There are usually two types of headsets you can choose from. There’s the high-quality headset that will burn a hole in your wallet, or you settle for a cheap headset that offers you barely decent audio and communications, an uncomfortable design, or a frustratingly flimsy build.
Then there’s the [easyazon_link asin=”B003N636VI” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]SteelSeries Siberia V2 [/easyazon_link], which is affordable and actually great for gaming. I hope you will find my SteelSeries Siberia V2 review useful!
Specs and Features
There are several key features you need to know about this headset.
• Design. The headband design is probably the first thing you’ll notice about the SteelSeries Siberia V2 . It uses a unique headband suspension design that has become a trademark look of the SteelSeries. The earcups are supported by the wire-like headband, but this headband doesn’t rest on your head. Instead, a separate “padding” headband comes in so that you’re much more comfortable and it feels much lighter. It only weighs 9.1 ounces, so the weight on your head is virtually negligible.
• Sound. The 50mm drivers are actually very impressive, for a gaming headset. Most headsets use 40mm drivers, and that means the 50mm drivers offer significantly better sound. It comes with inline volume controls and a 3-meter (9.8 feet) braided cable.
Much of the ambient sound is reduced as well. This is due to the closed ear cup design, and the leather padding.
• Mic. Most other mikes are either detachable or you rotate them up when you don’t use them. Here, the mic is retractable. It slides into the headset so that it’s barely noticeable. As for voice quality, it comes out crisp and clear and background noises are not transmitted.
• Comfort. The SteelSeries is actually one of the main contenders in this category. A lot of people say that this is one of the most comfortable headsets they’ve ever worn. The unique design of the headband allows you to adjust it so that it fits you well.
Pros and Cons
In all the major categories, the [easyazon_link asin=”B003N636VI” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]SteelSeries Siberia V2 [/easyazon_link] offers topnotch quality for its price range. With the comfort it provides, you won’t have any trouble wearing it for hours on end. It fits most heads, and it’s very easy to adjust to how your head is shaped. Your ears won’t hurt either.
The sound quality is also good enough, especially for gaming. It’s still a stereo sound system, so determining the precise angle of your enemies when they shoot at you won’t be that precise. But most people find it more than sufficient, and the same goes for the mic.
Add the fact that the quality of the build is superb, and you really get more than your money’s worth with this one.
As for the drawbacks, first of all this is a gaming headset and not something you use when you want to listen to your Mozart CDs. This is not supposed to be an audiophile-grade headphone, and complaining about the quality of the music you hear using it wouldn’t be fair and tbh, it’s kinda stupid too. It’s like complaining that your motorcycle can’t haul furniture—that’s because it’s not a truck, you dimwit.
Perhaps the only relevant complaint about the [easyazon_link asin=”B003N636VI” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]SteelSeries Siberia V2 [/easyazon_link] is that breathability may become an issue for you after a few hours of use, especially when you play during the summer. Some people also gripe about the lack of a carrying case and there are no adapters as well.
But keep in mind, this headset has a list price of $90 and on the Internet, it can be purchased for as low as $55. That’s the kind of price that will make you overlook the fact that it doesn’t have an adapter and carrying case. All you need to know is that the sound is great, you’ll feel comfortable wearing it, and the build is robust.