SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB Review

👤by Connell Parr Comments 📅03-11-10

Product on Review: SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB
Manufacturer and Sponsor: SteelSeries
Street Price: £85

Whether you’re Preston Marlowe re-modelling buildings, Noble Six desperately stopping the “Covies” or Soap MacTavish taking out the Russians, you want to feel exactly like you’re there. When it comes to multiplayer, you want to know if someone is about to get the jump on you or where they’re shooting you from - ideally without having to pan along the whole landscape. This is where Steelseries enter the equation. Steelseries are well known for their PC gaming accessories. Back at E3 in June they announced two headsets specifically for the Xbox 360, aimed at those who want immersive in-game sound coupled with the ability to talk tactics with team mates or dirty with the enemy.

Today we are taking a look (and a listen) to the Spectrum 5XB. Before we unpackage it, here’s what Steelseries have to say about it:

The SteelSeries Spectrum 5xb is a premium quality, wired headset designed for Xbox 360®. At a glance it is a versatile, durable, travel-friendly headset. If you’re trying to take your game Xbox 360® gaming to the next level, or you are getting harassed at home because of the noise level while gaming, you may just fall madly in love with our Spectrum 5xb.


Steelseries have plenty of information on each aspect of the headset here and the technical specifications are as follows:

Headphones Freq. response
- 16 – 28.000 Hz
- 40 Ohm [email protected], 1Vrms: 110 dB

- 1 + 2 = 3 m / 9.8 ft.
- 3.5 mm

Microphone Freq. response
- 75 – 16.000 Hz
Pick up pattern
- Uni-directional
- -38 dB
- 2K Ohm

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