SteelSeries 5Hv2 MOH Edition Headset
Posted by: editor on: 21.11.2011 09:24:45 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
The whole unit is made from hardened plastic to keep the weight to a minimum, the only metal included on the headset would be the screws holding in all together but this design puts less strain cross the wearers head and ears allowing you to play that much longer. Basically it is a reworked version of the normal 5Hv2 headset, but with MOH branding.
As the headphones are so lightweight, don’t let this foul you into thinking that this headset isn’t strong and robust because it is, as well as being quite flexible at the same time. Steelseries have designed the headset in such a way that they would fit on virtually any head shape you can find which is a highlight for me and with the right amount of spring back action to hold the headset nicely in place across the head.
The Medal of Honor Edition headset like the standard 5Hv2 is fully dismountable into three pieces which makes for super easy transportation and carrying around with you at LAN events and so on, this design feature works by a clicking mechanism. The headset is so easy to be dismantled and put back together again and requires just 2 clips.
Having this design feature really does make traveling around with your headset a lot easier over the folding designs and proves better than most other options for carrying to LAN events and such.
Taking a closer look at the driver itself you get to see that Steelseries have really padded out the inner ear cap sections with nearly an inch thick piece of foam padding to sit over and around your ears, this is what I like to see as a headphone reviewer as this part of a headset design is just as important as how the headphones sound and feel as there is nothing worst then having a badly designed ear cup over your ears for a long period of time. I also noticed once removing the padding that Steelseries have added another piece of foam padding to the actual drive framework as well so once in place your ear isn’t resting against any hard plastic at any time you use the headset.
The center has been covered with only a thin piece of stretchy material which allows every bit of sound to come flooding through that has been branded with the EA logo which ties in well with the overall Medal of Honor theme of the 5Hv2 headset. When pressing against this material you really can feel the extra padding Steelseries have placed hear so your ears will be nice and comfortable.
Steelseries has also designed the 5Hv2 to have some adjustment to the supporting arm that holds the drivers, as shown above, once the headset has been placed over the head the drivers tilt themselves slightly so that you can get the most comfortable position possible.
This design also allows you the really position the ear cups right over the tops of the ears and around the bottom so none of the sound can escape through any open areas, the ear cups totally enclose your ears in so any background noise is minimal allowing yourself to be completely engrossed in your game play.
Steelseries like many other manufactures have added there logo to the upper section of the headband which has just been printed onto the plastic in the same color scheme grey which matches the Medal of Honor branding that has been added to the drivers.
The underside of the headband hasn’t been padded out as much as I would have liked, there seems to be more padding added to the sides and not to the middle section which sits against the head, but Steelseries have designed the head piece to be almost straight rather than oval so you should not really need much padding in this area but I think they could have added a bit more.
The 5Hv2 Limited Edition headset has around seven levels of adjustment to fit across your head by using a simple yet effective clicking mechanism that allows you the quickly slide to your desired position, with the added bonus of some handy grip lines that have been added to the sides of the supporting arm. Each adjustment has a satisfying clicking sound as you work your way through each level but I wouldn’t say that the 5Hv2 has the strongest adjustment locking mechanism, as you can easily slide each way with little pressure put upon them .
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