Home Reviews Peripherals SteelSeries Siberia Elite headset - more than gaming

SteelSeries Siberia Elite works with Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS – courtesy of an innovative in-line USB sound card connector.

Simply plug the micro USB connector, cum sound card dongle, into the appropriate cable – USB on the Mac or PC, 3.5mm - 3 and 4 pole on iOS and Android - and then plug the headset, using its flat tangle free, 1.2M USB cord into the dongle – a 2M extension is provided as well.

Sound confusing – no it is all about moving the sound card from inside the headset to make it lighter and to enable more devices to power it. Full functionality comes only with using USB and the appropriate driver.

Gamers report that this is the ‘go to’ headset that covers all their needs from use in gaming to listening to music. Speakers are 40mm, 16-28Khz, and reproduce high and low tones well.

SteelSeries has put a lot of thought into this design. The 16.8 million colour choices for the glowing ear “rings” and a spare 3.5mm port on the headset to plug in another headset and share gaming experiences.

The sound and pre-sets use SteelSeries Engine 3 enabling: sound manipulation; noise-cancellation for the microphone – these are not noise cancelling, rather noise isolating, headphones; LED lights cycling, rotation and pulsing; Dolby 7.1 toggling; 10 band equalizer; and mic compression/volume.

Long term use is great with memory foam cushioning and leather, non-stick ear pads. Volume is adjusted by twirling the right side and the left will mute/unmute the extendable microphone – that lights up when in use.

The price is AU$299.99 and is available in white and black. Website here

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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