Arctis 5

The Best USB Gaming Headset Available

  • ClearCast, the Best Mic in Gaming
  • DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound
  • AirWeave Ear Cushions
$99.99 USD $99.99 USD
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  • S1 Speaker Drivers + DTS Headphone X

    The same speaker drivers found in our flagship $300 headsets, the S1 drivers are engineered to deliver a detailed, balanced soundscape with ultra-low distortion.

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    ClearCast Microphone

    The ClearCast microphone uses an exclusive bidirectional design delivering unmatched voice clarity and background noise cancellation.

    Read "Miseducation of Gaming Headset Mics"
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    Ski Goggle Headband

    The adjustable elastic fabric perfectly contours across your head, evenly distributing the weight, eliminating all pressure points.

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    AirWeave Ear Cushions

    Inspired by fabrics found in athletic clothing, the incredibly soft AirWeave ear cushions keep you cool, dry, and comfy for hours of gaming.

ARCTIS 5

Specifications

Compatibility

PC

  • Wired via USB
  • DTS Headphone:X Surround
  • SteelSeries Engine 3 support
  • Prism RGB Illumination
  • ChatMix

Mac

  • Wired via USB
  • SteelSeries Engine 3 support
  • Prism RGB Illumination
  • ChatMix

PlayStation

  • Wired via USB
  • Prism RGB Illumination

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

USB 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 5

Main Cable

USB ChatMix Dial

3.5mm 4-Pole Adapter

DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound

We partnered with DTS Headphone:X to use an entirely new algorithm specifically designed for Arctis. DTS Headphone:X goes above and beyond any other surround sound solution. You can perfectly identify positional audio, including enemy location and environmental cues.

*DTS Headphone:X Surround Sound available only in Windows

The Best Mic In Gaming

We designed the Arctis mic to be as clear as a broadcast-quality microphone. Like a broadcast mic, ClearCast picks up and reproduces an ultra-wide range of high frequencies, making your voice sound remarkably natural.

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Balance Game and Chat Audio

ChatMix Dial

Lightweight Design

Our goal with Arctis was to create a lightweight headset so comfortable, you'll forget you’re wearing it. We went back to the drawing board and stripped down all the unnecessary components, leaving us with a minimalistic design that’s more efficient at suspending the headset while being as light as possible.

Ski Goggle Headband

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.

Software customization

Get the most out of your Arctis 7 with SteelSeries Engine. Customize your surround sound, EQ settings, microphone settings, and more. DTS Heaphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound available only in Windows 7+.

Arctis 5

Arctis 5

$99.99 USD $99.99 USD
Arctis 5 Gaming Headset features RGB illumination, Game/Chat audio balance, and DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround. Compatible with PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation, Mobile, and VR.

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Arctis Carrying Bag

The Arctis Fabric Carry Bag keeps your headset protected while on-the-go.

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Arctis Velour Ear Cushions

Super soft leatherette cushions deliver a premium look with superb sound isolation.

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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.
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.

How do I know if the Arctis 5 is the right gaming headset for me?
Great question! Arctis 5 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. Additionally, Arctis 5 features RGB illumination, Game/Chat audio balance, and DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround. Alternatively, you can use our interactive headset guide, and compare the Arctis 5 with our other gaming headsets here.
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