Product on Review: Steel Series 7H Series iPhone/iPod/iPad
Manufacturer and Sponsor: SteelSeries
RRP: Approx £75 inc. VAT (GBP)
What started off as a small 2-man operation at the turn of the millennium has since grown to what we now recognise as one of the world’s leading professional gaming peripherals brand - SteelSeries. Known for their high quality and professional grade gaming products, which range from mouse-mats to headsets, they cover all the necessary hardware that is key to a gamer’s success. We’ve had a look at some SteelSeries products in the past, such as the original 7H headset, including a very unusual accessory not normally associated with gaming - gaming glasses. Today we are very lucky to get hold of the 7H ‘iPhone/iPod/iPad’ edition - a slight variation of the 7H that we reviewed previously, so moving swiftly on, let’s have a look at the specs.
SteelSeries 7H headset has been redesigned in cooperation with Apple® to offer a unique and comfortable headset for, iPad™, iPhone®, as well as iPod Touch®, iPod Nano®, and iPod Shuffle® users. The SteelSeries 7H headset for Apple® features 50mm drivers with a remarkably wide frequency response that delivers rich and detailed audio reproduction. The headset delivers a clean and clear soundscape from mood setting music to critical 3D positional sounds and alerts. The headset offers two interchangeable ear-cushions that provide long-lasting comfort. The first is open, cloth covered foam ear-cushions with hear-through functionality and the other is closed, leather ear-cushions with noise dampening foam that increases passive noise isolation. The 7H headset for iPod®, iPhone® and iPad™ can be dismantled into 4 separate pieces, which allows for compact and easy transportation. The left ear-cup features an “invisible” retractable microphone system that can be discretely hidden when not in use. The detachable durable braided cord includes built-in volume and play / pause / answer remote controls.
Specifications & Features
SteelSeries 7H is now available in an alternate design for mobile devices like the iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad®. The soundscape has been optimized to reproduce crisp highs, crystal clear vocals and deep, balanced bass levels for an impressive set of cans.
The rich and detailed sound that the SteelSeries 7H delivers is powered by 50 mm drivers for a superior soundscape. The soundscape for the 7H was precarious to achieve. In order to be both an awesome headset for gaming as well as a powerful headphone for music, applications and VoIP, the 7H was tested and perfected by gaming professionals and musicians to achieve great sound for all ears.
PERFECT FOR TRAVEL
The feature to disassemble the 7H into 4 pieces including at each ear cup, headband, and the cord, makes it ideal to travel with
The SteelSeries 7H features a cord with a built-in volume control. You can simply adjust sound levels manually instead of having to adjust it in your software settings.
QUICKLY ANSWER CALLS
The SteelSeries in-line remote includes the SteelSeries logo directly in the centre, which allows users to quickly answer and hang-up phone calls with an easy click of the logo.
INTERCHANGEABLE EAR CUSHIONS
We also understand that it’s important to have the option, especially if it means communicating with your team during a tournament. The 7H is also equipped with interchangeable cloth ear cushions that can easily be swapped out for a completely different, hear-through audio experience. Regardless of what type of sound you prefer, both ear cushions surround the outside of your ear, making them comfortable to use.
• Frequency response: 18 – 28.000 Hz
• Impedance: 32 Ohm
• SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 112 dB
• Cable length: 1 m
• Jacks: 3,5 mm
• Frequency response: 50 – 16.000 Hz
• Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
• Sensitivity: -38 dB