SteelSeries Siberia Elite Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2014-02-21

The latest Siberia Elite high-end headset from SteelSeries has picked up some of the elements of the V2 series and improved quite a bit. Distinctive elements could be considered the large and comfortable ear cup padding, the funky lighting but also the dedicated sound card which works hand-in-hand with the Engine 3 software.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:


Siberia Design


The iconic design of the Siberia headsets has been a favorite among gamers for many years. The Siberia Elite carries on that tradition with an all-new take on that classic look and feel.


SteelSeries was the first to bring the retractable microphone to gaming headsets. We made the comfort and fit of the suspension headband renowned around the world. We are doing it again. This is Siberia. This is Elite.




Our new microphone is capable active noise-cancellation when used with the included USB sound card. This greatly reduces background noise for crystal clear transmissions. It also features an LED right on the microphone to indicate when you are muted.




Siberia Elite features the lightweight, perfect-fit suspension design that made the Siberia so iconic. Now, a steel arc with its beautiful beaded metal finish supports an extra padded leather suspension headband for luxurious comfort and style.




No need to fumble for the cord searching for your inline control. Simply rotate the dial on the left ear cup to mute or unmute the microphone. On the right side, rotating the dial will adjust the volume.


Superior Sound


Next generation SteelSeries drivers are engineered with the learnings from over 10 years of delivering premium audio specifically designed for gamers.




While there are many gaming headsets that feature Dolby Headphone technology, Siberia Elite also includes Dolby ProLogic IIx for a rich, immersive soundscape.


Dolby Headphone is a revolutionary signal processing technology that delivers up to 7.1 channel surround sound for richer, more spacious headphone audio.


With Dolby Pro Logic IIx you experience engaging, natural surround sound. Special effects are more realistic than you ever thought possible. Video games reach a new level of audio intensity, and your music is more compelling than ever before.




The Siberia Elite cushions are super thick, packed with memory foam, and covered in leather. They provide a luxurious level of comfort, but there’s more to the story.


The cushion completely envelops the structure of the ear cup to insulate the driver. This creates an insulated chamber that reduces resonant warp and creates a superior acoustic experience.


Lastly, all that extra padding creates a great seal around your ear providing a high level of passive noise reduction so you can focus on your audio experience and shut out the world.




We have completely redesigned our USB sound card with powerful digital signal processing that opens up for incredible new features; delivering multiple Dolby® technologies, DSP driven active-noise cancellation microphone, brilliant 16.8 million color illumination with ColorShift, and more.




SteelSeries Engine 3 allows you to define and save a 10-band equalizer setting for each of your unlimited profiles. Each of these profiles can be game specific and set to load automatically when your game launches.


When you are playing your favorite first person shooter, you can tweak the equalizer to focus on the highs and mids so you never miss an enemy’s reload sound or a single footstep.


When playing your favorite RPG, set a game profile with the equalizer to take full advantage of the immersive world with all its birds chirping outside and the dark, ominous sounds of the dungeon coming through in beautiful balance.




ColorShift in the new SteelSeries Engine 3, brings a whole new element to the standard 16.8M color illumination.


Why settle for just one color at a time when you can now define a set of colors to rotate on a set interval. Get creative and create a style of your own.




When the Siberia Elite is connected via the included USB sound card it features an active noise-canceling microphone that reduces background noise so your teammates hear you loud and clear.



Product Specifications:




Frequency: 16-28 KHz

Impedance: 32 Ohm

SPL@ 1KHz, 1V rms: 113 dB




Length: 1.2 meters

Extension cable: 2 meters

Connectors: 3.5 mm 4-pole & 3-pole x2




Mic pattern: Unidirectional

Frequency: 75 – 16000 Hz

Impedance: <2.2K Ohm

Sensitivity: -38 dB




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