Steelseries Siberia 200 Vs V2: Difference and Detailed Review

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What is the difference between the Steelseries Siberia 200 and the Siberia V2 headsets? In this review, you can get the answer of it and get a clear idea which will be worth buying.

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Steelseries Siberia 200Steelseries Siberia V2
Flexible and eye-catching design.
With a few exceptions, overall audio quality is adequate.
Excellent build quality.
Good sound isolation.
Well-shaped, detailed sound.
Poor material choices.
Inadequate fit characteristics.
Mic performance is below average.
Bass a little muddy.


ModelSiberia 200Siberia V2
Headphones Form Factor
Connectivity Technology
Sound Output Mode
Frequency Response10Hz-28KHz18Hz-28KHz
Impedance32 ohm
Diaphragm2 in2 in
Microphone Technology
Response Bandwidth50Hz-16KHz50Hz-16KHz
FeaturesLightweight suspension construction.

Pull-out microphone.

Closed ear headphones.

Crystal clear high, low and mid-tones.

50mm driver units.

Integrated volume control located on the cord.

Closed Type Headphones: Passive noise reduction via leather padded cushions built from sound dampening foam.

Pull-out Microphone: “Invisible”, retractable, uni-directional microphone in left ear-cup.

Built on Proven Success: Successor to the award-winning, unique SteelSeries Siberia Full-size Headset.

Clean Soundscape: 50mm drivers provide a detailed audio experience at high, low and mid tones.

Optimized Soundscape: Clear reproduction of everything from mood setting music to 3D positional alerts.

Extremely Comfortable: Lightweight headband suspension for maximum comfort during long sessions.

In-line Volume Control: Integrated volume and microphone control located on headset cord.

Expert Reviews of Steelseries Siberia 200:

By Gamingshogun
As a full time gamer, I can say that the problems with dealing with wearing headsets during long gaming sessions is very real. There are environmental considerations, aesthetics, weight, mic design, where controls are located, and overall head comfort…

By APH Networks
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…

By Tomshardware
The Siberia 200 doesn’t quite live up to the high standards of SteelSeries’ previous models, but fit, comfort, and audio quality are all acceptable. To be sure, the Siberia 200 trends more toward class-average. It also excludes anyone with a head circumference larger than ~60cm.

By Lanoc Reviews
So I set out at the start of this article to find out how much had changed between the Siberia v2 and the 6Gv2 to the Siberia 200 and the Apex M500. Well the move to the Siberia 200 required just a few tweaks to the cord where going to the Apex M500…

By Modders-inc
Siberia 200 is a very well designed headset for gamers that offers light weight structure but doesn’t skip on the game sound reproduction. What I saw from my experience with Siberia 200 is a constant comfort that helped me play hours at a time without…

Expert Reviews of Steelseries Siberia V2:

By Pcadvisor
All-in-all it’s fair to describe the steelseries SIBERIA V2’s as a pretty good set of headphones if consider their forgiving price tag. Must try harder….

By Techradar
SteelSeries’ Siberia headset has been available for the PC and Mac since early last year, but this new version has been revamped to suit iOS devices too. It now features a single 3.5mm jack, and inline controls for pausing your sounds, taking calls…

By Gadgetreview
Should you feel jealous about not having this Siberia V2? Abso-fraggin-lutely. There aren’t many of these around. I take it back. You can get a V2, but not necessarily the awesomely just-before-the-sky-turns-black blue set. Not unless you went to…

By Gamingnexus
After hitting SteelSeries at CES, the folks there were kind enough to ship me a few products of theirs to take a look at. Seeing as we’ve never done anything from them before, I was rather interested to see what they had to offer as I’ve…

Detail Review


Steelseries Siberia 200

This is like a basic headset with decent sound quality. This headset is one of the good headsets on Steelseries. The design and comfort are also nice and it’s very lightweight. Overall it’s a good headset.

Steelseries Siberia V2

This headset has a good design and nice comfort level and decent sound quality but they have to work on the mic quality. Overall, it’s a nice package to buy.

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Steelseries Siberia 200

The Siberia 200 takes over from the Siberia V2. When you take a closer look, you will see that there are many similarities but Steelseries do see that they have refined the design and made things a little bit better. They do arrive with seven different color options.

As I mentioned earlier that the design is super familiar to that of version 2. We have a super lightweight plastic build that feels solid enough in the hand but I would take extra care and definitely not throw them around.

The headband itself has that familiar suspension moment that I really like and above that, we have the profile tubes that carry the cables from one side to the other.

Steelseries Siberia V2

This headset has a very different design and looks good. This headset comes in different colors, so you can have lots of options and can be picked up as per your choice. The materials they used are also good for the price. There are no adjustments to fit different sizes of headsets and the durability is a little bit doubtful.


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The ear cups have a better swivel to them but the fact that the headset is so flexible, it shouldn’t be an issue unless you have a real weight head where you may find that the add a little tight. The ear cushions are covered in full leather and they don’t look particularly fake.

If you’re not though as they are very comfortable and I faced no severe issues. I will say though that after a few hours my ears dead tend to get a little bit hot, obviously, after a few hours, you should be taking breaks anyway.

Steelseries Siberia V2

It is closed. So, these really are not breathable. They’re like leather ear cups. So, it does close off your ears and drowns out a lot of the outside noise.

At the top, we’ve got the headset band which also has the name SteelSeries. There was a bunch of different colors that they have on their website. First thing I noticed this has a super light. So, one of the lighter headsets that I’ve actually picked up and used. When you wear them, they feel light and you never know it’s on there.

The one thing though that does kind of bother me about some of the headsets to have these leather ear cups is that your ears get hot. There’s no way around it, so once in a while, I noticed after a couple of hours gaming. But, it does drown out more sound. So, if you have something that has breathable ear cups doesn’t drown that as much sound in the background, maybe that’s a positive thing.

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Steelseries Siberia 200

At the left ear cup, you will find an awesome extendable mic that you can bend and twist into your preferred position. Mic itself is always on but you can mute it using a controller. There’s also used for the headset volume control and possession is perfect for quite mutes.

The cable itself is not braided and terminates and to separate mic and headphone jacks but Steelseries have included a splitter for those of you on mobile or console.

Steelseries Siberia V2

They call this one of their pro gaming headsets. It has a lot of nice features. It is not a surround sound headset so keep that in mind. It’s pretty easy, it’s pretty much just plug into your audio jacks. So, there’s no USB, no software, nothing like that.

It has a control on the cord. It has a volume rocker for volume up volume down, also has a little mute switch. So, you can turn your mic on and off. I really like when headsets have this just because if you got take a phone call or something, you can just use a quick mute and you don’t have to worry about going into your Skype or any app. At the end of the cable has your normal 3.5-millimeter jacks for your speaker and your microphone.

The cool thing is it also comes with another cable that gives you another couple feet. So, it’s an extension, so if you sit really close to your laptop you’re good just using the standard or if you sit further away, they give you options, I thought that was really neat. There are different versions, they do have a surround sound version and USB as well. As around $80 itself been a pretty good headset.

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Steelseries Siberia 200

In this headset, you get a retractable mic. So, whenever you don’t want to use the mic you can hide it in by just push it in. As you can tell, this is probably not the best mic that you have heard and this is definitely an area in which Steelseries should improve.

Steelseries Siberia V2

The cool thing on the left ear cup, it has a pull out microphone. So, you can slide the microphone out which is really flexible and easy to use. The sound quality’s decent. In this mic, you can hear the pop sounds a little bit if you say any words that start with P, you’ll hear like the air. I haven’t had a problem with the mic, for a gaming headset mic in this price range, I think this is good.


Steelseries Siberia 200

The bass is also at a decent level, although sometimes that as the old-time weather is slightly overpowering but it’s not enough to complain. Overall the audio quality is super impressive at this price point and it is even better than some more expensive headsets out there on the market.

Steelseries Siberia V2

Some of the features with the headset is that it has 50-millimeter drivers in the ear cups. So, you do get a really nice rich sound out of it, you do get a nice bass. Some people may complain about that but I haven’t had any issues it sounds perfect.

The detail level of sound is impressive and all type of sounds like high-end and also low-end frequency sounds good and clear. For gaming, it will work well. 

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The Siberia 200 and the Siberia Version 2 are almost the same but there are little bit changes. The price of these headsets is also a little bit different. So, I think Siberia 200 will be good to buy because it’s also the advanced version of Siberia V2 and also the price is less compared to the Siberia V2.