SteelSeries Arctis 7 Headset
- SteelSeries Arctis 7 headsets with completely overhauled audio
- New mic: unmatched clarity, ultra-low latency & zero interference
- Improved comfort with materials inspired by athletic clothing
- 2.4 grams connection delivers rock solid, lossless wireless audio
- Arctis 7 features lossless wireless audio, 24-hour battery life
- A premium steel headband, on ear game/chat audio balance
- DTS headphone: X v2.0 7.1 surround, Wireless Gaming Headset
- Compatibility: PC wireless via USB, DTS headphone’s surround
- SteelSeries Engine 3 support, chat mix mic, wireless via USB
- PlayStation wireless via USB; frequency response- 20–20000 kHz
- Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite wireless via USB in docked mode
- Wired via 3.5mm cable in tablet; Mobile wired via 3.5 mm analog
- Compatible only with Pc, Mac, PS, Mobile; Sensitivity: 98 dB
SteelSeries Arctis 7 – Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone: X v2.0 Surround – for PC and PlayStation 4 – Black
The Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset SteelSeries Arctis 7P / 7X is the perfect gaming headset. On the one hand, it is not shocking, given that its predecessor, SteelSeries Arctis 7, was already well there. But in the three years since Arctic 7 came out, SteelSeries zeroed in on some dull issues of the headset, erased them, and added some helpful enhancements along the way.
The end result is a $ 150 headset ready for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X, as well as any other system you have – PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, phone, or tablet. With excellent wireless connectivity, a comfortable fit, long battery life, and solid audio quality, the SteelSeries Arctis 7P / 7X has everything to succeed as a gaming headset, with no wasted features or confusing controls.
There are some quibbles that hold the Arctis 7P / 7X to perfection. Three years later, the quality of music is still declining, meanwhile, some other gaming headsets have been improved. Despite spending the same amount of money, the 7P seems to be lower than the 7X.
But otherwise, the Arctis 7P / 7X is one of the best gaming headsets I’ve ever reviewed, and the sooner you can pick one up, the more you will be for the next console generation. Read further for our full SteelSeries Arctic 7P / 7X review.
|7.76 x 6.89 x 3.58 inches
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|2 Lithium Polymer batteries are required. (included)
The Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset SteelSeries Arctis 7P/7X is amazingly like the original Arctis 7. It is still a black plastic chassis with a thin steel headband and an elastic fitting strap. The 7P has blue features with the flexibility to coordinate with the PS5; The 7X has green features to coordinate with the Xbox Series X. Otherwise, the two are almost identical.
The right earcup features a sidetone volume dial on the 7P and a game/chat balance dial on the 7X, also as a power button. Left ear flap where most of the action occurs. Here, you have a mic mute button, a volume dial, a 3.5mm audio port, a micro-USB charging port, and a retractable, flexible microphone. There is also a proprietary SteelSeries port for easy 3.5mm audio and USB connections.
As with the original Arctis 7, this setup is completely straightforward and much simpler than cramming two separate volume dials together on two different earrings, as some other hardware manufacturers do. It is also not strictly necessary to have a 3.5mm audio option, but still good, if you run out of battery while playing the handheld switch, or if you are still finishing some 3DS straggler.
What makes the Arctis 7P / 7X different from other gaming headsets is that it connects. Instead of the USB-A dongle or Xbox’s built-in wireless protocol, the Arctis 7P / 7X relies on a USB-C dongle, which includes a USB-A adapter. This essentially makes it compatible with any platform out of the box – although 7P is not compatible with any Xbox system (more later).
For the most part, the USB-C-Plus-adapter setup works well, although it creates some unsightly trip threats, depending on where your consoles are located. Granted, you can always buy your own adapter, but I wonder if the SteelSeries might include a dongle adapter instead of a wire.
The Arctis 7P / 7X weighs about 12 ounces, so it sits very lightly on the user’s head. While there is nothing fancy about the headset, there is also nothing about it, and it will look completely natural and about.
I have discussed the SteelSeries “ski goggles” elastic band design in other Arctis reviews, but it is worth repeating here. The SteelSeries Arctis 7P / 7X has no markings or expandable arms, relying on an elastic band for the perfect fit. You simply place a headset on your head, and the band conforms to the shape of your skull. You can tighten or loosen it somewhat with a Velcro tie. this much only. Not only is the process simple, but it is incredibly convenient if you share a headset with a spouse or roommate.
In fact, I handed over the headset to my domestic partner, who used it to watch TV while working. She said it was easier to wear, and more comfortable than Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset SteelSeries Arctis 1 – she knew.
Like its forerunner, the SteelSeries Arctis 7P / 7X works superbly with each game genre. I tested it with a variety of games on a variety of platforms: Edge of Empire III: Definitive Edition on PC, Blasphemous on ESP4, Genshin Impact on PS4, Hyrule Warriors: Fixed Edition on Switch (both in hand and docked Done)) and Tales of Crestoria on Android.
The Arctis 7P / 7X’s performance was strong across the board, without going into too much detail about each system. Whether it was working with colonial firepower, cheerful anime dialogue, or extensive adventure scores, the Arctis 7P / 7X did a great job of balancing sound and music with a rich, vibrant sound and a good balance between bass and treble. did.
My only complaint is how the Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset Arctis 7P / 7X handles the music. It also had some problems with Arctis 7 and is only one of the things that SteelSeries has not improved between versions. Most music has a flat sound, which is “sloppy” when things are loud or complicated.
I played Fogging Molly, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Rolling Stones and G.F. Listened to the songs of Handel, and bass, treble, and vocals all sounded different, with the “music” soundscape selected in the SteelSeries Engine 3 software also has a distinct drawback in everything.
Granted, the primary purpose of a gaming headset is not to play music, but Logitech, Turtle Beach, HyperX, and other competitors have outperformed leaps and bounds over the years; SteelSeries does not have.
Through the SteelSeries Engine 3 software, users can customize effort profiles, inactivity timeouts, and mic selections for the Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset SteelSeries Arctis 7P / 7X. The mic itself may be a retractable design with a red light that helps you to know once the input is muted. It picks up a bit of background noise, and can overshadow the “S” sounds, but is clear and responsive overall.
The software and mic work fine, but what’s more interesting is the wireless connectivity of the Arctis 7P / 7X. What sets the Arctis 7P / 7X apart from most other gaming headsets on the market is that it employs a USB-C dongle for pairing instead of USB-A. This means that it can connect in a hands-on mode with smartphones, tablets, and the Nintendo Switch. In my opinion, it is a cleaner solution than Bluetooth and works both quickly and natively.
How strange it is, however, that only the Arctis 7X model works with Xbox consoles – even though both the 7P and 7X cost the same. In short: The Xbox console uses a different wireless protocol than other systems. For example, the 7X dongle has a small switch that you can toggle between “USB” and “Xbox” when moving between platforms. However, the 7P’s dongle does not have this switch; Its only advantage is that the dongle is slightly shorter.
In other words: Arctis 7X works with everything. The Arctis 7P works with everything except the Xbox console. As long as you’re absolutely, positively certain that you’ll never get an Xbox console, the 7X is a better buy. The 7P should be given a larger profit than the “slightly smaller dongle”, or the buyers should be given some sort of price breakdown.
Our Rating | Excellent
The SteelSeries Arctis 7P / 7X feels nice, fits fantastically, and works with virtually each gaming system on the market.
- Works with just about every system
- Great gaming sound
- Comfortable fit
- Long battery life
- Music quality can be better
- The 7P model is less versatile than the 7X
Our SteelSeries Arctis 7P / 7X review covered the headset’s excellent fit, sound quality, and connectivity – as well as its mediocre music performance, and odd oddities between the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions.
Still, for all of that, the Arctis 7P / 7X is a tremendously good headset and a similar recommendation for PC and console gamers. It is currently the best peripheral readily available in the $ 150 range – and even if you planned to spend $ 100 or $ 200 instead, it is still worth a look. With a few short tweaks, whatever Arctis 7P / 7X is successful can be as close as we ever get to a perfect gaming headset.