Today we’re taking a look at the Steel Series Siberia 350. If you are familiar with other Steel Series products, you will notice an uncanny resemblance to their previous generation’s Siberia V3 Prism. Of course, there have been a few noteworthy upgrades.
As the old adage says, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Much of the design of the Siberia 350 is very similar to other Siberia headsets. We have the same headband suspension, the same basic shape, and the same retractable mic – all of which are good things. As is true of the entire Siberia line, this headset is remarkably comfortable, and has fantastic audio quality for the money.
The Steel Series site advertises the Siberia 350 with a frequency response of 10Hz-28kHz, which is a significant improvement over previous models. It is worth mentioning that the average human can’t hear sound at the extreme ends of that spectrum, but suffice to say that the headset sounds good.
I’m a sucker for RGB lighting, so I am happy to say that the ear cup lighting we had in the V3 Prism returned, with the added bonus of GameSense support. If you aren’t familiar with GameSense, it allows Steel Series Engine to receive in game data like health and ammo and represent it on your hardware via RGB lighting. Of course, on the Siberia 350, this would be more of a benefit to spectators than it would to the player, as the lights aren’t visible to the person wearing the headset.
In my review of the V3 Prism, I mentioned the lack of in line volume control and variable cable length was a bit of a disappointment. Sadly, we still have a single USB cable with no variable cable length options, and no way to connect to a standard 3.5mm audio jack. I was, however, very happy to see the return of in line volume control. The size and shape of the new in line volume control make it less bulky – an improvement over earlier models. With these changes, I would definitely use the Siberia 350 over the older Siberia V3 Prism.
Of course, whether or not the Siberia 350 is for you depends largely on… well… you. If you are looking for the particular features the Siberia 350 offers, its a fantastic headset at a reasonable price. I wouldn’t recommend it for console gaming or music (unless you sit at your computer to listen to music), because the cable just isn’t designed to be used for anything other than a PC.
Manufacturer: Steel Series
Model: Siberia 350
Price at time of review: $119
Review sample provided by manufacturer.
Build Quality - 9
Sound Quality - 9
Features - 7.5
A fantastic headset at a reasonable price.
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