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SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB Headset for PC & Xbox 360 w/ Braided Cable, AudioMixer & Retractable Microphone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the comfort and sound. The design and portability also get good views, whereas many are critical about the value for money.

portability, design, sound, comfort

value for money

On average, users rate this product 68/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 8 reviews)

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Pretty good except for one issue...

 

Well, for starters, I got them for $28. That was fantastic. I wouldn't buy them for $80 or $90. That said, my setup is is a Creative Omega Recon Wireless bundle. I use this headset while my Omegas are charging. (The wire bugs me and despite that, these...

They sound pretty good for the price range ; Very comfortable ; Mic is pretty good. Doesn't need much adjusting as far as usage goes. (I play on PC.)

Cords are incredibly short if you aren't playing on console ; I know for a fact from my 4XBs that the mic cord for xbox doesn't fit at all in the controller ; My main issue! The left earcup is SQUEAKY. Any movement to it causes it to squeak really bad....

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Great sale item

 

I wouldn't de-couple the earpieces too much. The contacts are designed in a way that I'm worried they would wear out too easily from coming on and off. Still a nifty feature though.

Light weight, great sound quality. I've had better sound for the price before, but never while being this comfortable with so many nifty features like a retracting mic. I also am really enjoying being able to use it for my Xbox, as I can now watch...

The cable is too short to use comfortably with a computer. I intend to use these for my League of Legends competitive play, but it looks like I'm just going to have to get some 3.5 extensions to get it all working right. There shouldn't be a notable...

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Not designed with PC gamers in mind

 

I can't comment on the X-Box 360 Livemix features since I have only connected it to a PC.

Good sound quality, comfortable, and I love the retractable mic that slides back into the ear-piece

If you're connecting it to a PC you have about 2.5 feet of cable to work with. It was -clearly- designed for an X-Box because when you hook it into the controller dongle you get about another 5 feet of cable ; My case is sitting right next to me (a...

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Great headset

 

Bought these on sale for $30, and they are well worth more than that.

Sound quality is pretty good, Mic is clear according to my TS3 buddies. Branded cable has a nice feeling

If you are using it for PC, the cord is too short, even though it is connected to my front panel. Expect to buy extension cables with this headset. Sadly the audio mixer does not work with the PC (no idea why, one would think USB would be Universal...)

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SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB Headset for PC & Xbox 360 w/ Braided Cable, AudioMixer & Retractable Microphone

 

Good headphones for gaming. my son likes them bt the cord is too short and tangles easily. i'll get an extension and hopefully that takes care of the problem

cord rediculously short ( 2 ft )

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Edit "Good Headset"

 

Everything from last review

I only used it for my Xbox about 5 times but mainly use it for PC and on PC it works flawless, but only on Xbox it gives a very annoying loud buzzing sound that drives me nuts. It saddens me since I've only had this headset for about two weeks and a...

Consumer review by:

Very good headset

 

I totally recommend these for anyone who is willing to spent the money on them. After using them for a few weeks, I honestly still don't remember I have them on. I haven't used them for Xbox seeing as I don't have one, but I imagine it's great...

Extreamly comfortable. Lightweight. Great sound quality. Ears don't get warm after long periods of time. Comes apart in three different spots for easy portability. Very nice design

Very short cord, only three feet in length, not an issue for me since I have my Pc right next to me, but an issue if you're computer is on the floor or far away from you. I suggest buying a headset jack extension or moving your computer if using it for...

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