SteelSeries Siberia V2 Frost Blue SE Review
Published: 5th October 2012 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: £100 |
It's no secret how much we love the SteelSeries Siberia headset.
Firstly it has always been a spectacular all-rounder. The majority of us do not have specialised peripherals and with the amount of tasks we perform on our computers it's certainly beneficial to have a headset that is as happy watching Youtube or listening to your playlist as it is ordering your team-mates around.
The second most important thing is comfort. We review a lot of headsets here at OC3D and it's fair to say that not all of them have been designed with the comfort of the user as a primary concern. Thankfully the Siberia is fantastic. The major thing you notice is the lightness. These hardly weigh a thing and, coupled to the near perfect fit upon your ears, you can wear them for hours on end without suffering from fatigue.
But all of that wouldn't bring the Siberia up past the many other variants in the SteelSeries range.
What enhances this is the perfect combination of all the elements from other models. You have the excellent sound quality coupled to the comfort. With the inclusion of a USB connection option you can be guaranteed that the clearness of the sound will be identical regardless of the quality of your sound. Although onboard sound has improved dramatically in recent times, there are still plenty of motherboards around that give a crackly experience, but with the USB soundcard built in to the Frost Blue you know that wherever you are you'll always get the same high quality audio. Perhaps even more importantly the microphone is noise cancelling, and we can report that this makes a considerable difference to how clearly you can be heard by other people, whether it's in StarCraft II or Skype.
Finally we can't help but love the looks. The blue circles in each earpiece really are blingtastic and, along with the white colour scheme, are the finishing touch that help make the Siberia V2 Frost Blue the best Siberia variant we've ever seen. In fact the only place it is let down is that all those extra bells and whistles have pushed the price up to around the £90 mark, £20 more than a standard USB pair. It is a fair chunk of extra money to pay above the regular USB Siberia's.
Unquestionably the SteelSeries Siberia V2 remains one of the best headsets on the market, and the Frost Blue Special Edition are the best of the many Siberia's that SteelSeries produce. Our only qualm is that the price puts it up against some stiff competition, but if you buy them you wont be disappointed and for that reason they are awarded our OC3D Silver Award.