It is nice that some companies really listen to their fans and build newer revisions upon the suggestions in order to fix different issues. This is quite the case with the Elite Prism, which has comfort improvements over the original Elite, a new microphone, a slightly different color scheme and also a better design of the top frame.
With the original Elite, there were some batches with bad sound cards (issues with Microphone input) but also with the headset construction when after a while, sound could be heard from only one cup; the later shipment fixed both and SteelSeries was nice to replace these; with the Prism, none of these issues were observed after using the headset for a full month.
The sound quality coming from the bundled sound card is good, but not stellar; if you already have a high-end PCI-E or DAC in your possession, we would recommend going with that one. We have tested the Elite Prism with our Creative Sound Blaster ZxR sample and we have observed quite a bit of improvement, especially in the lower frequencies department. The downside of using this solution? Well, we lose the ability to use the LED lighting system for both ear-cups but also for the microphone.
The Siberia Elite Prism is available online for about 200 Euros, which is a little bit high for some enthusiasts but we are getting a high-end product with an included sound card, which can be used on most devices.
SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism Gaming Headset is Recommended For:
We would like to thank again to SteelSeries for making this review possible!