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Arctis 5 Dota 2 Limited Edition

  • Officially-licensed Dota 2 gaming headset
  • Artwork by Dota 2 community artist: Chroneco
  • ClearCast, the best mic in gaming
  • DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound
  • Exclusive AirWeave ear cushions

Designed for Dota 2

The officially-licensed Dota 2 headset combines the award-winning sound, comfort and microphone of the Arctis 5 with the iconic artwork of Dota 2 artist, Chroneco.

Artwork by Chroneco

The myriad of heroes featured on the headset took Indonesian artist Eric “Chroneco” Christiandi weeks to create. His signature “chibi” style is cheerfully adorable, his unique talent and passion for Dota 2 are obvious in this limited edition design.

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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.

  • ClearCast Microphone

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

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  • Ski Goggle Headband

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

  • 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.




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


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


  • Wired via USB
  • Prism RGB Illumination


  • Wired via 3.5mm analog


  • Wired via 3.5mm analog


  • Wired via 3.5mm analog

Speaker Drivers

Neodymium Drivers


Headphone Frequency Response

20-22000 Hz

Headphone Sensitivity


Headphone Impedance

32 Ohm

Headphone Total Harmonic Distortion

< 3%

Headphone Volume Control

On Ear Cup


Microphone Frequency Response

100Hz - 10000Hz

Microphone Pattern


Microphone Sensitivity

-48 db

Microphone Impedance

2200 Ohm

Microphone Noise Cancellation


Microphone Location


Microphone Mute Toggle

On Ear Cup


Connector Type

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

Cable Length

3m, 10ft

Cable Material



Single 3.5mm, 4-Pole Plug

Share Jack


Detachable Cable


Box Content

Product Information Guide

Arctis 5

Main Cable

USB ChatMix Dial

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.

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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