Date: November 8th, 2006
Article by: (Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: SteelSeries
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
Let's take you on a small walkthrough of this product so you can see if this headset is right for you.
One of the faults of the previous versions was the fact that they had below average ventilation and thankfully for this version, more ventilation has been added. Although the difference isn't huge, I have no problem wearing this headset for literally hours without any sweating problems. My ears always remain dry and warm.
As with the other versions, the 5H v2 comes with a retractable microphone which can be adjust to your specific needs. The length is perfect and when I was wearing and using the microphone for some Skype conversations, the microphone when fully extended reached just the left corner of my mouth. It still sounded fine, yet wasn't in front of your mouth (which can get annoying).
The only thing I can request is that they reshape and taper the hole in the headset so you can push the microphone back easily without having it hang up on the side which will have you removing the headset to retract it properly. Not a huge deal, but it does get a little irritating.
If you are into portability, you can easily break these headphones down for easy transportation. Press the button firmly and gently pull and the headphones will detach for easy storage. Simple slide the speaker section back into the top headrest portion for reassembly.