Conclusion: On closer inspection, you'll really notice the quality of the Siberia Neckband. It's solidly made and juts oozes with appeal. The hidden but retractable microphone is discrete and has that very familiar "Steelseries" looks. There is only one comment ... the cable is only 1 meter long, I would have preferred a slightly longer cable.
Summary: The SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset for iPod, iPhone, or iPad that we took a look at today is an updated version of the SteelSeries Siberia Neckband headset and adds built-in controls for you to control your favorite Apple product easily. Technically and design-wise there isn't really any major differences between them other than the inclusion on the "in-line" volume control that is compatible with iPod, iPhone and iPad products.
Pros: Good Sound, Retractable Mic, High Quality Design, iPad/iPhone/iPod Ready
Conclusion: The Siberia Neckband has great sound, but the technique used to keep the headset on your head doesn't work too well in some situations. It does have a nice Apple look to it if you're into matching your peripherals with your devices. Mic picks up some surrounding noise, but I love the design.
Conclusion: I wasn't really sure what to expect with the Siberia Neckband from Steelseries. Our last headset experience from Steelseries was an on the ear design and I've never been a fan of that. Of course, the Siberia Neckband is a drastic change from that. I found it to be amazingly comfortable, the over the ear design is perfect. The neckband was comfortable also but made it hard to keep the headset in a good position.
Conclusion: After using these headphones for a couple of weeks I really am happy with them. The sound quality of the headphones is really good, especially when you consider their price. You can get a pair of these for around 65 € in Finland at the moment. The looks of the headphones are really nice, clean and simple. These really are one the best looking headphones that I've seen and used. The retractable microphone really adds more to the versatility of the headphones.
Pros: The sound quality, The looks, Retractable microphone
Summary: At first, SteelSeries Siberia Neckband seems a little bit expensive, with an approximate price of 80 euros. But believe me, it's definitely worth it! This headset isn’t made just for gaming, it’s also made for music and it’s compatible with XBOX 360. It has retractable microphone which will help during communication. Also its compact size is perfect for carrying to LAN events. As I said before, this headset totally deserves its price.
Pros: - Developed for gaming and music, - Xbox 360 compatible, - No CD drivers ... Driverless, - Full-size neckband design
Excerpt: With sound quality almost as good as professional studio headsets you really can't go wrong with the Siberia Neckband Headset. If you have a big head like me and comfort is a concern for you however, I would suggest you look for a more conventional headset design.
Summary: The SteelSeries Siberia has a lot of good things going for it. The design is very different and fresh compared to what we are used to seeing and works flawlessly in some applications. Besides being shaped different the design of the cups and microphone helps to conceal that it’s a headset.
Pros: Good looking, Detachable in-line volume adjuster / cable extension, Xbox 360 Supported, Excellent microphone, Bass, Build quality, Durable
Conclusion: If the SteelSeries Siberia Neckband fit more comfortably on my head and if it’s noise cancellation was a little better, I’d have no problem giving this a very high score. In every other area (but price), it performs as good or better than most other headsets in its price range that I’ve reviewed. It also looks quite cool, something that few gaming headsets pull off.
Pros: Good sound quality, Beautiful, sleek design, Useful iOS features, Compatible with iOS, 360, PC
Cons: Doesn’t grip as tightly as it should, Priced a little high, Poor noise isolation