Wednesday, November 25, 2009

new SteelSeries Siberia v2 gaming headset

We had reviewed the SteelSeries Siberia, and now a new version is available: the SteelSeries Siberia v2!

The headset on this model is "closed" to keep ambient sounds from causing distractions. The earcups are padded leather cushions. And the frequency response is 10 Hz to 28 kHz.

A uni-directional microphone can be extended from the left ear cup. It has a frequency response of 50 Hz to 16 kHz...and I found it to be the best sounding microphone of their combination headets (3H, 5H, etcetera) that I have used! I am very impressed. I know it's designed for gaming, but I expect it to perform well in broadcast (radio and television) situations.

The cord from the headset to the 1/8" plugs is three feet long. On it is a volume control, and mute switch. A seven foot long dual extension cord, with microphone and headphone connections, is provided.

The SteelSeries Siberia v2 white is the standard edition; the SteelSeries Siberia v2 black will be bundled with a USB soundcard.

Because it is open, the Siberia offers much cleaner bass. It was designed for multi-functionality: to be used for gaming, AND with other audio devices. The Siberia v2 gave more was "bassier"...but it was a little more muffled. I describe it as a little "fuzzy"...

This is a great headset to use for communication.

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