SteelSeries 5H v2 Gaming Headset Review

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SteelSeries 5H v2 Gaming Headset


SteelSeries are a company who specialize in professional gaming gear. Dominating their product portfolio more so are their gaming headsets. One such headset which is popular among many professional gamers worldwide is their 5H v2 headset. Featuring a pull-out microphone, XL ear cushions and a custom engineered soundscape for gaming, it certainly sounds promising. Let’s see if it’s popular for all the right reasons…

About SteelSeries

“From day one, SteelSeries has been focused on making professional gaming gear that provide meaningful benefits to gamers of all skill-level, with the most demanding being those gamers whose lively hood depends on the performance of our products. We believe, as most gamers do, in winning, not trying!

What originally began as a small two-person operation in Copenhagen back in 2001 has become a global leader in professional gaming products. SteelSeries recognized the need for superior, high-quality professional gaming gear that would give players a competitive edge.”


  • 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 separate pieces
  • Available in black and glossy white



  • Frequency response: 16 – 28.000 Hz
  • Impedance: 40 Ohm
  • SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 110 dB
  • Cable length: 1, 0 + 2, 0 = 3 m (9, 8 ft.)
  • Jack: 3,5 mm


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