Page 4 - Conclusion
I know most of the time I spend at my computer, I spend it playing games instead of listening to music. In the gaming department, the SteelSeries Siberia 200 does what is promised. Sounds within game came through well, and the direction was easy to distinguish. In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it was easy to know the direction of the sounds, and I was able to hear all the in-game noises clearly. For other games, the sounds were good as well, with no real issues. For most people, they will not use two separate headphones for gaming and music. However, just like there is no such thing as a true "all season" tire that is good on dry pavement in the summer and deep snow in the winter, the Siberia 200 is not good for both at the same time either. What the SteelSeries Siberia 200 is good at is being a good gaming headset that is also passable in the music listening experience department. Now, obviously, it is more "gaming" than "music", which is what it was designed for. The SteelSeries Siberia 200 also sat very comfortably, and there was little strain. The microphone was good for communicating with your teammates, and offered a lot of flexibility. The SteelSeries Siberia 200 can also be used with your mobile phone or tablet with the included adapter, which is generous of them. Its MSRP came in at $70 USD, and that is a pretty good price for what you get. Since $70 USD is a relatively low price for gaming headphones, it will fall into the budget-ish category, and the Siberia 200 does what is expected of it; not more, not less. The headset's build quality is good, but the entire construction is made of plastic, making it feel a little cheap, but not necessarily flimsy. At the end of the day, I will have to say the SteelSeries Siberia 200 provides good gaming experience with passable music performance, and it sits comfortably on your head. What more can you ask for at $70 USD?
SteelSeries provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.0/10
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The SteelSeries Siberia 200 is a great headset for gaming, with eccentric colors to match any gamer's style.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware
3. Subjective Audio Analysis