SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset for iStuff - Installation and Testing

Article Index
SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset for iStuff
Specifications
Installation and Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset Testing

Testing of a headset/headphones is pretty standard here at BCCHardware. We use them and abuse them and see how they hold up. In the testing of this headset I used them just like I would any other headset in everyday tasks (and it's also an good excuse to play games and listen to music all day, you know, for testing purposes).

 

Audio:

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Let's face it, audio quality is really the biggest factor when buying any type of headset or headphones. The Siberia Neckband Headset doesn't disappoint with audio quality and when compared to other headsets in the sub-$100 dollar range you'd be hard pressed to find another headset that sounds better. Loud or quiet, this headset makes your favorite music sound great and overall I was pretty impressed with the quality and this headset has found itself connected to my iPod long after I was done the testing for this review.

The XL-sized (and padded) cups makes this headset pretty comfortable to use for extended periods of time. It took me a little while to get used to the feel of a neckband headset like the Siberia, but after an hour or two of usage I pretty much forgot about them being different then what I was used to.

 

Microphone:

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The microphone on the Siberia Neckband Headset is pretty decent and when compared with other headsets that I've used and tested in the past this one is very comparable. The ability to retract the mic when you are not using it is also a great feature in a headset especially with a headset like this that is not just a headset but also a very nice set of headphones (you don't want to be walking around the park listening to your iPod with a mic hanging in from of your face like a F18 pilot).

 

Durability:

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The durability of the Siberia Neckband Headset shouldn't be much of an issue (as you can see in the picture above). While this headset isn't "indestructible" it should be able to easily handle a bit of abuse without any problem.

 

Overall:

There we go, the testing is all complete and it looks like we've got a winner on our hands once again. I won't go too in depth in this section (I'll save that for the final section) but overall the audio quality, build quality and features of the Siberia Neckband Headset make it a pretty serious competitor in the sub-$100 dollar headphone/headset range. Whether you're using it as a gaming headset, using it to talk on the phone, or just enjoying your favorite tunes on your iPod, the Siberia Neckband Headset has got you covered.