Gamers in the eyes of the manufacturers of computer peripherals are represented by some super people for which you want the best of everything – the mouse, keyboard, headset, etc… All gaming devices have more advanced features as well, or should they have, compared to the classic version. Here’s to us on the test got brand new gaming headset with the promised high sound quality, lightweight body, striking appearance, lighting and other benefits. Let us check whether the SteelSeries Siberia Raw Prism that stated by the manufacturer.
The company has a tradition of releasing SteelSeries successful models in a slightly simplified form – such devices have index RAW. Now we face a standalone product for PC, MAC and Sony Playstation 4 not having his older brother, as it was before with the products line RAW.
Scope of delivery
The box is made of cardboard and the headset documentation, no additional cables, perehodnichkov, no acrylic pieces.
Appearance, quality of materials
All covered with plastic, absolutely all – yes, it is about the body of the headset SteelSeries Siberia Raw Prism. All elements except the lip and the inside of the headband is made of plastic that when we first met painfully gives cheapness. And the material is just one invoice, namely Matt. Ear pads and the inside of the arc made of perforated fabric, quite soft and pleasant to the touch.
Despite the not the highest quality materials, the headset looks very, very good – minimalistic, but stylish and colorful. Colorful thanks to the lighting in the bowls, which is able to display up to 16.8 million colors. This means that you can always change the look of your headset with the help of corporate applications, as we’ll discuss below.
The assembly is also at a high level – all details are well adjusted to each other, the elements to which you can complain about no.
Make novelty squeak or make any other sound (not of the speakers) I did not succeed. Rubberized USB-cable length of 1.5 meters has an average thickness and not too prone to tangling.
Ease of using gaming headset is one of the most important parameters, because the virtual fights can last for hours, if not days. In this sphere SteelSeries problems almost never nebylo, Siberia Raw Prism is also not an exception. Due to the full-length form factor and soft ear cushions with internal cloth trim headband headset creates comfort and almost not felt on the head.
Ears do not get tired due to light breathable fabric with the possibility of ventilation embouchure.
At first it may seem that the headband little crushes, but in reality it’s just a first impression, after the time is absolutely no inconvenience. When dressing device for neck problems also arise – as is in its place. Adjust the headset can be almost any shape of the head, thanks to the wide arcs and go sliding float bowls.
The left cup has mute button.
Well, that reached the most important thing in any earphones or headphones – the sound. Recommend this headset for listening to music, we would not have all the small parts with which to build the track just lost. Some compositions, for example, Gary Moore – Oh Pretty Woman, generally mangled beyond recognition, scene disappears, all mingled in the mess in the middle. When you use the headset during gaming sessions or watching movies the situation is slightly changing for the better, but still not enough detail. All of the above mentioned adjusted for the cost of the device, and it is a little more than 1100 USD. For similar money you can find more preferred in sound options, but not the fact that among gaming headsets.
A comparison was made with an older brother SteelSeries Siberia v2, and then it turned out that Raw Prism order of magnitude worse it sounds. Siberia v2 has a really good and interesting sound like a headset for computer, but at the cost of the models considered in our country about identical.
To control the headset application is available STEELSERIES ENGINE 3, which for Siberia Raw Prism provides a number of settings.
Among the latter is a five-band equalizer and a set of presets for it (music, voice, etc.). To avoid overloading the microphone function is available avtooptimizatsii, which allows you to align the voice, which is very useful for voice chat in the middle of the session.
You can change the backlight color cups on any of the palette or choose an effect ColorShift, then the color will vary smoothly.
In your power setting and create a profile for any of the application – for example, when you run Assissin’s Creed Unity can make diodes headphones red light sliders equalizer shift towards lower frequencies, and so on. D.
SteelSeries Siberia Raw Prism is equipped with a built-in omnidirectional microphone in the left cup. Audibility is excellent, but if you sit in a noisy environment, then get ready for that part of the background noise will be transferred to the other party, this is the fee for omni-directional microphone. But at home interlocutor while talking on Skype noted the high quality of the transmitted voice and evenness (thanks to avtooptimizatsii).
And what do we have in the rest? On the one hand in front of us a stylish product with good ergonomics and the ability to change the appearance due to the presence of the backlight. But here’s the other party has a mediocre and absolutely not interesting sound. Undoubtedly, the sound quality may alienate many. But if you look at the SteelSeries Siberia Raw as a solid gaming product, it is not all that bad, and many such headset will like.
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