The only major gripe we had with the Siberia V2 Cross-Platform is the absence of surround sound. That being said, it is one of the most comfortable headsets we’ve tested, even though it is big. The product features a strong bass, nice low and high-ranges, and the LiveMix really enhances the chat experience. The long cable is a necessary evil because it has to reach a TV when the headset is hooked up to a gaming console; if the user only plays on the PC, it’s better to choose the regular version of the Siberia V2 to avoid having a long cable among the mess of cords behind a PC.

Strong Points

  • Retractable microphone
  • Ingenious suspended headband
  • Comfortable and lightweight design, even though it is a big headset
  • Cross-platform usage
  • AudioMixer and LiveMix enhance chat experience
  • Simple setups across the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360

Weak Points

  • Supports only 2.0 stereo soundtrack
  • AudioMixer controls are tiny and hard to identify
A self-assumed gadget-freak and an avid gamer, André Gordirro has written about pop culture, Internet and technology for the past ten years. He works for SET Magazine, Brazil's biggest movie magazine, and usually contributes to its technology section writing about consumer products. His body lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – although his mind is said to inhabit cyberspace.