SteelSeries 5Hv3 Review

SteelSeries gaming headset review. Updated 2020 Amazon pricing, audio specs, and review - using scores built around ratings such as volume control, material quality, sound quality, battery life and noise cancellation. Are these SteelSeries headphones right for a PC gamer?

Should you buy the SteelSeries 5Hv3?

PCGameBenchmark has reviewed pretty much every PC gaming headset available on Amazon. We've ignored some of the smaller and generic brands. We've filtered to only show the best gaming headsets wireless and wired available to buy right now - this SteelSeries gaming headset made our 2020 list.

Now's a great time to buy a new PC gaming headset. So many games are enhanced with great audio, there are always SteelSeries deals to be had (no need to wait for Black Friday 2020) and there's a massive range to chose from. High quality sound is super important when you’re playing and the speakers built into gaming monitors are pretty rubbish. If you’re looking to hear someone creep up on you in Fortnite or love the bass on Apex Legends, you need a proper immersive audio experience and the privacy that brings.

This black headset weighs 0.58 lb (0.26 kg).

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SteelSeries 5Hv3
PCGameBenchmark Rating: 68%

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SteelSeries 5Hv3 Specs


0.58 lb (263.66 g)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

19.05 cm x 18.29 cm x 8.89 cm
7.5 in x 7.2 in x 3.5 in





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SteelSeries 5Hv3 Features

  • Retractable microphone system
  • Powerful audio drivers deliver incredible audio
  • Double braided cable gives increased durability and integrated volume controller on the cord
  • Ability to dismantle the headset into 3 pieces for easy carrying and transportation
  • Swappable so that you can use your headset with your PC, Mac, phones and tablets
  • Crystal clear communication via large, high-end microphone that retracts into the headset when not in use
  • New sound isolating double enclosure ear cup technology with comfortable extra-padded, leather ear cushions
  • The double-braided nylon cable and in-line audio controls now with Steel Series innovative swappable cable system for use with PC, Mac, tablets and phones

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