Steelseries Siberia V3/Prism Review – Similar in design to the great Steelseries Siberia V2 headset as well as the pricier V3 Prism, the V3 headset features two large ear cups connected with a structural band and a floating head strap that sits the headset lightly and comfortably in place. As far as design goes, the Siberia V3 is a winner. It looks great and is extremely comfortable to wear. It’s also equally good when it comes to sound quality. Like the V2, the Siberia V3 has a flattened EQ which means that there isn’t the bass enhancement you find in the majority of gaming headsets. The 50mm drivers provide excellent audio through the mid to high ranges but lack a little bit of oomph when it comes to the bass. For the most part this isn’t hugely noticeable, but does become a little bit of an issue when playing bombastic games like CoD or Wolfenstein. The settings for the EQ can be tweaked using the universal SteelSeries Engine software suite, but we didn’t experience a huge difference in response before there was noticeable bass fuzz.
As with the cheaper V3, the V3 Prism is a comfortable headset, with a good, solid build quality and decent looks, with good sound reproduction in the mid to high ranges but a microphone that doesn’t quite live up to its promise, often recording at far too low a volume or making users sound tinny. The addition of a USB connector and programmable lights on the ear cups don’t really justify the boost in price.
- Excellent mid and high range response
- Lacklustre mic
- No inline controls
Steelseries Siberia V3/Prism Specifications
Product page : http://steelseries.com/gaming-headsets/siberia-v3-prism
Price : $99 / $149