Product Provided By: SteelSeries
Platform : PC
Editor: Carrie Crockett
SteelSeries has outdone itself here, the Arctis 7 offers amazing value for its 149.99 price tag. This headset looks and sounds great while still managing to be comfortable over a long period of time. Both wired and wireless devices are invited to the party, making it offer the best of both worlds. Keep reading to find out why we give the Arctis 7 a perfect score.
With its large oval earcups that come equipped with Airweave mesh, you can be sure the Arctis 7 is comfortable while offering proper airflow to avoid head sweat. We can confirm in our play sessions that this worked beautifully. Its overall design was not only comfortable, but easy to use and manipulate. While most headphones provide some level of adjust-ability to the headband, most do so with rigid plastic or metal strips. This can cause limitations in how much a user can adjust it for personal comfort. The Arctic 7 kept it simple by providing Velcro adjustments. This means that the headband can be altered in very minute amounts, rather than clicking into set ones.
Our Arctis 7 was able to connect flawlessly with our PC and Playstation 4 Pro. Thankfully SteelSeries thought ahead and included a cable which works perfect with the Xbox One through the gamepads 3.5mm port. We were also pleased at being able to use this headset wirelessly for our PS4 by plugging in a USB dongle. Wireless range does not seem to be an issue either. We were able to use the Arctic 7 from anywhere in the room without any connection or clarity issues.
As for other accessories, the headset includes the proprietary to 3.5mm audio cable and the charging cable. You are also given the choice of getting a separate carrying case, but this will cost you another $14.99. Despite this we can easily recommend the case as it is still cheaper than purchasing a new headset if you don't pack it properly. Going along with additional add ones, if for some reason you aren't feeling the simple design of the default headband, SteelSeries offers customizable Velcro straps for even more style. This feature plays on our love of customization. Different colors, designs and even velour is available.
Usually the microphone is where some headsets may lack power. Thankfully, we can say the Arctis 7 comes in loud and clear. With the inclusion of a flexible boom mic, SteelSeries has made it simple to get the microphone in the optimal position. The microphone is excellent build quality as well, you don't have to worry about it breaking if it takes an accidental fall.
If you're looking for a gaming headset above $100, get the SteelSeries Arctis 7. Words cannot demonstrate how much value you're getting for an excellent price. Buy it now!
+ Amazing sound quality
+ Worked flawlessly with all devices
+ Excellent price point
+ Microphone quality is top notch