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Old October 12, 2009, 08:53 PM
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Hi all,

I am really closed to buying the steelseries siberia headset to go with my ikari and qck+ pad and I would like to know if it would be a good decision.
I would also liek to know how they would compare to my skullcandy headphones that I have recently.

The reviews I have seen of rated it pretty good, but I have a couple audiophile friends and they are compleetely against steelseries audio peripherals.

Anybody familiar with this headset?

Should I get it?
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Old October 13, 2009, 05:50 AM
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Of course audiophiles are against it.. they're not designed to compete at that quality level.. and skullcandy is a joke in that market as well, so I wouldn't even bring up skullcandy to them

If you want a great quality headset that is also a decent music listening headset then get the audio-technica AD-700 headphone .. just buy a $10 zalman clip-on mic and you've got something better then that for both purposes
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It's crap. Low build quality so it's very prone to breaking, and the sound quality is poor compared to real headphones. If you want something that sounds good, look into getting a pair of inexpensive Sennheisers which you could find for under $100 (models to look for are the HD201, HD205, HD280, any HD5xx models if you can find them for cheap enough, PX or PXC series). The Audiotechnica ATH-AD700s are also really great headphones (I have a pair and they sound awesome), but they're hard to find in Canada for a good price. I ended up finding a refurbished pair for a very good price in the US and had them shipped to a friend in the US who shipped them to me.
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555 aren't really that great for the money.. unless you find them on some 75% off sale or something.
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555 aren't really that great for the money.. unless you find them on some 75% off sale or something.
It's easier to find a reasonably-priced set of HD555s than a set of ATH-AD700s (although the ATs are much better). In the US it's not a big deal, but here the cheapest I was able to find a new pair for was still more than $150, and I couldn't find any used ones either. In comparison, I was able to find several people selling HD555s for under $100 who were either located in Canada or were willing to ship here.

Of course, if you can find someone in the US who would be willing to ship the headphones to you, that would be a much better option since the ATs are pretty inexpensive at Amazon: Amazon.com: Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Open-air Dynamic Audiophile Headphones with 53mm Drivers with Neodymium Magnet Systems: Electronics
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Hi all thanks for your suggestions.
I have been looking at the Head-Fi buy sell trade forums and I think I might get a pair of HD280's.
If that doesnt work out then I guess I will have to go with the siberias because I only have no more than 75 bucks to spend.
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You'll have buyers remorse within hours of buying the Siberias. Don't get them. As an above poster said, they have horrible sound quality, and break easily. I'm pretty sure you'd notice the difference between the Siberias and Sennheisers.
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