When it comes to gaming headsets, there are tons of options in the market to choose from. Different companies have been providing high-quality audio devices and one of them is SteelSeries. This company launched the Arctis 5 headphones to provide us a comfortable gaming experience with clear and smooth audio.
The wired feature allows it to have great connectivity so that the user enjoys the ultimate quality voice. The SteelSeries Arctis 5 has all the features that make it one of the best gaming headsets in the market.
SteelSeries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset
It comes with RGB lighting, 7.1 virtual surround sound system, Chatmix to control volume during your game. In terms of compatibility, it can easily be connected to your PC, Mac with the USB type-a cable attached to it. There is a 3.5 mm adapter to attach to a controller or your phone. The headset was great for gaming but it also had a great profile for other purposes like watching videos and listening to music.
Overall the SteelSeries Arctis 5 is a high-quality audio device that is comfortable to wear for hours. Not just for gaming, but it will also be appealing to use for movies and other media. The gaming audio has the capability to fight the competitors. Some people prefer these headphones over wireless handsfree because of the quality of connectivity.
Specs of SteelSeries Arctis 5
- 40mm driver
- 32 Ohms impedance
- 20hz to 29khz frequency
- Closed ear design
- Retractable microphone
- USB type-a and 3.5 mm jack
- 277g weight
- 3m long cable
- 1 RGB lighting zone
- SteelSeries Engine 3 software
What we love about this design is that it is simple yet modern and looks very aesthetically pleasing. The headphones are available in both black and white color and we think the build of them is pretty unique. The white one is better for a bolder look and the black one is subtle.
The feature of their design that allows you to enjoy a LED effect is the RGB lighting around the ear cups. There is a perimeter that lights up and looks very special.
The color of your lights will be changed after 10 seconds and that looks so cool. You can even customize the speed and effects of the RGB lighting from the Engine 3 software available on your PC. The lights will be turned on as long as you have plugged the headset in and this feature stands out from the rest of such devices available.
The light show is great, but the lightweight is better because it makes you feel so comfortable no matter how many hours you use it. It can easily be adjusted with the strap at the bridge to make the whole situation far comfier for you. You can leave the strap a little bit loose so that you can feel the soft cups on your ears that again are very easy to use.
The Airweave material inside the cups is very soft. We can assure you that wearing these headphones for 5 hours will not cause any problems. If you want to wear them around your neck, you can straighten the headset into a swivel flat position.
SteelSeries Arctis 5 Performance
The audio performance of this headset is spectacular. Even if you don’t have the software that accompanies it, you can still plug in your headphones and they will work just fine. The Chatmix dial will be functional after you install the software into your computer and set up the headset. This headset along with a high-quality gaming mouse will make your experience far better.
After installation of the Engine 3 software, the control center will allow you to adjust the ChatMix dial with your choice. This dial helps in the volume control and game volume when you are playing. It is a great volume control because it can use other media as well. When the PC is at maximum volume and the hardware dial is on medium, the volume is ideal. If you keep it high from all the devices, it might be a little uncomfortable.
You find two audio profiles on your pc with these headphones. There is a minor difference between the two but not anything major. The SteelArctis 5 char seems to be a little louder and lighter pitched than the other one that was deep and robust to some extent. The virtual surround effect allows you to use DTS to recreate the gaming audio and enjoy a much better version.