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SteelSeries Siberia V2 Full-Size Gaming Headset (White)

100% Positive Reviews


Pros: Very good sound quality, Retractable Mic, In-Line volume Controls, Automatically adjusting fit

Cons: Mic is finicky, Volume controls can be difficult to use, Stereo

The SteelSeries Siberia V2 is one of those headsets that you can forget you are wearing. Although it is not the newest, cheapest, or best sounding, the Siberia V2 is an excellent headset.

The V2 improves on the original Siberia in many ways.It does not include clip on mic. Instead it features a retractable one which I will talk about in more detail later on. SteelSeries has also improved the comfort and sound quality on the headset.

Here is the box.

Included in the box is the unit, literature and stickers, and an audio extension cable.

Performance 4.5/5
The Siberia V2 comes with large 50mm drivers. These are larger than the typical 40mm drivers we see in other headsets. This will allow for better sound quality. The unit is stereo and uses standard 3.5mm audio jacks. There is a USB unit available that has 7.1 surround sound. The sound quality is very good for gaming headsets, but definitely not audiophile grade. SteelSeries however is not marketing this as an audiophile grade product. It is a gaming headset, and performs excellently in that role.

The Microphone quality is generally good. I did encounter some static, so make sure you have your voice actuation or push to talk properly set to ensure you do not transmit static.

Usability 4.5/5
The Siberia V2 comes with a built in 1m long, dual 3.5mm audio cable. In addition to that, SteelSeries has included a 2m long extension cable. This offers great customization. If you sit right next to your computer and it has front audio ports, or your keyboard has a pass-through, you can use built in cable and not have to worry about cable clutter. If your audio ports are far away, then you can plug in the extension and still be connected.

SteelSeries has implemented their famous retractable mic. This keeps it away from your face when you do not want it. The mic simply rolls up into the left ear cup. I personally would have preferred a boom mic as retracting and extending the mic can be difficult. Another flaw that many users may have is the difficulty with the volume/mute controls.

I have found finding the box can be difficult while gaming. You have to travel down the audio cable. I would have preferred something built into the headset. The controls can also be difficult to use. The volume rocker is extremely small, and the mute button is flush with the rest of the plastic. This makes it hard to get a grip on the button to engage it. I believe SteelSeries was trying to make it difficult to accidentally mute yourself, but I think they went a little overboard. I do not use the controls too much, so it was not a big deal though.

The headset is very comfortable. It features a unique design that uses tension to mold to your head. There are isn't anything to slide out or adjust. The suspension system will give you the perfect fit every time. In order to do this though, the headset sits a bit tight on your head. I didn't find this to bothersome though.

In conclusion, although the Siberia V2 is aging, it is still an excellent stereo headset. It has a few issues in the controls, but it is a solid headset. I would definitely recommend this to any gamer looking for an excellent headset, but not looking to break the bank.
SteelSeries Siberia V2 Full-Size Gaming Headset (White)

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. The improved multifunctional headset was designed with new thicker leather ear-cups for outside sound isolation while remaining lightweight with its trademark headband suspension for premium comfort during long periods of game play. As an upgrade from the original SteelSeries Siberia Headset, the new v2 sports a retractable uni-directional microphone for convenience in switching the headset from gaming on your PC or XBOX to listening to music on your Mp3 player.

BindingPersonal Computers
FeatureGreat Acoustic performance Features positional audio Features 50mm drivers Features deep, rich bass
PlatformWindows Vista Windows 2000 Windows XP
TitleSteelSeries Siberia V2 Full-Size Gaming Headset (White)
Warranty1 year manufacturer warranty
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElement##-STEELSERIES-ECOUT-SIBERIA2-WH GE4902 GAPL-299 blg84876533pxam ssaudiosiberiaV2whte 5707119006316 51100
Item Height4.7 inches
Item Length10.6 inches
Item Width9.4 inches
Package Height4.49 inches
Package Length11.26 inches
Package Weight1.37 pounds
Package Width10.16 inches
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
UPCList - UPCListElement813810012060 081381001206
Item Weight0.33 pounds
Languages - Original LanguageEnglish
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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