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Powerful, detailed audio experience via tournament grade audio drivers.


Specifically optimized for in-game sounds such as footsteps, alerts and gunfires.


Extra-padded, soft all-leather design provides comfort during long sessions.


"Invisible", retractable, uni-directional microphone in left ear-cup.


Easy dismantling into 3 separate pieces for easy and safe transportation.


Leather ear cushions reduce outside noise to stay focused and win.


In-line audio controls for volume and muting microphone.


Swappable cable system for use with PC, Mac®, tablets and phones.


"The 5Hv3 Gaming Headset is certainly worth a look if you’re out for a new gaming headset."

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Hardware Heaven

"I'd definitely recommend picking one up!"

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Newegg GameCrate

"Grand Champion - Blind Gaming Headset Roundup"

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"For this price it’s an excellent headset. Budget oriented gamers can surely look forward to buying the 5Hv3."

Score: 4/5

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Android Spin

"The Steelseries 5Hv3 is a very good headset; versatile, portable and functional."

Score: 4.5/5

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Off Duty Gamers

"I’ve been using the 5Hv3 now for about a month, and I couldn’t be more pleased. I didn’t think at first that the quality and performance would match my Siberia headset, but it excels. "

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No Review Left Behind

"If you're in the market looking for a high quality and affordable audio product you may have just found it, the SteelSeries 5Hv3 is a decent improvement over its predecessors, it's one of the most comfortable headsets I ever had the chance to try out."

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Video Game Writers

"Retailing at about $80, the SteelSeries 5Hv3 headset is a startlingly good value. The extreme comfort of the noise cancelling ear cups is the main selling point here, but the sound quality and durability of the set is what really made the headset my new favorite. "

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Gadget Guru HD

"So to conclude, I think Steelseries has done a good job on making a headset that is sturdy and looks good, it is also very compact which is good for people who travel a lot."

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Features 3Hv2 5Hv3 9H
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
USB Soundcard
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
Noise-Canceling 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
Recommended Price €39.99 €79.99 €159.99

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Engineered for Performance


SteelSeries 5Hv3

Most recognized for its tournament and award-winning, gaming audio performance and portability, the SteelSeries 5Hv2 was one of the most talked-about headsets on the tournament circuit. The new 5H now features the newest generation of SteelSeries audio drivers with a custom-engineered soundscape for clear and detailed sound without distortion.


SteelSeries Audio

Building on the historic SteelSeries audio tradition, a custom-engineered soundscape features a wide dynamic range, which makes it possible for 5Hv3 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.

Pull-out Microphone

Retractable Microphone

The 5Hv3 features a retractable microphone system. Pull it out when you need it. Hide it in the left earcup when you don’t.


In-line controls

The double braided cable gives the 5Hv3 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.


Swappable cable system

The ends of the 5Hv3 are swappable so that you can use your headset with your PC, Mac®, phones and tablets.

5Hv3 8pin Connector

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.


Extended Comfort

Extra-padded, soft all-leather design provides extended comfort and passive noise reduction.


Easy to carry

The SteelSeries 5Hv3 is especially popular and loved at LAN-events and internet cafés around the world. With the ability to dismantle the headset into 3 pieces for easy carrying and transportation makes it the first choice headset for many gamers.

Weight & Size



  • Frequency response: 16 – 28000 Hz
  • Impedance: 40 Ohm
  • SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 110 dB
  • Cable length: 1.2 + 2 = 3.2m
  • Jacks: 2 x 3.5mm for PC
  • + 4-pole 3.5mm Mac®, Mobile and Tablets
  • Microphone

  • Frequency response: 75 – 16000 Hz
  • Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
  • Sensitivity: -38 dB
  • Impedance: 2K Ohm
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