SteelSeries 7H review: SteelSeries 7H

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
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The Good Excellent isolation. Can pull it apart for travelling. Detachable headphone cable. Long cable that's also detachable via 3.5mm cables. Hidden mic.

The Bad Pricey. Drums are a bit over-driven in music due to gaming enhancements.

The Bottom Line The SteelSeries 7Hs are pricey, but the isolation is impressive as is the portability, and the balance between gaming headphones and music is well struck.

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The 7H sits at the top of SteelSeries' headphone pile, and it's not hard to see why. Exquisitely built with leather head rest and closed ear cups, the isolation is also highly impressive, giving even noise-cancelling headphones a run for their money. When we plugged them in, almost all we could hear was the ringing of our own ears, leaving us wondering if we'd even plugged them in at all.

If you don't like leather ear cups, don't fret — SteelSeries has included some velour ones, which you can swap in at will.

Like the 5Hv2s , it pulls apart into three pieces, the top part of the headband coming away so it can be easily packed into a travel case. While it still features a 3-metre, braided detachable cable that breaks into 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks, new this time is the ability to disconnect the cable itself from the right ear cup, further increasing the portability. The clamping force of the headphones is also quite strong, although we imagine that this would give over time.

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Where to Buy

SteelSeries 7H

Part Number: CNETSteelSeries 7H

Typical Price: $189.00

See manufacturer website for availability.