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Arctis 9 Wireless Wireless Gaming Headset for PC

  • Lossless 2.4 GHz wireless for lag-free high fidelity gaming audio on PC and PlayStation
  • Simultaneous Bluetooth for calls, music, and VoIP chat while gaming
  • Discord-certified microphone provides noise cancellation and natural sounding clarity
  • Signature Arctis sound with ChatMix control to hear every detail for an audio advantage
  • 20+ hour battery life for nonstop wireless usage
  • Lossless 2.4 GHz wireless for lag-free high fidelity gaming audio on PC and PlayStation
  • Simultaneous Bluetooth for calls, music, and VoIP chat while gaming
  • Discord-certified microphone provides noise cancellation and natural sounding clarity
  • Signature Arctis sound with ChatMix control to hear every detail for an audio advantage
  • 20+ hour battery life for nonstop wireless usage
price $199.99
price $199.99

High Performance Wireless + Bluetooth

The Arctis 9 dual wireless headset combines high performance 2.4 GHz wireless for premium gaming audio on PC and PlayStation, with the convenience of simultaneous Bluetooth connectivity for everything else.

Arctis 9 headset with award for best gaming headset line

2.4GHz Wireless

Features ultra-low latency 2.4GHz lossless wireless for high fidelity audio, so you can enjoy an immersive lag-free wireless gaming experience on both PC and PlayStation.

Bluetooth

Go wireless on any Bluetooth-enabled device, and even use both wireless types at the same time so you can easily take calls, listen to music, or VoIP chat while gaming or on the go.

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Arctis ClearCast microphone

The Discord-certified mic uses a bidirectional design, the same used by aircraft carrier deck crews, for superior noise cancellation so your voice sounds clear and natural.

Arctis 9 microphone image with mic in the extended position

On-ear ChatMix control

Dial in your perfect balance of game and chat audio using on-ear headphone controls on the fly without pausing your game.

Back of headset with Chatmix controls featured

Signature Arctis sound

The signature Arctis soundscape emphasizes both subtle and critical in-game sounds, allowing you to hear every detail for an audio advantage.

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Industry-leading battery life

An optimized battery provides up to 20+ hours of nonstop wireless usage, so you can game all day and night on a single charge.

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DTS Surround Sound

DTS Headphone:X v2.0 provides incredibly accurate surround sound positional cues for PC.

DTS Headphone X 2.0 surround sound

Specifications

PC

  • Wireless via USB
  • Bluetooth
  • DTS Headphone:X Surround
  • SteelSeries Engine 3 support
  • ChatMix

PlayStation

  • Wireless via USB

Mobile

  • Bluetooth

Nintendo Switch

  • Wireless via USB in docked mode

VR

  • USB
  • Bluetooth (when available)

Neodymium Drivers

40 mm

Headphone Frequency Response

20–20000 Hz

Headphone Sensitivity

98 dBSPL

Headphone Impedance

32 Ohm

Headphone Total Harmonic Distortion

< 3%

Headphone Volume Control

On Ear Cup

Headphone Chat Mix

On Ear Cup

Microphone Frequency Response

100–6,500 Hz

Microphone Pattern

Bidirectional

Microphone Sensitivity

-38 dBV/Pa

Microphone Impedance

2200 Ohm

Microphone Location

Retractable

Range

40 ft / 12 m

Battery life

20 hours

Bluetooth version

4.1

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, HFP, HSP

Product Information Guide

Arctis 9 Headset

USB charging cable

Wireless Audio

Features Arctis 1 Wireless Arctis 7 Arctis 9 Wireless Arctis Pro Wireless
Price $99.99 With free shipping $149.99 With free shipping $199.99 With free shipping $329.99 With free shipping
Wireless 2.4GHz LosslessFeature supportedFeature supportedFeature supportedFeature supported
Bluetooth Feature not supportedFeature not supportedFeature supportedFeature supported
Swappable Battery Feature not supportedFeature not supportedFeature not supportedFeature supported
Hi-Res Audio Drivers Feature not supportedFeature not supportedFeature not supportedFeature supported
Connections USB Dongle, Analog USB, Analog USB, Analog, Bluetooth Optical, USB, Analog, Bluetooth
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Arctis 9 a Bluetooth headset?

Yes, it is a Bluetooth capable headset, however it also includes 2.4GHz wireless mode (using the included wireless transmitter) which we recommend for the best gaming audio with zero lag.

What is “Dual Wireless”?

Dual Wireless means the headset is able to stream two wireless audio sources at the same time: one audio source from the 2.4GHz transmitter, and one audio source from a Bluetooth device. This allows you to listen to two different things simultaneously, like a podcast on your phone while you are gaming. There are hundreds of different possibilities and compatibilities thanks to the versatility of dual wireless.

Does the headset have EQ customization or surround sound on PlayStation?

EQ Customization is possible by adjusting the EQ on PC, and then using the headset on a PS4 or PS5. DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound is a PC-only feature.

How does ChatMix work?

The Arctis 9 appears as two separate audio devices in Windows, one for game audio and one for chat audio. You can assign “Game” as the default audio device for games and other media, and then assign “Chat” in Discord, Skype, Zoom, Teams, and any other VoIP clients. The ChatMix control dial on the headset allows you to balance between the two audio streams on the fly without ever leaving your game, so you can quickly turn either source up or down based on what you need to hear.

How do I use the Arctis 9 with my PlayStation or Nintendo Switch?

The Arctis 9 can be used with a PlayStation or Nintendo Switch in docked mode. On the Arctis 9 wireless transmitter, switch the mode to “PlayStation” and connect the transmitter’s USB-A plug into the console. There may be additional audio settings needed for PS4/PS5 connectivity (depending on how your PlayStation was set up), so please refer to the product information guide.

What is sidetone and does this headphone have it?

Sidetone (also known as microphone monitoring) allows you to control the amount of mic input that is routed back into your headset, so you can choose how much of your own voice and surroundings to hear. The adjustment of sidetone for the Arctis 9 is done inside SteelSeries Engine software on a PC. The setting will be stored on the Arctis 9 for use with other devices via USB.

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