The next hardware I’m reviewing is the SteelSeries Siberia 350 headset - it’s my first time testing out headphones. When I placed the box on the table and opened it, I was presented with the Siberia 350 headset and some information to download the software. Plugging the USB in automatically started installing.
The headset is a wired headset and on the wire itself is the volume scroll wheel allowing you to adjust it without having to hunt down the volume control on your computer. Just behind your left ear there is a little switch which you can use to mute and unmute your microphone.
I then went to the site that the information told me about and downloaded the software which allows you to customise the colours on the ear cups. They were orange, but now I have them flashing purple, red and black. Its Prism RGB Illumination allows users to easily customise their headset with 16.8 million colour illuminations.
When I put them on I expected the headset to feel tight like my old Sony headphones, but the Siberia 350 felt light and fits very comfortably especially as I have, in my opinion, a tiny head and ears. Adjusting the headband isn't quite like any other I have had. It has what feels like an elastic band that, when taking it off, will retract back to normal size. I was also surprised to have the ear cups actually fit my ears inside the cups, without being squished. There is also a retractable microphone which gamers can pull out during a game or hide it behind the earcup for safety.
Now the headset is designed to perfectly reproduce the best in-game audio experience, such as DTS Headphone: X 7.1 surround sound, so I decided to boot up a game to test them out. While playing Just Cause 2 the explosions and gunshots really stood out clearly, which is ideal to let you know if an enemy is trying to kill you. I also tried listening to a little music while writing this - I like my music loud - and these make you feel like you're in a club.
Moving on to the microphone, I joined a voice room in Discord to speak to someone. When you are connected to another person you can hear them nice and clear. While talking through the mic the other person didn’t identify any faults although it isn't noise canceling it sounds nice and clear.
It is a very good headset; I like the fact that it fits my tiny ears and head as I do have problems finding the right headset that is perfect for me. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that hates having to change the size of the headband when lending it to anyone else.
SteelSeries Siberia 350 Review
Perfect for game lovers that have small or big heads