Look, Feel and Build
The SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism sports the same sleek look as its predecessor, the SteelSeries Siberia Elite. Coming in black and white, the Siberia Elite Prism has illuminating ear cups with large cushions. The overlaying steel band has been actually loosened further this time around. In a comparison, this made the Siberia Elite Prism more comfortable that the already very comfortable Siberia Elites. In conjunction with the now even softer ear cushions, you have quite the comfortable wearing experience.
The ear cushions have much more give than in the previous generation and the space within the pads have been widened to give your ears more room. That added space actually helped in the sound presentation as well which we’ll dive into later.
Thanks to that loosed steel band, the tension on the sides of your head are just that much more alleviated. The hold on your head is much gentler now and with the headset’s natural weight, although light, the headset stays quite secure on your head.
Pretty much the staple in SteelSeries headsets, the suspension headband helps keep all Siberia headsets comfortable. There’s no exception here as the headband assists the headset by auto-adjusting as you place the Siberia Elite Prism on your head. The suspension headband in Siberia Elites have the most cushion in the SteelSeries Siberia line-up as seen here.
The boom mic sits neatly retracted in the left ear cup and can be pulled out and positioned as you see fit. In the Siberia Elite Prism, the arm on the boom also had its tension reduced, allowing for even easier positioning.
SteelSeries took an already comfortable design and made it even more of a joy to wear. The loosened tension and softer padding made the SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism a pleasure to wear in the longest of gaming sessions. My obsessive compulsive nature to max out my character, this time in Dying Light, did not lead to fatigue with the SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prisms, even in a 5 hour non-stop play-through. As I always mention, I wear glasses at home with my gaming headsets on. The pinch on frames were as non-existent as they can be with an over-ear headset. I struggled to knock against the comfort of the SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism and failed.
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