Affordability and comfort are two words that spring to mind when I think of the SteelSeries Siberia headset range. The previously reviewed Siberia RAW Prism earned its title as a decent affordable headset but did lack a key component in missing volume controls. Coming back a couple years later SteelSeries have renamed the Siberia Prism V3 as the Siberia 350 gaming headset.
It sticks to its well-known design of a suspension headband and soft ear cups but this time opting for memory foam for increased comfort. SteelSeries have managed to create a headset that is brilliant to wear for extended periods of gaming. Not only is the Siberia 350 one of their lightest headsets, the memory foam padded ear cups keep your ears cushioned but not confined. Combined with the circular design, the Siberia 350 succeeds at reducing some external noise. It is not a perfect noise cancelling headset, as at lower volumes you probably will still hear some outside sounds, but it is a welcome trade off over the traditional heaver, less breathable material used in other headsets.
SteelSeries’ suspension headset works as it always has, trying to be more universal that than a traditional headset but it is a love or hate design. Personally, I find it able to distribute weight more evenly across your head and reduces the overall weight compared to other headsets. It does feel less sturdy than other headsets if you like more hardy designs, but the Siberia 350 still stands up on its build quality overall.
Unfortunately, the USB cable is pretty short for a gaming headset and does not do well for console gaming at a reasonable distance. Measuring in at just 1.5 metres, it is more suited for PC gaming as the rigs are usually much closer. In the past, Siberia headsets have come with an extension cable but this time is different as the headset comes only with the Siberia 350 itself and a quick start guide. You could use or buy your own, but for the price of €129.99 / £100 approx, you would expect SteelSeries to throw one in.