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Steel Series to release new waive of Gaming Headsets

During E3, Steel Series announced plans to release a new line of gaming headsets. The Siberia X300, X800, P300, and P800 are scheduled to be released on July 29th in the United States and Canada, and represents the companies next line of dedicated gaming headsets. The 300 and 800 series are labeled ‘X’ or ‘P’ to show which console they are to be used on. Our information going forward will only reference 300 or 800.

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The 300 series is Steel Series’ line of cheaper headsets. These stereo headsets are aimed at pleasing the casual gamer, but are loaded with a few features not present in other ‘budget’ headsets. While the design of the product is less than appealing – at least via images; we are waiting on review unit confirmation – the inclusion of memory foam padded ear cups is very intriguing.

From Steel Series:

The SteelSeries Siberia X300 and P300 are the most comfortable console gaming headsets in the world, bar none. The Siberia headset is 70% preferred when tested against the top competitive headsets brands. The dominating results of the Siberia Challenge are due to the combination of the iconic Siberia suspension headband offering enduring, lightweight comfort, and exceptional sound quality.

Its powerful, next-gen SteelSeries speaker drivers offers a rich soundscape with the support of Microsoft® 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound on Xbox One. The noise reducing memory foam ear cushions isolate the natural sounds and powerful bass while keeping out outside noise. A retractable, flexible crystal-clear microphone can be muted with the flip of a switch behind the earcup.

The 800 series is Steel Series’ new line of dedicated headsets for the dedicated gamer. These headsets boast Dolby 7.1 surround. While this line is significantly more expensive than the 300 series. However, the included memory foam padded ear cups, swappable battery packs, and surround sound capability, the product sounds like it justifies the cost.

 

From Steel Series:

SteelSeries’ Siberia X800 and P800 Wireless Universal Headsets deliver professional-quality audio with Dolby® 7.1 virtual surround sound and exceptional comfort for limitless hours of gameplay and audio entertainment. The headset wirelessly connects to your Xbox One or PS4 console and other devices, giving you immersive, low-latency, and lag-free, gaming audio. Ultra-soft memory foam earcups offer gamers amazing comfort, and rotate to lie comfortably around the neck during breaks from marathon gaming.

Adjust the volume, mix, EQ, and more with convenient controls directly on your headset. For chat capabilities on Xbox One connect the headset via 3.5mm cable directly to the adapter and chat clearly with teammates and friends during gameplay. Unlike competitive headsets, there are no tiny blinking lights to try and decipher, instead the beautiful OLED transmitter displays profiles, audio sources, battery life, volume and more. The large display makes it easy to see and operate from the comfort of your couch.

While the competition waits for interference to be detected before changing channels, we avoid it completely. By continuously hopping between frequencies, the Siberia X800 and P800 bypass all possible interference giving you a perfect connection. Additional features include:
•    5-band EQ – equalizer settings to fine tune your audio
•    ChatMix – controls the audio level balance between the action in your game and the communication from your team.
•    LiveMix – automates the ChatMix feature and automatically turns up chat and turns down the game audio when voice communication is detected.

We are waiting on confirmation on a review unit from Steel Series, and will update this accordingly.

 

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Adam Roffel has only been writing about video games for a short time, but has honed his skills completing a Master's Degree. He loves Nintendo, and almost anything they have released...even Tomodachi Life.

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