SteelSeries Arctis 7 is the first wireless gaming headset I have used. I have almost dedicated my gaming life using wired headset. With all the wires surrounding my setup, sometimes, I hardly use my wired headset when gaming as those wires sometimes gets in way (using keyboard and mouse) and it also adds up to the weight of the headset.. Thanks to SteelSeries Artics 7, I’m now finally free from those tangling wires.
Packaging and Its Contents!
Artics 7 does have a pretty neat packaging. It will somewhat give you that premium feel. After all, Arctis 7 doesn’t come cheap. It retails for $150 but prices may vary depending on the country you are in.
Arctis 7 boast its lag-free wireless gaming headset. You’ll hear footsteps, explosions and even your teammate while speaking loud and clear. Once you start talking, you’ll hear more of the voice rather than the in-game sound. It perfectly eliminates background noise so you can hear more. Although I have some concern at first with its built in mic on where it is positioned if someone is careless enough to pull the mic with brute force, it might damage the headset as well. But overall, I still like it due to the fact that If I’m not using it, I just push the mic to its place. Also, it doesn’t have the chance to be misplaced unlike my Kinston HyperX Cloud 2’s detachable mic.
USB receiver for wireless transmitter
The USB cable used for charging and 3.5mm jack for you to connect with your gaming console controller. Although there are claims that wireless connection will work as well with PS4 or Xbox One. Will try this one as soon as I hook this wireless beast to my consoles.
On the bottom part of the headset you’ll see:
- Volume for in-game and mic
- On/Off button
- USB port for charging
- 3.5mm port
- Built-in mic
- Wireless sync
The headset panel has Ski Google Headband which eliminates pressure for long use and it is also adjustable to distribute evenly the weight of the headset. Although the Arctis 7 is already lightweight that sometime you’ll forget that you’re wearing it.
Quality and Build!
According to SteelSeries’, the ear cushion was inspired by the materials used in athletic clothings. The soft AirWeave ear cushions keep you cool, dry, and comfy for hours of gaming. Although in my experience, the fabric gives my ear warm and sweaty after a couple of hours use. I just wished that it also comes with an extra ear cushion. If you want one, it is currently being sold separately for $15 for the leather and velour.
SteelSeries Engine 3
The Arctis 7 also does come with the software that allows you to adjust all its features from bass, volume and other presets that it has to offer for that awesome wireless experience.
Tech Specs Summary
- Long Battery Life
- Lightweight Design
- Minimalist Design
- No extra ear cushion for those who are not comfortable with the fabric
- Mic placement
If you’re tired of organizing those pesky wires, the Artics 7 is really a nice upgrade for that wireless needs. The battery life while on full use of its features lasts for about 24 hours. The weight of the headset that provides you comfort for hours of use. It has P 7,500 price tag, it’s kinda pricey for just a gaming headset and with that price range, have a your hands full of other gaming headsets to choose from. But weighing the pros and cons of Artics 7, it’s easy to decide that Arctis 7 fits the bill just right.
“Best Overall Gaming Headset of 2017.”
– Tom’s Guide