Steelseries Siberia 800 review
A number of gamers often want to invest a great deal of money into their gaming hardware, which is why some of them opt for the more expensive ones. Gaming headsets are no different as some gamers tend to go for the premium ones that have a premium price.
The Steelseries Siberia 800, P800 (ps4 version) or X800 (XBOX) wireless gaming headset is one such product which takes a bit of saving up to get, but is it worth your money?
The Steelseries Siberia 800, formerly known as H Wireless, has a straight-forward, high-end design which skips the color and the various designs for that true premium feel.
With its very mature design comes its versatility, as it compatible with a variety of platforms such as the PC, Mac, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and a lot more.
It boasts of great audio quality that is both clear and crisp, as well as a Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound which immerses gamers into what they are playing. This wireless gaming headset’s sound quality is coupled with continuous frequency hopping technologies which prevents any sort of interference, making the audio experience lag free.
Steelseries also utilizes low latency, which they claim allows Siberia 800 to deliver a consistent and fixed stream of smooth audio.
Siberia 800 also has the much coveted feature of having swappable batteries, which ensures gamers worry-free gaming experience. Not only will you get more hours of gaming, but you will also have the opportunity to charge spare battery inside the transmitter when not in use.
This wireless gaming headset makes use of an audio transmitter which permits highly customizable control on the volume levels. The sleek audio transmitter also has a large OLED display which ensures that gamers won’t have to squint at its screen for any changes that they will make.
Upon your first use of the Siberia 800, you will be able to immediately tell that it was made for gamers because the audio quality is that good. The sounds that you will get to hear are tight, with the bass being adequately punchy; the mids are great, while the highs remain crisp.
This gaming headset’s volume power is great as it does not get uncomfortably loud. But for those who are looking to adjust the volume of the game some more, particularly control how the volume is in-game and in voice chat, you can easily access its audio transmitter and adjust to your heart’s content.
The Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound truly delivers an immersive gaming experience. You will be able to tell where the sound is coming from, giving you that spatial accuracy which every gamer needs for accuracy of movements and reactions.
Headset, Mic, and Warranty
The Steelseries Siberia 800 really gives off that premium feel; the headset’s matte finish, the glossy aesthetics on the ear cups, and the bright orange color of the inner ear cups really has that superior look and feel for the headset. The faux leather material on the headband and the ear cups are extremely comfortable to the touch and do not leave you sweating in long gaming sessions.
The padding on the entire headset is also note-worthy as it is super plush. In addition, the padding is so comfortable on its own that you won’t have to break them in for the ear cups to fit your comfort preference.
The headset itself is not cluttered with various buttons that will confuse even the most experienced gamer.
Instead, it only has the volume wheel, which also doubles for navigating the most commonly used settings, and the Sound Share port for when your friends want to join in on the sound experience.
This Siberia 800 headset features a microphone which can easily be retracted when not in use, so it doesn’t have that cluttered look. When it comes to the microphone’s quality, it is nice and clear, perfect for voice recordings and even making calls online.
As for the mic’s performance when gaming, it also works very well not only because of how well the microphone works, but also how you can balance the in-game sound with voice chat volumes.
Another feature that really makes this wireless gaming headset shine is the swappable batteries. The battery can be easily swapped and each battery pack can last you as much as 8 to 10 hours of game time, for a total of 16 to 20 hours for both batteries. When one of the batteries is not in use or needs charging, all you have to do is to put it into the audio transmitter for it to charge up.
As for the Steelseries Siberia 800’s warranty, for North America and Asia, it covers any manufacturing defect for one year and does not cover any concerns resulting from damage, breakage, and normal wear and tear. Gamers who are in Europe can enjoy two years of warranty.
Worth Your Money
Steelseries Siberia 800 comes in at a premium price of $322, a high price to pay for a gaming headset. After thoroughly reviewing this product, it is safe to say that it is worth every penny. Gamers who are looking for a premium, top-of-the-line wireless gaming headset should save up and get this one as it is truly worth it.
The sound quality on Siberia 800 is astounding, as it delivers great quality sounds.
You will be able to enjoy your games’ sounds in every sense of it as it is clear and crisp. It is sufficiently punchy, and the volume does not get out of hand, and additionally, the volume control on both the game and voice chat really helps balance things out. The surround sound is also something to look forward to as it performs very well.
The range on this wireless headset is also astounding, allowing you to move around quite freely with how expansive the range is.
The swappable battery packs are one of the features that really drive this product home as it will allow any gamer to continuously play without having to worry about running out of juice. All in all, if you have the budget, the Steelseries Siberia 800 gaming headset is a must-buy.