SteelSeries Siberia 800 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Performance

The powerful OLED transmitter gives you full control of the features that matter. Customize the balance of voice chat and modify your EQ settings, all on the fly. The Siberia 800 uses continuous frequency hopping technologies to prevent any lag between your game and your headset. The competition waits for interference to be detected before changing channels. SteelSeries just avoids that completely. Immerse yourself in incredible virtual 7.1 surround sound. While most headsets simply feature Dolby Headphone, The Siberia 800 features three different Dolby technologies: Dolby Headphone, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx. Profiles, audio sources, battery life, and volume are shown with crystal clear visuals. The large display makes it easy to see and operate from the comfort of your couch.  You control the audio level balance between the action in your game and the communication from your team. Simply turn up the chat audio to ensure hearing your friends over the explosions. Or turn down your friends if you want to focus on the action. Hear what you were meant to with the pre-programmed equalizer. Easily change it with the push of a button for those intense, action-packed movies, or switch to Music when feeling those slow jams.

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PC: I find the the easiest option, because you can just connect the USB cable and start using it. The PC provides the necessary power to let the transmitter work and charge the battery. Then if you power of the computer you will not have an annoying light if you want to sleep. If you want to make use of the Dolby digital feature you do need to connect the optical cable but that is not very much work, just plug and play.

Xbox: For the Xbox you do need to connect the power adapter and then you can choose between the analog cable or the optical cable which I recommend using cause you can then make use of the Dolby digital feature. If you want to chat you have to connect the chat cable to the controller as well.

Playstation: For Playstation you need to connect the power adapter as well and choose between the USB cable or the optical, again I do recommend using the optical cable for the Dolby feature.

Mobile: for mobile devices like cell phones, mp3’s, iPods, iPads,… you will need to connect the power adapter in the first place and than connect the device with the mobile cable to the transmitter.

There we have it! The Siberia 800 brought to us by SteelSeries! Let us cover a few final thoughts in the conclusion of our review.

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