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SteelSeries 5H v2 USB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 520 reviews of SteelSeries 5H v2 USB. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The usability and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas the soundstage and bass quality get less positive views. Reviews about the reliability and price are mixed.

sound, comfort, usability, durability, size

bass quality, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the SteelSeries 5H v2 USB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for SteelSeries 5H v2 USB


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of SteelSeries 5H v2 USB from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People really like the design and comfort. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, sound, comfort, design

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for SteelSeries 5H v2 USB


alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of SteelSeries 5H v2 USB from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the bass quality and price. The usability and comfort also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the durability.

sound, comfort, usability, price, bass quality


70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019


Expert review by : Mufaddal Fakhruddin (

Steelseries 5HV2 USB Review


The sequel that's even better.

sound positioning is fantastic, comfortable, mic stash, sturdy

7.1 USB sound card made no difference, software for it is useless

If you would ask me to recommend one over another, honestly, I would be stumped. Both has their own pros and cons, and I guess it all boils down to personal taste.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : OverClock Intelligence Agency (ocia)

SteelSeries 5H v2 USB Headset


When I first started working with the audio on the 5H v2 headset, I found the soundcard's music quality to be less than stellar. After working with the equalizer for a long time, trying different presets and custom settings for different genres of...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Kristofer Brozio (

Review: SteelSeries 5H v2 Headset


The 5H v2 headset is touted as one of the most popular gaming headsets in the world, and used by many talented gamers to win major gaming events. With that kind of hype one can only expect great things from this product. Read on to find out if it lives...

Excellent sound ; Portable ; Long braided cloth cords ; Dual cords/long cord length ; In-line audio controls ; Comfortable for long periods

None really

The SteelSeries 5H v2 headset is just a great headset no matter what type of gaming you do with your system, besides gaming they are great for movies and music as well.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (

SteelSeries 5Hv2 Headset


If you are a gamer and have a family, friends or other loved ones that live in the same building as you, I'm sure there are many times when they've wished that you'd get a headset. The truth is, gamers need to be able to hear clearly the enemy's...

Comfortable ; Very good sound quality ; Sturdy, durable design ; In-Line Controls

Microphone level switch causes momentary loud interference

The SteelSeries 5Hv2 headset is currently the most expensive offering from SteelSeries. After using this headset for over a month, I can say with confidence that it warrants the larger price tag. The headset is comfortable, sounds great, and appears to...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : techPowerUp! (

SteelSeries SteelSound 5H v2


This headset performs really well in games where you need to hear small details such as footsteps. The only area where the SteelSound 5H v2 disappoints is when listening to music. If you just want to play CS and other FPS shooters this headset is a...

Comfort, Durability, Bang for the $, Gaming performance, Design (Can be split for safe transportation)

General audio performance

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Rich Smith (

SteelSeries SteelSound 5H v2


For a hardcore gamer, there is almost nothing better than a pair of high quality gaming headphones, except of course a high quality gaming headset with retractable microphone. Today we?ll be taking a look at the SteelSound 5H v2 from SteelSeries, to...

Pretty cool so far, let?s move on

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Amber Lupala (

Steelseries SteelSound 5H v2


Introduction Using a headset is becoming more of an everyday occurrence, with the increased popularity of MMOs and VOIP.Why not improve the experience with a high quality headset?Today we'll be looking at the latest headset from SteelSeries, the...

Attractive design with long cord ; Comfortable fit ; Retractable microphone ; Good sound quality

A little pricey ; No carrying case

At ~$99 USD, the SteelSeries SteelSound 5H v2 is a high-quality and solid performing gaming headset that should satisfy the most discriminating gamers yet also please those looking for a decent set of headphones.The headset is comfortable to wear for...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Jason Greiner (

SteelSound 5Hv2 Professional Gaming Headset


SteelSeries is well know throughout the competitive PC gaming community as company dedicated to manufacturing the highest quality accessories and peripherals. Starting with high performance mouse pads, SteelSeries moved on to professional grade...

SteelSeries felt they needed to prove themselves with this headset after the problems they incurred with the first version. After going back to the drawing board, they improved and built upon every aspect of the 5H. They came away with a truly great...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review


Before I opened the box I was hoping that SteelSound fixed everything and released a product that is worth the money of our readership and I am happy that I can say that time has come. It might have taken three tries, but it certainly wasn't three...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Hugo Jobling (

SteelSeries 5H V2 Gaming Headset


Is the SteelSeries 5H V2 headset the right choice for gamers?

Also potentially useful is the shortened, braided cable emanating from the left earcup. This measures about a metre in length, with a further two metre extension available. As such if you have your PC close to you (say, sitting on your desk) then you...

Feb, 2012

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