Steelseries Siberia V3 Review
Category : Headsets
Published by Luca Rocchi on 18.11.14
The V3 is Steelseries latest headset when it comes to their Siberia products. Based on a ultralight and sleek design, the Siberia V3 is a "simple", wired stereo headset and we're rather curious to find out how it feels and what it sounds like.
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Today we will be checking out the newest product from Steelseries, a company well known for its quite good gaming peripherals, the latest Siberia V3 headset in black color scheme.


Page 1 - Introduction Page 5 - Wearing comfort/ergonomics
Page 2 - Preview Page 6 - Acoustics
Page 3 - Specifications Page 7 - Conclusion
Page 4 - Test conditions


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Specifications

Headphones

Model number: Siberia V3
Frequency: 20 - 20'000 Hz
Impendance: 35 Ohm
Cable length: 1.2 m
Driver size: 50 mm
Plug: 2 x 3.5 mm

 

Remote control

Microphone control: On slider

 






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Test conditions

Regarding our headset test, especially the microphone one, we subjectively describe the acoustics, microphone quality as well as the ergonomics. The end result therefore relies also on the tester himself. We are doing our best to ensure comparable results even if different reviewers were testing different products. We think these reviews can be seen as a help if you like to buy a specific product and can therefore be seen as subjective consumer advice.

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Wearing confort and ergonomics

   


The Siberia V3 headset from Steelseries is very comfortable and lightweight, mostly thanks to the used materials and the soft ear cushions. The headband features a small amount of rubber which is very good, rather soft and pleasant to the touch. The headphones are mainly made from aluminum and the overall quality is on a good level so you should not be able to find any manufacturing mistakes at all, something that we certainly expected from Steelseries. The sample is solid and sturdy. The headband can not be extended but it will self adjust to your head. The ear cups are big and you will not have any problem wearing glasses or any other 3D device. The materials used on pavillions and the sound insulation is on a good level.
Steelseries has used a glossy finish on almost the entire surface of the pavilions, very pleasant to the touch. The cable is not removable, but well made and, included in the package, you get an extension audio jacks in case you want to use your headphones with your smartphone or other mobile devices.



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Acoustics

Headphone

Steelseries decided to equip the Siberia V3 with two 50 millimeters speakers, which should be able to guarantee a good sound experience. We tested the Siberia V3 with a wide variety of music, movie and games. Despite our initial fears, the Siberia V3 headset was a rather pleasant surprise and the sound is, in our opinion, well balanced. During our tests we found it has great reproduction of high, mids and bass, and Steelseries certainly did a good job from this point of view. Only on high-volume, we found some distortion in the audio quality. If you love the deep and pumped bass, you can still raise the tone through the equalizer.
The overall quality is excellent, something that you expect from Steelseries.


   

Microphone

The microphone in our opinion is very good and the design used by Steelseries is a great addition. On the Siberia V3 you will not find a true remote control as there is only a small button for the activation of the microphone on the left earcup. The audio captured is overall good and described as natural on Skype and Team Speak but the microphone is a bit too sensible since it catches a lot of near sources.

 



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Conclusion

Overall, the Siberia V3 is a very good product. The build quality and the material are quite good and we certainly did not expect anything less from Steelseries. The headset design is classic and it is ultra light and very comfortable. We usually test the headset for many hours and we have to admit that this headset is something that you simply forget that it is on your head since it only weighs 200 gramms. The soft cushions as well as the headband fit nicely and you will not experience any pressure points, even if you are wearing glasses or 3D goggles. The auto adjusting headband is something that we have already found on other models and we really like it since save materials as well as weight. Perception of audio is certainly a matter of subjectivity but in our opinion the sound is well balanced. We can say that the Siberia V3 offers good sound quality, without over-pronounced bass. The microphone is retractable and placed on a flexible plastic with memory effect. The overall quality is good but, the sensibility is too high since it does record any sound around you. This is a minor problem since you will be able to adjust the recording level with additional software.

Checking prices on Geizhals.at we found that the Siberia V3 is listed at 99 Euro. The build quality is definitely on a very good level and the Siberia V3 is one of the more comfortable headset we tried so far. The microphone is not perfect and the price, in our opinion, is a bit too high. With this in mind, we give the Siberia V3 4 out of 5 stars.




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Page 2 - Preview Page 6 - Acoustics
Page 3 - Specifications Page 7 - Conclusion
Page 4 - Test conditions