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Arctis 3 Bluetooth

Winner, Best gaming headset for Switch — Polygon

  • Simultaneous wired audio for gaming and wireless Bluetooth audio from your mobile device
  • Perfect for Nintendo Switch: Mix wireless chat audio from the Switch mobile app with wired audio directly from the Switch.
  • ClearCast noise canceling microphone for clear, natural-sounding voice communication on all platforms
  • Arctis signature soundscape emphasizes subtle, yet critical sounds to give you an audio advantage.
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ClearCast Noise Canceling Mic

The Arctis ClearCast microphone uses a bidirectional design, the same used by aircraft carrier deck crews, for superior noise cancelation so that your voice sounds clear and natural.

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Broadcast Quality

To produce broadcast-quality sound ClearCast picks up and reproduces an extended range of high frequencies, making your voice sound remarkably natural.

True Acoustic Noise Cancellation

The bidirectional ClearCast microphone rejects background noise better than all other gaming mics without the need for any software or DSP. Clean, noise-free audio for all platforms.

For everywhere and every way you game

Whether you play on PC, console, mobile, or all of the above, Arctis 3 Bluetooth includes everything you need to play how you want and where you want on all platforms.

Perfect for Nintendo Switch

The only solution available for combining wireless chat audio from the Switch mobile app with high quality, zero latency wired audio directly from the Switch.

Chat outside the box

Sync up with friends on Discord or other VoIP clients over Bluetooth while gaming wired to your PS4 or Xbox ONE controller.

Tuned to reveal every detail

The signature soundscape of Arctis emphasizes subtle, yet critical sounds to give you an audio advantage.

Low Harmonic Distortion

Every Arctis headset includes full-range high quality speaker drivers which produce a realistic and detailed sound with no audible distortion, even at high listening levels.

Balanced, Detailed Audio

No two games sound alike, which is why we tuned Arctis to have a balanced soundscape that delivers high quality audio on all of your favorite games, music, and entertainment no matter your platform.

Looking Good Never Felt So Good

With its lightweight construction, innovative suspension design, and athletics-inspired fabrics, Arctis is the most comfortable headset in gaming.

Ski Goggle Headband

The exclusive ski goggle suspension headband perfectly contours across your entire head, comfortably distributing the weight and eliminating pressure points.

AirWeave Performance Fabric

Arctis headsets feature athletics-inspired performance fabric AirWeave ear cushions to keep your ears cool and dry.



  • Wired via 3.5 mm analog
  • Wireless via Bluetooth
  • Windows Sonic Surround

Nintendo Switch

  • Wired via 3.5 mm analog
  • Wireless via Bluetooth for Nintendo Switch Online app


  • Wired via 3.5 mm analog


  • Wired via 3.5 mm analog
  • Windows Sonic Surround
  • Xbox One and Next-Gen Xbox


  • Wired via 3.5 mm analog
  • Wireless via Bluetooth


  • Wireless via Bluetooth
  • Wired via 3.5 mm analog

Neodymium Drivers

40 mm

Headphone Frequency Response

20–22000 Hz

Headphone Sensitivity


Headphone Impedance

32 Ohm

Headphone Total Harmonic Distortion

< 3%

Headphone Volume Control

On Headset

Microphone Frequency Response


Microphone Pattern


Microphone Sensitivity

-38 db

Microphone Impedance

2200 Ohm

Microphone Location


Microphone Mute Control

On Headset

Cable Connections

3.5mm 4-pole cable & Dual 3.5mm extension cable

Cable Length(s)

1.2m, 4ft / 3m, 10ft

Bluetooth Version


Bluetooth Profiles


Wireless Range

10 m / 30 ft

Battery Life

Active listening time: 28 hours

Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset

Main Cable

Dual 3.5mm Extension Cable

3.5mm 4-Pole Adapter

An Arctis For Everyone

Features Arctis 3 Arctis 3 Bluetooth Arctis 5 Arctis 7
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Connection Type Analog Analog + Bluetooth USB, Analog USB, Analog
7.1 Surround Sound Windows Sonic Windows Sonic DTS Headphone: X v2.0 DTS Headphone: X v2.0
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the wired audio and Bluetooth at the same time?

Yes, use the 3.5mm wired connection to a console controller, PC, Nintendo Switch...etc, and pair the Bluetooth connection to a mobile device. Audio from both sources is mixed together in the headset. The microphone signal automatically switches over to Bluetooth whenever a call is initiated.

How does the Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset work for Nintendo Switch chat?

The 3.5mm cable gets connected to the Switch tablet to receive game audio, and the headset’s Bluetooth is used to connect to the Nintendo Switch chat app on a mobile device. The game and chat audio is automatically mixed together in the headset. Only a single cable is needed for a super clean setup.

Why should I use a wired connection for gaming if the headset has wireless Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a convenient wireless technology for streaming audio from a mobile device and for communications, but it isn’t ideal for gaming. Latency can be rather long, which means you will always hear your audio slightly later than you see the visuals on screen. Also, when using chat functionality Bluetooth limits the frequency range available, so audio loses some fidelity. Having wired audio for gaming ensures zero latency and maximum sound quality. Bottom line: wired game audio and Bluetooth chat is an ideal setup for a variety of platforms.

Does the headset need to be turned on to use the wired connection?

No, headset power is only used for Bluetooth connections. The 3.5mm wired audio can be used on its own with zero battery consumption.

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