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conclusion:We're mixed

78 June 5th 2012 11:47 am

The SteelSeries 7H USB gaming headset provides very good sound quality, along with convenient features like a retractable mic and the ability to be disassembled for easy portability, all at a price under $100. But reviews are mixed on comfort and build quality, with some users and critics raising concerns about fit and durability. Our advice: given their good audio quality, these could be worth considering, but you should find a retailer (or friend who has a set) who will let you try them on, and see how they fit your head. And save your receipt, in case you need to get them repaired under SteelSeries' one-year warranty.

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Critic reviews

7.6
9 reviews
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    8.1
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    8.3
  • Comfort
    6.8
  • Durability
    7.5
  • Design and form factor
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User reviews

8.0
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    8.0
  • Sound quality
    9.0
  • Comfort
    8.0
  • Durability
    7.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.0
6.0
TechCrunch Aug 25, 2010

SteelSeries makes great keyboards and mice, but headphones have always been a weakness of theirs. The 7H isn’t bad, really, but considering what’s out there for the same price or less, it’s a hard set to recommend.

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6.0
Tom's Guide Jul 26, 2010

Any improvements that SteelSeries claims to have made have fallen on deaf ears. That said, the 7H still has above average audio quality and excellent mic quality (when you throw away the USB dongle).

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8.0
CNET AU Sep 21, 2010

Still, the isolation is brilliant, as is the portability, and the balance between gaming and music is well struck. If you lean more towards the gaming side, the 7Hs are a good purchase — but at this price if you're more music inclined, it's probably time to start looking at mid-range headphones...

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8.0
PC Advisor Jul 18, 2011

The SteelSeries 7H is a pair of headphones with gaming as its primary focus and will certainly meet your needs (and probably exceed them) if you are buying them for that purpose. It handles music and movies well too but for its price, I would recommend them to gamers first.

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9.0
KitGuru Apr 7, 2012

If you happen to be in the market for a great sounding and cool looking headset, then the Steelseries Fnatic 7H will not disappoint.

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8.0
TechRadar Feb 19, 2012

Steelseries has made some weird design choices though. ... These quibbles can't detract from the appeal of the headphones though, and they're appealing both aurally and aesthetically.

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10
Hardware Heaven Aug 25, 2010

The SteelSeries 7H and 7H USB completely blow away other headsets in the same price range. For gaming they are flawless and when listening to music they come close to matching headsets which are more than twice their price.

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8.0
Gadget Review May 1, 2012

The Bottom Line: The SteelSeries 7H packs top-tier performance and voice transmission into a stylish sporty lightweight solution, that will wow the most discerning set of gamer ears.

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9.0
Overclock3D.net Jun 16, 2011

It's rare that we get a product that hasn't got any little niggles to spoil things. Even searching really intently for a quibble, there are none. The SteelSeries 7H are staggering.

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8.0
hedgyman hedgyman

I had two pairs of this particular headset, prior to that a Steelseries 5H v2. I have always loved the sound quality of Steelseries headsets. The range they offer is incredible. (I can say this having gone through 30+ headsets over the years). They offer the highest highs and the lowest lows....

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