Published: 8th January 2010 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: |
Siberia In-Ear Headset
Finally we'll look at the in-ear option. These are much more like the headphones we're all used to, with the bud type of earplugs.
SteelSeries have kept the same packaging design across the range which helps establish a good brand identity. The package is clear and easy to see the contents, with a good sturdy plastic used.
Taking the inner packaging out, two things sprung instantly to mind. Firstly that although they are part of the Siberia series, the headphones and microphone are most definitely a light blue. Secondly, that white headphones in clear packaging on a white background are going to be a little difficult to photograph. So apologies if these are aren't quite as crisp as our usual ones, they were a nightmare.
The actual headset and microphone part are in a light blue. This was very unexpected for something as part of the Siberia range, and whilst you probably will never notice the buds themselves because they'll be in your ears, the microphone most certainly stands out.
SteelSeries have provided a few little extras. A nice soft cloth back to keep the In-Ear Headset in when you aren't using it, which certainly makes a nice change from carrying some spaghetti around in your pockets, and the standard extra ear buds for the large and small eared among us.
Taking a closer look at the buds themselves we can see that the rubber in-ear part are unlikely to fall out unexpectedly. They seem to be borrowing their design from bee stings or similar. Easy to put in but unlikely to fall out, something that is the bane of anyone who can be a little over-active in their gaming reactions.
Time for a look at the system we're testing these with today and the specifications of the three headsets.