SteelSeries 5Hv2 Headset

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SteelSeries 5Hv2 Headset
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Product: SteelSeries 5Hv2 Headset
Provided By: SteelSeries
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If you are a gamer and have a family, friends or other loved ones that live in the same building as you, I'm sure there are many times when they've wished that you'd get a headset.  The truth is, gamers need to be able to hear clearly the enemy's footsteps, and other ambient sounds in the game really bring it to life.  Speakers are great for those gaming sessions when you're alone in the house, but for the rest of the time, a headset is a requirement - if you like to keep people happy.  Today we are looking at one of the newest headsets from SteelSeries - the 5Hv2.  While this headset has in fact been around a while, it's still a solid headset that has a growing number of users as the price comes down.


First Impressions:

This headset comes in perhaps the best packaging that we've seen from SteelSeries.  The package can be opened without a knife and you can actually put the headset back in the box if you decide that you don't like perfectly comfortable, good sounding headphones.



Previous headsets that we've looked at from SteelSeries had plastic/cardboard packing that had to be cut or torn and was completely disposable.  I like the re-usable package.  This package though is business in the front with a bit of a party going on in the back much like the mullets of years gone by.

Specs, Highlights & More:

To find out more about the 5Hv2, we pull some information from the manufacturers website:


  • Frequency response: 16 - 28.000 Hz
  • Impedance: 40 Ohm
  • SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 110 dB
  • Cable length: 1+2=3 meters (10 feet)
  • Connectors: 3.5 mm


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

Headset - Right Side
Headset - Right Side


SteelSeries 5H v2 highlights:

  • Pull-out microphone system
  • Custom engineered soundscape for gaming
  • Specifically optimized for FPS games
  • Comfortable XL-sized ear cushions
  • Features extra durable braided cord
  • Can be dismantled into 3 seperate pieces



SteelSeries 5H v2 is one of the most popular gaming headsets on the planet. This headset has been used by talented gamers to win major international events like Electronic Sports World Cup, World e-Sport Games, World Series of Video Games, Kode 5, World Cyber Games, Samsung Euro Championship, ESL Extreme Masters and many others.

When wearing the SteelSeries 5H v2 you'll immediately notice the enormous full-size ear cushions which gently fit around your ears and reduce background noise. The comfort is something that has to be experienced first hand, either at a friends house or at one of the many LAN-centers and Internet cafées that offers the headset to their customers.

The headset features a custom-engineered soundscape designed to enhance performance and immersion in FPS-games. This headset was developed and optimized specifically for in-game sound frequencies found in the most popular shooters - making in-game sounds like footsteps, alerts and gunfire especially clear. You will be able to hear and pinpoint the location of your opponents, often before they hear you.

The SteelSeries 5H v2 can easily be dismantled into 3 separate parts, that easily fit into a bag or a carrying case. This makes transportation of the headset both easy and safe. The pull-out microphone is practically invisible when not in use.