The Siberia 800 was one of the first wireless headsets from SteelSeries and the predecessor to the recently reviewed Siberia 840. Like the 840 in every way but without the Bluetooth connectivity we decided to look back now it has dropped in price to see if it is worth considering over a multitude of different competitors on the market. Just to note, this review will be a look back comparison on the 840 rather than a full review as you can read a lot of the same stuff minus the Bluetooth on our SteelSeries 840 review.
Even with the discount SteelSeries are offering, the Siberia 800 is still a pretty expensive headset, being priced on their website at the time of this review of £199 (est. currency exchange). Setting up the headset again for a quick session in Overwatch, opening the box I remembered flashbacks to the sheer numbers of cables that comes it contains.
Again, the setup was not easy and the instructions are pretty basic, as it expects you to have some previous knowledge of wiring up audio systems. I had to look up how to set up the headset as I could not get past the initial base station starting screen (the button clicks in). Each cable does come packaged in a separate bag and labeled for quicker access i.e “Xbox Chat Cable”. If you use the cable and lose the bag however, you might want to tag them as they all look the same and could be troublesome for future set up migrations.