SteelSeries Siberia V2 Full-Size USB Gaming Headset with Virtual Surround 7.1 Sound (Black)
- Closed ear headphones
- Pull-out microphone
- Crystal clear high, low and mid-tones
- 50mm driver units
- Lightweight suspension construction
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Amazon.ca Product Description
The SteelSeries Siberia v2 USB 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. The USB version features a 7.1 virtual sound USB soundcard that which is a great alternative for your on-board soundcard. The USB version supports the following systems: Win XP/Vista/Win 2000/Win 98/Win ME. The USB sound card is compatible with Mac, however the software is only available for Windows operating systems.
From the Manufacturer
Based on the award-winning SteelSeries Siberia Full-size Headset, the v2 features major enhancements in sound quality, comfort and its microphone. Every element of the v2 has been optimized for pro gaming, making the headset a preferred piece of equipment for the world's best competitive PC gamers--the most demanding headset users in the world.
Sporting 25% larger 50 mm driver units, the SteelSeries Siberia Full-size Headset dramatically boosts overall acoustic performance. Experience a rich and detailed soundscape from immersive atmospheric background music to precise 3D positional sounds of footsteps, gunfire and more.
Closed Type Headphones
The close type ear cups feature thick leather padded cushions built from sound dampening foam, designed to offer passive noise reduction from loud surroundings and improve comfort over prolonged use.
The USB version features a 7.1 virtual sound USB soundcard that which is a great alternative for your on-board soundcard. The USB version supports the following systems: Win XP/Vista/Win 2000/Win 98/Win ME. The USB sound card is compatible with Mac, however the software is only available for Windows operating systems.
The SteelSeries Siberia v2 USB headset is the successor to SteelSeries Siberia Full-size USB headset, which revolutionized several features in the headset industry. The Siberia v2 USB features a beautiful design combined with functionality and performance, all in one headset.
The Siberia v2 USB features a retractable microphone that can be hidden in the left earcup, which means you can use it when you need it, but don't have to flash it in public if you don't want to.
Quality Driver Units
It's one thing to have a beautiful exterior, but it's what's inside that makes these one of the best quality headsets on the market. A 50 mm driver unit with crystal clear sound in high, low, and mid-range ensures quality output for multiple uses.
7.1-Channel Virtual Surround USB Soundcard
The Siberia v2 USB also includes a 7.1 virtual soundcard, which is an improved alternative from your normal on board soundcard. The USB plug-in option makes this version of the headset even more convenient. The Siberia v2 USB supports the following systems: Win XP/Vista/Win 2000/Win 98/Win ME. The USB soundcard is compatible with Mac, however the software is only available for Windows operating systems.
The integrated volume controller on the cord offers an option to handle sound volume manually. This feature is especially useful when you are using your Siberia v2 USB with other devices and don't have swift access to setting volume levels in your software.
The earcups feature a noise reducing foam, which helps you to focus on the important audio or voice communication, and not being disturbed or interrupted by outside noise.
What's in the Box
The SteelSeries Sibera v2 USB Headset, USB soundcard, extension cord.
What Critics Are Saying About the SteelSeries Siberia v2 Headset
"... Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer provided my main test bed for audio accuracy, and I was surprised at how efficiently stereo sound works in the game. I was able to determine the direction of enemy fire and distant explosions as well as I can wile using my 5.1 headphones. The new piano black earcups are awesome ... and like the last model in the Siberia line, they're as comfy as a Snuggie." Score: 93%
"They look awesome enough to be teamed with an iPod, and the tiny, responsive geektastic mic tucks away nicely."
"All-in-all the Siberia V2 is a brilliant all-round headset and should be considered when looking for a decent pair of headphones for any purpose, not just gaming. Its sleek design and high quality finish combined with its superb sound quality mean I would personally recommend it to anyone."
--Henry Butt, HardwareHeaven.com
- Frequency response: 18 – 28,000 Hz
- Impedance: 32 Ohm
- SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 112 dB
- Cable length: 9.8 ft. (1 + 2 = 3 m)
- Jacks: 3.5 mm
- Frequency response: 50 – 16,000 Hz
- Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
- Sensitivity: -38 dB
- USB: 2.0
- Surround sound: Virtual 7.1
- Equalizer: 12 channels
- Jacks: 2 x 3.5 mm (USB cable included)
- Operating systems: Win XP/Vista/Win 2000/Win 98/Win ME
Which SteelSeries Headset is Right for You?
Siberia v2 USB
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|In-Line Volume Control|
|50 mm Drivers|
|USB Soundcard Included|
|Multiple Colors|| |
Red & White
Black & White
|Xbox 360 Compatible|
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Top Customer Reviews
Sound quality is very good, but I am no audiophile to give an interesting critic about the frequency range and all that.
The retractable mike design is nice. At least, when you're using the headset as headphones, it looks like headphones. Also, the sound quality of the mike is very good. It is quite directional.
Finally, the USB sound card. Frankly, the software that comes with it is quite average, and I am not convinced at all by the simulated surround sound (but I didn't believe it from the start, so no big deal for me). However, I still bought the USB card just so that I can have two sound outputs and switch between the two without having to plug-unplug anything, which I find very nice.
All-in-all, my best headset to date.
I fully recommend this headset because it has very good sound quality, it is very comfortable around the head and includes an innovative 7.1 Surround Sound USB sound card that works flawlessly.
Most recent customer reviews
Just careful with the mic, long use of putting it back in and pulling it out can damage it in the long run.
Good sound quality, nice design, although feels a bit tight, good otherwisePublished 15 months ago by NANASHI
Great headset. The sound quality is superb and the surround is fully immersive. In addition, while being a large headset, it is incredibly light, and feels like a cloud on your... Read morePublished 16 months ago by George LL
Very disappointed overall with the quality of this headset. It felt cheap and was always too tight on my head. The sound quality is okay at best without the Virtual Surround Sound. Read morePublished 17 months ago by err0r1212
I chose it cause my friend have one.
Confortable, nice sound.
I recommand to everyone in the world of the planet earth.
Very comfortable, easy to use, and a lot more sturdier than
the two px21, from turtlebeach, combined that I bought before getting this one.