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Best Midrange Bluetooth Headphones

Whether you're looking for a Bluetooth headset for general use or something better for gaming, SteelSeries has the right option for you.

Our award-winning series of gaming headsets grew with Arctis Nova 5 Wireless. Those who want excellent gaming audio from wireless headphones have found the right choice.

For a brief overview, Arctis Nova 5 Wireless stands out as both a Bluetooth headset and a 2.4GHz device. With our Quick-Switch Wireless tech, you're only a button press away of switching between the two connections. While Bluetooth is great on the go and can suit you just fine, for focused gaming on your console or PC we recommend the much more solid 2.4GHz connection (our linked article explains that in more detail).

If you're looking for a midrange headset to fulfill this need, this is an awesome choice from our line of gaming headsets. We're not the only ones who think so: check out what a few reviewers say:

Arctis Nova 5 Wireless Reviews:

Dexerto: Mid-Range Master

Dexerto review gaming headset

  • "The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5P is a lightweight gaming headset that forgoes gimmicks to offer up one of the best value gaming headsets I’ve ever used.”
  • “The neodymium magnetic speaker drivers, paired along with the many pre-sets, make any audio sound bright and crisp.”
  • “Dedicated apps for tech aren’t revolutionary, yet SteelSeries’s focus on its Nova 5 Mobile App is exactly what makes the experience of using the Arctis Nova 5P so accessible.”
  • “The brand-new SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 series is an “affordable luxury” alternative to the Nova 7 and Pro Wireless."
  • "The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5P gaming headset’s lightweight nature, the incredibly simple setup process, and its accompanying 5 app are all fantastic.”
  • “I’ve even started using it in my personal gaming setup, and I don’t think I can use lesser gaming headsets ever again."

5 Stars

Tom's Guide: "This headset revolutionized my experience"

toms guide headset review

  • "Sleek, lightweight, and premium-looking, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 is an excellent headset to use with an array of gaming devices.”
  • “It’s extremely comfortable, boasts great sound quality, and the companion app lets you customize your gaming experience further.”
  • “The PS5 version of the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 Series is the best headset I’ve ever used and it easily warrants a recommendation, especially if you want a headset that can connect to every gaming system you own.”
  • “Offering outstanding sound quality with 360° spatial audio, you feel more immersed in the virtual world. Its companion app is really handy too, allowing you to choose from over 100 presets to suit the game you’re playing."
  • "The Arctis Nova 5 headset is gaming giant SteelSeries’ latest offering, and is, in short, fantastic.”
  • “These are the most comfortable headphones I’ve owned.”
  • “I love that I can use the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 even when I’m not gaming."

5 Stars

Gaming Trend: "Superstar performance on a budget"

Gaming trend headphones review

  • "If you’re in the market for a headset and want the best for less, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 is the choice.”
  • “Not only does it meet the standard you’d expect from SteelSeries, it does so without compromising on quality while shaving at certain features.”
  • “Add in Sonar, a value that’s indescribable, and you have the best budget headset on the market."
  • "I’m not surprised about in the slightest is the audio quality. I’ve lauded SteelSeries sound for a long time, and the Nova 5s are no different.”
  • “Sonar improves the listening experience immensely, and it’s great to see it move to a mobile app.”
  • “As for the microphone, it’s an upgrade for SteelSeries gear. Featuring a new chipset, you’re able to get 32KHz/16Bit audio, and it’s immediately apparent when listening back to your comms. The Nova 5 mic is so good, even one of my teammates was tricked into thinking I was still using my SteelSeries Alias streaming mic. "

100: Phenomenal

GamesRadar+: "A solid headset elevated by its unique software features"

Gamesradar+ headset review

  • "The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 wireless is an excellent addition to the series.”
  • “Of course, the notion of adding pre-made profiles to a device’s software isn’t new but being able to swap between so many presets at the tap of a button on console certainly is.”
  • “A boosted battery life, excellent build, and an already-solid soundstage straight out the box and you have one of the best options for console users out there."
  • "The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 Wireless doesn’t want to be your PC companion. This device is taking on the console world.”
  • “The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 Wireless is a solid headset elevated by its unique software features. There aren’t many gaming headsets targeting console players with this kind of EQ ease-of-use and if you’re looking for a more tailored audio experience across each game you play I wouldn’t recommend anything else.”
  • “The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 Wireless is the go-to PS5 headset and the best Xbox Series X headset for players who want more from their game audio without spending hours messing around with sliders."

4.5 Stars

This is just a sampling of a few reviews we've seen, and they haven't stopped coming! We're thrilled to receive such an enthusiastic

Buy an Arctis Nova 5 Wireless

Arctis Nova 5 Wireless headset

If the reviews have convinced you, then let's just tell you a little more about the headset before you make your purchase. Other than the awesome wireless features, it also features an upgraded battery, which works for up to 60 hours. With USB-C Fast Charge, you can swing back into action very quickly, as 15 minutes grant 6 hours of use. So even if you forget to charge your headset before a gaming session, it won't be long before you can start and join your squad if desired.

Speaking of the squad, the microphone has also been improved; the ClearCast 2.X microphone features a new high-bandwidth chipset, which you can also empower with Sonar Software AI Noise Cancellation on PC.

We have three versions available for maximum compatibility with your favorite gaming platforms:

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