SteelSeries released two new Arctis Pro game headsets, and they offer a lot of technology and versatility in a comfortable and visually appealing set. The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless and Arctis Pro + GameDAC are two headphones of incredible capacity that deliver great sound, and according to the needs of your system, should probably be your first choice when looking for new audio equipment of play
The Arctis Pro Wireless is, as its name implies, wireless, but also promises a 2.4 GHz lossless transmission to ensure unmatched sound, too – a must for gaming competitive. The combination of wireless functionality, the long-lasting comfort of the suspension system headband and the included transmitter base that can hold and charge an exchangeable battery and display all key information on an OLED display in fact an outstanding choice.
There are some limitations, however – compatibility is limited to PS4 or PC for this one, for example. The wired Arctis Pro (without GameDAC) is compatible with the Xbox One, but the wireless version and the version connected to the wired DAC will only work with the latest Sony consoles or with a Windows or Mac gaming PC. .
It saddens me a bit because I’m a big fan of PUBG on Xbox, and also lately Sea of Thieves, but I also regularly play PS4 and PC games, and Arctis Pro Wireless is my weapon of choice now using one or the other, whether for multiplayer or solo games. The portability and sound quality (which includes DTS X 7.1 Surround on PC) are so good that I will often choose to use them instead of my true 5.1 surround system, even if I do not need it to chat with someone.
Other options, such as the Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Headset, offer different benefits, including more precise control of the sound environment, the balance of the cat and the game audio and other features, but the SteelSeries offers a less complicated out of the box experience, and better portability all day through the use of sportswear for its materials and its design.
The GameDAC option additionally has a Hi-Res Audio certificate, which is good if you are looking to stream FLAC files or high resolution audio from services like Tidal. The DAC itself also makes all of its audio overall better, and gives you more equalization options from the physical controller .
The main thing to consider with the Arctis Pro + DAC ($ 249.99) and the Arctis Pro Wireless ($ 329.99) is the cost. They are both quite expensive compared to the overall SteelSeries range and those of the competitors, too. But in this case, the cost really reflects the quality – the separation of the channels and the virtualization surround are excellent on these headphones, and the microphone sounds good for the other players to whom I spoke. In addition, the Pro Wireless can connect to both the Bluetooth transmitter and the 2.4 GHz transmitter, allowing you to use it with your phone and console, and the Retractable microphone makes things more stylish.