Steelseries Headsets

SteelSeries Siberia In-Ear Headset


Siberia In-Ear Headset


Finally we'll look at the in-ear option. These are much more like the headphones we're all used to, with the bud type of earplugs.

SteelSeries have kept the same packaging design across the range which helps establish a good brand identity. The package is clear and easy to see the contents, with a good sturdy plastic used.

Taking the inner packaging out, two things sprung instantly to mind. Firstly that although they are part of the Siberia series, the headphones and microphone are most definitely a light blue. Secondly, that white headphones in clear packaging on a white background are going to be a little difficult to photograph. So apologies if these are aren't quite as crisp as our usual ones, they were a nightmare.

     

The actual headset and microphone part are in a light blue. This was very unexpected for something as part of the Siberia range, and whilst you probably will never notice the buds themselves because they'll be in your ears, the microphone most certainly stands out.

SteelSeries have provided a few little extras. A nice soft cloth back to keep the In-Ear Headset in when you aren't using it, which certainly makes a nice change from carrying some spaghetti around in your pockets, and the standard extra ear buds for the large and small eared among us.

     

Taking a closer look at the buds themselves we can see that the rubber in-ear part are unlikely to fall out unexpectedly. They seem to be borrowing their design from bee stings or similar. Easy to put in but unlikely to fall out, something that is the bane of anyone who can be a little over-active in their gaming reactions.

    

Time for a look at the system we're testing these with today and the specifications of the three headsets.

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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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