Page 4 - Conclusion
In the introduction I posed the question if the SteelSeries Siberia V3 Prism fit in with the rest of the lineup. If fitting in means to be a good sounding headset, comfortable to wear, and colorful at the same time, then I can safely say it does. The SteelSeries Siberia V3 Prism takes a lot of things that are good and puts it into a nice package. Starting with the design and build, the looks are nice, but the build quality is top notch. Even with a standard matte black plastic all around the headset and a lightweight design, the Siberia V3 Prism never feels fragile. Instead, everything is polished and durable, from the wires to the headset to the microphone. The illuminated and customizable ears are also a nice touch, adding some form of customization for users. As for audio performance, the headset is well-rounded, and produces a balanced sound, with decent imaging capabilities. However, as positive as these points are, there are a few things SteelSeries can work on in their next Siberia. For one, overall clarity can be improved for a smoother output, as well as for the microphone input. The muffled behavior detracts from what is otherwise a good audio performer. As for the design, I have a few requests for the next headset. The rubber wire, while durable, could be made longer with either a longer cable or an extension for more flexibility. Finally, I want a better seal around the ears for sound isolation and reducing sound leak. All in all, third time is the charm for the Siberia V3 Prism, as it is an overall well-rounded headset. Looking at retailers, the headset goes for around $140 USD at press time, which is not the cheapest, but it is not insane. Those who are not as interested in the LED lighting could go for the vanilla Siberia V3, which retails for $100 USD. Either way, the SteelSeries Siberia V3 Prism honors the family name, and should be on your list when considering your next gaming headset.
SteelSeries provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that aren't likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.5/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware
3. Subjective Audio Analysis