When it comes to headsets a lot of factors determine it's worth. Too many elements come into play, so much so that, no one headset that has them all. The Steelseries Siberia V2 has more than others. I've had my fair share of headsets throughout the years, I've tried almost all of them. Thanks to Geekay Games, I was finally able to test the Siberia V2's.
The first thing I did was place the headset on my head and that's when the first positive quality of the headset came out. It's extremely light, almost as light as the standard Xbox headset. The Steelseries Siberia V2 has a unique headpiece. There isn't a type of pulling mechanism to adjust the headset, it adjusts itself. The Siberia V2 has a thin headpiece that's attached to four metal cables on the inside of the headset. As soon as you place it on your head, that headband will stretch out according to the size of your head. So, you don't feel the weight/pressure of it.
The Steelseries Siberia V2 has rather large earcups, which is great. Some earcups are too small and often rest on the tip of the ear, kind of pinching the earlobe. The Siberia V2 fully wrap around the ear and provide the most airflow any headset can offer. This is a blessing and a curse because of the awesome and cooling airflow, noise also makes its way into your ears. Dropping the noise cancellation pretty low. However, I'd personally take the airflow over the noise cancellation any day of the week. I game in a quiet room, so that's not an issue. Also, when I game with friends in the same room, I'd rather not have a headset on.
The microphone is fully retractable and flexible, which is always great. It also features its own soundcard, so a direct USB connection will do just fine. An in-line control lets you adjust your volume and mute options. The Steelseries Engine software will allow you to tweak any additional settings too.
The actual audio on the Syberia V2's are great. The big and wide earcups help spread the sound. I didn't have to tweak anything, the preset was perfectly fine right out of the box. Steelseries always knew their way around the audio, so I don't imagine the equalizer is needed, unless you're a bass head. I highly recommend these headsets because of their comfort and the audio quality. The only issue you might face depends on whether or not noise cancellation is an issue for you. We'll be reviewing the Counter Strike: Global Offensive Steelseries QcK mouspad pretty soon, stay tuned.