The headset offers an over-the-head design with earcups made with noise reducing foam that’s covered in grey leather. There’s also a retractable noise-cancelling microphone that can be hidden inside the left earcup if you don’t need it. The headset comes with impressive 50mm drivers that should bring a nice range of sound tones to gamers experiencing their games and music. The frequency response of the headphones is at 18-28,000 Hz and the impedance rates at 40 Ohm.
Clearly, the first thing that a gamer is going to notice about this headset is the design with the colors and illumination coming a close second. The headset gives off a frost blue LED illumination on the sides of the ear cup underneath the grill. There are 16 “super bright LEDs” that give off light and can even pulse or be brighted or dimmed. Of course, if you just want to turn off the lights altogether, that option is available as well. Another feature that’s being touted by this unit is the lightweight design factor, although no official weight was listed on the specification.
Gamers should remember that these are not just headphones though – they are technically a USB-powered headset thanks to the inclusion of the microphone. The noise-cancelling microphone is purported to only pick up what you are specifically saying into it and not give off the feedback of ambient noise, such as your pets or roommates who may not understand the need for clarity of speech when in multiplayer mode. If you decide you don’t need to use the microphone, it’s totally retractable so you can just hide it inside the left ear cup if you don’t plan on using it.
The SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Headset looks like the latest in a fine line of products from SteelSeries and can be purchased directly on the SteelSeries website at the MSRP of $119.99 (USD).