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04-03-2015


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Gaming headset SteelSeries Siberia v3: review and testing

The modern market of devices for gamers is saturated by solutions from different vendors. Sometimes it happen that one or another popular model is subjected to modernization and improvement. The same did the experts of the company SteelSeries. Recently they released a third version of the headset SteelSeries Siberia v3 for gamers.

SteelSeries Siberia v3

The novelty has stylish appearance, wide frequency range, multi-platform and a number of other features, which will be described in today’s review.

The specs:

Producer and model

SteelSeries Siberia v3

Headphones

Color

Black / white

Impedance, Ohm

35

Sensitivity, dB

80

Interface

mini-jack 3,5 mm

Frequency range,  Hz

10 − 28 000

Type

Closed

Cable length (including extension cord), m

1,2

Features

presence of adapter- extension cord

1 х 3,5-mm – 2 х 3,5-mm

LED-indication

no

Weight (including microphone and cable), g

-

Microphone

Microphone structure

Sliding

Principle of operation

Unidirectional

Frequency characteristic, Hz

50 – 16 000

Microphone sensitivity, dB

-42

Microphone fixation length, mm

120

 

Producer website

Producer website

Product page

Package and content

SteelSeries Siberia v3

An updated version of the headset is shipped in orange carton box. The density of the box does not raise any problems, so you won’t worry about the safety of the device during transportation. The lion's share of space takes the image of headsets from different angles.

SteelSeries Siberia v3

Thus, the front side has an appearance of SteelSeries Siberia v3 in all its glory. In addition, the manufacturer emphasizes its focus on gamers, as well as reports that the headset will provide maximum comfort for hours of gameplay.

SteelSeries Siberia v3

The developers tried to make the most versatile device that separately stated in the additional footnotes. They report that the new product can be used with different popular platforms (Windows, Mac, Playstation, iOS, Android). So you can not worry about its compatibility.

SteelSeries Siberia v3

On the back side of the package contains schematic image of the main features of the headset. It should be noted a good level of package information, but the most of information is given in English.

SteelSeries Siberia v3

The secure placement of the model in the box is provided by a special plastic tray. On the one hand the headphones will not dangle, and on the other hand, it increases the rigidity of the package as a whole.

SteelSeries Siberia v3

The packaging of SteelSeries Siberia v3 can be described as sufficient. It has a set of standard documentation and additional adapter extension (1 x 3.5 mm - 2 x 3.5 mm), allowing you to connect it to a PC, because the native connection socket is a combined and it also transmits the signal from the microphone. Such a method is more typical for various portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, and some models of laptop.

SteelSeries Siberia v3

The classical stationary PC requires to divide the signal into two separate mini-jack 3,5 mm connectors. In addition, the adapter provides a margin of wire length (its length is 2 meters), making it possible to connect a headset to the connector on the back of the PC.

Design

SteelSeries Siberia v3

Appearance of SteelSeries Siberia v3 is largely identical to the previous versions. This approach is justified, because it is an updated version of the successful model. For testing we have a white option, but also you can select a black one.

SteelSeries Siberia v3As you can see, color variation is not wide, but according to practice, the maximum popular is black and white. A quick glance is enough to pay attention to the almost complete absence of glossy parts. This will keep the perfect appearance even in case of active use.

SteelSeries Siberia v3

Cups of headphone are very massive. Due to this design the better sound insulation is provided. This way you can fully enjoy your favorite tracks. 

SteelSeries Siberia v3

Apparently, the ear cups are replaceable, but you won’t find them on sale. However you should not worry about this, because the materials used in the production have a sufficient safety margin.

SteelSeries Siberia v3

SteelSeries Siberia v3

Ear cups are made of soft and pleasant to the touch leather or similar material. On the one hand, it looks well and reliably, but according to the experience of other headphones you can assume that ears can sweat in case of at long usage. We should also mention that the filler of ear cushions is gentle foam that provides snug fit of headphones.

SteelSeries Siberia v3

SteelSeries Siberia v3

The highlight of this model is the floating design of the headband. Due to this SteelSeries Siberia v3 is securely fixed on your head, but it does not have excessive pressure. While wearing the headset for a long time you won’t have a desire to remove it, but it is worth remembering that the same cannot be guaranteed for the sport.

SteelSeries Siberia v3Its base is two hard plastic rods that create a frame, as well as the inner leather lining, taking the form of the head.

SteelSeries Siberia v3

The headset is perfect even for users with a large head size.

SteelSeries Siberia v3

SteelSeries Siberia v3

Microphone in the SteelSeries Siberia v3 has a slide design. This feature will allow more comfortable to use the device as a classic headphone.


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