Steelseries Siberia 650 Gaming Headset Review
As technology continues to advance, we are likely to see the introduction of completely new products to the market and a popular choice in recent times has been the gaming headset. Although gaming systems have been around for many years, it has been the later generations of gaming systems that have best utilized these pieces of equipment, including the Siberia 650.
List Price: $199.99
Steelseries is a big name in this market and offer some of the best equipment around, one of their most popular products though can be found in the shape of the Siberia 650 Gaming Headset. As the memory foam ear cushions mean that comfort is ensured, the Dolby Pro Logic IIx surround sound gives users a fantastic audio experience. Furthermore, this device offers a retractable unidirectional microphone as well as award-winning suspension design.
Despite all of the benefits listed above, it is the design that catches the eye of many as the sleek fit and tangle-free cable means that anybody can wear the equipment with comfort. In addition to this, it is also available in a number of different colours including white, black, green, yellow, red, and gold. Finally, it is also highly customisable and will work with PS4, PC, Mac, and mobile devices straight from the box.
When it comes to the negatives, the Siberia 650 gaming headset doesn’t have many but Xbox users will have noticed the lack of compatibility out of the box. As you will probably know, Xbox uses completely different audio connectors to other devices and game consoles so cannot be connected directly. However, you will find adaptors online that can connect the two together which will allow the headset to work correctly. This is an important factor to remember because adapters can cost around £20, this money could be spent on a more expensive headset such as the Astro A40s which are a favourite for many professional gamers and have a solid reputation in the industry.
Also, there are a couple of smaller negatives that don’t cause too much of a problem but can be a deal-breaker for some. Firstly, they are quite chunky and probably too large for portable use; this means that although they do fit into mobile phone sockets, they are probably best for around the house. Secondly, they do not have an option to go wireless which can affect some people’s purchasing decisions. Of course, for most this won’t be a problem as the cable provided is ‘tangle-free’ anyway.