Review: SteelSeries Arctis 7 – Functional, Versatile, and practical Wireless Gaming Headset   

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SteelSeries Arctis 7 is for pro gamers who love a versatile headset. SteelSeries has been in the gaming space for years and they are known for their long line of gaming accessories. This piece of accessory is for those who wish to own a marvel rather than the ones who stay for ‘anything wireless.’ It provides a wireless audio solution to the pro gamers and works like a charm with PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.  

What’s in the Box?  

SteelSeries Arctis 7 is packed with a USB dongle to connect wirelessly to your PC or gaming console. The USB dongle comes with a USB charging cord, and a 3.5mm cord to connect your phone.   






Pros of SteelSeries Arctis 7 

  • Great Sound 
  • Solid Connectivity 
  • Excellent Surround Sound 
  • Comfortable to Wear 
  • Reasonable Price 

Cons 

  • Installation of App to support full functions 
  • Bass Emphasis 
  • Mic slightly on the Down Side 
  • Using SteelSeries Arctis 7 

This wireless headset connects using a 2.4 GHz frequency and not with Bluetooth. It offers proper connection and you don’t have trouble pairing the device frequently. SteelSeries Arctis 7 does not have a noticeable latency. The design of this is similar to the classic SteelSeries Arctis Pro version. However, it comes with a sturdy aluminum frame, adjustable, and ski-google suspension band.  

The strap is very comfortable, elastic, and it applies the right amount of pressure on the head to stay on the head. Walking around with the headset can make it a little loose as they are probably designed for use while seated. A gentle move can also jolt the headset a bit.  

The headset is perfect for long listening sessions and it has a brilliant mechanism for bespectacled listeners as you can choose how much pressure you want around the ears. You can completely optimize the comfort and replace the earpads for less ridged.  

You will find controls on the headphones. There’s a mic mute button, a volume controller, Micro-USB, and four-pin port. The power button, dial for gaming, and chat (switches) are found on the right side of the headset.  

Software 

 

Using the software is almost essential to use this device effectively. It offers a lot of options similar to Arctis Pro which can be changed or modified using the DAC unit. The headset uses SteelSeries Engine 3. You can change between 7.1 sound and change the audio to the dynamic range at different frequencies.  

Battery Life 

SteelSeries claims that it has a 24-hours battery life with the latest firmware. However, playtime is somewhere between 16 hours 32 minutes in a single charge. You can get somewhere closer to the 24-hour margin if you are on lower volume levels. The headset has an LED indicator to notify you when the battery levels are low. The LED turns yellow for less than 49% and red when the battery gets below 20%. The headset will take a couple of hours to charge.  

The sound quality of this headset is neutral and not beyond imagination. It has a low frequency of noises and sounds like explosions and car crashes are gently amplified. It is one of the best products available in the market at affordable prices. You can buy it for the price and versatility. 

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