The SteelSeries Siberia v2 for PS3 is a wired multi-platform console and PC headset, based on the award-winning design of the Siberia line of headsets, combined with LiveMix technology from the Spectrum line. On PlayStation, the headset is connected through USB for chat audio, and analog for game audio. PC connectivity is through USB or analog connection. Support for dual connections to PC makes it possible to control individual application sound levels on the AudioMixer. On Xbox 360, you can connect the AudioMixer to an Xbox 360 controller for full chat functionality. The ID matches the PlayStation as well as the PlayStation controllers.
The earcups feature a noise reducing foam, which helps you to focus on the important audio or voice communication, without being disturbed or interrupted by outside noise.
It's one thing to have a beautiful exterior, but it's what's inside that makes these one of the best quality headsets on the market. A 50mm driver unit with crystal-clear sound in high, low, and mid-range ensures quality output for multiple uses.
The Siberia v2 for PS3 features a retractable microphone that can be hidden in the left earcup, which means you can use it when you need it, but don't have to flash it in public if you don't want to.
For Xbox 360 players, the headset is also compatible for in-game audio and Xbox LIVE communication. Users can simply connect to the Xbox controller through a double-sided 2.5mm connector.
The integrated volume controller found on the 12ft cord offers easy access to sound volume, microphone volume, and SteelSeries LiveMix.
SteelSeries' LiveMix feature is now accessible to all platforms from Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to PC and Mac. The LiveMix levels range from OFF, which is unaltered in-game and voice sound, to LOW (game sound is reduced by 5db when your teammates are talking), MEDIUM (game sound is reduced by 15db), to HIGH (game sound is reduced by 25db). By providing optional levels of LiveMix, users will have the ability to control how much of the game sound they want to hear balanced over the voice communication.
SteelSeries Siberia v2 Headset for PS3, manual.
"The Siberia v2 is an extremely well-built headset that, thanks to its design, is feather-light to wear and provides an excellent audio experience. In terms of performance the Siberia v2 cannot be faulted. No matter what type of game or media we asked it to handle the headset responded and gave us an excellent experience."
"All in all then the Steelseries Siberia V2 PS3 headset is a fantastic quality product based on the legendary Siberia V2--it has the performance, the features, the looks and the quality to back it up and I can see this product being one of the most sought-after console peripherals on the market."
"While headsets are great for nighttime gaming, their mics usually get in the way when you want to, say, listen to music while eating spaghetti. But not the Siberia v2 from SteelSeries, which has a built-in retractable microphone."
--Electronic Gaming Monthly