"The SteelSeries 9H is a phenomenal piece of audio equipment that does an outstanding job of accentuating every little detail in game sound, music, podcasts, and everything else you decide to run through it."
"The SteelSeries 9H headset stays strong to its gaming roots, bringing a sound character tuned for games within a well-constructed and comfortable design."
"SteelSeries has certainly confirmed our initial expectations, the 9H is one amazing product."
"Comfort is stunning."
"They also sell quality and there aren't many headsets out there that can compete with their top models in terms of durability "
"The 9H is a great performing headset."
"The best audio experience possible at a great price. "
"Overall: 5/5 stars"
|Earcup Style||On-Ear||Full-size / Circumaural||Full-size / Circumaural||Next-Generation SteelSeries Audio Drivers||✓||✓||✓|
|Leather Extra Padded Earcups||✓||✓||✓|
|Inline Volume/Microphone Mute Controls||✓||✓||✓|
|Dolby® Technology||Dolby Headphone
Dolby Prologic IIx
|Advanced Features Via SteelSeries Engine||✓|
|Double Enclosure Technology||✓|
|Designed For Travel||✓||✓|
|Double-Braided Nylon Cable||✓||✓|
|Frequency Response||10 – 27000 Hz||16 – 28000 Hz||10 – 28000 Hz|
|Impedance||50 Ohm||40 Ohm||32 Ohm|
|Sound Pressure Level (SPL) @1kHz, 1Vrms||-102 dB||-110 dB||-110 dB|
|Retractable, Uni-Directional Microphone||✓||✓||✓|
|Frequency Response||50 – 18000 Hz||75 – 16000 Hz||50 – 16000 Hz|
|Impedance||2.2K Ohm||2K Ohm||2K Ohm|
|Sensitivity||-40 dB||-38 dB||-37 +/- 3 dB|
|Works with PC, Mac®, Tablets And Phones||Included Adapter||Swappable Cable System||Swappable Cable System|
Delivering a tournament-grade audio experience, incredible digital features, and best-in-class comfort, the SteelSeries 9H with Dolby® Technology is our best competitive gaming headset yet. Equipped with an advanced USB soundcard, the SteelSeries 9H provides users with Dolby® technology, SteelSeries Engine support and much more.
The SteelSeries 9H when used with the included advanced USB soundcard features two Dolby® technologies. Dolby Headphone allows up to 7.1 channels of realistic multi-channel surround sound. Dolby Prologic IIx can convert a simple stereo signal into a rich, surround sound experience. In addition, it can convert a true 5.1 signal in a full 7.1 surround experience allowing for multiple listening modes and a more realistic sound.
Building on the historic SteelSeries audio tradition, a custom-engineered soundscape features a wide dynamic range, which makes it possible for 9H to deliver a balanced and linear tournament-grade advantage.
Powerful, detailed audio experience via tournament grade, next generation SteelSeries audio drivers that feature a wide dynamic range that allows you to hear all levels of your audio: lows, mids, and highs. Our audio engineers custom-engineered the soundscape for the best possible gaming experience. Advanced components like high grade mylar film to further perfect the sound with added clarity and no distortion.
The 9H features a retractable microphone system. Pull it out when you need it. Hide it in the left earcup when you don’t.
When the SteelSeries 9H headset is plugged into its advanced USB sound card, it enables a noise cancellation microphone. When you’re playing multiplayer, it’s more than just skill that will win you achievements, it’s communication that will help you dominate. To support that, the 9H headset features an active noise-cancelling, “smart” microphone that allows your team to hear you above whatever is happening in the area around you – appliances, dogs barking, whining spouses, and more.
Processed microphone input using the active noice-cancelling microphone from SteelSeries.
Processed microphone input using a non noice-cancelling microphone.
The SteelSeries 9H features double enclosure technology. A second internal enclosure is sealed around the back of the speaker creating a closed design typically only found in high-end audio studio and DJ headphones. When coupled with the extra-padded, leather ear cushions it creates a level of noise isolation unlike any other headset in gaming.
The ends of the 9H are swappable so that you can use your headset with PC, Mac®, phones and tablets.
A mobile end with a single 3-pole 3.5mm jack and a PC cable with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 3.5mm microphone jack have both been included.
The double braided cable gives the 9H increased durability and also features an integrated volume controller on the cord also offers a microphone mute switch, all for instant control without having to navigate through software settings.
Extra-padded, soft all-leather design provides extended comfort and passive noise reduction.
There’s no need to install software of any kind in order to use the SteelSeries 9H. It will operate flawlessly without the advanced USB soundcard. When used with the USB soundcard the 9H gains the support and advanced digital features of the SteelSeries Engine:
Let’s face it, the way you hear the game is unique to the tones your hearing can pick up, and probably completely different than the next gamer, which is why SteelSeries provides 9H Headset users the ability to adjust, personalize and save all of their audio and equalizer settings. Save 8 equalizer settings for each of your game profiles.