"Best Overall Gaming Headset 2017"
"Subtley, style and serious sound"
SteelSeries went back to the drawing board for the Arctis range, aiming to change the way we look and think about gaming headsets as a whole. Each headset has the same speaker drivers in their award winning $300 flagship headset providing ultra-low distortion that rivals headphones that cost triple the price.
Arctis 7 features include lag-free wireless audio, 15-hour battery life, a premium steel headband, On-ear Game/Chat audio balance, and DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround. Read on for more details..
- DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound - Enjoy a premium 3D audio experience on PC, stereo audio on Mac, PS4, XBox ONE, VR, and mobile.
- On-Ear ChatMix Dial - Balance and adjust the volume between your game and chat audio directly from your headset.
- Dual-Source Audio Transmitter - Switch between two audio sources by simply turning the headset on or off, without ever swapping cables.
- Lightweight Design - So light that you will forget you're wearing them.
- S1 Audio Driver - Engineered to deliver the most balanced soundscape with excellent clarity.
- Multi-platform and Mobile-Ready - Play on every platform and take it with you wherever you go.
Wired or Wireless?
This can be a tough decision, but here are a few factors to help you on your way:
- No wires is good for everyone, but especially beneficial for console gamers.
- Charging times and battery life are important if you’re a heavy gamer.
- If you intend to use your headphones for more than gaming then pay close attention to the range of the headset and transmitter.