SteelSeries Siberia 800 Wireless Gaming Headset Review
The SteelSeries Siberia 800 Wireless Headset is an impressive product for sound conscious gamers. It features a cord free, wireless connectivity pairing technology that will free gamers from the confines of wired limitations, and will allow for a much better experience as a result. The speaker drivers are able to deliver crisp vibrational reproduction, and it is also a cross platform winner, as it is compatible with PC, Mac and leading consoles such as the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One.
Virtual surround sound is provided by 7.1 Dolby surround, as well as Dolby Headphone, Dolby Digital and Dolby Prologic LLX. These are really great sounding reproduction technologies, and the illusion of 3D effects is fantastic for first person shooter games, where positional awareness is key to vanquishing in-game enemies.
Headsets such as this are extremely versatile, even offering compatibility with phones, tablets, home entertainment systems and more. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack for an additional pair of phones to be connected, allowing for silent game play from one unit for two people.
The swappable battery options will allow for there to be nothing but non-stop online and cloud based action around the clock, as there will always be a charged battery waiting for gamers to swap out and continue playing. These batteries are rated for 20 hours each, so even the heaviest of users will find them to be more than sufficient. The battery charger is contained within the housing of the wireless transmitter, so there is nothing but seamless integration all round.
The Siberia 800 uses something called a continuous frequency hopping technology, which prevents any wireless interference from interrupting your experience. Because of the way it connects, it eliminates any lag in streaming, providing a low latency experience, which is vital in real time online action. This is made possible by using a constant bit rate, or CBR for transmitting wireless music. This is quite unique feature in our review, and it offers great clarity in music and other effects.