SteelSeries H Wireless Headset (PC CD)
- 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
- SteelSeries next-generation speaker drivers for rich sound and low-frequency punch
- Works with PC/Mac, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox 360, PS3/4, home entertainment, and mobile devices
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H Wireless delivers professional audio without compromise. The headset is lag free, low latency, and features three Dolby surround sound technologies. H Wireless works on virtually all platforms. H Wireless is the first gaming headset with an OLED display used to visually monitor all audio, wireless, configuration, and system settings. Most commonly used settings can be adjusted remotely from the headset. H Wireless contains a headset, transmitter, and all cables needed for connection to your PC, Xbox, Playstation, Mac, media centers, home theater equipment, and mobile devices. H Wireless also comes with two hot-swappable Lithium-Ion batteries for limitless play time.
1.To troubleshoot for any crackling/buzzing / hissing noises, re-establish pairing between the headset and transmitter. To do this, go to System > Pair on the H Wireless transmitter and follow the prompts on screen. Also kindly check the source audio is set at an appropriate level. To adjust the level in a PC or Mac, go to the audio mixer, which is the small speaker icon in the bottom right corner in Windows, or System Preferences > Sound > Output in Mac. You may also be able to adjust the volume level in the player program’s settings or preferences (such as Windows Media Player or iTunes).
2.For the charging and battery issues the note that the H Wireless is capable of being USB bus powered. That means that the PC, Mac, or console may be able to power H Wireless on its USB ports. However, when you turn off the device to which H Wireless is connected, it will no longer have power. For that reason, and to ensure that you always have a fully charged backup battery ready to go, SteelSeries recommends connecting the included wall power supply to the H Wireless transmitter box using the power cable even in USB setups.
3.For the longest-lasting performance from your H Wireless batteries, it’s best not to fully discharge them all the way. SteelSeries recommends swapping batteries at about 25% remaining charge. Occasional full discharges are fine; frequent full discharges will reduce the lifespan of the batteries. Rotate batteries so both get regular use. Be sure to keep your headset and transmitter out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
SteelSeries H Wireless Headset, H Wireless Transmitter, Documentation, 2 Battery Packs, Cables, Power Adapter
From the Manufacturer
SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset
H Wireless cuts the cord on our highly successful H Series headset line to deliver crystal clear audio and cutting edge performance on all platforms. The H Wireless headset also continuously frequency hops to preempt and circumvent interference.
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.
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.
|Siberia v2||Siberia v3||Siberia v3 Prism||Siberia Elite Prism||H Wireless|
|Retractable/ Unidirectional mic pickup||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|RGB illuminated ear cups||✓||✓|
|Earcup volume control||✓||✓|
|2m Extension cable||✓||✓||✓|
|Dolby 7.1 virtual surround||✓||✓|
|Dual Analog 3.5mm/4-Pole 3.5mm||Dual Analog 3.5mm||Dual Analog 3.5mm & 4-Pole 3.5mm||Dual Analog 3.5mm & 4-Pole 3.5mm||Dual Analog 3.5mm & 4-Pole 3.5mm|
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Top Customer Reviews
Cons: Maximum sound volume
Build quality: 10/10
Overall sound quality for a headset: 10/10
Microphone quality: 9/10
Review price: £235
Value: 8/10 (at £235 price tag)
Overall rating: 9/10
Packaging and contents
Starting off with the packaging, it gives off an extremely good impression of what will lie inside. A big, solid box that has a nice texture to it.
Moving unto the package contents of the H Wireless – you get a nice plethora of accessories to use with your headset:
H Wireless headset
2x lithium 1000mHa batteries
USB wall charger
4x inter-changeable worldwide plugs (UK, EU, US & Asia)
As you can see SteelSeries have really thought it through and included everything needed to use your headset with a various array of inputs (more on that in a bit).
It is nice to see that SteelSeries also thought about the worldwide availability of the headset and thus the worldwide use of the headset. What I mean is that you aren’t limited to a headset that can only be charged in the UK or the EU. It is one that can be also changed on the fly and changed for the region that you’re going to be in.
The only thing missing from the package, is a small carrying pouch, which can be used to store the headphones and be used to take them on the go.Read more ›
Some detailed observations below:
From the start this product felt very high quality and easy to use; all of the cables are provided to interface with PC (USB/optical) and various consoles or TV. The manufacturer recommends to use the optical input for any PC sound cards that support it in order to benefit from the virtual Dolby surround sound.
The sound quality is much better than my previous headset and the wireless signal seems to be quite strong, as I can even walk into the next room and not notice any deterioration in the quality. Other reviewers have complained about some background noise, though I have not noticed this to date with my specimen (this was my biggest worry on purchasing this product). I almost prefer to use this headset over my PC speakers (Bose Companion 5) most of the time, so that says something!
So far I have only used the retractable microphone for a few Skype calls and it worked fine.
The battery life is around 10 hours of use and you always have one battery charging in the base station so there is never any downtime, this is very well implemented compared to other battery supported headphones I have owned (e.g. Bose Quiet Comfort 15).
The ear cups are just large enough for my [I believe] normal-sized ears and wear comfortably even for extended 4-5 hour gaming sessions.
First I'll explain how I wanted to use them. I switch between; gaming on my 360, Xbone, PC, listening to music and using VOIP. I do this on a multiple screen set-up so it's important to me that this headset can connect to everything without the need to change plugs about or whatever.
I connected the optical audio port on my TV to the headset 'base station' and this provides the audio from my consoles. I used the base station USB connection for my computer audio. This covers each device that I needed to connect, leaving a spare 3.5mm jack for something else if I needed it.
The base station has a choice of pre-named, semi-configured audio 'sources' such as 'Xbox', 'Playstation' or 'TV'. The idea is you select which ones you want to configure yourself and leave out the ones you don't need - so I have two sources, Xbox and PC. Essentially all you do is tell each source where to get audio from and where to send your mic audio to. So, for example, on 'PC' I set them both to USB which means I can select them from the choices of recording and playback devices in Windows. I actually use a different mic on my PC but I have tested this one and it is very good.
'Xbox' is simpler, or more complicated depending on how you look at it as you can't configure where to send your mic audio. The reason for this is due to Xbox consoles only accepting mic audio through the controller jack port - meaning you have to connect your headset to your controller using the Xbox adapter [360 or Xbone specific] and the 2.5mm jack lead supplied with the headset.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quite simple the best headset I have ever owned! As you might expect from the price it is great and gets daily use for several hours for gaming and work skype calls, it is a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris
Best headset there is, bar none (now rebranded as the HD800). The problem is that Steelseries customer support is non-existent. As such I cannot recommend anyone buys it.Published 2 months ago by M. Stanbrook
I'd gone through countless reviews to find out the best wireless gaming headset that would work across the PS4 and Xbox One. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Martin Blessing
The best headset i've ever owned, but its not for use with a laptop when your on the go. Leave it on your deskPublished 8 months ago by Gareth
Excellent pair of headphones.
Sound quality is better than my old Logitech G35 by a wide marginal. Read more