SteelSeries Siberia v2 incorporates an ‘invisible’ retractable 50-16,000 Hz microphone system (you can find it at the bottom of the left ear-cup) that you can use for VoIP chatting. The headphone has a good 2 meters extension cable and two 3.5mm jacks for audio and mic.
SteelSeries Siberia v2 headphone is released in two models, one with USB sound card while the other is just a plain model. Both have been available since November 2009.
At time of writing I am listening to these cans and find that they are very comfortable with the headband being self adjustable via self retracting wire cables. The leather ear pads are also very soft and pliable and there is no pinching or clamping feeling when wearing these cans. The sound is extremely dynamic and fast with details in full abundance but not over whelming or fatiguing. Bass is not constricted, it is well controlled and expansion is deep for these new cans right off the rack. Tonal balance, transient response and coherence for all ranges is extremely good.
The model I have is the plain version and not the USB version.
The nice part is the mike which can be completely concealed when not required. I am very pleasantly surprised by the overall quality and design of theses cans. The design is also extremely stylish and tasteful.
A set of cans that I do recommend for those die hard gamers/ head-fi'ers amongst you.
Retail pricing : $79.99 - $93.87
SteelSeries Siberia v2 Headset Selected for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards Performers and Presenters Gift Bag
- SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of game peripherals and accessories, today announced that the SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headset has been selected to participate in the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards official gift bag. As the headset of choice for both gamers and music lovers, the SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headset brings GRAMMY presenters and performer's superior sound and microphone technology in a stylish and comfortable design.