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SteelSeries Siberia V2 Heat Orange USB Headset Review

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   It's not every day for us to be on the receiving end of 3 brand new game titles and 3 brand new movies in Blu-ray format and so because that's exactly what happened roughly a week ago we decided to make proper use of those new "resources" to help test several gaming and audio peripherals we received recently. Now as most of you know (gamers should anyways) the Siberia V2 stereo gaming headset by SteelSeries was initially unveiled almost 4 years ago but thanks to various design and software/firmware upgrades introduced with later models (for example the Frost Blue one) this line is still around and has actually managed to remain very popular amongst casual and hardcore gamers alike. Well it seems that SteelSeries is really not ready to let go of the successful Siberia V2 line just yet and what better way to do that than to introduce a brand new model featuring a LED color never used before called Heat Orange?

 

   From day one, SteelSeries has been focused on making professional gaming gear that provide meaningful benefits to gamers of all skill-level, with the most demanding being those gamers whose lively hood depends on the performance of our products. We believe, as most gamers do, in winning, not trying! What originally began as a small two-person operation in Copenhagen back in 2001 has become a global leader in professional gaming products. SteelSeries recognized the need for superior, high-quality professional gaming gear that would give players a competitive edge. Fast-forward to today, and we've come a long way since our first glass mousepad. We have global offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, providing an integrated portfolio of products designed specifically for gaming. Fueling our growth is you, the gamer!

 

   Unlike the original Siberia V2 that was introduced in two different flavors (one with a 3.5mm jack and one with an USB soundcard) the only Siberia V2 Heat Orange version currently features an integrated USB soundcard something which will certainly disappoint some potential buyers but will probably be quite convenient for others. Another difference with the original is that this time over SteelSeries has equipped the outside of the earcups with 16 super bright orange LEDs featuring 6 different illumination modes (similar to what SteelSeries did with the award winning Frost Blue version not long ago). However the rest of the headset pretty much remains the same so once again we see the same high accuracy 50mm drivers featuring a frequency response of 18-28000Hz with 40 Ohm impedance, the same noise-cancelling uni-directional retractable microphone and of course the same lightweight/flexible design that gamers enjoy so much. That being said i don't expect the new Siberia V2 Heat Orange to outperform the Frost Blue version for example (i do expect some software updates regarding the USB soundcard but nothing noticeable) but it's been a while since we used a Siberia V2 headset so let's take things from the start.