Date: December 12th, 2006
Article by: Karl van der Walt (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Steel Series
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION & WALKTHROUGH
As you can see, the 3H is all held together with screws and even though it's an entry-level product it is still well assembled and should be durable enough to survive traveling to and from your favorite LAN party venues. I even dropped them from my shoulder height to a tiled floor and they survived without a scratch. Considering that I am 6'2” (186cm) this is a good indication of the quality of the 3H. I did this to test the durability of the product and wouldn't recommend you do this yourself.
The top of the headset is branded with the SteelSound logo and will let everyone know that you are using “professional gaming gear”. The logo is printed on a soft plastic band that makes the headset more comfortable over long periods of use.
Here you can see the 3H in its unfolded position, the 3H is significantly larger than I was expecting and this is due to the size of the driver units and their subsequent acoustic chambers.
There is no ventilation on the 3H, which means that your ears will get hot and sweaty with prolonged use but more on that later.
Here you can see the microphone fits neatly into the left headphone and is barely noticeable. No irritating microphone support in the way here.