SteelSeries Siberia In-Ear Headset Review


Professional Gaming Headset

The personal audio market is fierce, and there is serious competition between vendors about who gets to nestle in your warm auditory canal.  There are small in-ear sets that are portable and light, but are also light on features.  There are also large around-the-ear behemoths that deliver impressive bass, but are too bulky to pair with your iPod.  Then there are the complete headsets for the PC gamer which adds a microphone, but who wants to lug a mic with them when all you want to do it listen to music?  Can’t there be “one headset to rule them all”?

SteelSeries believes they have the answer with their Siberia In-Ear headset. It was designed for multi-functionality.  Everything from seperate microphone to cord length on this product was designed so it can be used both for playing games and still use it with MP3 players and other handheld devices.

The Siberia in-ear headset was requested by professional PC gamers that wanted an audio product that would be easier to transport than normal headsets, but also offered great noise cancellation and high-fidelity audio.  The result is the SteelSeries Siberia in-ear headset, which were the first in-ear headsets available on the market (around 2001).

SteelSeries Siberia In-Ear Headset Specifications
Headphone Specs
Frequency response: 30 – 24,000 Hz
Impedance: 16 Ohm
SPL@1KHz, 1V rms: 90 dB
Cable Length: 9 Feet (with extension cord)
Jack: 1/8″
Microphone Specs
Frequency response: 80 – 15,000 Hz
Impendance: 2K Ohm
Pick-up pattern: Uni-directional
Sensitivity (1V/P@1 kHz): -38 dB
  • The SteelSeries Siberia in-ear headset effectively blocks background noise, allowing for listening and IP-telephony in noisy locations.
  • The headset is specifically designed for a multitude of uses including MP3-players, laptops, the Sony PSP and other consoles (sound isolation allows for low volume settings) as well as IP-telephony. The headset consists of in-ear earphones and a seperate unidirectional microphone that can be attached to both cord and clothing.
  • The length of the cord on the in-ear headphones is optimized for use with MP3-players and similar products. An extra long cord is included for use with comptuers.
  • 3 sets of plastic sleeves (6 sleeves in total) are included in with the headset.
  • Available in both white and black editions.