Today SteelSeries announced their new 9H Headset has become available for pre-order. The 9H is the highest end headset SteelSeries offers in the H-series of headsets. It comes with a swappable cable system that has in-line audio controls, leather ear cushions, a retractable microphone as well as a USB sound card. For more information or to preorder the headphones, click here. The full press release is below in italics:

CHICAGO ? Oct 15, 2013 ? SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals today, announced pre-order availability of the new, tournament-grade 9H Gaming Headset. Exclusively available on the SteelSeries Web Shop, the 9H features powerful, tournament-grade audio drivers and Dolby® surround sound technologies. Its finely tuned, custom-engineered soundscape features a wide dynamic range, which makes it possible for the 9H to deliver a balanced and linear tournament-grade soundscape.

Available for $159.99, the 9H has a rugged, industrial design that is deceivingly lightweight, setting new standards for comfort and fit for headsets this size. Players will experience unique features like:

· Its premium driver units, in combination with a high-grade mylar film over the speaker allows the sound in the game to be heard with very low distortion

· SteelSeries? swappable cable system with in-line audio controls for use with PC, Mac®, tablets and phones

· Enhanced passive noise reduction via extra-padded leather ear cushions and an added layer of outer material to each earcup

· The retractable microphone system that picks up clear-voice communication and can be easily pulled out or stored inside of the left earcup

Equipped with an advanced USB soundcard, the SteelSeries 9H provides users with Dolby® Technology that works together to create incredible sound:

· Dolby Digital – reproduces multichannel audio to deliver a cinematic audio experience

· Dolby Headphone ? allows up to 7.1 channels of realistic multi-channel surround sound

· Dolby Prologic IIx ? provides the smoothest surround sound experience allowing for multiple listening modes and a more realistic sound

For more information on the 9H from SteelSeries, please visit: http://steelseries.com/9h and be sure to check out a Behind the Scene?s video of the H Series Gaming Headsets: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz4BEw6ngZ8