The SteelSeries H Wireless is certainly a premium product both in a feature and price and not only is it in the very high-end of gaming peripherals, the RRP is knocking on the door of some serious, entry-level hifi equipment, too.
Unfortunately, I don’t have much experience with hifi equipment north, or even close to, £200 but on the merits of the H wireless being gaming orientated first, I think the asking price is fair given it’s performance and feature set. £200 or so pounds, if you Google-fu around, nets you an impressive headset that brought up no obvious shortcomings during testing from a well regarded manufacturer in SteelSeries. The double battery pack included really does mean you’re up and away at all times and control box is a lot simpler to use than many other ‘receivers’ I’ve used in the past.
The wireless range was a bit of a let down when compared to a product that costs half as much but not to the extent that it leaves a sour taste in the mouth and perhaps this is something that can be addressed in a firmware update. Sticking with software for the moment, whilst I haven’t come across anything that has specifically warranted it, SteelSeries premium ‘H’ series headset not having any SteelSeries Engine footprint is a bit of a shame.
To finish up, SteelSeries have certainly impressed with the H wireless. The device itself is comfy, easy to use and most of all doesn’t sacrifice anything for the sake of being wireless. Audio quality is superb as is battery life, functionality and aesthetics. The H wireless could really clean up anyone’s desk – even with the control box – and wouldn’t look out of place anywhere.
An impressive piece of kit from SteelSeries that is both form and function. Wireless coverage is great although not as extensive as cheaper products tested previously.
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