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Looks good. Feels good. Sounds good – SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Edition Review

SteelSeries Siberia v2
Review of: SteelSeries Siberia v2

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4.5
On Sep 8, 2013
Last modified:Feb 10, 2014

Summary:

One of the most popular headsets from SteelSeries. In special edition.

SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Edition Review – The Siberia v2 Frost Blue Edition is an awesome, sleek gaming peripheral combo with the SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] Frost Blue I reviewed last week.

Like the mouse, the headset only takes what’s necessary for gamers to make it affordable and focuses on the core functionalities – comfort, design, and sound.

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SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Edition Unboxing Video

SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Edition Packaging

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SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Review – Design

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At a glance, the Siberia v2 Frost Blue Edition looks elegant and unique. It does not have a plastic headband covering the whole surface but instead using a soft, padded band with thin metal cables and plastic in separate layers.

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The cables are strong and elastic, which contribute to the comfort and perfect fit for the head when worn. The headset overall does have a plastic look but the combination of different elements and shapes make it a beauty to look at.

The active noise-cancelling microphone is retractable, which I like a lot in a headset -making it a nice, clean look while you put the headset on a cradle or desk. You can adjust the length of the microphone and also bend it to your will.

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You can adjust the headset volume separately from Windows, using the integrated volume controller. There is also a handy, huge accessible microphone’s mute button on it.

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The Frost Blue edition gives a really nice, striking illumination in Blue. Though you cannot actually see or feel it when you are wearing the headset, it is still really cool and frosty to behold.

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SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Review – Comfort

One thing I really have to say about the headset is how comfortable it is, which is weird. I mean, I’m so get used to wearing headbands with soft padding on the headband, yet the Siberia v2 from SteelSeries feels as comfortable (if not better compared to some headsets). This is also because the headset is lightweight.

There are no steps to adjust the fit but the metal cables get retracted nicely to follow the shape of your head.

The ear cushions are soft and comfortable on the ears. The full ear cups design also isolates the outside noise really well.

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SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Review – Sound

Not many gaming headsets offer a 50mm driver speaker unit, but SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue edition has one. It reproduces crystal clear and balanced sound both for gaming and music listening.

The Bass is deep and punchy, giving out a powerful, distant sound that blends in with the mid and high range tones. The drum kicks feel is a blast in music and every other instruments can be heard clearly. The noise isolation from the ear cups makes me feel immersed into the music.

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This is true for gaming as well. Music comes to life in the games that I’m currently playing: Final Fantasy XIV and Total War: Rome 2. Footsteps and reloading sound give enemies away in CounterStrike:Global Offensive. The experience is a blast.

The Siberia v2 Frost Blue Edition is equipped with a USB sound card so if you have a really good 5.1/7.1 sound card in your PC, you may be disappointed because it will be left unutilised.

SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Edition Review Conclusion

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SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue edition headset is lightweight, yet it feels like it can stand any abuse with its sturdy and unique design. The frost blue illumination under the grills on both ear cups provide a sleek and cool looking ambience, adding aesthetic values to the headset.

It sounds incredible for both gaming and music listening, thanks to the 50mm driver powering the unit. The headset is also one of the most comfortable gaming headsets I’ve ever used so far. The leather ear cups are soft and you don’t feel as if there is an object trying to squeeze your head in (even without a soft padding surface on top of your head).

The microphone also has an active noise cancellation (you can hear the demo on the official product page to find out about the difference), which is perfect if you play a lot in a gaming tournament or places with noisy environment.

The Siberia v2 Frost Blue edition throws just the essentials for your needs: design (looks good), comfort (feels good), and sound (sounds amazing). What else do you want?

SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Edition Review – Pros

+ Sleek design
+ Comfortable
+ Lightweight
+ Cool frosty blue illumination
+ Extension cable included
+ Active noise cancellation retractable microphone
+ Sounds really good

SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Edition Review – Cons

– Cheap plastic feel
– No 5.1/7.1 sound

Disclosure: SteelSeries Siberia v2 review sample was sponsored for the review

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