It’s funny, I've actually been writing long enough to watch companies that were just getting started back when I started LanOC grow and become big in their market. SteelSeries is a great example of this, when we first started working with them they just had a few mouse pads. Well we have watched them jump completely into the peripheral market and into the audio market. Its been so long in fact that we have seen great products that they introduced relatively early on like the Siberia v2 and the 6Gv2 go to make way for newer versions. Well I was really happy to see a few of the new products, specifically the Siberia 200 and the Apex M500 seem to be an indication of SteelSeries going back to their roots. So today im going to take a look at both and see how they compare to both the past and present models.

Product Name: SteelSeries Siberia 200 and Apex M500

Review Samples Provided by: SteelSeries

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Links: Siberia 200 and Apex M500


Siberia 200 Specifications
Speaker Drivers

50mm Neodymium Drivers

Headphone Frequency Response: 10-28000 Hz

Headphone Sensitivity: 112 dB


Microphone Frequency Response: 50-16000 Hz

Microphone Pickup Pattern: Unidirectional

Microphone Sensitivity: -38 dB

Microphone Impedance: 2200 Ohm


Cable Length: 1.8 m, 5 ft

Connector Type: Dual 3.5mm, 3-pole plugs

Adapter: Single 3.5mm, 4-pole plug

Box Contents

SteelSeries Siberia 200

SteelSeries logo sticker


Apex M500 Specifications

Switch Type: Mechanical

Switch Name: Cherry MX Red Gaming Switches

Throw Depth: 4 mm

Actuation and Reset Depth: 2 mm

Actuation Force Needed: 45cN

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Layout: Traditional

Full Anti-Ghosting Support

N-Key Roll Over: 104 Key

Illumination: Per-Key Blue LEDs

Quick Access Media Keys

Fully Programmable Keys

Cable Management System

Weight: 1241 g, 2.742 lbs

Height: 136.43 mm, 5.37 in

Width: 440.56 mm, 17.34 in

Depth: 39.52 mm, 1.56 in

Large Adjustable Rubber Feet

Cable Length: 2 m, 6.5 ft

Customization Options

Engine Support: SSE3

Remappable Keys

Custom Key Illumination

Unlimited Profiles

Box Contents

Apex M500

Quick Start Guide


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #37932 01 Jun 2016 14:19
Today we go back into the past a little with SteelSeries to check out the Siberia 200's that are basically a slightly refreshed Siberia v2 and the new Apex M500 that goes back to their roots.

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