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SteelSeries H Circumaural Wireless Headset

  • Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound technology places you in the game
  • Retractable, directional mic on gooseneck with mute light
  • Two hot-swappable Li-Ion battery pack for unlimited play
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PROFESSIONAL

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PROFESSIONAL AUDIO WITHOUT COMPROMISE

H Wireless cuts the cord on our highly successful H Series headset line to deliver exceptional audio in a brilliantly designed wireless headset. Crystal clear audio and cutting edge performance on all your platforms. Don't settle. Go limitless.


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LAG FREE

H Wireless is continuously frequency hopping to preempt and circumvent interference. The competition waits for interference to be detected to change channels. We just avoid it completely.


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DOLBY® AUDIO

Immerse yourself in the incredible virtual 7.1 soundscape. While most headsets simply feature Dolby Headphone, we feature three different Dolby technologies: Dolby Headphone, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx.


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LOW LATENCY

H Wireless delivers the lowest latency in the industry. Many wireless headsets have variable latency, where audio sometimes slows down or speeds up depending on the lag. Our audio stream is fixed, giving you consistent and smooth audio delivery.


MULTIPLATFORM

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PERFORMANCE ON ANY PLATFORM

Why settle for listening to high end audio on just one device when you can have it throughout your entire life? We designed this headset to be as flexible as you are. Wherever and whatever your entertainment is, H Wireless has you covered.


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VERSATILITY

We built a multiplatform headset and then threw in even more connection options just to be safe. H Wireless works on Xbox, PlayStation, PC, Mac, home entertainment systems, phones, and tablets. It also works wirelessly on the Playstation 4. We even threw in a Sound Share port for when a friend wants to join in on the experience.


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COUCH CONTROL

The on-earcup controls make adjustments quick and intuitive. With the control wheel you can adjust volume and navigate the most commonly used settings right from your seat and see them change on the transmitter's clear, bright OLED screen. Adjust the mix, EQ, and more. You don't even have to get up.


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TWO SWAPPABLE BATTERIES

Never lose power, never go wired. With so many possible sources of entertainment, we don't want you running out of battery mid-session. Knowing that, we included two 20-hour lithium-ion batteries, which can be changed mid-action without the hassle of any cables or wires. The spare battery charges inside the transmitter. Ready when you need it.


ELEGANCE

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LIVING ROOM ELEGANCE

Looks aren't everything? Tell that to the ugly headsets. While we believe audio comes first and foremost, it doesn't hurt that H Wireless has a simple, yet striking design. Both the headset and the transmitter offer up a modern allure that assures it won't look out of place at home or on the go.


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STUNNING DESIGN

The iconic H Series colors return with a stylish matte black look throughout most of the headset. A glossy finish adorns the sides of the ear cups while a touch of SteelSeries Orange highlights the inner ear cup and stitching. Memory foam padding on the headband and earcups provides enduring comfort for long sessions.


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BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY

Our unique audio transmitter features a stunning OLED display. Profiles, audio sources, battery life, and volume are shown with crystal clear moving and still visuals. No tiny blinking lights to try and decipher. The large display makes it easy to see and operate from the comfort of your couch.


FEATURES

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LIVEMIX

Don't want to miss out on the epic audio action when your friends aren't talking? LiveMix automates our ChatMix feature and automatically turns up chat and turns down the game audio when voice communication is detected.


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CHATMIX

Allows you to control the audio level balance between the action in your game and the communication from your team. Simply turn up the chat audio to ensure hearing your friends over the explosions. Or turn down your friends if you want to focus on the action.


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EQ

Fine-tune H Wireless's audio with its five-band equalizer. Tailor the sound to your preferences or style of play. And if you're not an audio whiz, just select from the built-in presets for all kinds of games and entertainment settings.




Learn more about the SteelSeries H

General

Brand
SteelSeries
Model
H
Part
61298

Wireless

Wireless Type
RF
Power Supply
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 1000mAh
Operating Time
20 hours per pack, typical usage
Distance
40 ft.

Headphone

Headphone Frequency Response
20Hz-20KHz
Headphone Input Impedance
32 ohm
Ear Coupling
Circumaural
Weight
297g (without battery)

Microphone

Microphone Impedance
~2.2K ohm
Microphone Frequency Response
100Hz-10KHz
Microphone Sensitivity
-44 dB

Feature

Features
Innovative Design
- Large, clear, stunning OLED transmitter display - profiles, sources, battery life, volume
- Intuitive interface - headset and transmitter
- Uni-directional retractable mic with LED
- Unlimited play 2 Hotswap / rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries

Superior Wireless Performance and Sound
- Advanced frequency hopping technology for superior interference protection
- Dolby 7.1 Surround sound for immersive audio
- Advanced audio customization profiles to tailor sound and voice per game - EQ, LiveMix , Chat levels
- Uncompressed audio stream - superior, crystal clear audio quality
- Low fixed latency - the lowest latency in the industry

Multi Platform Capability
- Connection to Xbox360, PS3, PC, Mac, and mobiles
- Share your sound with secondary headset output or use as a wired input from almost anything

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the SteelSeries H

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  • Richard M.
  • 12/17/2014 3:50:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPretty great

Pros: -Great sound - Bass isn't overpowering, highs and mids aren't tinny, overall very satisfied with the sound of these cans.
-Great microphone - The microphone sounds great, and it's almost too -sensitive.
-Very comfortable to wear. Not too heavy, but sometimes I'll need to readjust.
-Wireless range is alright. I can go anywhere in my apartment, as well as my home back home with very little trouble with dead spots. I can even go outside, but not very far.
-Receiver works well.
-Ability to control EQ and volume from the headset is a GODSEND. I love this feature and will miss it if I ever get another headset.
-Battery life. I can go pretty much a full day on one battery, and the fact that you can easily charge one battery while using the other means you'll always have power. They're very quick to swap once you get the hang of it as well.
-Different sound input. I love that these have support for optical ports.
-Looks. These things are beautiful. A little big, but that's to be expected.

Cons: -Price. While this headset is amazing, 300 dollars is really steep, and makes you consider whether or not it's worth it.
-Build quality. These are mostly well constructed, but the headband feels like it could break somewhat easily, and the adhesive that connects the padding to the headband is starting to come off after a couple months of use.
-Mobile phone use. It says that this headset supports use of a mobile device, but I couldn't set it up right, or it just doesn't work. Not a huge deal, as I'm using these for PC.
-The boom for the microphone, while I like the fact that it retracts, it doesn't play too nicely with bending it to your liking. It'll bend in the general direction you want it to, but it doesn't offer complete control.

Other Thoughts: I haven't tested these on a console, but apparently they're supported.
Volume control is done completely through the receiver/headset. Windows Volume Mixer doesn't change the overall volume. Of course you can change the volume of specific programs as you normally would, but changing the master volume does nothing. Not a con necessarily, but you have to get used to it. This also means that a mute button or volume controls on your keyboard won't work.
It's slim pickings for wireless headphones with good sound, and most of the options are going to be around this price point. So if you need some wireless cans for chat and gaming, these are pretty hard to beat. I love this headset overall.

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  • Jon D.
  • 12/12/2014 11:12:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsafter owning them a while

Pros: comfy on the ears
great sound

Cons: tight fit or large head
took a bit to wear them in but they fit comfy now

Other Thoughts: the plate you have to take off to change the battery is annoying, would have prefered to just pop it in like the charger stand

construction needs a bit of work

mine have started turning off randomly, probably due to loose wiring, might be because i leave em on my head 24/7 nearly x)

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  • Eric D.
  • 11/17/2014 6:24:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWorst customer service ever

Pros: It HAD great range, great quality of sound and great battery life.
The separate inputs on the base station allowed for easy volume control from simultaneous sources.

Cons: TL;DR
I bought a 300$+ headset, it was defective. I sent it in for replacement 5 months ago. They are out of stock.

Details:
When i received them, they had a white noise problem in the left earpiece.
I sent them in for replacement after moving to a new house. (to be sure they would be returned to the correct address)
They were received in their warehouse in July 2014.
It is now Nov 16, 2014, and still haven't gotten them back.
Their help desk is a nightmare. You cannot call, only create tickets. Getting a reply from them can take LONGER than 18 days, just to get a reply on asking a question.
I have the transcripts saved. (not joking)

They sent me the wrong headset on August 21, 2014. I tried to contact them through the "zen help desk", and couldn't get a reply until September 10, 2014.
I had to harass their facebook page and create 30+ extra tickets just to get SOME KIND of attention, and even still, it took days.

The reason they have not sent me a replacement headset yet is:
"<My name>,

The wireless is out of stock. We sent the 5h to help get you by until the wireless is back in stock. We will send it out automatically when it comes in.

Regard,
Russ
SteelSeries"

After this, they closed my ticket. I didn't even get an e-mail indicating why.

Apparently this is normal practice. If a ticket isn't updated, its automatically closed.
You read that correctly, if they ignore you, their system will close your ticket.

Needless to say, i will never buy one of their products again.

Other Thoughts: Stay away, get something from another company.

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  • brent r.
  • 11/11/2014 5:22:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCustomer Support is terrible

Pros: The sound is excellent. Range is great. Dual batteries are superb.

Cons: Technical support is terrible. I've sent in two tickets (they have no phone number to contact) When I received my reply back it was vague and not pertaining to what I wrote. There is no warning for noobs that there are plastic covers on the tos link cables. Then when I figured that out via google I couldn't get the digital to work on my gaming pc. When I wrote a second ticket for help with this issue they proceeded to tell me how to rma these headphones....... That is ridiculous. No chat support no phone support = 2 eggs Basically Google is way more help then this email support which hasn't resolved or answered any of my set backs .

Other Thoughts: for msrp 299 dollar price tag you think they could at least do something more than write you what almost seems like a mass generated scripted solution.

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3 out of 5 eggsAnother Dissatisfied EggXpert follow-up

Pros: see other reviews

Cons: The batteries in my unit sporadically stop charging (and worse, sometimes even lose charge) while in the base. That's a pain since the major convenience of this unit is the way it charges. If my headset dies and I grab the other battery and it's also dead, I have no other options.

Also I've noticed a bit of burn-in on the LCD screen on the base.

Anyway, I emailed customer service about the batteries and they kept sending me automated RMA notifications. I told them over and over that I don't have proof of purchase (I am a reviewer, I get the item without purchase). No response. I ask them "can't we diagnose this problem without RMA?" no response. "Is this a known problem or will the new unit also be subject to similar issues?" no response. Just automated email after automated email with fake names of fake customer service people who likely don't exist and who certainly don't read anything I write.

I'm going to wipe down the battery contacts with microfiber cloth. If that doesn't work, whatever. The product has a small flaw and the customer service turns out to be absolute garbage.

Other Thoughts: see other reviews

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2 out of 5 eggsFollow up from my eggspert review

Pros: Please read my previous review for the pros.

Cons: I had an incident a few months ago where I required to replace the headset. Tech support doesnt pay attention obviously, because they keep sending me a 9H headset replacement instead of the actual headset I need. Either their RMA staff is a robot, or there is nobody there to help with tech support.

Bottom line is dont damage your headset, or try to get an RMA set through SteelSeries tech support, they will ignore your requests and send you something else. 2nd time Ive received a 9H headset instead of replacement headphones here...

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  • Maria H.
  • 9/28/2014 4:43:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat until the left speaker stopped working

Pros: This is the best wireless headset that I've ever heard. They have a very long range. I could listen to music on my computer from anywhere in my house. They fit very comfortably. I found myself using them for hours at a time and almost forgetting that they were there. The audio quality is great compared to previous headsets that I have used.

Cons: Quiet yet noticeable humming sound at higher volumes, but it seems to go way after a few minutes. The mic isnt that great, but I only use it for talking to friends and they dont seem to mind.
The reason why I gave it 2 stars instead of five is because after 4 months of them working perfectly, the left speaker stopped working. I was listening to music and it just stopped working. at the time I was using them wireless so I tried them wired but they still did not work.

Other Thoughts: I have not contacted steelseies yet, but I hope that I can get them fixed or replaced. I have only had them for four months and have been taking very good care of them. They just stopped working randomly. I have had this problem before with a skull candy headset, but I was not expecting it to happen to a $300 headset.

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  • Jason O.
  • 8/24/2014 10:40:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Comfy ear cups, quality sound, and replaceable rechargeable batteries.

Cons: Price.

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  • Michelle C.
  • 8/21/2014 5:55:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsamazing headsets

Pros: -Sounds great
-comfortable
-great quality
-easy to install
- so many plugs!

Cons: - mic not the best

Other Thoughts: I love these headsets, I have owned a few wireless headsets and these top all of them by far. The sound quality for gaming class wireless headset is by far the best. The ear cushions really curve to the face so no sound escapes, on top of that they are really comfortable, tbh the whole headset is really comfortable.

The only complaint i have had is that my friends say the mic isnt great, but lucky for me i dont have to listen to myself.

I would really recommend this headset to people. It was really worth the price!

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  • Allen K.
  • 8/9/2014 7:19:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply amazing

Pros: I would consider myself an audiophile and for being a gaming headset primarily they are wonderful.

Being able to connect both my playstation 4 and my computer at the same time and switch between inputs remotely from the headset is a HUGE advantage. I cant say enough about this.

Some people say the headset is under powered but do you really want to be deaf at 50 years old? The max volume is to much for long gaming sessions.

Cons: Ok the cons...

#1 con of the headset doesnt have anything to do with the headset itself but what comes with it. The length of the cords they give u is a joke. A 3 ft. usb cord is worthless to me. I had to go out and buy a 10 ft. extension at Radio Shack. Other than that minor hiccup its been wonderful and im not going to sacrifice an egg for it.

Price but you get what you pay for,

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