Guest post: SteelSeries 7H Fnatic Limited Edition

Overview and Features

The SteelSeries 7H Fnatic Limited Edition headset has a bit of a retro look to it with its domed ear cups , orange padding and pull out microphone.   This model feels very solid with its thick and braided cord, and the earpads can also be changed with black ones which only improve its stylish design. With the aid of some metal contact points, the headband can be detached, and the whole headset can be dismantled into four different pieces for increased portability.

They manage to deliver good performance in terms of gaming as well, which might not surprise you since that’s the type of environment for which the headphones were designed. Mid-range and tremble are detailed and defined and bass tones are rounded up pretty well. The headset isn’t exactly “surround sound” as SteelSeries would rather go for “3D positioning” which has more impact in terms of gaming for that matter, even though they work just as well for music and movies. The microphone is of an overall acceptable quality, so you won’t have any issues regarding that when it comes to Skype calls and other similar activities.

There are some unusual design choices, for instance, even though the cable connects to your PC via a normal 3.5mm microphone and headphone plugs, the other end connects to the headphones via a micro-USB, which can be explained to some extent since the cable can be detached with ease, but there were some minor issues with the micro-USB cables on some phones. All in all, we don’t really have a lot of things to complain about, but there’s one thing we feel like we should mention, while the headsets are tight enough to prevent sound leakage to some extent, it’s a bit of a tradeoff since that also means that they might get a bit uncomfortable after prolonged  use.

That being said, there are a lot of things we liked about this headset, both in terms of performance and design, so most likely, the minor faults it has won’t really be a deal-breaker.

Pros

The SteelSeries 7H Fnatic Limited Edition headset delivers great sound quality and an interesting, nice looking design with detachable earpads as well as a detachable microphone. They can be dismantled for ease of transportation, which is pretty cool.

Cons

Should you wear this headset for long periods of time, you might become a bit uncomfortable since they tend to get a bit tight. We weren’t too crazy about the micro-USB connection.

Conclusion

We had an overall good experience with the SteelSeries 7H Fnatic Limited Edition. The headset manages to deliver really good sound quality and the microphone didn’t really disappoint either.  Lack of comfort wasn’t an issue here either, as the model is fairly light and comfortable, even though it might get a bit tight after a while. The earpads do a fairly good job blocking out background noise (to a certain extent). Bottom line is that it’s a pretty good stereo headset (not to mention portable), but a little expensive nonetheless.

This is a guest post writed by Alexandru Gheorghe. Alex is passionate about technology and is the owner of ProReview.net, a website where you can read the latest technology news and reviews.

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