SteelSeries Siberia 840 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-11-17

After connecting the Siberia 840 to our PC via USB, we started testing it by watching quite a few YouTube videos, some TV Shows, and of course, we did play some games: Carmageddon Max Damage, Devilian, Paladins, Mafia III and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon. As the older version, the headset comes with a well-balanced output, which means that the bass is not over-the-top as we may expect from a headset exclusive for gaming; this "feature" does transform the Siberia 840 into an ideal companion for watching movies as well as listening to music.

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Packaging, A Closer Look Part I

Not long ago we have taken a look at the high-end wireless headset offering from SteelSeries, the Siberia 800, which did feature an easy to operate console along with swappable batteries. At that time, people were quite annoyed because the device was not designed to operate with the SteelSeries Engine unified software while the console was connected on USB and the revised SS Siberia 840 is meant to fix that. This is not the only improvement! Even if the Siberia 800 had a ton of connectivity options, the Siberia 840 also adds Bluetooth connectivity options, which does not imply a mandatory use of the console.

Siberia 840 has arrived in a medium-sized cardboard enclosure, and on the frontal side we have a photo of the product, along with the list of compatible platforms:




On one of the box sides, we will learn of the included retractable microphone with Mute LED functionality:




Some of the settings can be altered on-the-fly thanks to the volume wheel which can be also pressed downwards:




The box contents along with the main product features can be spotted on the back side of the box:




SteelSeries has not forgotten though to also include the hardware specification list:




The cardboard box is also provided with a plastic handle, for store display purposes:




After removing the top packaging layer, we get to see a custom box art, along with a central SteelSeries logo:




The packaging styling of the Siberia 840 seems identical to the one we have found with the previous generation:




Besides the headset, we will also find the console along with the bundle box:




The bundle box does contain the documentation, along with quite a bit of cables/adapters:




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