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3.0 out of 5 starsDecent but disappointed in the size adjustment band and design of adaptor
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on February 5, 2022
Not terrible - just a big let down - which is why I took off two stars because I expect better for this price and from SteelSeries.
It works flawless with PS5 and PC.
Sound was fine - though had some complaints about the mic quality when using on PS5. This could have been due to interference, as when I recorded myself speaking on the mic it sounded okay. Not great but fine for a gaming headset.
A weird feature is the very small USB-C adaptor piece. Unlike so many others this thing maintains the nice aesthetic of your device and doesn't stick out half a foot just asking to be accidentally knocked off. THats good. What is stupid is that - despite being 'designed for the PS5' this little piece literally blocks one of the front USB-A ports on the PS5 if you plug it into the front USB-C port.
So if you want to use the front USB-A port on your PS5, you have to put this guy in the USB-C port in the back. Nonsensical.
Headband is not easily adjusted. It would be comfortable for a few minutes and then you'd want to tighten or loosen it a bit... but you can't? It has this elastic thing which should be great but just somehow doesn't work here. I think this could just be me because I have long bushy 80s hair metal hair so don't want to dig too much into that aspect.
I returned it. It has some nice features - the slide away mic and the headband controls are okay for the most part - though I kept accidentally adjusting the volume when trying mute or turn off the headset. Just a bit amateur hour from SteelSeries - I think they can do better.