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SteelSeries Introduces New Siberia Headset Line

SteelSeries Introduces New Siberia Headset Line

The acclaimed SteelSeries Siberia headsets have constantly evolved throughout its many generations. Their last flagship Siberia Elite headset did not disappoint and we loved what we saw as seen in our review of it here. Officially today, SteelSeries is striking again with an entirely new line-up of Siberia headsets. This time, an even wider assortment of headsets of varying plateaus are being released, aiming to satisfy a broader range of gamers. Whether you’re looking into the highest end or the lowest end, this new SteelSeries line-up is aiming to cover you on all fronts.

 

SteelSeries Siberia v3

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The ever-evolving iconic standard mid-tier of the Siberia family is yet again getting a facelift. Continuing to utilize the Siberia standard suspension headband design, the SteelSeries Siberia v3 will feature noise-reducing memory foam ear cushions for providing passive sound isolation around it’s 50 mm drivers. This headset will have a single cable and will come with a dual-jack extension for facilitating support for PCs, consoles, and mobile devices. Coming in black and white, the SteelSeries Siberia v3 will available for $99.99.

Tech Specs
Cable Length (m) 1.2 m
Cable Length (ft) 4 ft
Driver Size (mm) 50 mm
Headphone Frequency Response (Hz) 20-20,000
Magnet Type Neodymium
Headphone Sensitivity (dB) 80 dB
Headphone Total Harmonic Distortion (<x%) 1 <x%
Microphone Frequency Response (Hz) 100-10,000
Microphone Pickup Pattern Unidirectional (directional)
Microphone Sensitivity (dB) -42 dB
Microphone Impedance (Ohm) 2200 Ohm
Headphone Impedance (Ohm) 35 Ohm

SteelSeries Siberia v3 Prism

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If you like what you see in the SteelSeries Siberia v3, but wish it had a dab of functionality then you can go one step up with the SteelSeries Siberia v3 Prism. For $40 more (retail price $139.99), you can have a headset that utilizes functionality from the SteelSeries Engine for performance and personalization. This is the product that speaks to gamers with a less-than-impressive or non-existent soundcard. The SteelSeries Engine brings customization and profile settings to a wide range of SteelSeries products.

Through the SteelSeries Engine, the Siberia v3 Prism will sport:
– Microphone Noise Suppression
– Microphone Auto Compression
– EQ Customization
– LED Color control and customization with 16.8 million color options
– Profile settings that can be saved and accessed from anywhere via SteelSeries CloudSync

Tech Specs
Cable Length (m) 1.5 m
Cable Length (ft) 5 ft
Headphone Frequency Response (Hz) 20-20,000
Magnet Type Neodymium
Headphone Sensitivity (dB) 80 dB
Headphone Total Harmonic Distortion (<x%) 1 <x%
Microphone Frequency Response (Hz) 100-10,000
Microphone Pickup Pattern Unidirectional (directional)
Microphone Sensitivity (dB) -42 dB
Microphone Impedance (Ohm) 2200 Ohm
Headphone Impedance (Ohm) 35 Ohm
Driver Size (mm) 50 mm

SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism

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SteelSeries has redefined what they considered to be high end. Also supporting the SteelSeries Engine functionality, the SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism will use a brand new slimmer microphone design and an upgraded sound card to push the envelope even further than last year’s Elites did. The ear-cushions that made the Elites a dream were also revisited for longer lasting comfort. Similar to the previous Siberia Elites, the Siberia Elite Prism will house 50 mm drivers that deliver Dolby Headphone® and Dolby Pro Logic IIx® technologies for virtual 7.1-channel surround sound. The headset will also have the swappable cable system as before for comfortable use amongst the various supported platforms: PC, Mac®, PS4™ and mobile devices. Coming in at $199.99, the new high end SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism is the upgrade of the Siberia Elite that we loved so much.

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Tech Specs
Cable Length (m) 1.2 m
Cable Length (ft) 4 ft
Headphone Frequency Response (Hz) 16-28,000
Magnet Type Neodymium
Headphone Sensitivity (dB) 120 dB
Headphone Total Harmonic Distortion (<x%) 1 <x%
Microphone Frequency Response (Hz) 100-10,000
Microphone Pickup Pattern Unidirectional (directional)
Microphone Sensitivity (dB) -44 dB
Microphone Impedance (Ohm) 2.2 Ohm
Headphone Impedance (Ohm) 32 Ohm
Driver Size (mm) 50 mm

Siberia RAW Prism

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In a new twist, SteelSeries is introducing an even more affordable variant from their Siberia line in the form of the Siberia RAW Prism (pictured below, first one the left). Before you think you are getting the bare minimum, consider that this is headset with a 40 mm driver that will be supported by SteelSeries Engine functionality as touched on above. The headbands and ear cups are of a cushioned mesh and it is a USB headset making it compatible with PC, Mac, and the PS4. SteelSeries promises the “economic” headset will have the comfort level one expects from the Siberia brand.

Tech Specs
Cable Length (m) 1.5 m
Cable Length (ft) 5 ft
Headphone Frequency Response (Hz) 20-20,000
Magnet Type Neodymium
Headphone Sensitivity (dB) 94 dB
Headphone Total Harmonic Distortion (<x%) 1 <x%
Microphone Frequency Response (Hz) 50-16,000
Microphone Pickup Pattern Omnidirectional
Microphone Sensitivity (dB) -38 dB
Microphone Impedance (Ohm) 2.2 Ohm
Headphone Impedance (Ohm) 32 Ohm
Driver Size (mm) 40 mm

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† Images provided by SteelSeries