Steel Series Siberia v3 Prism

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Today we are reviewing the Steel Series Siberia v3 Prism. I’ve gotta say, I was pretty excited when the review unit showed up. I’m a huge sucker for LEDs, especially full RGB customizable ones, and that’s the biggest and most obvious feature the Prism has over its sibling, the standard Siberia v3.

I’ve been a fan of Steel Series since the first time a Siberia headset graced my ears, and I haven’t looked back since. Luckily for me, Steel Series continues to put out amazing product after amazing product. The Siberia v3 Prism is no exception.

The v3 Prism has a few improvements over the previous generation Siberia models, specifically in the area of build quality. It has the same basic form factor as previous Siberia models, including the auto adjusting headband and retractable mic. However, as the Steel Series info page states, the Siberia v3 Prism got a few upgrades.

First of all, the cable used in the headband suspension is about twice as strong as previous models, meaning you won’t be breaking it any time soon (unless you’re really trying). The second, and more interesting upgrade is in the ear cups. Steel Series finally gives us noise isolating memory foam for the ear cups. Not only are they really comfortable, but they block out most pesky background noise.

As big of a Steel Series fan as I am, I really don’t understand a few of the modifications they made to their previous standard. In earlier generations, we had volume control on the cable itself, and optional cable extensions. In the v3 Prism, we have one USB cable with no variable length options, and no volume control. I feel like this was a bit of an oversight on Steel Series part – volume control on the previous models was actually pretty convenient and I ended up missing it in testing.

As far as specifications, the v3 Prism is on par with other Steel Series models, with its 50mm drivers, 80dB sensitivity, and 20Hz-20kHz frequency response. In our testing, the v3 Prism had nearly perfect driver matching (sounds that happened in the center sounded centered), and the Bass quality was fantastic – no crackling or rattling at any volume or frequency. We tested the entire spectrum from 20Hz to 20kHz and the volume stayed consistent (as it was meant to) the entire time.

All said, the Siberia v3 Prism is another amazing headset by Steel Series. Keep in mind, the only real difference between the Prism and the standard v3, aside from the connector type, is the RGB lighting, which for me is worth the premium. If RGB lighting isn’t for you, check out the Siberia v3.

 

Manufacturer: SteelSeries
Model: Siberia v3 Prism
Price at time of review: $139

Review unit provided by the manufacturer.

Today we are reviewing the Steel Series Siberia v3 Prism. I've gotta say, I was pretty excited when the review unit showed up. I'm a huge sucker for LEDs, especially full RGB customizable ones, and that's the biggest and most obvious feature the Prism has over its sibling, the standard Siberia v3. I've been a fan of Steel Series since the first time a Siberia headset graced my ears, and I haven't looked back since. Luckily for me, Steel Series continues to put out amazing product after amazing product. The Siberia v3 Prism is no exception. The v3 Prism has a few improvements over the previous generation Siberia models, specifically in the area of build quality. It has the same basic form factor as previous Siberia models, including the auto adjusting headband and retractable mic. However, as the Steel Series info page states, the Siberia v3 Prism got a few upgrades. First of all, the cable used in the headband suspension is about twice as strong as previous models, meaning you won't be breaking it any time soon (unless you're really trying). The second, and more interesting upgrade is in the ear cups. Steel Series finally gives us noise isolating memory foam for the ear cups. Not only are they really comfortable, but they block out most pesky background noise. As big of a Steel Series fan as I am, I really don't understand a few of the modifications they made to their previous standard. In earlier generations, we had volume control on the cable itself, and optional cable extensions. In the v3 Prism, we have one USB cable with no variable length options, and no volume control. I feel like this was a bit of an oversight on Steel Series part - volume control on the previous models was actually pretty convenient and I ended up missing it in testing. As far as specifications, the v3 Prism is on par with other Steel Series models, with its 50mm drivers, 80dB sensitivity, and 20Hz-20kHz frequency response. In our testing, the v3 Prism had nearly perfect driver matching (sounds that happened in the center sounded centered), and the Bass quality was fantastic - no crackling or rattling at any volume or frequency. We tested the entire spectrum from 20Hz to 20kHz and the volume stayed consistent (as it was meant to) the entire time. All said, the Siberia v3 Prism is another amazing headset by Steel Series. Keep in mind, the only real difference between the Prism and the standard v3, aside from the connector type, is the RGB lighting, which for me is worth the premium. If RGB lighting isn't for you, check out the Siberia v3.   Manufacturer: SteelSeries Model: Siberia v3 Prism Price at time of review: $139 Review unit provided by the manufacturer. [taq_review]

Siberia v3 Prism

Build Quality - 9.5
Sound Quality - 9.5
Features - 7

8.7

All said, the Siberia v3 Prism is another amazing headset by Steel Series.

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