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Siberia RAW Prism

SteelSeries Elite Prism or RAW Prism; Which One Is for You?

Unlike the other Siberia headsets revealed for Holiday 2014, the RAW Prism isn’t an updated model of a familiar headset, but instead is a completely new device all together. Previous Siberias have started at about $100 and increased from there, but the RAW Prism offers killer sound at a modest $59.99. Like all Prism models, the RAW features 16.8 million illumination colors and SteelSeries Engine 3 supported customizable audio and visual profiles.

Like every member of the Siberia family, the RAW Prism offers a quality experience for games, music, movies, and more. A full experience option available for just $60 will definitely delight consumers looking for an audio solution on a budget.  

The SteelSeries Engine 3 profiles for the RAW offer fewer options than that of the Elite Prism, though it still includes a custom mode for the equalizer. Where the Elite Prism includes options such as FPS, MMO, etc., the RAW Prism has more basic choices, like Performance, Immersion and others. Both include a Voice setting, though I found that Music or Default worked best on the RAW when listening to podcasts.

The RAW Prism connects via USB and works with PC, Mac, PS4 and most USB devices. The ear cups and headband include memory foam padding, which doubles to make the headset comfortable and light in weight. The left ear cup includes a covert microphone directly on the headset, so there’s no fumbling around with retractable mic arms. Don’t let the weight fool you though, as the speakers inside can pump out some serious stereo sound. Whether it’s the thumping bass of your favorite song or explosions from frag grenades across the room, the RAW Prisms deliver impressive audio for an affordable price.

If you’re an enthusiast gamer or thinking about hitting the pros, the RAW Prism may not be the headset for you. But if you’re looking for a pick up and play headset with a bit of customization, you can’t go wrong with the RAW Prism.

Full specs:

Frequency: 20-20,000 KHz
Impedance: 32±3 0hm
SPL@1kHz, 1V rms: 97±3 dB
Length: 1.5m
Connector: USB(A) male (2.0)
Mic Pattern: Omnidirectional
Frequency: 50-16,000 Hz
Impedance: 2.2k 0hm
Sensitivity: -38±3 dB