SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Review – Best Feature-packed Gaming Headset with Bluetooth

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Review – Best Feature-packed Gaming Headset with Bluetooth

The Arctis gaming headset series is the most successful and influential product line of Steelseries. The appearance and performance of the previous products are well recognized by everyone. Still, Steelseries was not satisfied with this and continued to innovate, to bring more beautiful, more professional and better gaming headsets for gamers, which is precisely why Steelseries has launched the Arctis Pro series designed for gamers in pursuit of Hi-Fi sound quality.

Steelseries Arctis Pro High-Fidelity Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset
Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset | Source: Steelseries

Type: Closed-back Over-ear Wireless Gaming Headset | Bluetooth: 4.1 | Latency: 130 ms (average) |Battery: 10 Hours (20 Hours in total) | Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, HFP, HSP |Compatibility: PC & PS4 | Drivers: Dynamic | Drivers-Size: 40 mm | Frequency Response: 10 Hz – 40,000 Hz | Microphone Frequency Response: 100 Hz – 10,000 Hz | Headphone Sensitivity: 102 dB SPL | Impedance: 32 Ohms | Weight: 350 grams | Microphone: Integrated

Pros

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Arctis Pro Wireless Wireless Gaming Headset is equipped with high-quality sound units and high-density neodymium magnets. Its frequency response range can reach 10Hz-40000Hz, which is about twice that of conventional headphones on the market. The professional gaming headset Arctis Pro Wireless reproduces sounds with a great sense of detail and accuracy, without the hollowness brought about by the overemphasis on positioning that various other gaming headphones have. With dual battery configuration, likewise, you do not have to worry too much about the autonomy of Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless.

Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless Packge
Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless Packge | Source: Steelseries
Overall 5/5
5/5

In terms of accessories, in addition to a wireless sound card, the Arctis Pro Wireless gaming headset also provides a charging cable, 3.5mm adapter cable, USB sound card cable, optical cable, two batteries, and a microphone sponge cover. The cables provide compatibility with PC, PS4, mobile phones, and other platforms.

As for cables, the headset is equipped with a sound card cable, 1.2 meters long audio cable, it also comes with a 4-pole 3.5mm adapter cable, compatible with XBOX, PS, mobile devices, and VR devices.

Overall 5/5
5/5

Using AirWeave ear cup padding inspired by sportswear, which is soft and comfortable and keeps you dry and comfortable for long periods, the headphones have been heavily optimized for comfort. The AirWeave fabric, which has a particularly delicate feel without any stickiness or greasiness, is rather snappy than rough; nonetheless, the headset features some of the most comfortable earcups we’ve tasted.

Arctis Pro gaming headset is very similar to Steelseries Arctis 7 in terms of design. It seems to remain entirely consistent, by using a relatively simple and rounded design style, no edges, looks elegant, and modern.

It uses a metal headband, which is shaped solidly, and at the same time, it is very flexible. Its metal surface is very flat and delicate, with a good feel and look. The headset’s ear cups allow 90° horizontal rotations.

The controls and physical keys for the Steelseries Arctis Pro gaming headset are located on the left side of the headphone, sharing a headphone port, volume control, and microphone mute button, respectively.

4.5/5
4.5/5

According to the official data, the headset’s standard battery capacity is 1000 mA, and the theoretical endurance of a single battery is 10 hours. When using a transceiver to connect to a PC, PS4, Xbox, or other devices, the headset uses dedicated 2.4G to transfer audio data between the transceiver and the headset, with low latency and lossless performance.

With dual battery configuration, likewise, you do not have to worry too much about the autonomy of Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless.

The headset’s wireless transmission distance is a 12-meter radius. It can be used in most everyday situations, whether you’re sitting at a computer desk or playing a game on the living room couch, you don’t have to worry about sound delays, let alone stream interruptions.

The flagship of the Arctis Pro series, Arctis Pro Wireless, should be widely recognized by gamers, professional gamers, and tournament players. The Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless supports 2.4G+ Bluetooth dual-band wireless, DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound, ChatMix technology, dual-battery design, featuring a lightweight aluminum design, as well as a tempered construction.

The Steelseries Arctis Pro gaming headset is designed with a separate sound card and connects to your computer via USB. You can adjust a lot of options, the new generation of DTS surround sound, bass optimization, dialogue optimization, equalizer, and also the microphone.

Furthermore, the industry-proven CLEARCAST directional microphone, coupled with a pair of 40mm neodymium-magnet drivers that are much better than the popular Arctis 7, capable of Hi-Res level sound quality, make an even more powerful statement of class. As a gaming headset, the microphone is a vital part: Arctis Pro Wireless features the proud ClearCast directional microphone, optimized for both recording and noise reduction.

5/5
5/5

Arctis Pro Wireless Wireless Gaming Headset is equipped with high-quality sound units and high-density neodymium magnets. Its frequency response range can reach 10Hz-40000Hz, which is about twice that of conventional headphones on the market.

Music performance is remarkable for a gaming-oriented headset, with very natural, bright, high-frequency; basses that perform amazingly, and a smooth blend of the three frequency bands that sound crisp and clean. The overall quality of listening for a gaming headset is great, with many strengths and little to no shortcomings. Of course, if you focus on a more audiophile sound, you can also consider Arctis Pro + GameDAC. Many professional players have used the headset. The cables are also even more adequate and with Hi-Res certification.

In addition, the headset’s sound positioning is also very accurate. The sound field is large, so the different sounds of the game won’t feel narrowed. Because of these aspects, the enemy’s location in a first-person shooter will be easy to identify. The quality of the Arctis Pro series gaming headset is worthy of affirmation, thanks to its surround sound technology. Whether it is a motorcycle, a car, or the sound of planes flying provides a strong sense of layering, extremely rich in detail. The opponent’s footsteps near and far, including the sound of explosions, provide a strong sense of orientation that shows extreme convenience.

Overall 4.8/5
4.8/5

The Arctis Pro Wireless is more than just a simple gaming headset, it also has dual-mode wireless connectivity, and supports Bluetooth connectivity for mobile devices and transceivers.

It is an excellent headset for gaming and recording and is officially known to have one of the industry’s best microphones thanks to its strong technical capabilities.

The professional gaming headset Arctis Pro Wireless reproduces sounds with a great sense of detail and accuracy, without the hollowness brought about by the overemphasis on positioning that various other gaming headphones have. The low-frequencies are solid, the headsets also enjoy an accurate positioning of instruments, and high-frequencies that although provide an open and vast extension, lack a bit in detail. All in all, the Arctis Pro Wireless is more than enough to satisfy music listeners’ needs after gaming.

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5 comments

Haha, that’s slightly embarrasing. I use an article template for every article that uses filler content. That part required editing which I forgot to do.

Thanks for pointing that out! Now it’s fixed.

What is this review? You show an image of the unboxed Arctis Pro, which is a wired headphone. Then you keep talking about the Arctis Pro Wireless which is indeed wireless and comes with its own base, that you never go in details about, although it’s the main highlight of the Wireless Pro model…

So I’d say you didn’t actually test it. You just reworked the press release of Steel Series and you called it a day. There is no way you actually tested it, reading your review, full of praise… ‘is the most successful and influential product line’, say what?

Also, it’s “sound stage”, not “sound field”. You don’t seem to know what your talking about nor use the same vocabulary as sound experts.

“In addition, the headset’s sound positioning is also very accurate, while the sound field is large, so the different sounds of the game will not be crowded in a pile[…], say what?!

What an odd, shady review. Was it written by a bot? And translated from a foreign language back to English?

They’re probably fine headphones, the review on the other hand doesn’t sound genuine at all.

We reviewed the headset, though, as other people commented regarding a few inadvertencies of the written article, the article wasn’t fully finished and still required some editing.

Indeed, there are numerous fine and well-known gaming headset series such as Asus ROG gaming headsets, Logitech Pro and G series, HyperX Cloud gaming headsets, Razer headphones as well as Creative Sound Blaster headphones or Corsair (HS, Void, Virtuoso). Yet, there’s no denying that the Arctis gaming headset series displays a major lineup of quality headsets for gaming for all budgets, with Arctis Pro being designed for demanding gamers.

Steelseries features two series of gaming headsets: Siberia and Arctis. As such, considering the variety of gaming product series, as you pointed out, the introduction was meant to express how Arctis is “the most successful and influential product line” of the two (of Steelseries). Not of all headphones; glad you informed me about that subtlety Tom! I yet still have to find the Word document of Arctis Pro Wireless review to add some information about the wireless base station.

PS: Regarding this sentence: “the sound positioning is also very accurate, while the sound field is large, so the different sounds of the game will not be crowded in a pile.” I believe that the formatting and/or punctuation is what confused you. I rewrote that part to make it more readable. Furthermore, descriptive information remains accurate. Artcis Pro Wireless has a soundstage that lives up to the standard for most closed-back headphones. The headsets aren’t truly the most accurate in the sub-bass area or in the upper-treble/top octave, but within this range, frequencies are well-pronounced, the mids are easy to perceive/intelligible, allowing you to pick up many subtle musical notes, which, along with a good definition, precision, and wide stereophony, makes the separation of certain sounds and instruments discernable.

By the way, what gaming headsets you contemplate buying? And what are your requirements?

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