The SteelSeries Diablo III Headset uses the same style of headband to the Siberia V2 which is quite unique in design, spreading the weight of the headset evenly across your head. It is also self-adjusting which means that it will always fit you perfectly, ensuring the greatest possible level of comfort.
SteelSeries have chosen to use leatherette earpads which fit over your ears when in use, pressing lightly against the sides of your head. These aren’t quite as comfortable as cloth earpads if you’re going to be using the headset for hours on end but the difference is very slight.
We decided to commence our gaming tests with Diablo III, in which the headset performed flawlessly, rendering game sounds very accurately. The headset also performed well in other gaming tests, although there was a lack of sound panning noticeable in FPS games.
In our music and movie playback tests, the headset also performed well. There was a slight bias towards the lower registers which gives the headset quite an advantage in bass heavy genres of music. When watching The Dark Knight, the lack of sound panning over a surround sound headset was noticeable but this didn’t detract too much from the overall experience.
SteelSeries include a small note inside the box which instructs us to download the headset software from their website. The software program is quite basic but gives us access to equalizer settings and gives us some control over the LED lighting effects.