Overall the SteelSeries Diablo III headset has left us with very positive impressions. We admire SteelSeries’ choice to base the headset heavily on the existing Siberia V2, which is one of the best gaming headsets out there. It offers a combination of excellent comfort and top-notch sound quality. Build quality is also excellent and we really love the matte finish of the headset compared to the glossy finish of the Siberia V2.
The only disappointing aspect of this headset for us is the lack of virtual surround sound. This is something which SteelSeries offer with the USB version of the Siberia V2 so we don’t see why it wasn’t possible to include it with the Diablo III headset. There are a number of benefits over the Siberia V2, though, including the configuration utility and LED lighting.
Even though the SteelSeries Diablo III headset is very similar in design to the Siberia V2, it is quite a bit more expensive. It can be yours for a price of £90 from dabs.com. We feel this is a little pricey and we would like to see the price coming down to around the £75 mark before we would recommend buying it over the SteelSeries Siberia V2. We just don’t feel that a few LED lights and a basic software package are worth paying a £30 premium for.
KitGuru says: A great headset, let down by a hefty price tag