Recently TIG got the amazing opportunity to put Steelseries’ newly branded gaming gear to the test! While these products may not be completely new, the new names have brought about some neat design changes plus some well deserved upgrades to some of their most iconic peripherals. So, with that out of the way, let’s get to it!

Siberia 200

Obviously this headset won EG The International...
Obviously this headset won EG The International…

Aesthetics:

The Siberia 200 has the exact same look as the classic Siberia V2: Two large, circular ear cups connected with a suspension headband. On the ear cups, an angled design with punched out holes completes the sleek look that Steelseries is well known for. The microphone is hidden away inside the left ear cup via a retractable tube which bends and holds to your desired configuration. Another classic Steelseries trait is amazing build quality, and there is no substitute here. While it is housed in plastic, it doesn’t feel tacky. They are super light and the foam ear cups are very comfortable, so you will have no trouble wearing this headset for a long time.

 

Tech Specs:

  • Speakers:
    • 50mm Neodymium Drivers
    • Headphone Frequency Response: 10-28000 Hz
    • Headphone Sensitivity: 112 dB
  • Microphone:
    • Microphone Frequency Response: 50-16000 Hz
    • Microphone Pickup Pattern: Unidirectional
    • Microphone Sensitivity: -38 dB
    • Microphone Impedance: 2200 Ohm

 

Functionality:

The Siberia 200 is marketed as one of the best gaming headsets out there, which is a bold statement for anyone to make considering how many options are on the market today. As mentioned before, the Siberia 200 is extremely comfortable, making long gaming sessions a breeze with no ear fatigue for extended periods of time. I spent a good four hours playing DotA 2 with these on and didn’t once feel the need to take them off to give my ears a break. The sound quality is also extremely impressive. I could hear everything I needed to clearly, although I did think the bass frequencies were a bit too prominent for my liking, and the mids did get lost a little bit. The microphone is also of very good quality despite its size, making it perfect for any VOIP as well as streaming/recording your game play.

This glorious headset comes in a variety of colours, all designed by pro gamers!
This glorious headset comes in a variety of colours, all designed by pro gamers!

 

Overall Opinion:

I love this headset. Even though I’ve been using studio grade recording headphones for almost all of my gaming for the past two years, I would quite comfortably use these while gaming instead. Yes, there are more expensive options out there which may be better, but Steelseries really have hit the mark (again) with this middle range headset, and I would recommend these to anyone who wants to enjoy their games with clear audio with a headset that’s going to last, and also not going to break the bank.

8.5

Pros

  • Light and Comfy
  • Great sound quality
  • Microphone is really good for its size
  • Can wear for long periods of time

Cons

  • A little too bass-y
  • Mid-range can be a little muddy at times

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