SteelSeries 9H Review

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Introduction

eSports is a really big deal these days, with many different companies sponsoring teams as if they were football teams/franchises etc.  On such company that does this is the Danish peripheral giant SteelSeries, who have big teams like Na’Vi, are bound to attract a lot of attention from aspiring gamers who look up to these elite gamers like they are gods.  Saying that, SteelSeries do have a very large product line other than the team sponsored products which we have seen quite a few of in the past.

Today however, I will be taking a look at their 9H gaming headset which features Dolby Pro Logic IIx, in-line audio controls and a retractable noise cancelling microphone.  With the gamer in mind, how well will it perform in not just gaming, but audio and general use also?  I intend to find out so let’s get on with the review…

A little bit about SteelSeries:

From day one, SteelSeries has been focused on making high performance gaming gear used by the most demanding, top professional gamers worldwide and peripherals that provide superior quality and a competitive edge to gamers of all skill levels. We believe, as most gamers do, in winning, not trying!

Put simply, SteelSeries does not claim to invent or reinvent the gaming industry. Nor do we focus on one specific product, copy other companies or follow the crowd.

Instead we leave it to you, the gamer, our customer/partner/inspiration, to decide if we are deserving of such declarations and accolades. What we do promise, however, is to remain committed to you. We will continue to work with you and the gaming community to make the best products possible and give you that competitive edge. We will continue to do our best to support the growth of the professional gaming industry and give back to the gaming communities. By doing so, we don’t just talk a good game, we win!

Specifications

Headphones
– Frequency response: 10 – 28000 Hz
– Impedance: 32 Ohm
– SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 110 dB
– Cable length: 1.2 + 2 = 3.2m
– Jacks: 2 x 3.5mm for PC
– + 4-pole 3.5mm Mac®, Mobile and Tablets

Microphone
– Frequency response: 50 – 16000 Hz
– Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
– Sensitivity: -37 +/- 3 dB
– Impedance: 2K Ohm

 

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