Featuring a custom-built soundscape via 40mm SunDancer (SCS) units. View larger
Comfortable XL-sized, hear-through cloth ear cushions fit comfortably around the ear
Unidirectional microphone retracts into the left earcup for convenience and durability
The SteelSeries Spectrum 5xb is a premium quality, wired headset designed for Xbox 360. With the custom-built soundscape via 40mm SunDancer (SCS) units, gamers can pinpoint the direction and locations of noises and movement throughout the game. The headset features a durable, double-braided nylon cord and dismantles into three separate parts. Its retractable, unidirectional microphone presents users with adjustable, convenient and clear voice communication for Xbox LIVE.
Dismantle into 3 separate pieces for easy transportation
The SteelSeries Spectrum AudioMixer offers you maximum power over what you hear
Experience easy operation with independent audio and voice controls at your fingertips. View larger
...And It Sounds Great
With the custom-built soundscape via 40mm SunDancer(SCS) units, you are able to pinpoint the direction of noises and movement throughout the game. Whether it's gunfire, music, or even the sound of someone getting 'pwned' to pieces, the sound is incredible. But they do more than just make games sound great, they help you win. You'll hear everything worth hearing.
The comfortable XL-sized, hear-through cloth ear cushions fit comfortably around the ear, offering you a great audio experience while treating your ears like royalty. It's so comfortable that it can be used for multiple hours at a time, even if you wear glasses.
Going somewhere? No problem. The SteelSeries Spectrum 5xb can be dismantled into 3 separate pieces. This makes transporting your headsets easy and safe. No more showing up at a tournament or a friends' house with broken equipment.
The SteelSeries Spectrum AudioMixer connects the SteelSeries Spectrum 5xb to the Xbox 360 and provides independent audio and voice volume controls. The independent volume controls offer maximum power over what you hear. You no longer have to waste time muting other players.
Separate Audio and Mic Controls
Since the SteelSeries AudioMixer is attached to your Xbox 360 controller, it is really easy to operate. You have the same level of control over your controller as you've always had--AudioMixer doesn't interfere with normal operations in any way. It's really easy to have even more control; now you have independent volume controls, microphone controls and access to LiveMix, all within your thumbs reach. Easy access to independent audio and voice controls provides players with complete and intuitive control of volume levels for in-game audio and Xbox LIVE communication.
LiveMix Smart Audio Balancing
SteelSeries LiveMix offers players the quick-button option to improve the balance of Xbox LIVE chat and in-game audio, so that voice communication is mixed and amplified over the sounds of gunfire and explosions, without having to increase the volume of the headset and risk hearing damage.
Hidden Microphone System
The SteelSeries signature retractable microphone system provides additional convenience and durability. The microphone is unidirectional and delivers clear voice communication for Xbox LIVE. Everyone will hear you loud and clear unless you choose to mute, but that's up to you.
What's in the Box
SteelSeries Spectrum 5xb headset, SteelSeries Spectrum AudioMixer, RCA cable, and documentation.
What Critics Are Saying About SteelSeries 5xb Headphones
"... The SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB headset performs well and is a very good quality product on the whole. The flexibility of being able to dismantle the headset when travelling is welcomed and comfort is as good as the rest of their range."
--Henry Butt, Kitguru
"As we have come to expect from SteelSeries the Spectrum 5XB is certainly a quality headset. It feels solid, has a lovely finish and the use of components such as braided cable ensure long term reliability."
--Stuart Kerley, HardwareHeaven.com (9/10 rating)
"I have to admit I am really impressed with the new SteelSeries Spectrum 5xb, the sound deep and rich and the microphone works well. The Audiomixer is a brilliant design that keeps the pad balanced and is ergonomic to use, the Livemix being a fantastic bonus."
--Hollie Bennett, Destructoid
"As headsets go, the Spectrum 5xbs has everything you'd like to see in a headset...They're comfortable, the mic is clear, and the automatic audio level handling is particularly handy if you play teammate-heavy games."
--Nicholas Deleon, TechCrunch CrunchGear
Which SteelSeries Spectrum Gaming Headset is Right for You?
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|Compatible Platforms ||Xbox 360 and PC ||Xbox 360 and PC ||Xbox 360, PC, and Mac |
|Connection Type ||Cable |
12 ft (3.7 m)
12 ft (3.7 m)
2.6 GHz Transmitter Box
|Amplified Audio || || || |
|Independent Voice and Chat Volume Control || || || |
|SteelSeries LiveMix || || || |
|SteelSeries ExactSND || || || |
|Retractable Microphone || || || |
|Travel Friendly || || || |
|Pre-set Equalizer Settings || || || |
|Interchangeable Ear Cushions || || || |
|Speaker Size ||40mm ||40mm ||50mm |
|Battery Life || || ||+20 hours |
|Automatic Power Off || || || |
|Frequency Response ||16 - 28,000 Hz ||16 - 28,000 Hz ||18 - 28,000 Hz |
|Impedance ||40 Ohm ||40 Ohm ||32 Ohm |
|SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms ||110 dB ||110 dB ||112 dB |
|Cable Length ||3.28 ft (1 m) ||3.28 ft (1 m) ||3.28 ft (1 m) |
|Jacks ||3.5 mm ||3.5 mm ||3.5 mm |
|Frequency Response ||75 - 16,000 Hz ||75 - 16,000 Hz ||50 - 16,000 Hz |
|Pick-up Pattern ||Unidirectional ||Unidirectional ||Unidirectional |
|Sensitivity ||-38 dB ||-38 dB ||-38 dB |