SteelSeries Siberia V3 review - Follow-up to V2?


I plugged in the headset in three different sources: ASUS RoG Phoebus soundcard, ASUS Essence One DAC & AMP combo, and my Fiio E12 paired with a smartphone. V3 is not a demanding headset and it can be driven by most smartphones just as easily as it is by the a dedicated source.

To compare it, I used some of my classic cans, including the SoundMAGIC HP 150, Audio Technica M50x and BrainWavz HM5. However, the price-points for these don't really match-up, so I also took 2 contenders that should be right up its alley, namely the HyperX Cloud and Logitech G230. As for my listening playlist you can look at it below:

Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm
Arctic Monkeys - Do I wanna know
Cage the Elephant - Sail to the Sun
Christen Mooney - Aisling Song
Coeur de pirate - Metal Gleamed in the Twilight
Cranberries - Zombie
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Guerilla Laments
Dream Theater - Scarred
Dead can Dance - The Snake and the Moon
MS MR - Hurricane
Coeur de Pirate - Metal Gleamed in the Twilight
Cristopher Tin - Mado Kara Mieru
fun. - Carry On
Florence and the Machines - Drumming Song
Nirvana - Smells like Teen Spirit
Dido & Kendrick Lamar - Let us Move On
Metallica - One
Darren Korb - Paper Boats
Saltillo - Grafting
Massive Attack - Teardrop
Venetian Snares - Hajnal
In Flames - Lord Hypnos
Rammstein - Keine Lust
Dead can Dance - Into the Labyrinth
Excision & Datsik - Deviance
Queen - The show must go on
Catamenia - Dreams of Winterland

While I describe my impressions in detail, and I am fairly certain my hearing is accurate enough, I do have to put a massive "SUBJECTIVE" disclaimer on what I am about to write.

Hoewever, the extensive audio testing is not enough. This is a gaming headset, so I must bloody game with it, who knows, maybe that's where it trully shines. I spent a few hours with my updated games "library" for sound-checking:

Battlefield 4
Grey Goo
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm
Far Cry 4
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Life is strange - Ep. 1

Game of Thrones: Episode II - The Lost Lords
Dying Light

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