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SteelSeries Siberia V2 Full-Size Headset for iPad, iPod, and iPhone (White)
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- Closed ear headphones
- Pull-out microphone
- Crystal clear high, low and mid-tones
- 3.5mm jack plugs directly into your Apple device
- 50mm driver units
- Lightweight suspension construction
- Integrated volume and play / pause / answer remote control on the cord
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With cooperation from Apple, the Siberia v2 is now compatible with a wide variety of Apple products. The multifunctional headset is designed with new thicker leather earcupsfor outside sound isolation while remaining lightweight with its trademark headband suspension for premium comfort. The SteelSeries Siberia v2 Full-size Headset was developed in cooperation with professional gamers to ensure that the soundscape and design would meet the demand of gamers and audiophiles. As an upgrade from the original SteelSeries Siberia Headset, the new v2 sports a retractable microphone for convenience in switching the headset from talking on your iPhone to listening to music on youriPod.
From the Manufacturer
Designed in cooperation with Apple, the SteelSeries Siberia v2 for iPod, iPhone, iPad features around the ear noise dampening, leather earcups with a comfortable over-the-head suspension design. The headset delivers incredible sound through its 50mm driver units for all types of entertainment from listening to music tracks, VOIP and web applications to interactive and competitive games. The headset also includes a unidirectional microphone that can be pulled out from the left earcup for talking on the phone, VoIP or communicating in a game, and then retracted and hidden when it's not needed.
The SteelSeries Siberia v2 for iPod, iPhone and iPad features an original, over the head suspension design that is both lightweight and comfortable.
It's one thing to have a beautiful exterior, but it's what's inside that makes these one of the best quality headsets on the market. A 50mm driver unit with crystal clear sound in high, low, and mid-range ensures quality output for multiple uses.
The leather earcups feature a noise reducing foam, which helps you to focus on the audio or voice communication, and will keep the outside noise to a minimum.
The Siberia v2 features a retractable microphone that can be hidden in the left earcup, which means you can use it when you need it, but don't have to flash it in public if you don't want to.
Quickly Answer Calls
The SteelSeries in-line remote includes the SteelSeries logo directly in the center, which allows users to quickly answer and hang-up phone calls with an easy click of the logo.
The integrated volume controller on the cord offers an option to handle sound volume manually. This feature is especially useful when you are using your Siberia v2 with other devices such as iPods and portable media players, and don't have swift access to setting volume levels in your software.
An Earbud Alternative
Whether it's for music or entertainment, sometimes earbuds just won't cut it. For a more robust and comfortable sound experience, SteelSeries around the ear audio is the ultimate alternative.
What's in the Box
Siberia v2 Headset with retractable microphone, and quick start guide
What Critics Are Saying About the SteelSeries Siberia v2 Headset
"They look awesome enough to be teamed with an iPod, and the tiny, responsive geektastic mic tucks away nicely." Score: 9/10
"All-in-all the Siberia V2 is a brilliant all-round headset and should be considered when looking for a decent pair of headphones for any purpose, not just gaming. Its sleek design and high quality finish combined with its superb sound quality mean I would personally recommend it to anyone." Score: 9.4/10
- Frequency response: 18 - 28,000 Hz
- Impedance: 32 Ohm
- SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 112 dB
- Cable length: 9.8 ft. (1 + 2 = 3 m)
- Jacks: 3.5 mm
- Frequency response: 50 - 16,000 Hz
- Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
- Sensitivity: -38 dB
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The microphone volume is a bit low on iPhone. You can place the mic really close to your mouth (less than an inch... almost touching) and the volume will be good. This is less of an issue with MacBook Pro (using Skype or other VOIP services), where you can control microphone level. The microphone is not a noise canceling type, but if you place the mic really close to the mouth, the noise level is not so much of a problem, at least with the background music in a cafe. I think the voice quality at the other end of the line is one notch below Plantronics Audio 995 Wireless Stereo Headset I use in my office but much better than canal type earphone headsets.
The headphone sound quality is pretty good, but not the best in the price range. If you just need a headphone, you could buy a Sennheiser HD-280 PRO Headphones or other products in the same price range that gives you clearer sound. The passive noise isolation effect of this headphone is very small, not as significant as Sennheiser HD280 pro. Another disadvantage of this headphone is that the sound quality changes quite a bit depending on how you wear the headphone. The way ear cups get seated around the ear has a big factor, as with any circumaural headphone, but because the headband's spring is very weak with this headphone, you get more variable sound quality unless you correct the seating carefully. I'd prefer to have a tighter head band (like HD280) and less sound quality variation, better noise isolation, and not having headset come off the head when I'm walking around. But as-is, the headset is good enough when you sit down and wear it for a long time.
Overall, this is a good headset to carry in a backpack with a MacBook Pro or iPad to work away from your office, or even using in your office. I just prefer to have Plantronics for phone/voip and Sennheiser for music when I'm in my office. This headset has much better music quality than Plantronics 995, and one notch less microphone voice quality. It also has only one notch less sound quality and a few notches poorer sound isolation than HD280. But it gets a decent performance in one unit.
Works with mobile iDevices, as advertised. (In my case, a 5th generation iPod touch.)
WORKS WITH SOME MACS. If your mac can recognize the microphone in Apple's standard iPhone earbuds/earpods, then it will also be able to use the mic in these headphones. If you don't have a pair to test, then you can open an application that comes with your Mac called System Information (System Profiler on older versions of OS X) located in /Applications/Utilities/. Open this application, then click on "Audio" under the "Hardware" category. One of the devices listed should say "External Microphone / iPhone Headset." If you see that, then you're good to go. If you have a MacBook Pro, DO NOT BUY the standard Siberia V2 headset with the split headphones/mic jacks. Yes, you have an audio input port, but it is not powered/amplified, (at least, mine isn't) and your headphones will work, but your mic won't.
Works with any other computer that has a combo audio port (plays audio and receives mic input through the same port) like the iDevices mentioned above. (At least, there's no reason they shouldn't. Don't quote me on that.)
The volume controller built into the cord will change the system volume of your iDevice. It can also play/pause music and advance to the next song. On mobile devices, it can also activate Siri. It won't activate the new Dictation feature in OS X, however.
Sound quality is great.
Very comfortable. I've been wearing these for 4 hours now without getting irritated.
Microphone sounds fine.
CHEAPER than the standard Siberia V2.
=== CONS ===
BOOTCAMP USERS BE WARNED. While the mic will work fine in OS X, Bootcamped Windows will not recognize the mic.
I am wary of the wiring that connects to the pull-out microphone. While this is a cool gimmick and allows me to wear a headphone/microphone combo while walking around outside without looking like a tool, consider that pulling the mic in and out a lot will be putting strain on the internal wiring, and it's impossible to tell how durable that wiring is. I'm pretty sure the mic will pick up your voice just fine without pulling it out, depending on your input volume settings.
The cord feels thin, (almost identical to Apple earbuds cord) and I imagine this will be the first thing to go. (As in, one side of the audio may start cutting out depending on how you bend the cord in certain places, etc)
They use a soft fuzzy fabric material along the bottom of the band that sits on your head. I'm not sure how long this will last before it starts to come out at the seams.
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