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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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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.



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.



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.



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.




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.



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.



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.



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.




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.



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.



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.




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.



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.



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.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • erik h.
  • 8/20/2015 5:39:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOK headset, Horrible customer service

Pros: -Great coverage, able to walk all over house without dropping sound even when going through multiple walls
-great at blocking out other sounds
-Better sound that other wireless headsets ie 930's a50's corsair 2000's

Cons: -very high clamping force on larger heads, had to take them off every 45 mins because they were digging into my head due to the cheap ear pads that flatten out when used for longer periods of time.
- mic has noticeably more "noise" than the modmic I used for a long time. but that is a very high standard to put it against

- I have a big head and 25 days after purchase while just sliding them on my head the little bit of plastic holding the headband to the muffs just flat out broke in two. Now I have had this happen before with other brands and usually a simple RMA and It will get replaced.

NOT WITH STEELSERIES I opened a ticket and sent my my headset in right away. They received it almost 2 month ago now and I still haven't got the replacement they said they would send.

They also just closed the ticket I had opened with them with no updates. I am not on my fourth ticket and still haven't got a response from a rep since 6/26 they just close tickets over and over again. Also I am not alone the subreddit they have is full of people in the same boat as me, Others have started spamming their twitter and Facebook. I will updated this if this ever gets resolved but as of now I think I will never get the replacement they promised me and I am out the headset I paid for That I may have been able to find my own fix for too

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  • jovahn t.
  • 8/18/2015 4:27:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsworst customer service/RMA

Pros: Headset is comfortable and i love how easy it is to connect to everything . The sound is great as well

Cons: It's a shame the company doesn't care about their customers after they have spent money. I have never had such a bad experience with a company in my life. I have put in 5 RMA request as well as posted on their social websites to get and answer on if they had received my headset. I sent in the tracking number and the source i used for shipping. I still havent heard back from them. All they do is close my tickets with no phone call or any type of response.I feel helpless and very angry cause it looks like i have just lost a 300 dollar pair of headset. Do not trust this company because if you need them after your purchase you will not be able to contact them at all. Keep your money and go to another company that treats their customers right. I would have given this review a 1 star but the product i liked its the company that has turned me off. I will not be buying any other products from them ever. SO now i have no headsets and have to go buy another pair from a different company because of SteelSeries.

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  • Stacy F.
  • 7/31/2015 8:21:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsAwesome Sound Poor Execution

Pros: Outstanding Audio Quality, Wireless, includes all cables, lies flat on desk when not in use, comfortable to wear

Cons: Customer service, no sidetone / mic monitor, no software, no manual, doesn't really work right out of the box, terrible microphone, included optical cable is too short to be useful.

Other Thoughts: There are two outstanding features of this headset: Audio Quality and Wireless. The set is adjustable and can be bent for a perfect fit so they are comfy as well. An adjustable sidetone would be easy to add but Steelseries does not have it so shouting into the mic can become a problem. The mic itself is a horrible sounding afterthought of a microphone. It's not just terrible, it's advanced terrible and for a $300 headset it's a downright insult to the customer. Out of the box the audio is unacceptably low but adjusting the chatmix fixes that. As far as I can tell Livemix doesn't do anything. There is no PC software or manual so figuring anything out is up to you and Google. I almost returned them because I couldn't hear the game so they really should set the default so that there is at least a good amount of volume out of the box. I actually only stumbled on the chatmix setting and found out that improves the volume. After emailing back and forth with customer service, I'm convinced that Steelseries is counting on their audio quality to maintain sales. Most professional reviews, unfortunately, put too much emphasis on audio quality and not enough on features. After doing a little research I found that most gamers appear to prefer sidetone. Steelseries says they don't think their customers use it so they didn't include it even though they could have easily. Well they include it but it doesn't work and you can't adjust it. It's super simple to implement, even $30 headphones have it, Steelseries doesn't think for your $300 that you deserve the choice. So in all, for your $300 you get a barebones headset, no instructions, no sidetone, a garbage mic and you support a company that doesn't really care about their customers if it means they can make one dollar more profit. What you do get is great audio quality, albeit other $300 headsets also offer that, all the cables you need, although the optical cable won't reach your desktop if you keep your tower on the floor, and a comfy fit. You can decide for yourself if $300 is worth it. I'm keeping mine because the do sound great and it's too much trouble to return them. Now that it's all set up, I can live with the lack of features that SHOULD be included with a high end headset. If the lack of sidetone or the other shortcomings don't bother you, they are a good headset. However, if you haven't already purchased them, it might be a good idea to look closely at the competition before making your final choice.

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  • Nicolaas P.
  • 7/2/2015 11:56:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBroke in 3 months, 2 months (still waiting) for RMA

Pros: Replaceable AND rechargeable batteries, 2 included with headset.
Good sound quality.
Very nice base station hardware/software

these pros are the only thing stopping me from a 1 egg review.

SteelSeries is known for decent quality in all their wired headsets so why does this thing have cheap *expletive deleted* plastic headband and plastic on plastic balljoint interface that allows for the angle adjustment on the earpieces; I know this because that is what broke on my headset, right side broke completely leaving earpiece dangling from the wire, otherside showed signs of cracking and was near breaking.

All of this just from daily use and taking it on and off my head. Headset was always hung on armrest of chair when not in use and treated with respect (its a freaking $300 headset after all)

Other Thoughts: Below is a concise version of my RMA experience with Steelseries trying to attain a replacement headset:

(RMA ticket handled by "Russ B."

5/5/15: RMA ticket made
5/7/15: initial response, told to input address and select it for RMA to move forward. complied with request and responded in the ticket that i had done so.
5/14/15: No response from SteelSeries(SS), so i post another message in the ticket.
5/15/15: SS responds that address has been received, no further instructions.
5/17/15: I ask how we are going to proceed\
5/18/15: RMA has been approved, shipping instructions are given.
5/25/15: I post that it is shipped and include a tracking number.
6/1/15: SS posts that headset has been received.
6/2/15: Replacement authorized.
6/10/15: I post "hey its been over a week, whats up?"
6/21/15: SS states that they wont be sending a new headset and that i will instead be getting a coupon to buy something of equal or lesser value from the SS store.
6/22/15: I post that I really hope this is a fluke and that its been ALMOST A MONTH SINCE THEY RECEIVED MY HEADSET.
6/25/15: SS posts that they have run out of coupons and need to print more, they should get back to me in "a few days"
7/2/15: I post that I would like to speak to a supervisor.

So hear I stand, with no other option then to publicly shame a company I used to respect in an attempt to get my headset back.

I have so far received no compensation or even a return of my broken headset.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/13/2015 7:19:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsPOOR QUALITY

Pros: It's wireless?

Cons: Poor quality sound compared to other $300 wireless headsets.

Has WEAK bass even when tweaking equalizer to max.

Feels like cheap plastic and cheap pleather earphones.
It's bound to break and the headphones are going to disintegrate in time without a doubt.

Other Thoughts: Don't waste your time buying this headset based on other reviews or from the popular Linus tip video. I'm fairly certain he was paid to make these headphones appear godly, it certainly gained my interests. So I bought both these headphones and the universal Astro A50s. The A50s blow these poor quality headphones out of the water in terms of bass, clarity and quality of materials used for long-term durability.

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  • Mike S.
  • 5/13/2015 3:26:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA very high quality gaming headset

Pros: Pros:
Sturdy build quality
Very comfortable during long periods of use
Sound quality is outstanding and easily rivals that of wired headsets
Unique hot-swappable battery tech
Mic quality seems fine. I do live stream, and online game a lot and I haven't heard any complaints.

Cons: The advertised wireless range is 40ft. Well, I haven't taken this into an open field to find out if this is true, but your house most likely has doors and hallways and things that might obscure line of sight. The more realistic wireless range is like 20 ft. I can't make it to the kitchen which is ~20 feet away on the same floor, without this losing connection. So take the claim of 40ft with a grain of salt...
Not worth an egg because the pros outweigh the con, but something to think about.

Other Thoughts: Something to think about is that in my experience, each battery seems to last somewhere in the realm of 8 hours. You get 2 batteries and the idea of this headset is that you'll swap one out as soon as it's getting low or dead. This is a nice idea because you don't have to remember to plug it in to charge overnight or if you are a binge gamer that sits and games for very extended periods of time. It will take some time to get used to, but I'm beginning to become fond of it.

I upgraded from a Steelseries Siberia v2, which I've had for several years, and so far I find this headset to be more comfortable, and the sound quality is at least as good as the siberia. Possible even better but I haven't sat down and really tried to compare the two.

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  • Andrew J.
  • 4/29/2015 8:11:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute Garbage

Pros: Wireless is nice.

Cons: - Very uncomfortable if wearing for extended periods of time.
- Microphone quality is abysmal.

Other Thoughts: Extremely disappointing considering the cost.

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  • Nicholas W.
  • 4/5/2015 1:31:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReview

Pros: -Light Weight
-Clean and stylish design
-Retractable mic
-Good good range
-Audio is not too loud

Cons: -Price

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  • Jared B.
  • 3/26/2015 2:02:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid headset

Pros: Good sound quality, nice fit and finish, battery life is as stated 20+ hours, easy to set up. Haven't had them long but so far the games I've played through them sound amazing to the point where I find myself turning my head to see if the sounds I heard were actually behind me.

Cons: The plastic that the ear cups attach to was somewhat on the cheap side which was surprising. Also, It's fine for me but I could see how some people would want them to get a bit louder. I keep them at full volume most of the time and I have no problem hearing the most subtle nuances but I'm sure for some folks they could be louder

Other Thoughts: I was a bit nervous dropping $300 on a headset that has a ton of bad reviews regarding the customer support but they really do sound great. I'm praying I don't have to experience any of the customer support nightmares like some other users but so far so good. I've used them for games and movies on my ps4 and I truly believe as far as headsets go you can't buy a better pair. Hope it lasts!

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  • Don T.
  • 1/4/2015 7:59:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNeeds improvement but passable...

Pros: - Wireless range and clarity very good.
- Mic sensitivity very good and clarity of recording very good.
- Setup easy.
- Base station options seem very rich although haven't experimented much with the features so I can't attest to whether they are practical or gimmicky. ie the "livechat" or "chatmix" features.

Cons: - Comfort. Specifically the compression/tension of the headset. I am far from being fat or on the large size head scale, and these things are tight. The pleather is also a minor annoyance and not my personal favorite. Hopefully this gets better over time... FYI, It should be noted I wear glasses with my headsets.
- Batteries. Many people list this as a pro however my personal view is this is a tedious maintenance task of swapping out batteries. I wish you could plug the headset into the base station and charge, but you can't. You have to swap out the batteries.

Other Thoughts: My review is based on having something to compare this headset against. I also own the Skullcandy Plyr 1 7.1 high end wireless headset for which i reviewed on newegg as well. I believe I gave the Skullcandy 2 eggs because of the cheap plastic construction and durability.

Personally I think the Skullcandy was more comfortable than the Steel H. The tension wasn't as constricting on the Skullcandy and the ear cups were cloth (my personal preference).

Also, just a personal preference of mine, but I think I prefer the boom mic over the retractable. I found the boom mic more convenient for taking a drink or eating something compared to the retractable as you can just flip the boom Mic to the up position. Every time you need to move the Steel H Mic out of the way you need to re-bend it back into proper position.... which i find to be a major pain. I am constantly fiddling with the Mic 3-4 times after a retraction to get perfect again. The best of both worlds for me would be a flip Mic that is bendable for perfect mouth placement.

The sound quality between both 7.1 headsets are fairly indistinguishable to my ears, so it's a toss up as far as I am concerned.

In the end, I can't really recommend either headset as they both have their annoyances when compared to the price. On comfort alone, I'd choose Skullcandy as I would favor comfort over features. For the novice youtuber/game recordings with voice... you'll get better quality with the Steel H but given the preface of "novice" both Mic's are audible in recordings. So if your not going for production quality, does this Mic difference really matter to you??? my vote would be no...

Overall I am disappointed in the Wireless headset arena having purchase 2 of the top most expensive brands that have received somewhat positive reviews. The perfect headset seems to be an elusive dream for manufactures as you can't find reviews where people are in the 90+ percent happy column.

Hope this helps in your decision making as I feel you'd only be making this purchase if you had disposable income.

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