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SteelSeries Siberia Full-Size Gaming Headset - Technical Overview

SteelSeries is a company that gamers respect. Let's take another look at why that is today with the Siberia Special Ed. Red Gaming Headset.

| Headsets in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 28, 2009 4:20 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: SteelSeries

Technical Overview

 

SteelSeries Siberia Red Gaming Headset

 

Speaking technically, let's start by looking at some specifications.

 

Headphone :-

 

Frequency response: 18 - 28.000 Hz

 

Impedance: 40 Ohm

 

SPL@1kHz, 1V RMS: 99 - 104 dB

 

Cable length: 1,0 m + 1,8 m = 2,8 m / 9,2 ft.

 

Jack: 3.5 mm (6.3 mm converter included)

 

Microphone :-

 

Frequency response: 80 - 15.000 Hz

 

Impedance: 2K Ohm

 

Pick-up pattern: Uni-directional

 

Sensitivity (1V/P@1 kHz) -38 dB

 

On closer examination we can see that the Siberia Red has been provided with a frequency response figure of 18Hz-28,000Hz which is very good indeed, meaning in short that these headphones should pack some acoustic punch.

 

Sound pressure levels generated are given at a healthy 99-104db at 1 KHz which will be ample for generating more than enough gain to satisfy most users I would say.

 

SteelSeries Siberia Red Gaming Headset

 

Now, with the microphone side of things frequency response is given at 80Hz-15,000Hz which is plenty for a microphone intended for the uses that this one is.

 

The microphone pick-up pattern which is the way in which the diaphragm picks up sound is given as uni-directional, which means that it picks up sound from one direction only, as opposed for example to an omni-directional microphone which picks up sound from 360 degrees all around.

 

SteelSeries Siberia Red Gaming Headset

 

From a technical standpoint there is not a great deal more to discuss here and from the looks of the figures given and the overall design and feel of the product, things look good so far.

 

SteelSeries Siberia Red Gaming Headset

 

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