Steel Series Siberia V2

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I’ve said it before and I will no doubt say it again – SteelSeries really knows how to make gaming peripherals. I have tried several of their products, and slowly but surely they have become my default gaming gear. Every one of their products I have tried has been exceptional and reliable. The Siberia V2 is certainly no exception.

The Siberia V2 is one of the more comfortable headsets that I have had the pleasure of wearing. Rather than manually adjusting to the size of your head, the Siberia features headband suspension, which automatically adjusts itself to your head. The two bars above the headband keep just enough pressure on the ear cups to keep them snug but not uncomfortably tight. Even over glasses, I have not noticed any discomfort at all over long gaming sessions. One minor thing I would like to see offered is the choice of ear cups. As someone who does slightly more sweating than the average bear (and that’s not just a Yogi reference), I prefer mesh cups to the standard leather.

As usual, SteelSeries offers two options for cable length. This is one of those Steel Series touches that I really appreciate. They recognize that not everyone has the same setup – excess cord can get in the way, and not enough cord restricts movement. The microphone is something I don’t typically dont mention, but in this case it is one of my favorite features. Instead of folding up next to your head, the microphone on the Siberia retracts into the left ear cup. It is barely even visible when you are not using it, and very low profile when you are, making the Siberia V2 a really slick looking headset.

The Siberia V2 comes with 50mm speaker drivers, which means it has better sound reproduction than standard 40mm speakers. We did a series of audio tests that are designed to gauge the quality of speakers, and were pleasantly surprised. The Siberia V2 produces highs up to 20kHz and lows as low as 20Hz, both of which border on the limits of human hearing (excellent). We also turned the volume all the way up and tested it at several bass frequencies (including 20Hz) and experienced no annoying static or rattle at all. Our final test revealed a barely noticeable deviation in driver matching, meaning sound meant to be in the center sounds *slightly* to one side, and only at some levels.

Priced at $85, the Siberia V2 is a remarkably comfortable headset with fantastic audio quality. If you are looking for a great, stylish gaming headset, look no further.

Manufacturer: SteelSeries
Model: Siberia V2
Price at time of review: $85

Review unit provided by the manufacturer.

I've said it before and I will no doubt say it again - SteelSeries really knows how to make gaming peripherals. I have tried several of their products, and slowly but surely they have become my default gaming gear. Every one of their products I have tried has been exceptional and reliable. The Siberia V2 is certainly no exception. The Siberia V2 is one of the more comfortable headsets that I have had the pleasure of wearing. Rather than manually adjusting to the size of your head, the Siberia features headband suspension, which automatically adjusts itself to your head. The two bars above the headband keep just enough pressure on the ear cups to keep them snug but not uncomfortably tight. Even over glasses, I have not noticed any discomfort at all over long gaming sessions. One minor thing I would like to see offered is the choice of ear cups. As someone who does slightly more sweating than the average bear (and that's not just a Yogi reference), I prefer mesh cups to the standard leather. As usual, SteelSeries offers two options for cable length. This is one of those Steel Series touches that I really appreciate. They recognize that not everyone has the same setup - excess cord can get in the way, and not enough cord restricts movement. The microphone is something I don't typically dont mention, but in this case it is one of my favorite features. Instead of folding up next to your head, the microphone on the Siberia retracts into the left ear cup. It is barely even visible when you are not using it, and very low profile when you are, making the Siberia V2 a really slick looking headset. The Siberia V2 comes with 50mm speaker drivers, which means it has better sound reproduction than standard 40mm speakers. We did a series of audio tests that are designed to gauge the quality of speakers, and were pleasantly surprised. The Siberia V2 produces highs up to 20kHz and lows as low as 20Hz, both of which border on the limits of human hearing (excellent). We also turned the volume all the way up and tested it at several bass frequencies (including 20Hz) and experienced no annoying static or rattle at all. Our final test revealed a barely noticeable deviation in driver matching, meaning sound meant to be in the center sounds *slightly* to one side, and only at some levels. Priced at $85, the Siberia V2 is a remarkably comfortable headset with fantastic audio quality. If you are looking for a great, stylish gaming headset, look no further. Manufacturer: SteelSeries Model: Siberia V2 Price at time of review: $85 Review unit provided by the manufacturer. [taq_review]

Siberia V2

Build Quality - 10
Sound Quality - 9.5
Features - 8.5

9.3

Priced at $85, the Siberia V2 is a remarkably comfortable headset with fantastic audio quality. If you are looking for a great, stylish gaming headset, look no further.

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