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SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound for PC-Mac PS3-4 Xbox 360 and Apple TV by Review Summary ,  Nov 2, 2015

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SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound for PC/Mac PS3/4 Xbox 360 and Apple TV
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 349 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 8.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Control4.8   above average
Level4.7   above average
Range4.6   above average
Gaming4.5   average
Transmitter4.5   above average
Comfortable4.4   average
Fit4.4   average
Sound4.4   average
Setup4.3   average
Surround4.3   average
Wireless4.3   average
Quality4.2   average
Battery4.1   average
Price4.0   below average
Audio3.9   average
Base3.8   below average
Design3.8   below average
Music3.7   below average
Volume3.7   average
USB3.6   average
Bluetooth3.5   below average
Cable3.4   average
Loud3.4   below average
Noise3.3   below average
Power3.3   average
Voice3.3   below average
Xbox3.3   below average
Microphone3.2   below average
Beach2.9   below average
Support2.3   below average


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Amazon

Amazon:
"I am a month in to trying to solve the microphone problem and not sure if it can be fixed or I should return to Amazon."
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"I sit pretty far from the television, and did not want to have to deal with wires as I did with my PS3 once the wireless headset I had for that (which, as of right now is listed on Amazon as Wireless Stereo Headset - Playstation 3) failed."
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"If you dont think they are as good as stated return them to Amazon, they have an amazing return policy."
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"If you want, you can read my review on them as well, just know that I purchased them from Best Buy and not Amazon."
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"UPDATE:The RMA went smoothly (thanks Amazon! )"
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"The good news, Amazon took care of me properly, as they always do in these situations."
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"It's easy to find 7.1 channel USB soundcards on Amazon... http: www."
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"I tried and returned about 4 headsets on Best Buy and Amazon."
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Audio

Audio:
"Another complaint is more of a nice to have, but I do miss my audio controls that were available on the G930."
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"There hasn't been any lag in the audio or any of problems with it."
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"Set up seems redundant confusing as there are 2 power sources (ac and usb) and 2 audio sources (usb and digital) and unplugging one or the other doesn't seem to change anything?"
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"Either way, software updates can fix the audio volume problem and probably the mic monitor."
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"I don't know if anything can be done about the super crappy mic but maybe some audio processing could improve the sound so it can sound slightly better than a string between two cans."
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"This is a problem because out of the box the audio volume is almost unacceptably low."
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"Another complaint is more of a nice to have, but I do miss my audio controls that were available on the G930."
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"I thought that when I reviewed the SteelSeries Anniversary Edition Siberia Elite headset last year that I knew what good audio sounded like; after all I have worked with some of the greatest manufacturers of audio equipment that money can buy and all of those years' worth of experience amounted to jaw-dropping when I first heard the Siberia Elites."
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"On the basic balanced setting, the headset screams quality; rich lows, gorgeous highs, and the best reproduction of mid-range audio that I have ever heard, the H-Wireless simply punches you in the ears with fluffy unicorns and magical pixie dust."
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"Turn on the Dolby surround (assuming you have connected the fiber optic cable to your source) and you are thrown into a swirling maelstrom of stunning audio effects that, with a good source, can discombobulate you in the best of ways."
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Battery

Battery:
"Not really ever a problem though as long as you're paying attention to the battery life."
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"The only glitch I've found is that after replacing the battery it can be cranky sometimes when trying to turn it on."
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"A few times I have had 2 almost dead batteries at the same time because of this..So 4 5 stars from me."
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"But the future is foggy because of the battery weak platic IMO"
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"BIG Downside: You can't get new batteries from the mfg."
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"I'm disappointed to report that after only a year, the headset has completely failed, including one battery swelling up to the point where it was clearly unsafe to use, and now complete failure of the headset unit."
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"Another benefit of that is if a battery dies, you just get another battery and you're good to go."
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"In the logitech, when the battery went out on it, I had to have it plugged in constantly to be able to use it, effectively turning it into a wired headset."
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"They definitely do not compare to theseThe battery is not nearly as annoying as I thought it would be."
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"The headset is comfortable, sounds great and has two batteries that can be swapped so the headset can run continuously."
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Beach

Beach:
"I had some headcrushing creative labs headphones and flimsy turtle beach garbage."
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"I owned turtle beaches px4 and ps4 didn't connect to them as well as is liked so splurged alittle bit and bought these, alittle pricey but quality is awesome"
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"My friends are jealous with their mediocre turtle beach."
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"I purchased these to replace a beloved set of turtle beach headphones that got broken."
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"Original Review:Ever since my loved Turtle Beach XP500's broke I have been headset shopping for something equal or better."
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"Headsets and Headphones that I've had over the past few years,are:Logitech G35Logitech G930Corsair Vengeance 1600, and 2100Razer Tiamat 7.1Razer Kraken ProSennheiser PC 150 SESteelSeries 9HSteelSeries Siberia ElitePsyko Carbon 5.1A stereo Alienware headset Turtle Beach X12Audio Technica ATH-M50Sennheiser HD 500sSennheiser HD8Comfort: These headphones are extremely comfortable."
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"I had some headcrushing creative labs headphones and flimsy turtle beach garbage."
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"The old wired $80 Turtle Beach headset had fantastic crystal clear mic."
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"I really wanted to go wireless because although I enjoyed the Turtle Beach X12s I owned the wire was a frequent nuisance, and subsequently broke because of the wire connection got worn out."
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"The directional accuracy is just as good as Turtle Beach's DTS Headphone X technology (which I've tried), and the soundstage is deeper and more spacial than any other set of gaming cans I've tried."
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":DHeadsets I've owned in the past:Turtle Beach Earforce x12 (Best wired PC headset IMO)Turtle Beach Earforce XP500 (Meh)Turtle Beach Earforce Phantom (Meh)Astro A50 (GARBAGE DONT BUY THEM)Some Triton GarbageThis video was the deciding factor for me to buy this headset: https: www."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"The bluetooth headsets for blackberry are also terrible."
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"- No Bluetooth -- somewhat disappointing that Turtlebeach i60 has it and this doesn't."
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"The lack of Bluetooth support was and remains to be a little disappointing but nothing that would cause me to second guess buying these again."
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"The only thing missing from the Wireless H is bluetooth."
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"Pros:Extra battery actually makes bluetooth viable, I have a pair of bluetooth earbuds that I never use b c they always fall out and I don't even know where the charging cord is."
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"The wireless range is decent and I do with they had bluetooth but you can't have everything right? "
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"Based off of the software hardware it is probably not possible, but it would be cool to be able to bluetooth it to my phone."
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"I have the Razor Kraken (wired) that I use for PC gaming and this headsets mic (bluetooth) is just as good."
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Button

Button:
"(The volume knob is also the select button)2) The retractable mic feels flimsy and doesn't like to stay in place."
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"And even if that was the case, gaming without an extra button or two seems inadequate."
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"I ridiculous amount of button presses to get back to your desktop speakers."
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"Being able to pause skip tracks by touching a button on the headphone is nice, especially if I'm not sitting right at the computer."
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"This headset has amazing sound, easy to use interface, the buttons are not awkwardly placed on the headset itself for volume and muting your mic, it comes with two batteries which allows for only very briefly interrupted gaming(not that I have played continuously for a full battery to be used since they last for a good while), and they feel comfortable resting on your head."
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"Comfortable for day long use (even with glasses), easy to set up, sound amazing, easy to use buttons, slick hide-away boom mic and 2 rechargeable batteries that charge in the receiver base."
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"Mute button is on the headphones as well."
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"It only has 2 buttons which I love."
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Charging

Charging:
"Other than this problem I love this headset but I would love to know how to charge and swap batteries thanks! "
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"If it bluetooth paired with the blackberry that would be even better, but believe me-- I'll take it (and reading some of the questions answers here, this may actually be possible, but I'm not sure it's a big enough improvement to buy more hardware for).It also solves another problem that I had just learned to live with: The G930 needs to be plugged in to charge, and the most efficient way in Windows to get the computer to play out the speakers is to unplug it... which means I was sometimes playing the oops, forgot to charge it game."
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"So you just take out the dead battery, install it in the charger and put the freshly charged pack in."
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"With the 500's it was so easy to just pop 2 new recharged batteries in it when they died, and then charge dead batteries."
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"(This annoyance is strictly for the PC-only user)People talk in all the reviews about how great the transmitter is, but honestly its not that great ASIDE from charging a second battery."
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"The US adapter snaps into the charger, and supposedly it can slip out, but I was unable to remove it."
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"You can charge one in the transmitter box while using the other and easily swap them out in-between a match in seconds."
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"Very good headset - can wear for long period of time, easy setup, battery lasts a long time and it comes with a second battery for easy charging swapping."
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"Battery life is great and you don't kill the battery by charging it while its in use because the backup is charging."
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"I think I am getting about 12-15 hours out of a fully charge battery (maybe more), which is nice."
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"The LED screen is nice so I can monitor the battery charge."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"And I've owned over 20 pairs of gaming cans in my life (I have a problem, I know).Pros:*Comfortable fit, even for someone with big ears."
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"A constant high pitched buzzing in the right ear whenever the headset picks up any sound from the mic during chat (Skype, Curse voice, Teamspeak, PS chat)This headset fixes the problems I had with the Astro A50 which were the mic buzz and the weight comfort."
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"I don't take advantage of most of the features of this headset; I was looking for a comfortable wireless headset with good battery life and a decent sounding microphone and that's exactly what I got."
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"But the one downside for me was the comfort."
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"I got this headset with very high expectations, but was somewhat disappointed with the comfort."
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"Comfort is also mediocre at best, with long sessions of gaming or listening producing sweaty achy ears; other phones are a lot more comfortable for longer periods."
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"Very soft earpads for comfort (man-made materials)Deep cups good for the largest of ears."
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"The headset is comfortable, sounds great and has two batteries that can be swapped so the headset can run continuously."
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"Excellent sound, comfort and the diversity use! "
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"with the two battery and great comfort i would say get this to any person who wants awesome sound ."
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"This headset has amazing sound, easy to use interface, the buttons are not awkwardly placed on the headset itself for volume and muting your mic, it comes with two batteries which allows for only very briefly interrupted gaming(not that I have played continuously for a full battery to be used since they last for a good while), and they feel comfortable resting on your head."
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Connection

Connection:
"I really wanted to go wireless because although I enjoyed the Turtle Beach X12s I owned the wire was a frequent nuisance, and subsequently broke because of the wire connection got worn out."
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"That said, while USB is a familiar connection, its not the best choice for surround sound on H Wireless because it carries two-channel (stereo) audio and not multichannel sound."
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"Bulky and uncomfortable, recommend going with a wired connection."
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"The only problem I have with them is how ridiculously quiet they are when connected through optical."
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"The 2100 on the other hand didn't suffer from these connection problems or cheap mic construction, but the sound isolation wasn't as good as the G930's due to the ear cups being made out of cloth instead of leatherette."
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"The quality isn't as great, but perhaps that's because I was connected via my TV I bought 8 years ago."
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"The power of the transmitter amazed me because I could go anywhere in the house and stay connected."
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"I believe the manual recommends you also use the DC connection AS WELL as the USB connection..."
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"Pros:Have never had a connection issueMic sounds goodCan get pretty loud (Never had to use it at max volume)Wireless.."
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"walk around my whole house with out loosing connection, sound is great, mic is great."
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Control

Control:
"Another complaint is more of a nice to have, but I do miss my audio controls that were available on the G930."
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"Another complaint is more of a nice to have, but I do miss my audio controls that were available on the G930."
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"Now, with the headset being wireless this gives a comfort of cable freedom & (for some people) slamming that control to the floor or wall without taking your head with it."
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"There's a way around this, at least on the PS4, but you'd have to do it at the expense of being able to control the chat volume and game volume separately."
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"Transmitter box with a nice clear screen that lets you control all of the features, including the ratio of game volume to chat volume which is so key in the situations I've previously mentioned."
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"Volume control is easy and changing devices a click away."
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Dolby

Dolby:
"One caveat about Dolby Digital Live is that it can only send compressed 5.1 audio over optical --- so while SteelSeries advertised this as 7.1 headset, you're really stuck with 5.1 and there actually is no way you can send true 7.1 audio to the headset."
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"In this case 7.1 Dolby proved hard to find, and while the headsets looked fine on the floor of MLG events, not so much in the average living room."
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"Note that I have only tested the S PDIF using 2-channel uncompressed PCM audio, which is great for music and games, but not so great for DVDs and BluRays that use Dolby or DTS 7.1 channel configurations."
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"Dolby Digital and Dolby 7.1 work fantastically."
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"Dolby 7.1 is crystal clear and the sub hits low points I didn't know a headset could."
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"Easy install setup, never have to worry about the battery life, great range on the wireless, excellent sound quality and dolby surround, and the retractable and bendable mic is superb."
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"On top of the wireless functionality, there's the virtual Dolby surround sound, which obviously is great for gaming, but it's also brilliant for films and also very good for 5.1 mixed bluray audio-only albums (a bit of a rarity, I'll admit, but worth looking into if you are inclined)."
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Fit

Fit:
"Also I have a biggish head and large ears and they fit over no problem and are comfortable to wear for hours."
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"And I've owned over 20 pairs of gaming cans in my life (I have a problem, I know).Pros:*Comfortable fit, even for someone with big ears."
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"Unfortunately, as much as I want to love this headset (and it does fit well, even on my fat head), I have to give it 1 star due to the support behind it."
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"Not so with the H-Wireless; the cups have a stunning leatherette that is breathable and comfortable that fit any ear-size."
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"It's comfortable once you get used to the right fit."
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"Stretch and bend them to fit your comfort."
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"So Far Excellent great fit, extended range and a 24 son who is very happy using it in his gaming! "
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"I have pretty big ears and the fit inside very comfortably."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"I really like these.....my only issue is that they aren't as comfortable as I would like....the padding could be a little softer...not recommended for long listening gaming sessions"
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"And I've owned over 20 pairs of gaming cans in my life (I have a problem, I know).Pros:*Comfortable fit, even for someone with big ears."
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"Audio Quality: The one thing that disappointed me most about my previous gaming headset was the quality of music movie audio provided."
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"i would not recommend these at all neither for gaming or listening music or movies !"
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"Overall I can't recommend these enough for a Higher end Gaming and multipurpose wireless headset."
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"Comfort is also mediocre at best, with long sessions of gaming or listening producing sweaty achy ears; other phones are a lot more comfortable for longer periods."
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"Although these are top-of-the-line gaming headsets I think $200 - $250 would be a more resealable price range."
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"I own a couple other pairs of gaming headsets that sound decent but in no way have the versatility as the Siberia 800s."
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"If you don't have a problem with paying $300 for a pair of gaming headphones I think you'll be very happy with these."
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"The Steelseries Siberia 800 gaming headphones are about the best gaming headphones on the market."
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Level

Level:
"PROS:-Spare battery and charger makes for non-stop gaming-Effortless to use-USB controller has superb display and menu system-Includes loads of features and accessories-Sound quality good for gamingCONS:-Sound quality mediocre for music-Comfort levels only mediocre-Expensive"
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"I made my own (I know nothing about the frequency levels) & somehow mange to get a good setting where I could hear words & environment more than the music."
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"Being wireless is great though and being able to dynamically adjust the sound levels from voice and the game is nice."
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"I'd like to say two things about this.1) the top level is still pretty loud."
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"Had RS 170 and at least they were light and had excellent volume level."
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"My lower rating was due to the comfort level while wearing the unit for extended periods of time."
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Loud

Loud:
"As they are noise canceling, this can be a little disconcerting and you may find yourself talking abnormally loud."
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"I was worried when some people said they're not loud enough and I can tell you with certain music, i can't stand to have them all the way up."
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"Quick rundown of my complaints:Not loud enough3.5mm jack audio quality was horrible (never should it have been acceptable, but may have been just my headset)Comfort was good not great (the ear cups are round and very large which gives your ears lots of room but does not cut out the sound as much as some others, pick what you want in your headset)Lack of features for priceMy background:I have an Xbox One, Xbox 360, a PS3, and a PCMy current headset is a wired Tritton AX Pro which has 4 drivers in each ear."
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"However, I always get worried that it might be too loud, especially at night time, that it might disturb my roommates."
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"While testing the headset my friends would complain of a loud buzzing noise that did not end."
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"I like to listen to my music rather loudly, and while they get loud enough to be uncomfortable for say, my mom, the fact that they don't get ear-splittingly loud kind of bugs me."
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"Pros:Have never had a connection issueMic sounds goodCan get pretty loud (Never had to use it at max volume)Wireless.."
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"i did notice some types of music were quiet and I created a new equalizer preset with all the bands cranked up and it got nice and loud."
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"However, in practice in the H Wireless it makes for a severely frustrating experience as every time you breathe on it directly, or it's in the path of some wind (like a fan), or you talk a little too loud, you get a nice FUZZY DISTORTED SIGNAL bleeding directly back into your ears."
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"I'd like to say two things about this.1) the top level is still pretty loud."
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"Although they weren't very loud until they broke in."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"So the initial complaint on this is the mic, specifically the side noise it catches from things."
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"I am a month in to trying to solve the microphone problem and not sure if it can be fixed or I should return to Amazon."
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"They closed the RMA without even accepting the damaged headset, leaving me with two, albeit one minus that chat function because the mic was damaged."
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"The bad: When hooked up to my Xbox all my friends complain about my mic having a static whine while I talk."
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"Either way, software updates can fix the audio volume problem and probably the mic monitor."
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"I don't know if anything can be done about the super crappy mic but maybe some audio processing could improve the sound so it can sound slightly better than a string between two cans."
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"Retractable microphone with LED mute light sounds nice and clear."
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"He chewed the mic off completely, but didn't damage anything else."
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"The mic sounds good or better than my G930 according to my friends while talking on curse."
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"The retractable mic feature is nice but the mic feels very cheap."
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Music

Music:
"As an avid gamer and someone who listens to music all of the time, this headset is by far the worst purchase I have ever made."
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"With the optical setup, the sound is so good that I frequently listen to music on my bed with these on whereas I never listened to music on the G930 as the sound was only good for game or chat and not accurate enough for enjoying music (the range of these things are insane and easily outranges the Logitech)."
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"Add on to the fact that I like to pipe in music to my headset while playing games and the quality was terrible this was a no go."
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"Music sounds nasty - lacking the ability to produce well rounded bass."
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"Amazing wireless with absolutely ZERO feedback or hiss, interchangeable batteries are awesome and sound quality is amazing overall (not the greatest for music, but I haven't playe with the EQs yet)."
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"Audio Quality: The one thing that disappointed me most about my previous gaming headset was the quality of music movie audio provided."
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"I'm not a heavy gamer so I don't use these for that, but I do listen to a lot of music as well as have to deal with a lot of business calls, so my review is based on that."
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"Both do a great job of representing the range of sound in the music and movies I listen to.$300 is a lot of money for a wireless gaming headset but it is compatible with all consoles and PCs."
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"I made my own (I know nothing about the frequency levels) & somehow mange to get a good setting where I could hear words & environment more than the music."
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"Being able to pair my phone to it and listen to music while gaming, take calls, etc, was awesome."
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"Great for gaming and Music."
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Noise

Noise:
"So the initial complaint on this is the mic, specifically the side noise it catches from things."
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"I have bought and returned 3 if these and they all have an insanely annoying buzzing noise in them."
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"The ear cups are fairly comfortable but I expected it to be noise canceling since its pleather, but that's my own fault for assuming."
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"My G930 kept having popping noises which was extremely frustrating and would disconnect frequently where I would miss the audio."
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"While testing the headset my friends would complain of a loud buzzing noise that did not end."
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"Only problem is the mic picks up all background noise."
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"I don't like to blow my ear drums out, but I do like being able to drown out background noises if I'm concentrating on something."
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"The ear cups are fairly comfortable but I expected it to be noise canceling since its pleather, but that's my own fault for assuming."
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"Super comfortable and music sounds great (comparable to my Bose QuietComfort 15's without the noise cancellation)."
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"It doesn't pick up a lot of room noise either which is good."
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"This is good for noise isolation, but bad for breathability."
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Performance

Performance:
"Specifically, headsets designed for music never performed well in scenarios where one second you need to hear a footstep and the next hear an explosion without blowing our your headphones."
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"FLAWLESS PERFORMANCE , just amazing , totally worth the price ."
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"The audio presets are great I use performance."
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"I do agree these are designed for gaming specifically and perform best for gaming but I have watched movies and listen to music and it sounded fine for when you need to keep things quiet around the house."
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"and high levels of multi-media performance: deliver exceptional audio in a brilliantly designed wireless headset providing crystal clear audio and cutting edge performance across multiple platforms is how the quote reads."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"I attempt to plug it in (properly oriented), and the plastic housing breaks."
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"Second the optical input broke as well, since I had to take the plastic tip on the optical cable even though it was fine with it on the mix amp for Astro A40 and rest of the consoles."
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"The G930 would constantly disconnect and reconnect and after normal daily use the mic would physically break at its weak point since half of the mic was made out of hard plastic and the other half soft bendable plastic, boy oh boy that was a huge mistake."
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"It feels like flimsy plastic that could easily snap to pieces if sat on or dropped to hard."
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"Cons-Build Quality: It just feels like cheap plastic that could break easily."
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"Second the optical input broke as well, since I had to take the plastic tip on the optical cable even though it was fine with it on the mix amp for Astro A40 and rest of the consoles."
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"It it adjustable with reinforced steel in the plastic, making it more durable than many."
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"It feels like flimsy plastic that could easily snap to pieces if sat on or dropped to hard."
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"at first it felt Amazing but using it for more than 2 weeks it were Squeezing my Head with that plastic thing on top it and it really hurt my head during my gaming session!"
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Plug

Plug:
"I attempt to plug it in (properly oriented), and the plastic housing breaks."
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"The solution, to plug ear buds, etc., into the Share port does work, but only if the circuit is complete, i. e. you can't use a cut-off plug from a broken set of ear buds."
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"I couldn't imagine gaming for 7 to 8 hours on a wireless headset and then having to plug it in because the battery was dead, as would be the case with the A50s."
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"If you plug in the optical cable into the wrong port, won't that fry my soundcard?"
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"Problem is, I download the software and it instructs me to pleae plug in my device."
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"I love the plug in and play feature, but it's the volume doesn't go as loud as I'd like it too."
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"I think that's a great idea by SteelSeries, as having to plug in wireless headphones really defeats the purpose."
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"High quality speakers, high quality mic, easy to plug in multiple audio sources, and wireless to boot."
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"PS 4 Setup is a breeze, no muss no fuss... Plug it in, adjust you setting in sound and you're good to go."
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"PROS:-They are super comfortable and I can wear them hours at a time-They stay secure to my head but don't bother my glasses at all-Although I don't label myself an audiophile, the highs and mids are excellent-People complain of not enough bass but there is PLENTY there --- COD and BF4 sound awesome-They work flawlessly on my XB1, laptop, and iphone 5-The transmitter is layed out really well and the OLED screen is clear at long distances-The controls on the headset work really well-I can go mobile with the headset with the mobile cord-Comes with every cord plug imaginable-I love the dual battery system and they do last 20+ hours-Despite complaints, steelseries support is helpful."
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Power

Power:
"They luckily work without power so I was able to use them wired but had sunk money into a great optical setup."
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"Set up seems redundant confusing as there are 2 power sources (ac and usb) and 2 audio sources (usb and digital) and unplugging one or the other doesn't seem to change anything?"
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"Had this headset for 3 months now and have been very about:(1) The two batteries mean that the headset is never out of power(2) Most comfortable headset I have ever used(3) Excellent audio quality(4) The quality feel (unlike Turtle Beach headsets these feel like they will last)However, the second battery stopped working already (it won't charge) which drops the rating to 3.5 stars."
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"Since the unit will presumably be across the room from many gaming systems, this is very inconvenient, and power hungry."
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"The power of the transmitter amazed me because I could go anywhere in the house and stay connected."
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"- The transmitter is not just a cheap transmitter, but it actually has a display where you can assign multiple devices with nice simple easy navigation controls- Great presentation; includes all the necessary cables (nicely labeled) and USB power outlet charger too."
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"I even hear new details that I haven't heard before in the music I've listened to so many timesWith PC PS3, you don't really need the DC outlet and be confined take up a wall outlet; you can even power the transmitter simply with via USB, as well as many of those power bank USB chargers out there now."
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"You get 2 and it's very smart and nice of them to be able to conveniently have it charging in the transmitter (easy to remove and insert too) while the transmitter receives power too."
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Price

Price:
"To me, this is worth the money Even the little problems I found to me which don't bother that much most of the time."
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"They luckily work without power so I was able to use them wired but had sunk money into a great optical setup."
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"For the price of these, i am SEVERELY disappointed."
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"ConclusionIt's not the perfect headset and I think all the headsets in this price range are way over priced, but it's as good as you're going to get currently."
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"Yes, they're worth the money to me and I'd buy another pair if they broke, but I doubt that will happen."
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"The 2100 on the other hand didn't suffer from these connection problems or cheap mic construction, but the sound isolation wasn't as good as the G930's due to the ear cups being made out of cloth instead of leatherette."
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"I thought that when I reviewed the SteelSeries Anniversary Edition Siberia Elite headset last year that I knew what good audio sounded like; after all I have worked with some of the greatest manufacturers of audio equipment that money can buy and all of those years' worth of experience amounted to jaw-dropping when I first heard the Siberia Elites."
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"Although these are top-of-the-line gaming headsets I think $200 - $250 would be a more resealable price range."
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"Both do a great job of representing the range of sound in the music and movies I listen to.$300 is a lot of money for a wireless gaming headset but it is compatible with all consoles and PCs."
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"The retractable mic feature is nice but the mic feels very cheap."
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"Cons-Build Quality: It just feels like cheap plastic that could break easily."
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Quality

Quality:
"The sound quality is not as good as my other headset mic have been."
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"Add on to the fact that I like to pipe in music to my headset while playing games and the quality was terrible this was a no go."
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"Quick rundown of my complaints:Not loud enough3.5mm jack audio quality was horrible (never should it have been acceptable, but may have been just my headset)Comfort was good not great (the ear cups are round and very large which gives your ears lots of room but does not cut out the sound as much as some others, pick what you want in your headset)Lack of features for priceMy background:I have an Xbox One, Xbox 360, a PS3, and a PCMy current headset is a wired Tritton AX Pro which has 4 drivers in each ear."
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"The audio quality of the 3.5mm jack was horrible."
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"Of course, sound quality is also excellent (I am no audiophile, but these are remarkably better than my G930s and the pair of Astro50s my buddy had)."
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"Of course also has ridiculous sound quality"
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"On the basic balanced setting, the headset screams quality; rich lows, gorgeous highs, and the best reproduction of mid-range audio that I have ever heard, the H-Wireless simply punches you in the ears with fluffy unicorns and magical pixie dust."
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"The overall quality of sound is good but not as high fidelity as I would have liked."
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"The sound quality is great."
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"I am not an audiophile so as for audio quality I think it is good."
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"Out of the box, they didn't sound much different from the Elite 800 with a bit of muffled sound, but with the ability to tweak the Equalizer to my liking I was able to dial in an audio quality similar to the great clear quality of the Astros."
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Range

Range:
"With the optical setup, the sound is so good that I frequently listen to music on my bed with these on whereas I never listened to music on the G930 as the sound was only good for game or chat and not accurate enough for enjoying music (the range of these things are insane and easily outranges the Logitech)."
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"ConclusionIt's not the perfect headset and I think all the headsets in this price range are way over priced, but it's as good as you're going to get currently."
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"I tried tinkering with the software settings, and found that the audio always sounded very overdriven, like it had been digitally limited or chopped off at the top range of the volume, and bass was inconsistent in whether it was too loud or too soft."
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"Both do a great job of representing the range of sound in the music and movies I listen to.$300 is a lot of money for a wireless gaming headset but it is compatible with all consoles and PCs."
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"AMAZING.-The range is outstanding."
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"You don't need outrageous range like this but its nice to know that its there."
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"Pros-Wireless: The freedom of wireless and pretty good range when you're far away or in another room."
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"The range of the headset is also fantastic."
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Screen

Screen:
"Wireless transmitter is small, has a rubber pad on the bottom, has a clear bright LCD screen and is easy to operate."
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"The base that comes with the steelseries is really superior with its detailed screen showing the current volume, battery level of the headset, battery level of the secondary battery currently charging the unit and what input it is connected to."
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"Transmitter box with a nice clear screen that lets you control all of the features, including the ratio of game volume to chat volume which is so key in the situations I've previously mentioned."
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"The LED screen is nice so I can monitor the battery charge."
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"The unit includes a sleek black receiver station with an led screen on the front which indicates Volume, Source, Battery power of both batteries, and any other settings that you may apply."
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Setting

Setting:
"I tried literally every preset and custom setting EQ setting I could to increase the mids and highs while removing the ridiculous mushy bass, but no luck."
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"The only missing part that may be necessary is to go to: Settings, Sound and Screen, Audio Output Settings, and then Primary Output Port."
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"The second confusing part involves tampering with the PS4 device settings."
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"Setting it up initially was a bit confusing, but part of it was errors on my end so overall I'd say it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out."
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"The multimedia doc that it comes with is great to change settings any time I want and it's easy to use."
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"I made my own (I know nothing about the frequency levels) & somehow mange to get a good setting where I could hear words & environment more than the music."
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"I love the extra battery it comes with and the settings are easy to tweak and setup was stupid easy."
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"The sound is nice enough- with a variable mixer for different settings, enjoyable bass and clear enough mids and highs."
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"The clarity and precision of sound is so much more impressive on this headset, and I love the fact that you can tailor multiple EQ settings to your liking."
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Sound

Sound:
"I found that for some game genres (like sports) and movies, the sound was not as good as the Elites."
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"With the optical setup, the sound is so good that I frequently listen to music on my bed with these on whereas I never listened to music on the G930 as the sound was only good for game or chat and not accurate enough for enjoying music (the range of these things are insane and easily outranges the Logitech)."
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"If you get complaints that your mic sounds bad either try adjusting it or get a replacement, because it should sound great."
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"The sound quality is not as good as my other headset mic have been."
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"Yes, they sound excellent and no, they aren't as good as top-end wired headphones."
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"Of course also has ridiculous sound quality"
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"For as great as the headset looks it sounds infinitely better."
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"For gaming on the Xbox I simply plug the supplied aux cable into the head unit into my headset adapter for the controller and I am off, dying time and time again in Halo 5: Guardians, yet because it sounds so darn good I just do not care."
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"I own a couple other pairs of gaming headsets that sound decent but in no way have the versatility as the Siberia 800s."
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"Retractable microphone with LED mute light sounds nice and clear."
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"The overall quality of sound is good but not as high fidelity as I would have liked."
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Support

Support:
"I contacted SteelSeries support and they told me themselves that the headset is not 100% compatible with the Xbox One due to some internal wiring within the controller."
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"Other reviewers have complained about the lack of support from Steelseries and now I have first hand experience of that."
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"The lack of Bluetooth support was and remains to be a little disappointing but nothing that would cause me to second guess buying these again."
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"I guess customer support isn't so great at steelseries, as I have been reading:http: www."
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"Lack of documentation and support is where most of my frustration came from."
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"Lack of documentation and terrible tech support."
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"SteelSeries is one excellent brand, I've never needed their customer support (I've heard it's pretty bad), but their products are premium."
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"They have amazing support and better products! "
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"From what I have found searching around, it appears that problems with the headset are not uncommon, and problems with support even more common."
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"Support is great, when my batteries started wearing down fast after 8 or so months of heavy use, they sent me 2 replacements for free."
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"Excellent cross-platform support."
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Transmitter

Transmitter:
"(This annoyance is strictly for the PC-only user)People talk in all the reviews about how great the transmitter is, but honestly its not that great ASIDE from charging a second battery."
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"One thing I don't like:The Transmitter is incapable of accepting a signal above 48 KHz."
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"They receive signal from one side of the house to the other*, however, if the receiver is turned away from the transmitter(if you face the wrong way at a long distance) he headphones receive no signal."
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"The power of the transmitter amazed me because I could go anywhere in the house and stay connected."
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"Wireless transmitter is small, has a rubber pad on the bottom, has a clear bright LCD screen and is easy to operate."
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"Transmitter box with a nice clear screen that lets you control all of the features, including the ratio of game volume to chat volume which is so key in the situations I've previously mentioned."
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"You can charge one in the transmitter box while using the other and easily swap them out in-between a match in seconds."
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"Sounds quality is astonishing, battery life is outstanding (comes with two batteries), the transmitter is very simple and straight forward to operate."
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USB

USB:
"Set up seems redundant confusing as there are 2 power sources (ac and usb) and 2 audio sources (usb and digital) and unplugging one or the other doesn't seem to change anything?"
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"That said, while USB is a familiar connection, its not the best choice for surround sound on H Wireless because it carries two-channel (stereo) audio and not multichannel sound."
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"This is of course completely ridiculous, since USB doesn't have to be 2-channel."
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"The main reason is because the mini usb port on the receiver broke after I used the PS4 once with the headset... Not even one week of having it and I didn't force it in at all."
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"(Correction - Have everything working now) I'm sure I'm doing something wrong; however, I tried the chat out cable and the USB connection and have no chat on from the PC."
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"The only cons that I have about this product are:For whatever reason the transmitter as stopped accepting audio via USB which is annoying but i switch to the analogue input which is a work around and slightly annoying."
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"No more crappy usb drivers."
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"I believe the manual recommends you also use the DC connection AS WELL as the USB connection..."
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"A similar product, the Plyr 1 by Skull Candy has similar features, and allows all inputs to mix together, meaning you can have optical, USB, and 3.5mm all mixing sound together, which is really nice and allows me to speak over skype while receiving audio from a game system, and maybe even play some music over it."
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"Coming from Plantronics Gamecom 780 which was very easy USB plug-and-play experience, I was expecting similar since this headset also supports USB."
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"It's easy to find 7.1 channel USB soundcards on Amazon... http: www."
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Voice

Voice:
"A constant high pitched buzzing in the right ear whenever the headset picks up any sound from the mic during chat (Skype, Curse voice, Teamspeak, PS chat)This headset fixes the problems I had with the Astro A50 which were the mic buzz and the weight comfort."
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"This headset is great and I expect it to last me a few years, if otherwise I will surely update this review to voice my disappointment."
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"Playback of my own voice in my ears was very annoying, especially since the mic is so terrible and there was crackling distortion."
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"Just about everyone I spoke to said, what is wrong with your voice?"
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"The faults are as follows-DB limitations cause the headphones to be limited to only medium levels of volume playback-Mic quality for voice chat is absolutely horrendousIf you can live with the above faults these are the single best wireless multimedia surround sound headphone available."
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"Being wireless is great though and being able to dynamically adjust the sound levels from voice and the game is nice."
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"sound and voice when gaming are great."
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"Voice is clear."
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"I use these primarily for voice chat and they do not disappoint."
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"Crystal clear sound, and voice seems to come through great as well."
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Volume

Volume:
"Final complaint is volume."
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"Either way, software updates can fix the audio volume problem and probably the mic monitor."
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"This is a problem because out of the box the audio volume is almost unacceptably low."
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"Max volume is absolute junk, most of the time it is simply too quiet."
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"I owned the ASTRO A50 .. didn't really use it that much and the volume dial is already not functioning well .. up goes down sometimes and down goes up etcSo I decided to buy this wireless headset .. SteelSeries H Wireless GamingAnd I can't tell you how much I love this headset very comfortable and sounds much better then the ASTRO A50Feels and looks amazing!"
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"Also my girlfriend has this weird thing with volumes being at a certain number (crazy) so it just adds more to my paranoia."
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"Livemix is a nice feature - adjust game volume and chat volume in a mix."
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"The base that comes with the steelseries is really superior with its detailed screen showing the current volume, battery level of the headset, battery level of the secondary battery currently charging the unit and what input it is connected to."
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"There's a way around this, at least on the PS4, but you'd have to do it at the expense of being able to control the chat volume and game volume separately."
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"The volume is great."
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Weight

Weight:
"A constant high pitched buzzing in the right ear whenever the headset picks up any sound from the mic during chat (Skype, Curse voice, Teamspeak, PS chat)This headset fixes the problems I had with the Astro A50 which were the mic buzz and the weight comfort."
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"The head band is too thin to distribute this weight effectively."
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"The headset band did not distribute the weight of the headset well."
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"*Perfect blend of size, weight, and quality."
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"Great sound, lightweight, quality mic and good wireless signal."
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"A constant high pitched buzzing in the right ear whenever the headset picks up any sound from the mic during chat (Skype, Curse voice, Teamspeak, PS chat)This headset fixes the problems I had with the Astro A50 which were the mic buzz and the weight comfort."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"However, in practice in the H Wireless it makes for a severely frustrating experience as every time you breathe on it directly, or it's in the path of some wind (like a fan), or you talk a little too loud, you get a nice FUZZY DISTORTED SIGNAL bleeding directly back into your ears."
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"Unfortunately I was looking for a ps4 headset that was completely wireless."
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"I can't over-state how wonderful the wireless functionality is."
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"They have none of the hassles of using wireless headphones I've ever encountered."
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"That said, while USB is a familiar connection, its not the best choice for surround sound on H Wireless because it carries two-channel (stereo) audio and not multichannel sound."
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"I sit pretty far from the television, and did not want to have to deal with wires as I did with my PS3 once the wireless headset I had for that (which, as of right now is listed on Amazon as Wireless Stereo Headset - Playstation 3) failed."
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"Both do a great job of representing the range of sound in the music and movies I listen to.$300 is a lot of money for a wireless gaming headset but it is compatible with all consoles and PCs."
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"Now, with the headset being wireless this gives a comfort of cable freedom & (for some people) slamming that control to the floor or wall without taking your head with it."
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"The SteelSeries H Wireless headset has a nice look to it."
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"The overview of this headset is a great wireless unit out of the box."
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"It's pricey, but well worth it for a wireless headset."
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Xbox

Xbox:
"I know it's not the head phones problem I'm sure it's a proprietary issue with Xbox but none the less super annoying."
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"The bad: When hooked up to my Xbox all my friends complain about my mic having a static whine while I talk."
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"-The transmitter doubles as a charging station for your spare battery so you never have to worry-Can connect to multiple platforms at the same time and allows you to switch between platforms with easeCons:-Not completely compatible with Xbox One-Microphone isn't the best I've used-Proprietary batteries means this thing has a limited lifespan (the batteries will run out of charges eventually)"
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"I contacted SteelSeries support and they told me themselves that the headset is not 100% compatible with the Xbox One due to some internal wiring within the controller."
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"Little feedback in the group chats on xbox live (I assume this is xbox's fault though because this is a third party, and friends have said this isn't a big problem just annoying its not perfect chat clarity for the price, should note that this is NOT an issue on the PC)Other than that though these are awesome and definitely recommend these to anyone that has multiple sources they are plugging into."
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"I have the unit hooked up to my Xbox One as well as my computer and can quickly switch back and forth."
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"I tried entirely too hard to attempt to get this Mic to work on the Xbox one, but I may simply be doing something wrong."
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"After so many years of dealing with wires going from my Xbox to me and having a mess to clean up after every session as well as get it all back out again, which just means its always a mess, I was done with wires."
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"I have tried the Logitech G930s and were disappointed in them, I also tried the Tritton Warhead's which were great but didn't offer the flexibility beyond the Xbox 360."
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"works for every platform as well PS4 , PS3 , PC XBOX , u name it .. GJ SteelSeries u made THE HEADSETS"
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