SteelSeries Intros Gamer-Centric Siberia v2 Headset

SteelSeries may not be a household name or anything, but it's still a respectable outfit when it comes to PC accessories. Particularly for PC accessories used by hardcore gamers who demand the best. Have a look at the company's newest offering: the Siberia v2 headset. In essence, it's merely an updated version of the company's Siberia headset, but you won't find up complaining about polished up goods -- especially when the original was launched five whole years ago.

The new headset promises impeccable sound quality, integrated control capabilities, and enhanced design for greater comfort and improved passive noise reduction, with the new version boast an “invisible” retractable microphone system that pulls out from the left ear-cup, allowing for a more convenient and travel-friendly headset especially for tournament players.

These also feature larger 50mm speakers for enhanced bass response and an improved frequency response of 10 to 28000Hz. The earcups are built from sound dampening foam to increase outside noise isolation, which could certainly prove useful during a heated LAN party when other shooters nearby. In fact, the leather ear cups are thicker than the originals, and the volume regulator, the cord and its base have also been upgraded; the primary cord is shorter in length for optimized use with portable gear and comes with an additional extra cord for use with stationary computers.

Key product specifications of the SteelSeries Siberia v2 Full-size Headset include:

  • 50mm speakers
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Frequency: 10-28,000 Hz
  • SPL@1kHz: 112dB
  • Cable: 1m + 2m extension
  • Jacks: 2* 3.5mm
  • Retractable microphone: 50-16,000 Hz, unidirectional
The Siberia v2 will be offered in two versions (with and without a USB soundcard), but we'll have to wait until they ship worldwide in November before finding out a price.