Steelseries Siberia Elite Prism Review – The absurdly massive, overstuffed pads on the Elite Prism make the headset look something like a set of training wheels for your head. They’re huge. On the upside this sheer size does make for some good passive noise cancelling, but it also makes the headset very hot. Ear sweat, and the weight make for some less than entirely comfortable gaming sessions. The design as a whole works, with a nicely padded strap supporting the majority of the weight and each ear cup featuring discrete volume and mic controls.
As the premium Siberia headset, the Elite Prism comes with a suite of great extras, including a USB sound card that delivers virtual 5.1 surround and a line out port in the right ear cup for sharing audio with a second headset. Out of the box the audio quality of the Elite is good, but the high ranges come across as a little flat. With some tweaking of the EQ in the Steelseries Engine you can definitely improve the overall performance of the headset. The mic is by far the best of the current Siberia range with little in the way of tweaking needed to make your online taunts heard by all and sundry. The major sticking point of the Elite is the fact that the virtual 5.1 sound is not particularly great, with a lack of definition in directionality and some flattening in the audio profile. Given the fact that there are cheaper headphones with better surround quality it makes it somewhat hard to justify the price.
- Good stereo sound out of the boxes
- Great features
- Sweaty ears
- Lacklustre 5.1
Steelseries Siberia Elite Prism Specifications
- Product page : http://steelseries.com/gaming-headsets/siberia-elite-prism