Review: SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue USB Powered Headset

Review: SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue USB Powered Headset
July 19 19:05 2012 Print This Article

A few days ago we reported that SteelSeries has announced the Siberia V2 Frost Blue USB Powered Headset. Today, we have the chance to do a hands on review with the headset and I must say, it’s quite a headset.

As we reported before, there are quite a few new features from the Siberia V2 that set it apart:

  • FROSTY ILLUMINATION

Super-bright, blue LED lights that glow through the outer mesh grill on each earcup. The illumination offers 6 different modes and can be assigned to behavior and game specific profiles through the SteelSeries Engine, including: Active Mode (responsive pulsing to sound effects, music, and/or voice), Slow Pulse, Fast Pulse, High Bright, Low Bright and Off.

This, is what really makes me personally, go “wow.” I’m a huge sucker when it comes to flashy lights on products, “sometimes.”  Those who read my reviews will know that I really dislike flashy bright lights when its on crucial products, like power supplies, UPS systems and backup drives, but having it on a headset, now that’s cool. With this headset, it’s literally everything that I could imagine, packed into the Siberia V2. I was dreaming for a headset that would pulse it’s lights to the beat of the music, and the Siberia V2 Frost Blue does just that, not just with one LED, but rather with 16 Super Bright LED’s. What I do wish though is that SteelSeries series will update the firmware that when the “trigger” function is used for the pulsing of the LED, that when there is no music playing (or music is paused), it won’t illuminate.

  • SUPERIOR SOUND & COMFORTABLE

It has an incredibly lightweight, over-the-head suspension design with an active noise-cancelling microphone and circumaural earcups that feature 50mm driver units, covered by grey leather cushions for a noise-dampening sound.

 

The Siberia V2 is the most comfortable headset I have ever worn in my life! I honestly never want to take them off.  You put them on and it feels like you are in love, no joke. They are so lightweight it’s incredible. The sound quality is incredible. Instantly you can tell that SteelSeries really means business with the Siberia V2 Frost Blue. Many headphone companies overpower the bass effects muffling out the important trebles, not the Siberia V2. With the Siberia V2 you even have EQ presets with the SteelSeries engine that you can adjust using custom made profiles based on the type of audio you are listening to.

  • NOISE CANCELLING MICROPHONE

The Siberia v2 Frost Blue also features an active noise cancelling, “smart” microphone system. The microphone processor reduces the “noise” and focuses on the sound that is closer to the mic, your voice. It can also retract into the left earcup when not in use. The headsets in-line volume and mute controls are found on a durable, double-braided nylon cord with a USB connector.

The Siberia V2 Frost Blue has a very impressive microphone system. The noise cancellation system is no joke, it really makes a huge difference to the person listening to you. The retractable microphone is beautifully designed and slides gently into the left earcup without any struggle. The thing I don’t quite like is the microphone mute switch, it’s a click slider mechanism which I am not much a fan of. I would as an improvement to use a click soft-push button which I find easier to use.

Overall, I was extremely impressed with the performance achieved out of the Siberia V2 Frost Blue and I absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality but not too overly priced USB headset for both gaming, video / audio conferencing and general use. At an MSRP of $120.00, how can you say no? {rating}

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Jonathan Yaniv
Jonathan Yaniv

Jonathan is the founder and editor-in-chief of TrustedNerd.com. Covering major tech shows such as CES, Jonathan is always there for the latest tech news. Want your gadget to be reviewed or have a release you’d like to be considered for publishing? Send Jonathan an email, jonathan [at] trustednerd.com

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