This is not a good headset if you do use the included sound card or a cheap inboard audio. This is a...

I have none, it sounds very good on my Windows Phone. Which is a very underpowered phone for audio

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good sound, mediocre quality

 

I have tried to see if I can get a replacement cable but it appears they are not available separately and I'd need a new headset. I do not feel the need to purchase a new headset at this point, but based on this and previous ownership of a SteelSeries...

These sound pretty good and do an excellent job of keeping out external noise. The earpads are fairly comfortable, they can feel a little tacky with high humidity but I can wear this headset for hours and not have it be uncomfortable ; The microphone...

My biggest complaint is the inline volume dial/mute toggle. If I twist the cable this thing flexes, it is plastic and terribly cheap- it does not feel solid in any way. If it bumps into something the volume changes, when the dial does not move. I...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Falko (newegg.com)

Do Not Buy

 

Decent noise canceling

Internal equalizer that cannot be easily controlled externally. Still works technically but are now very distorted sound on lows and high sounds, happened after about a week of use so might as well be fully broken. Save your money and buy different...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Very good headset, but probably worth closer to 100$

 

If you can get them on sale for not more than 120$, then I highly recommend them.

This thing is great, definitely delivers great sound, and feels quite high quality, from the headset itself, to the cords. The mic goes into the headset which I love

160 seems quite high, if I were to guess the price of these after using them for a couple of months, my guess would be 100

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Not Compatible with Wii U Control Pad

 

If you can get them on sale for not more than 120$, then I highly recommend them.

This thing is great, definitely delivers great sound, and feels quite high quality, from the headset itself, to the cords. The mic goes into the headset which I love

160 seems quite high, if I were to guess the price of these after using them for a couple of months, my guess would be 100

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: RAS (newegg.com)

SteelSeries 9H

 

Sound quality - The sound is on this headset is good and about what you would expect from a $160 product except the bass is a little heavy for my taste (easily fixed with an equalizer program). I don't think the sound quality is good enough to move it...

Build – The headset is built well. Nothing about it is loose or squeaky ; Cords – The cords are very nice and proper lengths, no complaints there. And of course they give you the various connectors ; Comfort – It is a very comfortable headset. I had no...

Volume – Like others I am listing volume in cons because this headset is not loud enough. However, I don’t think it is as big a problem as others have made it out to be. When I usaed it with my phone, it did have enough volume. The only time it was not...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Tbolo (newegg.com)

SteelSeries 9H Gaming Headset

 

After spending a little time with these headsets I give them a 4 out of 5. Over all these are good headset for gaming and very comparable to my A40s as far as the sound goes. With them hooked up to the "sound card" that comes with it the volume leaves...

very decent sound quality ; light weight ; easy to wear (comfortable) ; very decent sound quality (for gaming) ; braided cables ; volume control on the headset cord ; mic sounds good

probably should be in a little lower price range ; USB sound card is kind of worthless ; not very loud (with out a good sound card and amp) ; ears get sweaty from leather after a while of gaming

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: srm5446 (newegg.com)

Good, except connection flaw

 

Although I built my own gaming computer and game a fair amount, I have never used an over the ear headset for gaming until I got these. Most of my experience with headphones is from fairly cheap earbuds – this headset obviously sounds much better and...

Great looking headset – they look like they cost over a hundred dollars ; Retractable mouthpiece - it feels pretty sturdy and I like that it can be hidden (if you wanted to use them in public for music) ; I think that this headset doesn’t accentuate...

Despite the headset looking nice, the construction may be somewhat lacking. My connector where the cord plugs into the headphones was slightly askew. At first, I thought this new headset was not functional because the cord’s plug would not fully...

Jun, 2014
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Product Specifications

Configuration

DECT: No
Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
Microphone Boom Arm:Detachable
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 / Yes
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
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