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SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Edition USB Gaming Headset Review

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We got our first peek at SteelSeries' Siberia v2 Frost at CES this year, and the eye-catching simplicity of the white frame and the gamer-esque blue lighting had us excited to be able to give it a try.  The Siberia v2, which is known for great all-around sound performance and impeccable comfort, is available in many different colors and special edition styles, but the options for lighted versions are fewer and farther between.

 

Overview

The SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue features an incredible soudscape via 50mm driver units in a lightweight design with brilliant blue illumination options including: on/off, pulsation, intensity, and trigger modes. The headset includes a pullout, noise-cancelling microphone, inline volume and mute controls, and can be customized through SteelSeries Engine software. 

 

Classic Siberia, Enhanced

The SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue features all the sexy features that have earned the Siberia series many awards and much fame since the original. We have added brilliant blue illumination that functions in 6 modes and an integrated USB sound card that is supported by SteelSeries Engine. The over-the-head suspension design keeps the headset light and adjustable for every head size. The earcups feature noise reducing foam covered in grey leather to keep out noise and helps you focus on the important audio or voice communication. Lastly, the retractable, active noise-cancelling microphone is there when you need it and hides in the left earcup when you don’t.

 

Incredible Sound

Featuring 50mm driver units that reproduce crystal clear sounds in high, low, and mid-range tones is at the core of what is creating an incredible audio experience. Powered by an advanced built-in sound card that features customizable equalizer settings and upgradable firmware for future expanded audio and illumination settings.

 

Frost Blue Illumination

Alert the world around you that you’re in the game. – The headset features frost blue, LED illumination on the right and left side of each ear cup under the grill.

 

Personalize, Equalize

Let’s face it, the way you hear the game is unique to the tones your hearing can pick up, and probably completely different than the next gamer, which is why SteelSeries provides Frost Blue Headset users the ability to adjust, personalize and save all of their audio and equalizer settings. Save up to 8 settings for specific game profiles.

 

Keep Out The Noise

The earcups feature a leather covered noise reducing foam, which helps you to focus on the important audio or voice communication, and not being disturbed or interrupted by outside noise.

 

Lightweight Champion

SteelSeries over-the-head suspension design keeps the Frost Blue Headset cans lightweight and adjustable for just about every head size. We believe in keeping the gameplay heavy, not the gear your’re wearing to play it.

 

In Control

The integrated volume controller on the cord also offers a mute button, all for instant control without having to navigate through software settings.

 

Retractable Microphone

The Frost Blue Headset features a retractable microphone system. Pull it out when you need it. Hide it in the left earcup when you don’t.

 

Smart Noise-Cancelling Mic

When you’re playing multiplayer, it’s more than just rugged skill that will win you achievements, it’s communication that will help you dominate. To support that, the Frost Blue Headset features an active noise-cancelling, “smart” microphone that allows your team to hear you above whatever is happening in the area around you – appliances, dogs barking, whining spouses, and more.

 

Light 'Em Up

16 Super Bright LEDs create a beautiful, even illumination around each ear cup capable of functioning in 6 different modes. Through the SteelSeries Engine, users can customize illumination in pulse (fast and slow), intensity (low and high) and even a sound activated mode. Of course, in true SteelSeries fashion, you can turn off the lights and still enjoy the amazing quality and audio features of this advanced headset.

 

Specifications

 

Headphones

Frequency response 18 - 28,000 Hz
Impedance 40 Ohm
Cable length 3 ft.
USB cable extension 6.5 ft.

Microphone

Frequency response 50 - 16,000 Hz
Pick up pattern Uni-directional
Sensitivity -38 dB
Active noise reduction Up to 20 dB

*Product information and specifications courtesy of SteelSeries.

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# Kristine 2012-09-10 21:18
$120?!?!? :cry:
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