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SteelSeries Launches New Siberia Headsets

On Monday, SteelSeries refreshed its Siberia series with next-generation headsets. There are four in this new batch, meeting the needs of every gamer looking for a quality audio product. These include the Siberia v3 ($99.99), the Siberia v3 Prism ($139.99), the Elite Prism ($199.99) and the RAW Prism ($59.99).

For starters, SteelSeries redesigned the audioscope in the Siberia v3 with next-generation audio drivers. This headset also consists of noise-reducing memory foam ear cushions, a “unique” new construction, a single-plug cable and a dual-jack extension. Serving as SteelSeries’ core headset, the Siberia v3 is available in black or white.

Next is the Siberia v3 Prism, which builds upon the analog Siberia v3 and costs $40 more. This model is compatible with the SteelSeries Engine, which includes unlimited profile settings that can be saved via SteelSeries CloudSync, Microphone Auto Compression and Microphone Noise Suppression technologies, digital audio quality with a custom EQ and ColorShift illumination. With that last feature, owners can pick from 16.8 million color choices to light up their ears.

The Siberia Elite Prism is next in line, sporting a new, slimmer microphone and an upgraded sound card. This headset is the most expensive in the series, delivering Dolby Headphone and Dolby Pro Logic IIx technologies for virtual 7.1-channel surround. This unit also has customizable audio settings and illumination and a swappable cable system that allows the headphones to connect to PCs and mobile devices.

Finally we have the Siberia RAW Prism, the company’s newcomer in the Siberia family that's designed with budget-tight customers in mind. With this headset, customers can customize and back up audio profiles and change the color of the illuminated ring on each ear cup. This model has a USB connector and a built-in microphone with Mic Auto Customization technology. The mic resides on the left ear cup along with a mic mute button.

These new headsets join the previous generation including the Siberia v2, the Siberia Elite, The Siberia Elite Anniversary and more. You can view the entire family here.

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  • Novuake
    Oe, lets see if the Siberia V3 is as great value for money as the V2.

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  • radon_antila
    It's not pictured in the article, so here's a direct link to the RAW Prism:

    http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-raw-prism

    Now, I'm a fan of the Siberia v2 Frost Blues, but after seeing the RAW Prism images, I'm beginning to think the minimalist illumination design looks a lot better than any of the other, more expensive offerings.

    And it's probably because the thin-orange/blue-ring-on-white motif (the first two images in the product site) reminds me of Portal. This RAW Prism is the headset I imagine Chell would wear.
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  • Novuake
    14277281 said:
    It's not pictured in the article, so here's a direct link to the RAW Prism:

    http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-raw-prism

    Now, I'm a fan of the Siberia v2 Frost Blues, but after seeing the RAW Prism images, I'm beginning to think the minimalist illumination design looks a lot better than any of the other, more expensive offerings.

    And it's probably because the thin-orange/blue-ring-on-white motif (the first two images in the product site) reminds me of Portal. This RAW Prism is the headset I imagine Chell would wear.

    Depending on how the sound output is on it, I think I would agree with you.
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  • MrGulio
    I'm still using a pair of Siberia v1s to this day and they are the best headphones I've ever used for PC gaming. Hopefully the v3s live up to the Siberia Legacy.
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  • bthiago
    I`ve seen bad reviews about the products from SteelSeries.
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  • Gillerer
    Siberia V2's are terribly uncomfortable for me - they squash my ears really badly.
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  • Novuake
    14278439 said:
    I`ve seen bad reviews about the products from SteelSeries.

    I have seen worse things that that... :)



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  • cliffro
    14278439 said:
    I`ve seen bad reviews about the products from SteelSeries.

    I read a bunch of negative reviews on USB versions of some of their headphones, but the analog versions didn't seem to have as many complaints.

    I've had 3 sets of Siberia V2's that were all brilliant. I got good deals on limited edition versions that didn't sell well and ended up giving the previous pairs to friends who still enjoy them. My extension cable on my current pair did get skinned a bit by the wheel on my chair, but no wires were damaged and some electrical tape made it disappear.

    I might give the RAW version a go and see how they compare.

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  • EZLife
    @Novuake , the Siberia was never value for money!! If you actually know sound quality you would know the Siberia v2's is the worst headset available (sound wise).. yes it looks nice and is quite fashionable but for sound its f#cking horrible..
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  • EZLife
    Just compare it to the logitech G430, Corsair Vengeance 1500 or any other proper headset.. I had the Siberia v2 (navi edition) and the bass coudn't even handle itself on low volume.. Yes it can go loud and its fine for gaming, teamspeak etc, but don't expect good quality sound..
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