We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Headphones Reviews
15,670 Reviews

steelseries SIBERIA V2 review

£56 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Steel Series

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

A futuristic looking set of headphones that deliver quality sound at a reasonable price. Perfect for gamers on a budget.

If there was an award for 'headphones that would suit a Star Wars stormtrooper the most', then the steelseries Siberia V2 would win it hands down - but we're not sure if that's a good thing or not?

These are not cosmos bimbos though, when it comes to delivering quality audio, the SIBERIA V2 isn't found wanting. We listened to a mixture of soul and modern rock while experimenting with our equaliser at the same time - the headphones' response to our eclectic mix and constant fiddling was impressive and they managed a clean output throughout. The bass punched the sides our head nicely while the vocals and higher notes were confident and true. The trademark steelseries extractable headphone is a major plus point for any gamer too. A sterling effort.

However, there are a few of annoying habits that the SIBERIA has; firstly the noise leaks through the headphones like a broken colander, which may not be too annoying if you listen to cool music, but it made me think twice about listening to Adele in the office too loudly. Secondly the cable that comes with the headphones is pathetically short. I had serious trouble when I tried to plug these headphones into the back of my iMac and ended up with my nose almost touching the screen -  so I wish anyone trying to plug these into an audio port that isn't right under their noses the very best of luck. A final downside to these headphones, is that while they have a nice leather cushion to go around the ears, they do become pretty uncomfortable to wear after a while. Maybe this is because they are designed to keep the headphones tight to your head to improve noise cancellation - nevertheless, pain is never a good thing, even if it does combat external noises.

It's pretty clear where these headphones are going right and wrong. And that is, for their price, they offer as good sound quality as you're likely to get. But, the sound quality fails to paper over the cracks. The design of the headphones isn't quite up to scratch, simple things like a short cable, leaky sound and plain uncomfortableness, are enough to make you think again about buying them.

All-in-all it's fair to describe the steelseries SIBERIA V2's as a pretty good set of headphones if consider their forgiving price tag. Must try harder.

steelseries SIBERIA V2 Expert Verdict »

SteelSeries Siberia V2 reviews verified by Reevoo

SteelSeries Siberia V2Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 127 reviews

There are currently no technical specifications recorded for this product.

  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

All-in-all it's fair to describe the steelseries SIBERIA V2's as a pretty good set of headphones if consider their forgiving price tag. Must try harder.

  • Steelseries Siberia Full Size Headset USB review

    Steelseries Siberia Full Size Headset USB

    The Steelseries Siberia Full Size Headset USB is a powerful set of headphones designed with gamers in mind.

  • Asus G50V review

    Asus G50V

    The Asus G50V, Asus' latest range of gaming laptops, is fully loaded with features that are a testimony to its performance.

  • SteelSeries 7G review

    SteelSeries 7G

    The SteelSeries 7G is practically the same keyboard as the 6Gv2.

  • SteelSeries Flux headset (luxury edition) review: solid headset for gaming

    SteelSeries Flux headset (luxury edition): solid headset for gaming

    If you're looking for a solid headset for gaming, the Luxury Edition of the SteelSeries Flux is a good investment. Read our SteelSeries Flux headset (luxury edition) review.

  • Quiet PC Serenity Gamer review

    Quiet PC Serenity Gamer

    The Quiet PC Serenity Gamer is a very expensive system delivers superb quality, excellent gaming peripherals and supremely quiet operation. Read our Quiet PC Serenity Gamer review to find out more.

IDG UK Sites

Best camera phone of 2015: iPhone 6 Plus vs LG G4 vs Galaxy S6 vs One M9 vs Nexus 6

IDG UK Sites

In defence of BlackBerrys

IDG UK Sites

Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

IDG UK Sites

Retina 3.3GHz iMac 27in preview: Apple cuts £400 of price of Retina iMac with new model