Overall and FV

There are some people who just refuse to look at wireless products, especially when it comes to gaming. For me the downsides of wireless normally outweigh any potential downsides. Being tied to my desk with a cord isn’t a big deal if you don’t plan on getting up but a lot of people come and go from their desk all day long, especially people with children. There have been a few times that I was able to get up and grab something to drink but didn’t miss out on something important being said in TeamSpeak or without missing a beat in the song I was listening too. The H Wireless does a great job of standing out from most of its competition when it comes to battery life and support for different platforms. I also think that SteelSeries did a great job making the H Wireless extremely comfortable.

My biggest concern with the H Wireless when I went into testing was with its price point though. At just under $300 I have no doubt that a lot of people will skip out on it in favor of products like the Corsair Vengeance 2000 or the Logitech G930 that are both much lower in price. The truth is, that isn’t really the competition for the H Wireless, their direct competition are headsets from Astro Gaming and Turtle Beach that both support console and PC gaming wirelessly. When you consider those I think SteelSeries put together a good product that will compete well against them. The transmitter with the display screen really helps justify its pricing as well. The only thing I would really like to see SteelSeries include is a headphone stand like both of their competitors. It’s important to me on my PC desk but even more important that I have a place for them if I’m using them in the living room.

So when it comes down to it, would I buy the H Wireless? Well the answer is slightly complicated. I have a hard time seeing myself throwing down almost $300 for a headset. But if I was on the market for a wireless gaming headset that works on my PC as well as my consoles it would be at or near the top of my list. In other words, I think it’s a small market, but for those of you who need something like this or the Turtle Beach/Astro Gaming headsets, the H Wireless should be considered as well.


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Author: garfi3ldWebsite: https://lanoc.org
You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #33405 04 Dec 2013 13:33
You guys know what today is? It's hump day!

Along with that its also the day we get to take a first look at the new H Wireless from SteelSeries. Enjoy and have a great day

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