SteelSeries Siberia Elite Headphones

I love music and not because I necessarily connect with it intensely (although in some ways I definitely do) nor is it because I have some sort of musical skill but because it helps create incredibly productivity for me.

Consequently, I’m open to trying new forms of headphones all the time and will experiment with the acoustics, the software, the form and size as well as their ability to generally drown out the background noise.

So right now I use both the Klipsch X11i and now I’m experimenting with the SteelSeries Siberia Elite which have been amazing. Here’s a video overview:

And, of course, here are a few pictures of my own:

Yes, they are gigantic and yes they look like big poofy clouds on my head but that doesn’t really bother me. In fact, I’ve discovered that it helps create signals among other people that I am, in fact, working and that bothering me isn’t going to be profitable for them.

But even more so, I can actually program the illuminating colors to let my wife know what I’m doing so she can bother me if she wants. I can change the colors based on the applications that I’m currently using!

For example, if I’m using Desk PM or XCODE it means that I’m writing prose or software and that I really need to concentrate and get my work done and people can know that based on the color (I’m settled with Orange right now). If I’m in a browser the color will change to Green and if I’m in other applications, such as just iTunes, it will start pulsating Blue.

Check out the control panels:


Above is a look at my “Gear” as I can have multiple products controlled by their software. Below is the actual customization interface:


And below is the actual settings per application:


Neat, right? I like the deep customization and the options for me as a user. But I’ll tell you… the best thing about this solution right now is the fact that I do not need batteries for the device (unlike my old Beats…). I hate having to install batteries on headphones. Blargh.

Have you been experimenting with other headphones or audio solutions recently? I’d love to know what you’ve been working with!