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SteelSeries Siberia v2 Full-Size Gaming Headset - (Black)
- Closed ear headphones
- Pull-out microphone
- Crystal clear high, low and mid-tones
- 50mm driver units
- Lightweight suspension construction
- Integrated volume control located on the cord
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SteelSeries Siberia v2 Full-Size Gaming Headset (Black)
The Siberia v2 headset is a member of SteelSeries’ iconic Siberia line, which revolutionized the gaming headset with unparalleled comfort and sound quality. The headset features a beautiful design, enduring comfort, and excellent audio performance all in one package.
Siberia v2 is built around the Siberia suspension system, the most comfortable headset headband in the world. This lightweight headband is designed for maximum comfort and a perfect fit during long gaming sessions. SteelSeries believes in keeping the gameplay heavy, not the gear you’re wearing to play it.
At the core of the Siberia v2 Illuminated’s incredible audio experience are 50mm SteelSeries speaker drivers that pump out crystal-clear, full-range audio. We want you to hear more, know more and win more.
|Siberia v2||Siberia v3||Siberia v3 Prism||Siberia Elite Prism||H Wireless|
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|RGB illuminated ear cups||✓||✓|
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|Dolby 7.1 virtual surround||✓||✓|
|Dual Analog 3.5mm/4-Pole 3.5mm||Dual Analog 3.5mm||Dual Analog 3.5mm & 4-Pole 3.5mm||Dual Analog 3.5mm & 4-Pole 3.5mm||Dual Analog 3.5mm & 4-Pole 3.5mm|
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Based on the award-winning SteelSeries Siberia Full-size Headset, the v2 features major enhancements in sound quality and comfort plus the addition of a built-in microphone that can be retracted into the ear-cup - making it virtually invisible. Every element of the v2 has been optimized for pro gaming, making the headset a preferred piece of equipment for the worlds' best competitive PC gamers - the most demanding headset users in the world. Sporting 25% larger 50mm driver units, the SteelSeries Siberia Full-size Headset dramatically boosts overall acoustic performance, while the closed type ear cups are built from a sound dampening foam offering passive noise reduction.
Top customer reviews
I'm not a headphone connoisseur, but as an avid player of games (particularly first-person shooters), these headphones give you clarity of environmental awareness that you cannot get with a speaker set-up. I put these on and realised for the first time that I could hear the ejected shells from my shots landing on the ground off to my right.
Also important for gaming, I find that I can wear these for hours without feeling uncomfortable. If you've read any of the other reviews, no doubt you would have heard about the headband design. Well, they're right. The headphones sit on your head and just - just - hold on with enough pressure to keep them around your ears but not to the point they attempt to get through your cranium.
The microphone is good. It's clear and adequately sensitive. It's no studio recording microphone and some friends have said that I sounded unusual, but given its size and the fact that I can push it away when I'm not using it, I have no complaints there.
I bought the Frost Blues, which comes with a USB sound card. Now, not being an audiophile, I honestly have no idea what the sound card is doing. But the benefits of having this output from a USB port means I don't have to take my speakers out. It also means I can plug this into my keyboard's USB port. Note that it also means you can't use this with your phone if you intend to bring it around. But I didn't, so that sat fine with me.
Why isn't this five stars? For several reasons.
As earlier mentioned, I plug this into my keyboard. The cable is a little too short to reach my CPU - and I think my CPU is located about an average distance from my head, it sits on my table and about an arm's length to my right. Maybe it's just the way my USB ports are situated, but bear that in mind. The cable itself is just about over a metre long (that's shy of four feet for you imperial types) which may seem long enough, but bear in mind the in-line volume control box that sits about halfway along it (a little closer to the USB side), which makes it a little unwieldy.
The headphones come with an extension cable that's long enough for most. But it was too long for me. I was fortunate to have a side port on my keyboard, which I could plug the headphones into.
And while we're on that in-line control box. It works great, but the microphone mute switch is not textured, which makes it a little difficult to switch at times. Otherwise, it works as advertised.
The sound. As far as games are concerned, this thing is pretty much perfect.
But then I listened to some music. These headphones have a wonderful bass range and can handle mid-tones well. These are the ranges you'd hear playing most games. But the headphones seem to struggle slightly with the highs. It's probably not a problem with most popular music these days, but unfortunately I listen to piano and string music, which can have fairly high average ranges. The sound crackles ever so slightly, something I do not notice when listening to the same material on my speakers. So there's that.
That about wraps this up. Bottom line: if you want to use these for gaming and cannot be bothered to look that far into headphones to find "pure" headphone + clip-on microphone solutions (which I've heard people claim is better-priced and of a better quality), then these are for you. If you are an audiophile, you probably shouldn't be looking at these.
I didn't talk about the glowing blue LEDs, did I? Well, they're LEDs. They glow blue. You can make them glow faster, slower, brighter, not so bright, or not at all. You can also make them glow according to the amount of sound you're receiving. It's nifty, but really, don't buy these headphones just because it has glowing blue LEDs.
Hope this helps! Please rate this if you found it useful. It is surprisingly gratifying to know that somewhere, someone out there has benefited from my pattering on my keyboard.
The only cons to these things are as follows: They are NOT ps4 compatible. This is stated in the product description, I bought them for PC gaming...but I have a ps4 now that I got for an early christmas gift and I cant use these with it, which is what it is but it'd be nice. Also, the software you use for setting the headset up is downloaded from the website. Which isn't a big deal in itself but the software is only usable on an operating system windows 7 or newer...I've got vista so I can't use it. Other than that, the headset is a great buy...I'm pretty satisfied with my purchase.
I play a lot of FPS games as well as league of legends and a few other steam games, this headset is perfect for FPS's. The mic is very clear, the people I play with immediately noticed the difference from my last headset (plantronics ~30$ model) and said I sound completely different. I'd highly recommend these if you're into PC games-especially first person shooters.