Packaging

The packaging for the Siberia Elite Prisms didn’t really change other than the updated photo on the front of the box. This time around we have a black headset where last time we had a white Elite. The Elite Prism is still available in both colors, but they did make a few small changes that I will get into in the next section. As for the box I love that you can see what you are getting right on the front. Around back there is a second photo, this time with the lighting on. SteelSeries used the back to kind of cover all of the key features. I would like to see a full specification listing here though, hiding the specifications always makes me wonder if you are trying to hide something.

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Inside the box the headset sits in between two formed pieces of plastic that keep it from moving around. The plastic lifts up and under it you will find all of the Elite Prisms accessories. I will go over them in the next section as well. For paperwork you get a small user guide and then a black and white SteelSeries sticker.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35727 30 Sep 2014 10:46
Today SteelSeries introduced a completely new Siberia product line. The first in a series of reviews is the Siberia Elite Prism. Expect to see the Siberia RAW Prism later this week and the Siberia V3 reviews in the near future as well.
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Gyzar replied the topic: #35763 15 Oct 2014 04:07
garfi3ld,

Up until two weeks ago I had a SteelSeries 9H headset, but was forced to send it back to the factory because of a complete microphone failure. Now SteelSeries is saying a replacement 9H is unavailable, and has offered to replace my headset with a Siberia Elite Prism. I have a severe hearing loss, and had trouble with the 9H volume because I was unable to wear my hearing aids while using the 9H's. You mentioned in your review the Siberia Elite Prism has a higher db output (120db) than the 9H, and that the ear cups were larger (2 3/8" versus 2" on the 9H). Given these differences would you say the Elite Prism would meet my special needs better than the 9H.

Thanks, Gyzar
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35764 15 Oct 2014 04:40
They should work for your needs, if you need more volume you can drop the USB sound card and hook them up directly.

I think you are getting a good deal here though, worse case if you aren't happy with them you could most likely sell them and buy another 9H on amazon. There are listed for almost half the price of the Siberia Elite Prism currently

www.amazon.com/dp/B00FAN4LRA/?tag=lanoc-20
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35765 15 Oct 2014 04:42
Also if they don't work out for you, get in contact with me. I will do my best to make sure it gets to the right person to find something that will work for you
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Gyzar replied the topic: #35766 15 Oct 2014 14:34
Thanks. I appreciate the input. Also, I've got to say you write the most comprehensive reviews I've ever read anywhere. Great stuff with pictures that answer any question I'd ever have about a product.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35767 15 Oct 2014 21:42
I really appreciate the feedback and the kind words. I tend to get a little self conscious and always think I need to improve on the writing. As for the photos, that is one of the biggest parts of the review to me. The goal is to show every aspect because I don't know how many times I've been shopping for something and I needed to see a specific angle and just couldn't find it.

If anyone ever needs me to take another picture of something after a review is published I will always do my best to accommodate, assuming I didn't have to send the product back.

On a related note, the standard Siberia V3's came in this week. About to get photos and will be testing them out over the weekend at a LAN.

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