SteelSeries Siberia v2 Full Size Headset Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Design 9.0
Features 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value 9.0
Developer: steelseries
Review Date:
July 2013
Reviewer:
Simon Sweeney

9.0


SteelSeries Siberia v2 Full Size Headset

Impulse Gamer has been having a SteelSeries review boom at present and we just recently reviewed the Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse and we're just finishing up the Apex Gaming Keyboard so keep an eye out for that review soon!

To compliment this performance driven gaming duo, we've also had the opportunity of reviewing the Siberia v2 Full Size Headset which could be considered the crown when it comes to gaming. The Siberia v2 also comes in a variety of colours that include black (reviewed), orange, green, red, purple, pink, black/gold, white and blue. There's a colour for everyone!

Features

  • Noise Reduction

  • 50mm Driver Unit for improved sound quality

  • Retractable Microphone

  • Volume Control

Specifications

  • Frequency response: 18 28.000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 112 dB
  • Cable length: 1 + 2 = 3 m (9,8 ft.)
  • Jacks: 3,5 mm Microphone
  • Frequency response: 50 16.000 Hz
  • Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
  • Sensitivity: -38 dB

The first thing that you notice about the Siberia v2 is the professional build of the headset. The build model of the Siberia is quite sturdy and it actually looks a little cooler than most military inspired gaming headsets. When snugly fitted on your head, the Siberia is not tight and of course can be adjusted for your head.

What I liked about the cups is that after a heavy session of gaming, your ears don't get sore, thanks to the cushioning and after awhile, you almost forget that you're actually wearing something on your head. Given that, the Siberia are extremely light for a headset of this size. The ear cups also boast noise reducing foam which definitely dampens background noise thanks to the closed design of the headset.

When it comes to sound quality, the Siberia V2 produces some exceptionally quality with even levels, good bass that is capable of accurately producing sounds on a variety of different mediums from music to video and of course gaming. This is due to the onboard quality driver units of 55mm which produces some great sound quality and some faux 7.1 Surround Sound.

With most gaming headsets, the microphone is retractable and can be easily moved into the right position when necessary. However the microphone is actually hidden in the left ear cup which is a nifty feature. The quality of the microphone is above average than other gaming headsets but provided your opponents can hear you is all that matters, so it's really a moot point. Volume control and microphone is also incorporated into the cable for easy access.


Final Thoughts?

The SteelSeries Siberia v2 is one of the better gaming headsets that reviewed that not only boasts exceptional quality but is quite solid and extremely lightweight at the same time. It even comes with an interchangeable cable that is ideal for laptop users. With decent sound quality, your gaming experience just got better and hopefully this will give you the edge in games such as Battlefield 3 or World of Warcraft as the enemy is trying to sneak up on you.

Recommended!






 
 



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