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Steel Series 5HV3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Steel Series 5HV3. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and comfort. The usability and microphone are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size and reliability.

sound, microphone, usability, comfort, portability

reliability, size

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

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(Based on 106 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Steel Series 5HV3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 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 3.8/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.com. Views about the portability and microphone are generally positive. The sound and comfort also get good feedback, but the size and reliability get less positive opinions.

usability, comfort, sound, microphone, portability

reliability, size

78% 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 5Hv3 Gaming Headset for PC, Mac, Tablets, and PhonesSteelSeries SteelSound 5H Headset

Sep, 2015

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: Kaeyi Dream (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.

Dec, 2013
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Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

LIKE NEW!

 

Mine arrived like new in a box zero damage and literally cost next to nothing.

great sound quality, mic that is not trash, and very comfortable

cord is on the shorter side even with the adapter at least for me, not enough to take an eggy off

Jun, 2015

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

Would have been a great case!!!

 

Mine arrived like new in a box zero damage and literally cost next to nothing.

great sound quality, mic that is not trash, and very comfortable

cord is on the shorter side even with the adapter at least for me, not enough to take an eggy off

Jun, 2015

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

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.

 

Mine arrived like new in a box zero damage and literally cost next to nothing.

great sound quality, mic that is not trash, and very comfortable

cord is on the shorter side even with the adapter at least for me, not enough to take an eggy off

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: madcuzbad (newegg.com)

defective extension cable out of the box

 

Sound is pretty average based on my experience with headsets which is not that extensive. Microphone quality is fine

The mic lead on the extension cable you get with it was defective out of the box. Mic works fine without the extension PC cable, and the sound works with the extension cable, but not the mic. Steelseries will only alow RMAs for refurbished products...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Sean (newegg.com)

Greatest buy ever

 

You're missing out.

Bought this headset a month ago as refurbished for 24.99. I previously had a Steelseries Siberia v2 and I must say I prefer the 5h; the 5h has a more sturdy build quality and has some nice features like braided cables

Maybe a longer retractable mic? Feels a little short at time but thats just preference. It picks up my voice fine and clearly

Oct, 2014

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

Very decent

 

Generally a very solid offering and the sound is pretty good for the price. If asked for a recommendation of a gaming headset, I am not sure I would have them at the top of the list. Definitely a close second, but not for consoles.

They look pretty nice, light weight, fit pretty well and had enough adjustment to fit me comfortably. The sound quality is far above any in-ear phones. The retracting microphone is a neat feature, retracts and pulls out easily. The mic is flexible to...

The packaging is barebones. I believe it is sufficient to ship the product safely, but lacks the presentation that many other products have which generate great first impressions ; The instructions were lacking. Headphones are not rocket science and we...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Wormhole_Tour_Guide (newegg.com)

Good sounding headphones

 

The sound quality was very good and it made for a very immersive experience when gaming. I could hear footsteps clearly when players were running or walking. When using the microphone, I had to add a little bit of gain via the Windows control panel....

The 5Hv3 are a light feeling good sounding set of headphones. I tried these out playing games, listening to music and for voice over IP phone calls. They performed well in all situations. The ear cups are soft and padded and did a good job of sealing...

The 5Hv3 lacked punch on the low end. When playing games, explosions did not have the deep bass sound you would expect. When listening to music, I adjusted the EQ on my sound card but that did not add a lot. The bass was muddy

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: GObonzo (newegg.com)

Decent cheap alternative from a respected gaming co.

 

Have had wireless headphones, gamepads, even had a couple good pairs of wireless gaming keyboard & mice. If you need a cord it needs to have super-7.1 digital surround+ and/or charging capabilities for it's wireless use. I have spent an hour or two at...

Very lightweight. Their lack of weight makes them easy to wear for extended periods of time ; The microphone works and recorded a very nice sample of my voice. Retractability is also a plus, no clue there's a mic when listening to music ; Could be a...

Not a short cord length but ; I feel i have graduated passed cords. This would be the only setback if I was thinking of purchasing ; Also, sound is not very well amplified. Not very loud compared to my Bluetooth headphones or my Bluetooth earpiece

Aug, 2014
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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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