The Dual-Source Audio Transmitter lets you switch between two audio sources without ever swapping cables. All you have to do is connect your speakers into the Arctis 7’s wireless receiver. When your headset is off, the sound will play out of your speakers. When you power the headset on, the sound will default back to the headset. Arctis 7 also comes with a mobile cable that allows you to listen to music and make calls on your mobile devices.
The elastic fabric perfectly contours across your head, evenly distributing the weight, eliminating all pressure points. Easily adjust the tension of the band for a perfect fit and comfort for even the longest gaming sessions.
Airweave Ear Cushions
Inspired by athletics apparel, we invented AirWeave fabric ear cushions that are insanely cool and soft to the touch. Memory foam is wrapped in the breathable, moisture-wicking fabric coated with a special thermoplastic material that provides noise isolation. This breakthrough design keeps you cool and dry while providing the noise blocking needed to focus on the game.
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.
We challenged everything to give gamers the speakers and microphones they deserve.
Our goal: create a soundscape that provides a natural and accurate reproduction of all sounds, not just explosions. We started with the same high performance, low-distortion driver from our best-selling $300 flagship headset. After a significant amount of time prototyping and tuning the Arctis soundscape, we created a headset that sounds amazing for all types of games, movies, music & everything else.
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
Every gaming headset has been using the wrong microphone. Even us. Until now, nobody ever went back to the beginning and challenged the status quo. All Arctis models feature a bidirectional ClearCast microphone. This re-engineered noise-canceling mic delivers incredibly clear voice communication, focusing on the user’s speech while acoustically eliminating virtually all background noise. ClearCast is setting a new bar in gaming microphones, against which all future headsets will be compared.
Balance and adjust the volume between your game and chat audio.
Get the most out of your Arctis with SteelSeries Engine. Customize your surround sound, EQ settings, microphone settings, and more.
Customizable Ski Goggle Headband
Feel like a change? Customize your Arctis with interchangeable headbands so you can switch up your style on-the-fly. Arctis headbands have adjustable Velcro straps so you can easily adjust the tension for a perfect fit.
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 the Arctis 7 is the right gaming headset for me?
Great question! Arctis changes everything you know about a gaming headset with completely overhauled audio, a new mic with unmatched clarity, and comfort through materials inspired by athletic clothing. Additionally, Arctis 7 features lag-free wireless audio, 15 hour battery life, a premium steel headband, On-ear Game/Chat audio balance, and DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround. Alternatively, you can use our interactive headset guide, and compare the Arctis 7 with our other gaming headsets here.
What is the Dual Source Audio Transmitter?
The Dual Source Audio Transmitter allows an additional analog audio source to be plugged into the wireless receiver. When the headset is on, the audio plays out of the headset. When you turn the headset off, the audio will automatically switch and play through the other connected device (like your speaker system for instance).