SteelSeries Siberia Elite Gaming Headset Review
By Steven Iglesias-Hearst
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by SteelSeries.
SteelSeries peripherals and headsets are well known for their sleek design, high quality and excellent functionality among enthusiasts and gamers alike. Today Benchmark Reviews will be taking a look at the newest line from SteelSeries; The Siberia Elite Gaming Headset (model# 51151). We will put them through their paces in a variety of scenarios including watching films, listening to music, and of course – gaming.
The Siberia Elite Gaming Headset is intended to improve on and replace the Siberia V2 headset, which has been very successful in it’s own right, but I think the Siberia Elite is a whole different monster altogether. The Siberia Elite Gaming Headset (available in back or white) incorporates metal into its design for extra strength, and has thicker padding all round for added comfort. The 50mm speaker drivers are a next-generation design with dual neodymium magnets to deliver rich sound and low frequency power. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS mobile operating systems straight out of the box, the Siberia Elite Gaming Headset is SteelSeries’ most versatile headset that they have created to date.
The features and specifications below were taken from the Siberia Elite product page of the SteelSeries website and the Siberia Elite product page at Amazon.com respectively.
Features & Specifications
- Next-generation SteelSeries proprietary 50mm speaker drivers with dual neodymium magnets deliver rich sound and low frequency power
- Dolby Headphone and Dolby Pro Logic IIx surround sound technologies for up to a virtual 7.1-channel immersive audio experience (PC or Mac with USB port for use with sound card)
- Closed-back design for outstanding accuracy, clarity, and detail
- Retractable unidirectional microphone for crystal clarity with active noise cancellation
- Advanced audio customization including 10-band EQ, microphone volume control, microphone background noise rejection, auto microphone gain, custom sidetone
- Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS
- Dolby ProLogic Iix produces rich immersive soundscape
- Flat, soft, tangle-free cable with 8-pin mini connector
- Headband features lightweight perfect-fit suspension design
- Includes cable ends for PC, Mac, and mobile devices
- Intuitive control through rotary dials on ear cups
- Memory-foam ear cushions and headband for long wearing comfort
- Available in Black or White
- Frequency: 16Hz~28 KHz
- Impedance: 32 Ohm
- SPL@ 1KHz, 1V rms: 113 dB
- microphone pattern: Unidirectional
- Frequency: 75 – 16000 Hz
- Impedance: <2.2K Ohm
- Sensitivity: -38 dB
- Length: 1.2 meters
- Extension cable: 2 meters
- Connectors: 3.5 mm 4-pole & 3-pole microphone/headphone splitter
- 5.4 x 7.6 x 8.1 inches / 12.8 ounces
Source(s): steelseries.com / amazon.com