Steelseries Headsets

SteelSeries Siberia Neckband

Siberia Neckband

Along with the full-monty 5H v2, SteelSeries also make a neckband variant of the popular Siberia series. SteelSeries have taken the already eye-catching design and pure white colour scheme of the original Siberia and, with comfort advice from DJs and pro-gamers, created a neckband design.

Those same people were also used to tune the soundscape to ensure that these aren't a sole gaming headset, but useful for a multitude of audio tasks. SpawN, who regular readers will remember from our recent Zowie reviews, was then drafted in to fine tune the final sound levels to optimise it for gaming.

If you own a Xbox 360 these will also plug directly into the pad to ensure combined voice and audio but with the comfort of the SteelSeries design.

Packaging

Following the very clear packaging of the 5H v2, SteelSeries have returned to a more standard type of packaging for the Siberia Neckband. The outer box is designed with a very clear vision. A nice coherent theme runs throughout and the dark theme of the box only accentuates the whiteness of the Siberia Neckband itself.

Taking out the packaging we see a similar plastic holder as we've just seen on the 5H v2 although not quite as tactile.

     

Taking them out of the packaging it's clear how compact the design is as a neckband rather than the full size headset. The microphone is neatly stored within the right earpiece with the same neoprene coating that we saw on the 5H v2s. The action in taking them in and out is easy and very smooth indeed. It's clear a lot of thought has gone into the design by enabling them to have a very clean appearance, whilst still retaining easy functionality. 

Whilst the 5H has a closed back, the Siberia Neckband has an open back design, the influence of the musicians in its design shining through. This also really highlights the white of the cans themselves and provides for a very pleasing aesthetic.

   

Let's take a quick look at the Siberia In-Ear Headset and then we'll put these to the test.

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Most Recent Comments

08-01-2010, 06:48:00

tinytomlogan
We take a look at the 5HV2, Siberia Neckband and the Siberia in-ear headsets

Continue Reading

09-01-2010, 07:03:06

splinter
the in-ear headset should get a higher score than the other 2 headsets imo, kickass noise reduction perfect for lan events

10-01-2010, 08:48:49

Apans
Great review tho i missed "SteelSeries Siberia v2" in the test.. one of there most famous serie for gamers...

but anyways thanks for review

10-01-2010, 09:12:31

tinytomlogan
Those were the headsets steel series asked to be reviewed, have got more planned for a later date though

10-01-2010, 09:41:29

killablade
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='tinytomlogan'
Those were the headsets steel series asked to be reviewed, have got more planned for a later date though
Nice review! Looking forward to a review of the Siberia v2

10-01-2010, 19:41:58

Apans
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='tinytomlogan'
Those were the headsets steel series asked to be reviewed, have got more planned for a later date though
Cheers

looknig forward to it m8!

18-01-2010, 12:33:09

llwyd
Completely agree with the verdict on the 5H v2 headset. When I had a set for testing I just couldn't get used to the lack of bass and would go as far as to call them tinny. I tried to compensate with varied audio settings but they just couldn't manage it.

They were good in game in terms of clarity but when it comes to games like CS, if one was willing to sacrifice ace bass for accuracy they would opt for 5.1 headphones. They're slick and very handy for LAN as said. They struck me as a jack of all trades and a master of none.

Great review too, very difficult to describe sound quality as you did
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