In the past months, I've checked SteelSeries' Siberia line-up, glossing over V3 Prism and the updated Elite in the process. This week, I intend to remedy that, and what better way to do so than by checking the new flagship, the Elite Prism.
The Siberia Elite was a relatively recent release; it saw the light of day only a year and a half ago. While the headset was a solid build, I felt it was riddled with a number of issues that dragged it down, and made other SteelSeries models, like the 9H or H-Wireless shine by comparison. There was a lot of feedback issued at the company, and a year later, an updated version was announced, the Siberia Elite Prism, supposedly adressing most of the original's issues.
While it looks very similar to the first Elite generation, Prism is very different from its predecessor. It uses a new microphone, new drivers, and has gone through a number of design changes. Subtle changes, that's true, but noticeable ones, especially when you put it on.
Now, after the redesign, Siberia Elite Prism sits as the flagship of the Siberia line-up still taking some design sensibilities from the lesser models, like the ciruclar cups and the suspended headband, whilst still featuring the same traits the previous Elite did. Does it have the right to sit as the flagship though; is this the full-feature perfected Siberia?
Let's take a look.