SteelSound 4H Gamers Headset

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SteelSound 4H Gamers Headset
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Product: SteelSeries' SteelSound 4H Headset
Provided By: SteelSeries
Price: $69.95USD MSRP

Introduction:

When building a new system to take to a LAN, often one overlooked component is a headset.  When gaming in a noisy environment, or when gaming late at night without disturbing your spouse, a headset is a vital component.  There are many headsets on the market today and some offer features such as surround sound or vibration feedback.  Today we are looking at a "plain Jane" headset from SteelSeries that makes up for its lack of gimmicks which a high quality product.  Not all additional features are gimmicks by all means, but a good stereo headset is hard to beat if you've got a soundcard that can product some virtual surround effect.  Let's take a look at the SteelSound 4H and see how it compares to the other headsets we've reviewed in the past.

 

Packaging:

Although packaging doesn't make a product sound better, it does showcase the product on the shelf and keep the product safe during shipping.  The SteelSound 4H comes in a plastic blister package with a cardboard back.  This means that you will be able to open the headset without during damage to yourself, but you won't be able to reseal the package.

 SteelSound 4H - Front
SteelSound 4H - Front
SteelSound 4H - Back
SteelSound 4H - Back

 

The package looks pretty sharp and should get a fair bit of attention on the store shelf.  While it's not as flashy as some, it makes up for it with a good view of most of the headset.  The only part you can't see is the back edge - and it's not that exciting.

 SteelSound 4H - Well Packed
SteelSound 4H - Well Packed

 

Not only does the 4H come in a form fitting package, it is also held in by a couple of twist-ties in order to keep in from rattling around.  The packaging and presentation is very good.


Specs & Features:

The information below has been taken from the SteelSound 4H product page and pasted here for your convenience. 

Headphones

  • Frequency response: 16 - 28.000 Hz
  • Impedance: 40 Ohm
  • SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 110 dB
  • Cable length: 1.8 meters (6 feet)

Microphone

  • Frequency response: 75 - 16.000 Hz
  • Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
  • Sensitivity: -38dB
  • Impedance: 2k Ohm

Highlights:
  • Lightweight gaming headset with XL-sized earcushions
  • Developed in cooperation with professional gamers
  • Retractable uni-directional microphone system
  • Volume control, featuring 3 microphone settings
  • Full-size earcups for maximum individual comfort
  • Strong and deep resonating in-game sound projection
  • 40mm SteelSound SunDancer(Sd) Units


Created as a simplified version of the SteelSound 5H v2, SteelSound 4H features many of the same features such as XL-sized ear cushions, a retractable microphone, volume control, and sound specifically geared towards enhancing in-game performance. However, unlike the SteelSeries 5H v2, this headset cannot be dismantled into separate pieces.

We recommend SteelSeries 4H for both FPS and RTS-gamers.

 

We'll see if we recommend them as well.