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SteelSeries Siberia v2 Full-Size Headset Heat Orange Edition

  • USB Connector
  • 3.9ft Cord Length
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Learn more about the SteelSeries Siberia v2 Illuminated - Heat Orange

General

Brand
SteelSeries
Model
Siberia v2 Illuminated - Heat Orange
Part
51141

Headphone

Connector
USB
Ear Coupling
Circumaural
Cord Length
3.9ft

Microphone

Microphone Impedance
~2.2K ohm
Microphone Frequency Response
50Hz-16KHz
Microphone Sensitivity
-38

Feature

Features
Programmable Heat Orange illumination: on/off, pulsation, intensity and trigger-modes

Integrated USB powered sound card provides rich, detailed soundscape

Pull-out, Active Noise-Canceling Microphone System

50mm drivers with large, comfortable earcups

Inline controls for easy access to volume and microphone mute

Powered by SteelSeries Engine, w. customizable equalizers and profiles

PC/Mac compatible

1.2m cable with 2m extension cable. Get ready for the heat!

Customer Reviews of the SteelSeries Siberia v2 Illuminated - Heat Orange

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  • Nicholas L.
  • 7/19/2014 7:05:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2nd

Pros: Its a SteelSeries Siberia v2 Full-Size Headset that is Heat Orange.

The sound is amazing

Cons: No 3.5mm jack option.

Other Thoughts: Accidentally gave only one egg on my last review.

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  • Nicholas L.
  • 7/17/2014 4:00:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUSB

Pros: Its a SteelSeries Siberia v2 Full-Size Headset and its Heat Orange.

Cons: Its USB and will not work with my system unless I find some mythical adapter that's as rare as a unicorn.

Other Thoughts: My Glasses are broken and I'm mostly blind. I broke my old headset because of my lack of vision. I ordered these so I could at least listen to music while I wait. All the other pairs have 3.5 audio jacks. This is the only one that does not. I cant even drive to the local computer store to see if they have that mythical adapter. It would have been nice if newegg put the type of connector in the main description.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat headphones

Pros: Great sound quality, it feels good on your head.
The mic that comes out is adjustable, and with all of the things I have used it for, they can all hear me well. (Gaming, and I've even used it with Skype, and MS Lync)

Sound is nice, I like the mute button and volume switch on the line, handy for easy adjustments.

My kids really like the orange glow and think it is a neat feature. Don't really see it when wearing them, so doesn't really matter to me too much.

The Quality sounds good, and much better than a cheaper Logitech headset I was using prior.

I downloaded the software from online and it installed fine on a windows 8.1 64 bit system. No issues. Profile management is a cool feature.

Box and Packaging are nice, headset looks nice and feels like something that should last.

Cons: PS3 Comment below, otherwise none.

Other Thoughts: Could be better or same quality out there for about the same or a little less money, but I was pleasantly surprised by these and enjoy them (So do my kids!!)

The MIC on this does work with a PS3, however it does not play any audio in the headset. (Not really a con since this is not a listed feature... just something we hoped maybe it would... wanted to comment and share that with others. Again it's a nice headset :)

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  • Kevin C.
  • 6/27/2014 12:11:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: -Decent Sound
-Steel Series Engine 3
-LIGHTS!!
-USB
-USB extender cable included
-Retractable and bendable mic

Cons: -The audio trigger setting in the steel series engine will cause a buzzing noise in the left ear phone. RMA'd my first one and it still happened
-Mic is not really noise cancelling. It stills picks up me typing on a regular keyboard (not mechanical)
-Personally, he onboard sound card is very annoying if you plug it in through the front header usb and have a desk drawer in the way
-Uncomfortably tight at first, but with continuous usage, it should feel nice and comfy

Other Thoughts: In the beginning, i was recommended steelseries headsets by a friend and i was ecstatic when it came in the mail. However, upon usage, i realizes it did have its flaws. By the far the most annoying thing is the buzzing noise in the left earphone. It is very minor but if you turn on the audio volume trigger on the steelseries engine 3 software then it gets very annoying. I for one dont understand the point of adding a feature that will cause an annoying problem. This is a very unfortunate problem because it would be awesome to turn that setting on at lan parties. The mic is average. Compared to my $35 plantronics, the mic on it is pretty bad. It will pick up my typing (on a non-mechanical keyboard) and background noise despite being "noise-cancelling." The quality is also worst. I initially RMA'd the first headset thinking it was defective but the 2nd still had the exact same problems. Overall, i have to give kudos on the style and sound of this headset, but because of the microphone and bugs , the overall rating suffers severely. I believe it is not worth $80.00 due to all it problems and if given the opportunity i would opt for a full refund, but hey, ill leave the decision to you.

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5 out of 5 eggsComfortable, Good Performance

Pros: Very comfortable, even after long listening sessions.

The default sound was good, not great. Then I installed the "Steel Series Engine 3" software and more options were opened up. It includes 7 presets, as well as an equalizer. I found the Music preset to be very good, but there are five frequency sliders that you can adjust to your liking.

The configuration software lets you set up different profiles, and if you like you can associate them with specific programs. For example, I set the default to Music, and then created a profile set to the Voice preset. I then associated this profile with voice & video-conference programs such as Skype. Whenever I received a voice call and switch to the Skype window, the sound automatically adjusted. When I moved off of this window, the sound adjusted back. I was impressed at how well this worked.

I tested the mic on some video & voice calls and on extended conversations the people I was talking to had no problem hearing me and said that I came through very clear. Using the Voice preset they came through to me very clear.

It comes with a USB extension cable in case you need to make it longer.

Cons: The only con I have is that these can get a bit warm around the ears. In a hot room, it might be a problem. It was only a minor annoyance to me.

Other Thoughts: I'm on Firmware 1.15.0.0.

I highly recommend installing the "Steel Series Engine 3" software to take full advantage of automatic profile changes and to open up the equalizer for optimizing the sound.

You can change the pulsating lights, for example to match the sound, and even turn them off if that's not your thing.

CloudSync? Keep my settings in the cloud? Seriously? Ok, I don’t doubt that for some this is a worthwhile feature. But for how many? Everybody's jumping on the sync anywhere bandwagon which in theory I don't have a problem with. But in practice it means different accounts with a variety of vendors all implementing their own solutions with their own secure (or insecure) methods. I don't consider this feature a positive or negative, but I won't be using CloudSync.

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3 out of 5 eggsVery Neat Looking

Pros: I found this headset to be very comfortable compared to others I have used in the past. There is a bit of inward pressure on the ears to keep the cups clasped on your head, so this may or may not bother you. Most people will be just fine with it, while others might obtain some discomfort until they get used to it. The suspension makes it exceptionally comfortable for the top of your head though! I no longer have to worry about an impending headache from prolonged use.

Unlike the other versions of the Siberia V2, this headset has a dedicated USB sound card built in, so there are no 3.5mm Y-adapters. This also means that getting this headset to work on consoles like the PS4 will be incredibly tricky (at least for now).

The build quality feels very sturdy. There's no flex creaking, and the overhead band is made of flexible metal inside soft plastic tubes.

Cons: The sound stage is very wide in left-right and sounds a bit different, possibly slightly worse than other headsets for front-back audio; it's a shallow but wide stage that cannot be adjusted by the included software.

The headset also has a large amount of clarity adjustments, which make it seem a little bright. To remedy this a little bit, you have to make adjustments with the Siberia Engine software.

The illumination control seems to add noise to my left speaker when it's not disabled. It is most noticeable when you have the headset's inline volume at maximum and the illumination set to "audio volume trigger". To minimize the impact while still leaving the illumination stuff on, you have to lower the inline volume and increase the computer's volume.

Microphone audio quality is about average. The noise cancellation can be a bit strong but I think it does a decent job. The retractable mic is a nice idea, but it feels like it will wear out if I retract it too much.

Other Thoughts: The steelseries official product page for this headset mentions support for "PS4*" but does not mention what the entailed asterisk means for the future. It could either mean that they are hoping the PS4 will eventually support it. Or, it could mean that they want you to have an adapter to plug into the DualShock 4 controller.

I wish I could adjust more of the sound card's "enhancements". Being able to manually adjust the sound stage is desirable. Considering this isn't a standard feature, I cannot make this a con.

Overall, the appearance of this headset is pretty awesome an its looks are arguably among the least clunky for gaming headsets. However, the apparent signal noise (seems to be mostly due to the illumination) deals a significant blow to my rating.

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3 out of 5 eggsA Couple Tweaks Needed

Pros: Very Comfortable Long Term
Pulsating Orange Lights
Which are cool but to what end? Unless your eyes are on stalks you can't see them glow and pulse. Maybe your girlfriend will think you are cool for having glow headphones but I think not
Cable Length very generous
Inline Volume and Mic Control
Supple and Pliable Cable
Nice space age design
Cool box

Cons: Cable is Hard Attached to Left Side of Phones
(What If your computer is on the right)
Not that isolating I can easily hear the world
Cable, for lack of a better word, is sticky and
will get caught up in clothes as you move.
The volume dial will get snagged and you will be with or without sound
Software is a clunky !
Support is a DUD !
No user forums.
Gotta download the software

I sent e-mail to Steel Series because the software is not intuitive when trying to figure out how to save or create profiles. There is no help file included. The following is my correspondence:


"Where is the manual that shows me what the software can do / how I use it ?
Thanks
6-10-14 19:11 CST"

Reply:
We do not have a manual for this headset. Please go to xxx.xxx.xxx and install that. It will guide you through the process.

Best regards,
SteelSeries Support

My Reply:
How is it that there is no manual that describes how to use the software? There is not even a help file with the software.
How am I supposed to know how to use the software. Trial and error? Why does Steel Series think it's OK for me to just click on everything and figure it out?

After 120 hours there is no further response from SteelSeries.

Customer service dictates that at a minimum I should have been asked: "What is it you wish to do? And we can guide you through the process." But I didn't even get that. So another egg off for bad service from people that apparently don't care. There might have been something I missed during the install process so as advised by SteelSeries I uninstalled the software and during the re-install I watched for prompts that would answer my question. There were none AND no option was given me as to install location.

There is no doubt that bass is not what it could be. I listened to Dave Brubeck's Take Five. For the bass to fit into the music as I think it should I had to crank the software equalizer to the top. The phones do fine on the snare and mids.

The microphone which retracts is fine. It is not as good as the mic on my webcam or my free standing USB mic. I base this strictly on recording my singing voice and playing it back. I am sure it will serve just fine to tell your crew to move out.

Other Thoughts: I love headphones. When the day is too much for me I can put on a set of headphones and game out or listen to music. I can pretend I don't hear the wife or the pets...OH, Sorry, I had the headphones on.

This is a gaming headset thus my primary evaluation will have to be with games and not music or movies. Since the connection is USB there is no way to connect these headphones to your TV OR gaming console.
For me that's a full egg off. Headphones that won't connect to my TV ?! Gaming headphones that won't connect to a console? I evaluated these phones by playing Dead Space, STALKER, Shadow Warrior, Flat Out, Dishonored
and Max Payne 3. There is no doubt that the Siberia V2 sound real good in each game. When I kicked cans around
empty cafeterias in Deadspace it sounded real. The ambient sounds in the STALKER worlds had distance and location. One easy test for spatial awareness is the turn around in one spot and follow the signal. These do a good job.
Flat Out sounded bad but that's the game not the Siberia V2. Bass is less then it could be but then again perhaps it is not overstated. If the game calls for it the Siberia V2
almost delivers. I observed this continually with shotgun fire. The bass is a light.

This set has an inline USB soundcard. Soundcards come with software and perhaps SteelSeries did not want to be accused of providing bloatware. They will not have to worry on that account. The V2 software presents the user with two tabs:
MY GEAR and LIBRARY. Under MY GEAR I have the V2 and under LIBRARY I have options: ADD AN APPLICATION or YOUR FAVORITE GAME CONFIGURATIONS.
Selecting ADD AN APPLICATION windows explorer opens to browse to a game. I selected Dishonored. Dishonored then appears under YOUR FAVORITE GAME CONFIGURATIONS. Which as it sits I can do nothing with. Back on the MY GEAR tab if I double click the V2 banner a new window appears with a headphone graphic, a 5 band equalizer and more options. The equalizer has 5 presets, it doesn't matter what they are called but one of which is CUSTOM. I slid the sliders to a random equalization and saved the profile. OK, SO WHAT? It's saved but I couldn't name it..WHERE IS IT?

In the upper right are 3 icons that on mouse over report NOTHING but the cursor changes to indicate they can be clicked. The first icon looks like a
megaphone and the click tells me the software is up to date. The 2nd icon is a gear which allows for SETTINGS and ABOUT. SETTINGS merely allows language
selection and an option to autostart the software. The third icon is a cloud which allows for synching up to your required SteelSeries account which is in BETA.

Under Library pick Add an Application then browse to your game and select it. The game will then be in your library. Then you must add a device which in my case is the V2.Next click on the pencil icon and the V2's will magically appear There you can set the equalizer to your taste.

Priced right, But software and support need work.

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3 out of 5 eggsTry to resist the burning urge to own this one.

Pros: The standard USB drivers are built into the headset, so they should just be plug-n-play on your Windows device. I did not have any issues getting some basic audio into and out of this headset.

The “heat orange” LED illumination is kind of exciting at first. With the built-in drivers, the LEDs glow brightly and make the headset really stand out. They definitely give a red hot glowing effect as the LEDs are behind a honeycomb mesh that resembles a glass stovetop turned up to full power.

The downloadable USB drivers and software utility allow you to choose some preset equalizer settings that do actually bring out the audio fairly well. Music sounded more vibrant on that preset, and voice chat stood out very well from other sounds using the voice equalizer preset. You can also create a SteelSeries Cloudsync account which would allow you to carry your custom configurations with you if you jump around to various PCs… I didn’t actually find this practical but you might. The SteelSeries control panel allows you to set the LEDs for either always on or off, breathe mode, or pulse (to audio).

The overall build quality is not bad, but since everything is plastic I feel I must be a little delicate when tossing the headset onto my desk or into my bag.

I have no complaints about the audio quality. I enjoyed listening to music, watching movies, and playing games with the Siberia V2. The equalizer presets came in handy. The hard switch for the microphone was handy during gaming to avoid transmitting when speaking to someone nearby.

Cons: This is going to be a slightly longer list than the Pros I mentioned above…

My biggest complaint is the lack of support for 3.5mm only devices. Therefore I still need a separate headset when traveling with my Droid phone and iPad only.

While I did enjoy the LED light effects at first, I found myself turning them off in public. I am nearly 30 years old, and getting funny looks from people around me in public was a little awkward.

The headset is rather large and not incredibly adjustable. They just did not fit snugly on my head and I continuously was adjusting them back into position. Also, the ear cups are rather poor at blocking outside noises. Nearby conversations can easily bleed through into your audio.

Being that the Siberia V2 is USB driven, if you disconnect the headset while running an application, you may have to kill said application and relaunch it to regain audio. Also, if you plug in the headset after you've already launched an application, it may not detect the new audio device, and you’ll have to manually switch to it and set it as the default device. An issue not typically seen with using a 3.5mm device.

While gaming with this headset, I had complaints from fellow gamers that my mic audio sounded “thin” or “hollow”. I interpreted this to mean that the treble was much higher than the mid and bass levels, but there was not much that I could do for them. This was probably caused by the built-in noise-cancelling feature.

I would really have liked a travel bag included with this headset or at least a way to manage the cables without tying them into a knot!

Other Thoughts: At the time of this review, the SteelSeries Siberia V2 Heat Orange was priced at $79.99. For that price, I would personally keep shopping, but that doesn't mean to rule out SteelSeries altogether. I believe this headset does represent the excellent build quality that this company is capable of, but this model just doesn't have the features that I am looking for as a 30-YO part-time gamer with many different tech devices and a busy travel schedule.

If my product review has helped you in your decision making process, please check “Yes” below. Thanks!

Thank you to Newegg.com and SteelSeries for the review sample.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat headset Buy them

Pros: They have great sound, are very well built, extremely comfortable, and have a high quality built in microphone that is retractable into the earpiece and also has a microphone mute button built into the usb cable.
The cable length is adequate - But the unit Also comes with and extension cable so I can’t complain there.
It also states that the USB sound card which delivers CD-quality stereo audio and crystal clean vocals, is built right into the usb cable –

Cons: One thing I would have liked would be and adapter to 3.5 audio plug. Other then that these things are great and I think the cost is right in line.

Other Thoughts: Over All, I think this to be the best headset, I’ve used in a long time.
Love the heat orange LED effect –Of course I can’t see it while I have them on my head , but I like it.
One of the most comfortable headsets I have ever worn and they don’t seem to bother me at all.
I can wear them for hours and I have no problem with them hurting me or feeling awkward on my head.
These baby’s also work great with dragon dictate. Excellent gamer experience and great for listening to your favorite tones.
It comes with software to load into your computer to adjust all your audio and equalizing settings and also adjust the settings of the LED lights.

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4 out of 5 eggswired stereo headset with usb drivers

Pros: Fully compatible with Windows 8.1 Pro. Built-in USB drivers provide simulated or virtual surround sound, not quite approaching 5.1 or 7.1 true surround. Good headset aesthetics with configurable light triggers and the headset is very comfortable due to the physical design. Retractable microphone works. Cable is short if the provided USB extension is not used. Very easy to use because only involves one USB cable. The headset has very light weight.

Built-in USB drivers in the headset works great with stock settings. No need to install drivers, works like a basic USB headset. This could eliminate some of the sound problems associated with Windows sound effects commonly seen on laptops. Background sound is clearly heard when someone else is talking.

Cons: Software engine is not very useful. Only equalizer is changed for a game profile. It isn't really true presets. Price is a bit high for this basic wired stereo headset. Devices like this is very common. Sometimes a sudden spike in high frequency noise amplitude occurs when someone else triggers push-to-talk.

Other Thoughts: This headset is not really specialized for anything; it's neither wireless nor true surround. And of course it's not audiophile for this price. I would use it in an office computer or such where configurations are limited.

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