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Steelseries Siberia v2 | Frost Blue (USB) or Regular 3.5mm (With 150 Dollar Soundcard)

post #1 of 9
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Hi all,

I am looking to buy a new headset, and am loving my new Steelseries keyboard, mouse, mousepad. I wanted to get a Siberia v2. I looked and saw they have all types of it, but the two that attracted my attention was the,

regular 3.5mm jack Steelseries Siberia v2,
http://steelseries.com/us/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-v2

and the Frost Blue (USB Powered) Siberia v2
http://steelseries.com/us/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-v2-frost-blue

Now I'm left with a dilemma. Should I get the Frost Blue which is USB powered but does not take use of my 150 dollar soundcard?
http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-Recon3D-Fatal1ty-Professional/M/B00654PTT2.htm

The only real con I see is more of an aesthetic then actual sound quality with cool features that come along with USB powered devices, LED's that can pulsate to music, and an EQ that is built into the Steelseries Engine which is their Software to control all your Steelseries Products all in one.

I'm not much of an audiophile, or not even that, I don't know much about audio. All I can say is I like bass. Lots of bass. And clarity. Which option will help me better achieve this?

Thanks,
- Necro
post #2 of 9
Wouldn't get V2 to begin with. Horrible sound and mic.
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Davayy View Post

Wouldn't get V2 to begin with. Horrible sound and mic.

What would you recommend within a 90 dollar price range for good bass?

**EDIT**

It doesn't need to have a mic btw. Just am looking for some kick ass headphones.
Edited by necrohhh - 12/29/12 at 4:02pm
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post #6 of 9
I personally would stay away from Steel Series headsets. I had an Icemat Audio Siberia before they merged the two branches of the company under a comon name. It is exactly the same as the model of siberia you are looking at. It felt kinda rough on the ears and broke quite easily. I have currently a Steel Series 7H USB and have had to RMA it once already because the right earpiece died. This was a common problem with the 7H I soon found out later. I got my new pair around October of last year and just today the right ear piece where it connects to the part where it rests on your head broke. I am not going to bother with another RMA process due to wasted time/money in shipping fees. I am going to invest in a quality pair of headphones and good stand mic most likely thumb.gif

PS. I can make it work with duck tape tongue.gif

EDIT: I should mention that I keep my 7H's in pristine condition, I tuck them in a drawer every night where it is dust free and they have no scratches to date smile.gif
Edited by brian1115 - 1/1/13 at 4:16pm
post #7 of 9
I would suggest a creative aurvana live over the m50.
post #8 of 9
I've been through 4 different models and brands of headsets and currently I'm sitting with the Siberia V2. Check how it looks or the comfortability of it, or watch an unboxing biggrin.gif
post #9 of 9
I have a Siberia V2 and quite like it. For the price I think the performance is pretty good and have no issue with comfort.

However, I didnt buy them for sound quality as I have some AKG headphones for that.
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