Today I had the pleasure of testing out the SteelSeries Siberia 200 Gaming Headset. After opening the box and getting out the goods, the first PRO right off the bat was the Headset itself. I felt like I was holding a cloud, it’s incredibly light and also aesthetically pleasing ie. It has good looks... In terms of addons and accessories, the headset did come with a Mic Splitter which is good for travel and allows for 2 people to watch a movie on 1 device with 2 pairs of headphones.
The real test began with the actual headphone speakers. After putting them on, for me at least with my big ears, many headsets don’t always fit me, or if they do, after 30 minutes or so they start to hurt my big dumbo ears. I was surprised how comfortable the cans were, and they did fit around my ear nicely while also being comfortable. The first thing I did after plugging the Siberia 200 in, was go into Youtube and watch a movie trailer.
To my surprise, the audio and headphone speakers were very nice sound wise, a good combination of low bass, mids and treble which is one of the most important aspects of a headphone, you want not only a good balance with tones but also a crisp output which it offers. For $79.99 the headphones already sold me, but the important part, especially for gamers and eSports is the mic.
To be honest, the mic is nothing special, it’s not bad, but it’s not super amazing. My biggest con on this headset is the fact it’s not USB, so plugging in a Green Stereo Mini and a Pink Stereo Mini in the back of my computer is fine, but it also means going into settings and manually adjusting the Mic levels, and speaker levels. Again, a pretty minor con, but for some noobs out there, it might take a minute to figure out how to adjust their mic output and speakers before they are happy.
All in all, for $79.99 this headset is super lightweight, looks really good (multiple color options are available as well) sound wise it’s excellent and balanced but the microphone itself could definitely be a bit better. Also a USB connection would be easier for the average user rather than 2 stereo minis as connectors but for the price tag, this headset is great for gaming, movies and definitely travel.