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SteelSeries Siberia v3 Comfortable Gaming Headset - Black by Review Summary ,  Nov 2, 2015

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SteelSeries Siberia v3 Comfortable Gaming Headset - Black
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 118 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.4
Returned or considering to return: 5.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Gaming4.6   average
Fit4.4   average
Quality4.4   average
Comfortable4.2   below average
Sound4.2   average
Price3.9   below average
Microphone3.8   average
Music3.5   below average
Audio3.4   below average


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Audio

Audio:
"However, the one downside to having a audio jack (as opposed to USB input) is the lack of plug-and-play on the computer (i. e. it can be a little annoying to always be playing with your audio settings)."
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"Some have noted that the audio quality isn't accurate, and testing these, I have to say I prefer the v2 series again."
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"I wanted to like this super badly but it immediately became a problem, they're comfortable which is super great, they seem durable but they don't have any adjustable bands, I tried listening to some music and holy sh*t it sounded terrible, not only the music but voice chat sounded terrible as well, it sounds like they have way too much bass or something, I could barely hear any vocals, not only that but when I was skyping with a friend he could hear the video I was watching as if he was watching it himself, I looked this problem up and apparently some audio cards have some cross voice stuff that basically makes your audio transfer to your mic's audio even when muted."
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"Some caveats: The audio frequency balance on these headphones makes for mediocre listening to music, as mid-range and treble is garbled by the ill-defined, muddy-sounding bass on the Siberia v3; the mic headset had some issues, as online players could not hear me very well when I was chatting into the mike, unless they turned up the volume a great deal on their end."
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"PROS:-The comfort is over the top-Build quality-Fantastic soundsCONS:-Little weak bass-Mediocre mic-No volume controlIn this price range, we have some other headsets to consider, but they can't match the excellent audio of this headset."
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"The sound quality isn't much different than my older audio technica pair, but the muffs are more comfortable."
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"It also had a audio and mic jack, as well as an all in one jack."
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"I read some reviews, some said it lack of bass, mic sux, audio sux, but i love it!"
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"and the audio omg its just good! "
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"Audio is mostly clear and the microphone works fine, but is pretty sensative."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I wanted to like this super badly but it immediately became a problem, they're comfortable which is super great, they seem durable but they don't have any adjustable bands, I tried listening to some music and holy sh*t it sounded terrible, not only the music but voice chat sounded terrible as well, it sounds like they have way too much bass or something, I could barely hear any vocals, not only that but when I was skyping with a friend he could hear the video I was watching as if he was watching it himself, I looked this problem up and apparently some audio cards have some cross voice stuff that basically makes your audio transfer to your mic's audio even when muted."
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"These are a good compromise though, with decent sound, excellent comfort (especially for adults) at a very reasonable price."
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"PROS:-The comfort is over the top-Build quality-Fantastic soundsCONS:-Little weak bass-Mediocre mic-No volume controlIn this price range, we have some other headsets to consider, but they can't match the excellent audio of this headset."
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"It also deserves bonus points for immediate comfort and the fact that the foam should be extra comfortable for people who hate pressure on their heads (but memory foam does make some people feel like their ears are too hot, I've heard)."
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"- Memory foam ear cushion - This is not only good for comfort, but also helps with noise reduction, and allows you to play games with minimal noise distraction."
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"The band is comfortable on the head, adjustable so that it fits quite well on me."
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"Pretty comfortable (even over long listening sessions)."
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"It is pretty comfortable."
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"I wanted to like this super badly but it immediately became a problem, they're comfortable which is super great, they seem durable but they don't have any adjustable bands, I tried listening to some music and holy sh*t it sounded terrible, not only the music but voice chat sounded terrible as well, it sounds like they have way too much bass or something, I could barely hear any vocals, not only that but when I was skyping with a friend he could hear the video I was watching as if he was watching it himself, I looked this problem up and apparently some audio cards have some cross voice stuff that basically makes your audio transfer to your mic's audio even when muted."
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"TLDR; They sound good, real comfortable."
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Fit

Fit:
"The headband is smaller and does not fit me as well."
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"Cons: I bought this headset because i wanted something i could use on both PC and PS4, unfortunately the jack does not fit in the ps4 controller properly so it cannot be used as a mic making it worthless as a ps4 headset."
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"The band is comfortable on the head, adjustable so that it fits quite well on me."
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"Now it fits around my ears nicely."
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"The ear pads are soft and the black band of the headphone stretches up to fit the height of your head perfectly."
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"These headphones are super comfortable and fit over my ears without any issue."
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"If you need a decent headset for pc gaming needs this will fit the bill, however you could do quite a bit better."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"it has a good bass for a gaming headset not too loud but just nice!"
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"Second of all, the sound quality is really bad, especially considering the V2s had better quality, The sound is practically nothing but bass, which for gaming is terrible when you're trying to listen for footsteps and stuff like that."
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"The SteelSeries Siberia v3 is not a replacement for the well loved v2 as much as it is a different approach to a gaming headset."
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"With this problem fixed you have a flawless gaming headset."
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"He thinks it's the best gift ever and that this is a wonderfull gaming headsets that keeps him from hearing my constant nagging about his LOL addiction."
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"This isn't my first Steelseries product, and so far all of them have worked amazingly, and easily is my GOTO gaming peripherals company (having tried Razer too).Highly recommend the headset as well as the 6v2 keyboard or the Sensei mouse."
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"If you need a decent headset for pc gaming needs this will fit the bill, however you could do quite a bit better."
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"the headset is very comfortable and works great for long gaming sessions."
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"Must be pretty good at transmitting voice and hearing gaming realms as my son never realizes how loud he is when wearing them."
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Memory

Memory:
"It also deserves bonus points for immediate comfort and the fact that the foam should be extra comfortable for people who hate pressure on their heads (but memory foam does make some people feel like their ears are too hot, I've heard)."
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"- Memory foam ear cushion - This is not only good for comfort, but also helps with noise reduction, and allows you to play games with minimal noise distraction."
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"The comfort is much better with the memory foam cups and the sound is just as great as the awesome V2s."
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"The headset is very light on the head, the cushioning is great and cancels outside noise passively pretty decently because of the memory foam cushions."
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"For comfort, the headset uses memory foam cushions on the ear cups which also helps seal the cups around the ear and reduces external noise."
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"The build is solid and the ear cups are padded with memory foam to provide good isolation."
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"It also deserves bonus points for immediate comfort and the fact that the foam should be extra comfortable for people who hate pressure on their heads (but memory foam does make some people feel like their ears are too hot, I've heard)."
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Microphone

Microphone:
")To add insult to injury, either I'm the worst IT guy on the planet, or my microphone really is broken."
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"I have yet to use the mic with other people so I can't comment on how well it works yet."
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"When I got the headset the Mic wasn't even compatible with the ps4."
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"the mic sensitivity is annoying, picks up every last bit of air that touches the microphone."
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"v=dFo6MdkVEeA Watch this video if you having mic problems!"
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"The only thing I could complain about is the microphone."
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"Excellent sound and mic."
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"The cord is very long, and separates at a point so that the 3.5mm jack would work well with a phone, but the separate mic and headphone jacks have plenty of length so you can move more than 3 inches away from your computer."
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"But if you need a mic please look elsewhere, Siberias are not meant to last."
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"The product page says that the Siberia V3 is PS4 compatible, but from what I've researched online the microphone not working with the PS4 is a known issue."
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"It also had a audio and mic jack, as well as an all in one jack."
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Music

Music:
"I wanted to like this super badly but it immediately became a problem, they're comfortable which is super great, they seem durable but they don't have any adjustable bands, I tried listening to some music and holy sh*t it sounded terrible, not only the music but voice chat sounded terrible as well, it sounds like they have way too much bass or something, I could barely hear any vocals, not only that but when I was skyping with a friend he could hear the video I was watching as if he was watching it himself, I looked this problem up and apparently some audio cards have some cross voice stuff that basically makes your audio transfer to your mic's audio even when muted."
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"Some caveats: The audio frequency balance on these headphones makes for mediocre listening to music, as mid-range and treble is garbled by the ill-defined, muddy-sounding bass on the Siberia v3; the mic headset had some issues, as online players could not hear me very well when I was chatting into the mike, unless they turned up the volume a great deal on their end."
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"It's bassy to the point that listening to music just doesn't sound good to me."
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"I actually think it's quite pleasant especially if you're a fan of EDM Electronic music."
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"In general, these headphones have a sort of surround sound feeling, or at least you can more easily hear the depth of the music and how far away each instrument is."
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"I wanted to like this super badly but it immediately became a problem, they're comfortable which is super great, they seem durable but they don't have any adjustable bands, I tried listening to some music and holy sh*t it sounded terrible, not only the music but voice chat sounded terrible as well, it sounds like they have way too much bass or something, I could barely hear any vocals, not only that but when I was skyping with a friend he could hear the video I was watching as if he was watching it himself, I looked this problem up and apparently some audio cards have some cross voice stuff that basically makes your audio transfer to your mic's audio even when muted."
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"I did find the richness of standalone music was decent, but not inspiring, like some much more expensive headphones give."
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"Most music is pretty decent too, but the mid-range definitely gets hidden by the bleeding bass and the trebles are blunt."
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Price

Price:
"It's no Sennheiser, but it's so nice for the price, I gave it 5 stars."
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"I give them five stars not because they are the best headset I've ever worn, but for the price, they are incredible."
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"PROS:-The comfort is over the top-Build quality-Fantastic soundsCONS:-Little weak bass-Mediocre mic-No volume controlIn this price range, we have some other headsets to consider, but they can't match the excellent audio of this headset."
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"First off, I did not buy this from Amazon, I bought it at a local Best Buy for a decent price, I absolutely needed a new headset after my Playstation Silver Wired Stereo Headset cracked at the top, so I was there and I bought it."
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"One of the best headsets you can get at its more than reasonable price."
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"Otherwise, it's the best gaming headset I have owned for the price point."
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"The sound is as good as one would expect at this price point, and excellent for dialog."
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"These are the only reasons I dinged them a star, but for the price they're a good buy, but there's still a bit of room for improvement."
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Quality

Quality:
"Sounds as good as the v2's but the headband quality is horrible."
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"Some have noted that the audio quality isn't accurate, and testing these, I have to say I prefer the v2 series again."
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"The sound quality is not as good as i was expecting."
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"Mic quality is good, and while I worried about the cross-talk issue that has stricken other users, it didn't affect me or my friends on teamspeak."
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"Microphone quality is fine, with one caveat I will discuss at the end."
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"Sounds as good as the v2's but the headband quality is horrible."
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"Good quality."
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"The sound quality is decent, though the bass could be better."
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"The sound quality is good."
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"Sound quality and mic quality are great, but the build quality on these is awful."
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Sound

Sound:
"Sounds as good as the v2's but the headband quality is horrible."
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"I wanted to like this super badly but it immediately became a problem, they're comfortable which is super great, they seem durable but they don't have any adjustable bands, I tried listening to some music and holy sh*t it sounded terrible, not only the music but voice chat sounded terrible as well, it sounds like they have way too much bass or something, I could barely hear any vocals, not only that but when I was skyping with a friend he could hear the video I was watching as if he was watching it himself, I looked this problem up and apparently some audio cards have some cross voice stuff that basically makes your audio transfer to your mic's audio even when muted."
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"I originally had a problem with the static but it was my sound card."
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"I personally have a small problem since I used a C-Chip Sound Card but I think that is my sound card faults."
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"Second of all, the sound quality is really bad, especially considering the V2s had better quality, The sound is practically nothing but bass, which for gaming is terrible when you're trying to listen for footsteps and stuff like that."
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"Sounds as good as the v2's but the headband quality is horrible."
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"Excellent sound and mic."
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"the sound and voice (when they are working) are extremely clear."
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"The ear cushions are very comfortable and block out quite a lot of sound, while not muting the world around you."
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"The sound quality is decent, though the bass could be better."
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