When that little sound pocket forms, outside sound is cut way down, and the P5 does its work. Those little drivers are amazing. Somehow, possibly through those fancy back ports, the P5 is able to produce nuanced bass and treble without crushing any of the detail. read full review
These (Sound BlasterX H5) are the most comfortable headphones I’ve ever owned. Even after an 8 hour gaming session while wearing glasses, they are still perfectly comfortable. I simply cannot fault them.read full review
One thing I really like about the headset is the headband; it's more robust than it looks, springing back into place after we bend it up so that the headband is nearly flat. Creative did this by using steel underneath the padding instead of plastic. While doing this with other headsets often makes me cringe, the Sound BlasterX H5 happily takes the bending in stride.read full review
The Sound BlasterX H5 isn't the loudest headset out there but it's plenty loud enough in our opinion, especially given how well it attenuates external sounds, and it also doesn't distort a maximum volume like so many cheaper models. Music is handled very well with bass notes that are nice and warm but not overpowering. read full review
If you're looking at a well-rounded gaming headset that's priced sensibly and will handle any game you throw at it with ease, the Sound BlasterX H5 is for you.
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Overall, the Creative Labs Sound BlasterX H5 pro gaming headset is exactly what you would hope to get out of an analog, pro gaming headset. They have great sound quality, great construction, and a reliable microphone that actually filters out some background noise. read full review
Creative’s new Sound BlasterX H5 stands as a perfect example of why a proper stereo headset can still compete with most modern 7.1 and 5.1 virtual surround sound models.read full review
It sounds fantastic, nearly as good as my more expensive cans. It’s light and comfortable for multiple hours of wear. It’s durable, with a bendable steel frame. And it has a detachable mic that manages to cut out background noise and capture clear, quality voice.read full review
If you’re looking for a competitive, lightweight and stylish alternative to larger headsets, the SoundBlasterX P5 is certainly the way to go. One of the best headsets we’ve ever tested.The maximum volume is enough to give you a headache, but when dealing with quieter audio sources, you’ll be thankful they’ve got the power you need. When maxed out, the sound is distortion free and still sounds nicely balanced, while the bass offers up a lot of detail without drowning out the rest of the mix. read full review
The Sound BlasterX P5 is a good choice for gamers that are looking for a quality set of in-ear headphones without spending too much. While it’s quite possible to play with in-ear headphones that cost far less, you should be able to notice the difference in aural clarity, and that could well translate into better in-game performance.read full review
The noise cancellation is on point, and the responsive bass and rich audio are both delivered as promised on the packaging. Using this set in Dota 2, I'm able to hone in on different sounds and multitask well. The P5 helps me game while listening to music and talking to friends in Mumble simultaneously, something that a cheap set will not let you achieve.read full review
By all accounts, the Sound BlasterX H5 succeeds on all fronts quite well. It may not boast a wide range of complex (or unnecessary) features, but it provides top quality headset essentials in a comfortable, durable package.
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The Sound BlasterX H5 Headset is quite amazing. The complete over-the-ear design is extremely comfortable, I was able to wear them for 5 hours of gaming with zero complaints. The sound was so good I was opting to play with them on even when noise wasn’t an issue.read full review
As far as music and moves goes. Again, the H5 impresses. The headset has a nice chunky sound when needed (for example the rock genre) but detail as required. Movie vocals are crystal clear (again benefiting from that low end clarity we noted) and there is plenty of power to explosions and the like. This continues into the gaming environment where the H5 excels. read full review