SteelSeries Siberia V2 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Edition Headset Review - Design

Design

We've spoken many times about our love for the design of the Siberia V2 headset. The soft leatherette cushions and punchy 50mm drivers are well concealed behind enclosures that look to be inspired by a high performance automobile or fighter jet. What really sets Siberia series apart from other headsets is the suspension headband. It does a good job of almost completely relieving your noggin of what little weight the headset exerts upon it.  With the compressive rods applying pressure and the cup pivots flattening the leatherette cushions against your ears, the Siberia v2's embrace becomes borderline unnoticeable. In fact, we were told SteelSeries actually increased the length of the wire anchors in the earcups because many people would stand up, forgetting to take the headset off because they simply didn't notice it.  SteelSeries has basically done all they can to optimize the fit of this headset from all directions, keeping you comfortable throughout long gaming sessions. We can personally attest to their success in this matter as the Siberia v2 is one of the most comfortable headsets we have ever tested.The all plastic frame is lightweight without feeling flimsy, and our older Siberia V2 unit has survived some (un)intentional punishment over the course of the past 7 months or so. Although it comes down to personal opinion, I think an urban digital camo pattern would have better suited the overall design of these headphones while reflecting the urban combat influence seen on the SteelSeries Kana CS:GO mouse. 

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A small unidirectional mic is mounted on a flexible metal boom that extends from the left ear cup. This retractable implementation further reduces the bulk of the headset and gives it a very sleek profile when the mic is not in use. Those who prefer to use full-size headphones with their mp3 players will appreciate being able to take the headset out and about without a dorky microphone in front of their face. SteelSeries has also included a convenient 9.8ft headphone and mic extension cable that can stay tethered to your PC while you hit the road with the in-line volume and mic control to keep you company.

 

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