SteelSeries Siberia 350
In terms of construction the Siberia 350 of SteelSeries may resemble the models of Asus, Gigabyte and MSI, but once worn, the difference is obvious. Where the former headsets are relatively heavy and also press on the sides of your head a bit, the Siberia 350 clearly is adjusted to be more in line with human heads. The weight of just 300 grams is a breath of fresh air, and despite that the construction is solid.
Although we see a lot of plastic here too, the overall impression is one of quality. Small details, like how the boom microphone rolls into the left ear cup, contribute to this. You can only connect this headset through usb, with a fairly short cord; using the manufacturer's software, you can then deactivate the DTS surround functionality and adjust some equalizer settings. Also, this Siberia headset is equipped with rgb-lighting, and you will just need some mirrors here and there (not included) to enjoy it yourself.
We prefer to enjoy sound instead of lights, which is no problem with the Siberia. This headset boasts one of the best audio reproductions of the whole test field, with a beautiful open sound stage where you can locate sound sources even without 3D effects. This DTS function works quite nice, but especially in shooters. However, there should not be too much talking, because the added echo quickly becomes irritating. The frequency curve is strikingly flat, and the Achilles heel of the Siberia 350 is clearly located in the low frequencies, where we measure the highest distortion - and indeed the bass does not sound very tight, or particularly low. Like the Sennheiser, it's almost made for music lovers more than for gamers, but that's selling the product short. Titles with a beautiful soundtrack and lots of dialogue (The Witcher 3!) sound great in this headset, and for shooters you turn on the surround and give the equalizer a crank. It is not cheap with a a price just below 115 pounds / 130 euros, and in terms of connection options you can only choose one option. It isn't a headset for bass fans, but in this test field the Siberia 350 is one of our favourites.