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Arctis 3

7.1 Surround Gaming Headset
$79.99 USD $79.99 USD
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ARCTIS 3

EXPLORE THE FEATURES

  • Ski Goggle Headband
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    Ski Goggle Headband

    The revolutionary Arctis headband brings comfort to the next level. It starts with the Ski Goggle suspension band, which effortlessly wraps itself around heads of all shapes and sizes and evenly distributes the light weight of the headset.

  • ClearCast Microphone
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    ClearCast Microphone

    You won’t find a better sounding microphone in any other gaming headset. Noisy roommates, air conditioners, and open windows are no match for the acoustic bidirectional mic design, which isolates background noise better than any other gaming.

  • Top-Tier S1 Speakers
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    Top-Tier S1 Speakers

    Every Arctis headset includes the same speaker drivers we use in our $300 flagship headset to create a realistic and detailed sound with ultra-low distortion that rivals headphones that cost triple the price.

  • Airweave Ear Cushions
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    Airweave Ear Cushions

    Our exclusive AirWeave fabric Ear Cushions use the most comfortable ear cushions ever used in a gaming headset. Inspired by the fabrics found in athletic clothing, the AirWeave Ear Cushions wick away moisture and heat so that you stay cool, comfy, and dry for hours of play.

  • Lightweight Design
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    Lightweight Design

    Arctis is so light you’ll forget you’re wearing them. From the headband to the earcups, to all the components, we selected the highest quality, lightest materials to ensure that Arctis is the most comfortable headset you’ve ever worn.

  • 7.1 Surround Sound
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    SteelSeries 7.1 Surround Sound

    Immerse yourself in true surround sound, tuned for 3D positional accuracy.


    *SteelSeries 7.1 Surround Sound available only in Windows 7+

  • Detachable Cable System
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    Detachable, Versatile Cable System

    Every Arctis comes with a detachable, modular cable system, giving you optimized cables and connectors to match your every need from PC to XBox, Playstation, mobile and more.

  • On-ear Controls
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    On-Ear Audio Controls

    No more alt-tabbing, easily control your volume and mute directly on your headset everywhere you game.

  • Audio Share Jack
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    Audio Share Jack

    Sharing is caring. You friends can connect to the share jack and listen in on the action.

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    Side view

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    Bottom view

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Comfort

Athletics-Inspired

We searched the world to create the most comfortable materials found in gaming.

  • Ski Goggle Headband
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    Ski Goggle Headband

    SteelSeries has long delivered gaming headsets with legendary comfort, designed to stand up to the longest gaming sessions. Arctis builds on this legacy, bringing comfort innovation to the next level. It starts with the Ski Goggle suspension band, which effortlessly wraps itself around heads of all shapes and sizes and evenly distributes the light weight of the headset. Use the simple Velcro adjustments to dial in the perfect amount of stretch, and you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing a headset.

Sound

High-Performance Audio

We challenged everything to give gamers the speakers and microphones they deserve.

  • Top-Tier S1 Speakers
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    Top-Tier S1 Speakers

    From FPS to MOBA, MMO to VR, gaming audio is not just one type of sound. This is why we engineered Arctis to deliver an amazing audio experience no matter what you play. Every Arctis headset includes the same speaker drivers we use in our $300 flagship headset to create a realistic and detailed sound with ultra-low distortion that rivals headphones that cost triple the price.

  • 7.1 Surround Sound
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    SteelSeries 7.1 Surround

    To enjoy 7.1 surround sound gamers have typically had to choose a USB-enabled headset. Arctis 3 shatters that idea, delivering an immersive surround experience via SteelSeries Engine in an analog headset.


    *SteelSeries 7.1 Surround Sound available only in Windows 7+

The Best Mic in Gaming

You need your microphone to do two things: Focus only on your voice ignoring any and all sounds in the room, and then transmit your voice as clearly and naturally as possible. Taking inspiration from the broadcast industry where clarity is essential, we engineered the ClearCast microphone to be the best mic in gaming. Noisy roommates, air conditioners, and open windows are no match for the bidirectional mic design, which isolates background noise better than any other gaming headset. The microphone has also been optimized around vocal presence frequencies so that your voice sounds both full and extremely clear.

Personalization

Make It Yours

ARCTIS 3

Specifications

Compatibility

PC

  • Wired via 3.5mm analog
  • SteelSeries 7.1 Surround
  • SteelSeries Engine 3 support

Mac

  • Wired via 3.5mm analog

PlayStation

  • Wired via 3.5mm analog

Xbox

  • Wired via 3.5mm analog

VR

  • Wired via 3.5mm analog

Mobile

  • Wired via 3.5mm analog

Speaker Drivers

Neodymium Drivers

40mm

Headphone Frequency Response

20-22000 Hz

Headphone Sensitivity

98db

Headphone Impedance

32 Ohm

Headphone Total Harmonic Distortion

< 3%

Headphone Volume Control

On Ear Cup

Microphone

Microphone Frequency Response

100Hz - 10000Hz

Microphone Pattern

Bidirectional

Microphone Sensitivity

-48 db

Microphone Impedance

2200 Ohm

Microphone Noise Cancellation

Yes

Microphone Location

Retractable

Microphone Mute Toggle

On Ear Cup

Connection

Connector Type

Dual 3.5mm, 3-Pole Plug or Single 3.5mm, 4-Pole Plug via included adapter

Cable Length

3m, 10ft

Cable Material

Rubber

Adapter

Single 3.5mm, 4-Pole Plug

Share Jack

Yes

Detachable Cable

Yes

Box Content

Product Information Guide

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Arctis 3

Main Cable

Dual 3.5mm Extension Cable

3.5mm 4-Pole Adapter

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the headband on the Arctis different from other gaming headsets?
The big problem we have seen in competitive headsets is the use of a fixed headband, which focuses a majority of the weight on a single point causing pressure points and discomfort. From our experience - there is nothing as comfortable and stable as suspending ear cups over the head with a textile band. We looked outside of the gaming industry and were heavily inspired by the stretchy, adjustable nature and breath-ability of ski goggles. The Ski Goggle Band automatically contours to every head shape and size, while evenly distributing the weight of the headset across the entire head.
What is the difference between a unidirectional mic and a bidirectional mic?
The Arctis line features a retractable bi-directional microphone that picks up sound in very narrow angles, which perfectly isolates one's voice and eliminates all background noise. To achieve this level of clarity, the position of the mic in relation to the gamer’s mouth is extremely important. We optimized the microphone design so that it pulls out to the exact location where it needs to be positioned at the corner of the mouth. It’s also physically flat to make it obvious which direction it should face.
How do I know if the Arctis 3 is the right gaming headset for me?
Great question! Arctis 3 changes everything you know about a gaming headset with completely overhauled audio, a new mic design with unmatched clarity, and comfort through materials inspired by athletic clothing. Arctis 3 is the pure-performance model featuring SteelSeries 7.1 Surround Sound. Alternatively, you can use our interactive headset guide, and compare the Arctis 3 with our other gaming headsets here.
What microphone options in SteelSeries Engine 3 are unique to Arctis?
There are several microphone options available in SteelSeries Engine 3 for the Arctis ClearCast Mic. Gamers can control the amount of side-tone, personalize their microphones noise reduction, as well as hear preview how their voice sounds with the mic preview.

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Arctis 3

Arctis 3

$79.99 USD $79.99 USD
Arctis 3 Gaming Headset brings pure performance and style, featuring SteelSeries 7.1 Surround Sound. Compatible with PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation, Mobile, and VR.

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