The SteelSeries 7H USB version provides 7.1 virtual surround and ensures gamers the exact same sound and settings no matter where they are in the world or at what computer they are playing. Its USB soundcard provides preset optimized profiles for both gaming and music genres as well as environmental settings that can be changed for quiet at home atmospheres to louder LAN party or tournament events. Users can personalize even more by tweaking these settings with its 12 channel equalizer. The right ear-cup features an "invisible" pull-out unidirectional microphone system that can be discretely hidden when not in use. The durable braided cord includes built-in volume and microphone controls.