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Steelseries Diablo 3 Headset

Steelseries Diablo 3

Introduction

Steelseries is well known for its many gamer and enthusiastic products. Ranging from mouse mats to brand-related headsets and keyboards, Steelseries offers high-end products for anyone who is serious about their gaming peripheral performance.

Recently Steelseries introduced another Blizzard Licensed product named the Diablo 3 Headset. In effect it’s the Siberia V2 Headset, but then much cooler! Let’s take a look, shall we?

What does Steelseries tell us about the Diablo 3 headset?

“Featuring 50mm driver units that reproduce crystal clear sounds in high, low, and mid-range tones is at the core of what is creating an incredible Diablo® III audio experience. SteelSeries provides Diablo® III Headset users the ability to adjust, personalize and save all of their audio and equalizer settings. The matte black headset features “demon” red, LED illumination on the right and left side Diablo® III logo slashes and around each earcup. It’s not the Burning Hells that power this bad boy, but a total of 18 LED lights to power the red illumination and 4 pulsation options. The Diablo® III Headset features a retractable microphone system. The microphones processor reduces the “noise” and focuses on the sound that is closer to the mic, your voice.”

Specifications and features

Headphones

  • Frequency response: 10 – 28.000 Hz
  • Driver Diameter: 50mm
  • Cable length: 1,0 m
  • USB extension length: 2,0 m
  • Jack: Gold Plated USB

Microphone

  • Active Noise Reduction: up to 20 dB
  • Frequency response: 50 – 16.000 Hz
  • Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
  • Sensitivity: -38 dB

Features

  • Retractable microphone system
  • Crystal clear high, low and mid-tones by 50mm driver
  • Optimized for Diablo 3 gameplay
  • In-line volume and mute controls
  • SteelSeries Engine software to configure illumination settings, equalizer presets and microphone volume
  • Lightweight suspension construction

Boxing & Accessories

Boxing

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The Diablo 3 Headset box has one of the better graphical designs I’ve seen coming from hardware manufacturers. According to the box, this headset is a licensed Blizzard product, which of course is a must if one wants to use a brand name like Diablo for its products.

Boxing2

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The back of the box features a global overview and specification list in four languages.

Accessories

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The supplied accessories are no more than needed. With a useful quick start guide, a simple reference where to download the latest Steelseries Engine software, some Steelseries info booklets and a sticker. More importantly, Steelseries also supplied a 2 meter long USB-to-USB extension cable.

  • amythompson172

    In conclusion I would have to say that performance wise that this headset does what one would expect, it could stand to see more dynamic sound but I suppose if I toyed with the driver supplied equalizer I could get that. Visually it is exceptional. And the case itself is Diablo III themed, a great thing to leave out in view. The durability is thus far exceptional as well as how comfortable it is, I have worn it all day and not had a single issue, I often forget it is on except when communicating on the mic, you can’t hear yourself in the headset so you tend to shout.

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  • Jeadan

    Thank you for the review. helps alot!!