SteelSeries Spectrum 5xB Headset (Xbox 360)
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- Comfortable XL-sized, hear-through cloth ear cushions
- 40mm SunDancer (SCS) units deliver clear gaming optimized soundscape
- Retractable unidirectional microphone system
- SteelSeries Spectrum AudioMixer connects to and links the headsets to the console
- Easy access to independent volume controls for the microphone and in-game audio
- SteelSeries LiveMix, for optimal Xbox LIVE chat and in-game audio
- 3.5mm mini jacks and RCA connectors for Xbox 360 and PC
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Designed as a premium quality, wired headset for Xbox 360 gamers, the SteelSeries Spectrum 5xb has XL-sized, hear-through cloth ear cushions that fit comfortably around the ear. With the custom-built soundscape via 40mm Sun Dancer (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 3 separate parts. Its retractable, unidirectional microphone presents users with adjustable, conve
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.
...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?
|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
|Independent Voice and Chat Volume Control|
|Pre-set Equalizer Settings|
|Interchangeable Ear Cushions|
|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|
|Sensitivity||-38 dB||-38 dB||-38 dB|
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Top Customer Reviews
Over the past years of using the default Xbox 360 Headset, I had become increasingly frustrated with the comfort and sound quality of the device. It's by no means awful, but I'm the sort of guy that likes to lose myself in the immersion of a game without having to constantly adjust or be bothered by tiny inconveniences. It became particularly apparent when Halo Reach was released and I could never hear my friends clearly over the sounds of explosions, and what I did hear was muffled and all sorts of different volumes. I'd had enough, I decided it was worth investing in an upgrade.
My first choice was the Turtle Beach X11 headset, due to a generally positive review base and cheap price. I looked at the fancier wireless models but just couldn't justify spending that much money on a headset when I already have amazing speakers connected to my xbox. On first use, I wasn't amazingly impressed by them. They were of course better than the Microsoft model, and had more features and adjustments, but the sound quality was still far from great and there was just too many wires dangling all over the place. I had to return them, and my search continued.
At this point I was a little stuffed for ideas. While doing my research, I discovered there isn't too many Xbox specific headsets available. Either the products were too crappy and cheap, or too expensive to be worthwhile. So this lead me into looking for Xbox adapters so I could buy a PC headset and use it for both. At this point, it's worth mentioning I use a lot of PC communication as well, such as MMO raids and Skype. Anyway, again, I found the adapters either seemed too cheap, or too expensive. Recurring story going on here.Read more ›
So first of lets talk about the positives of this headphone.
For the price you get a amazing pair of headsets. They are really comfortable around the ear. They are great for travelling with as they can be folded into 3 sections, the 2 earcups and the middle headset piece. The sound quality is amazing, i used this headset to play cod and it was incredible, you could hear people behind you. It comes with a steelseries mixer that connects to the controller and has a really long wire so its good if you are far away from the console itself. The mixer allows you to controll the gameplay volume and the voices of player. Another amazing feature the mixer has is the capability of reducing game volume while your team mates speaks and you can turn it of if you would like.
Now for the cons.
My first pair i had startes having a issue with one of the earcups not working due to the wiring near the connectors,i managed to get another pair sent out to me altough i had to return the headset back. So again after a few months and this time with more care the same thing happened again altough this time i took things into my own hands and cut open the wire. The issue was dues to thin wires and wear and tear so i sorted it together taped it and its good as new altough it doesnt look as good as it did.
so to summarise.
amazing for the price you pay but make sure to take care when using it as the wires are really sensitive to wear and tear!
Only problem is my first pair broke after 1 months use. The sound in 1 ear stopped working.
Steel series replaced my product at the cost of £6 shipping for me. Oh well. Worth the inconvenience.
I use them with my xbox 360...they are brilliant.
UPDATE: Second pair has broken already, exactly the same problem as before. Build quality must be awful, I don't think I will be purchasing another pair I'm sick of returning the bloody things.
Lowered from 5 star to 3 star because of poor build quality / quality control.
This headset may not be bassy or as mentioned earlier 7.1 surround sound, they sound great and the mids are so easy to hear. Watch the video by the designers at Steelseries, but they basically mention how bass isn't everything, and i agree. The microphone is great, my friends say they can hear me very clearly, not too loud, not too quite.
Overall great Xbox and PC headset and i would not get any other one due to its easy set up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a bad headset, sound can be tinny, cheap made and broke within 3 months.
ss xbox range isn't like the Pc range which is one of the best if not the best. Read more
They seemed great but the retractable mike stopped working after a week so I sent them back hoping it was a one off but the 2nd pair had a buzzing right earpiece so they went back... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Christian Edwards
This headset was top of the range when it came out about 5 years ago. At the time I couldn't afford the heavy price tag, around £80, so I bought the next ones down, the 4h for £35... Read morePublished 19 months ago by miles haslehurst
Phenomenal sound and really comfortable. To be honest, I use them as much with my phone for audiobooks and music as I do with the xbox!Published 21 months ago by Kevin Nagurski