SteelSeries Siberia X300 (Siberia v3) Gaming Headset Review

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Subjective Listening: Music, Movies, and Games

Not everyone hears the same as each other. People’s ears are different and preferences dictate our style. The subjective listening tests in our reviews not only compare the product with other gaming headsets, but also audiophile-grade headphones. Those who don’t regularly listen with higher-end equipment may not notice the sound quality deficiencies we are able to notice.SteelSeries Siberia X300

Music

The Siberia X300 is targeted more for gaming. It has characteristically bright detailed highs and subdued sloppy bass. Speech and vocals are articulate and most modern music such as pop, rock, and others sound acceptable. Listeners who prefer more impact from bass will be disappointed. In addition, songs which feature a wide range of instruments such those reliant on an orchestra suffer from poor instrument separation and as a result sound muddied.

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Movies

The Siberia X300 can realistically handle any movie and TV show, but the lack of punchy bass makes for a more boring sound than from a headphone with better bass response. Action scenes sound more poppy than boomy.

Games

The Siberia X300 won’t give games an immersive sound. Yet, without a big bass presence overshadowing other frequencies, mids and highs are more upfront. This is not surprising that this headset would have more focus on video game action sounds given SteelSeries strong sponsor presence in competitive gaming. Positional audio is satisfactory.

Microphone

The Siberia X300 has a very good microphone that not only records voice accurately, but can filter out most ambient sounds when positioned well.

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