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SteelSeries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset

MSRP 100 USDNEX score 68%

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Product Overview

SteelSeries Arctis 5 is a midrange gaming headset powered by the same 40mm hi-res drivers found across the Arctis range. It can be driven via either USB or a 4-pole 3.5mm audio jack.
The Arctis 5 comes with a retractable boom bidirectional microphone similar to that found in higher-end models, though it is rated to be quieter. Like all models in the Arctis range, the Arctis 5 comes with the ChatMix functionality, here via an in-series dial in the supplied USB-C cable.
Another important feature of the Arctis 5 is Prism RGB lighting.
With the Arctis 5, SteelSeries also refreshed the Arctis 3 and Arctis 7 to follow the success of the Arctis Pro.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Good sound quality
  • Good microphone for online gaming
  • Supports SteelSeries Engine software for a good amount of customization and control options
Cons
  • Not very durable

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 68% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great noise-cancelling
  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable fit
Cons
  • Lacks surround sound
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB-C, 3.5mm

Construction

Cable
3 m / 10 ft
Colors
Black or White
Drivers
40 mm, neodymium
Form Factor
Over-ear
Headphone Type
Closed, dynamic headphones
Material
Lightweight aluminum alloy and steel construction
Microphone
Retractable Boom

Function

Audio
DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound
Compatibility
PC / Mac / PlayStation / Mobile
Microphone Pickup Pattern
Bidirectional

Performance

Frequency Response
20Hz - 22kHz
Impedance
32 ohms
Max Sound Level
98 dB SPL
Microphone Frequency Response
100Hz - 10kHz
Microphone Sensitivity
-48 dBV/Pa
Total Harmonic Distortion
3%

Production

Debut
2019

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External Reviews

tomshardware[1]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The SteelSeries Arctis 5 is an attractive gaming headset with sound profiles that do well with other types of gaming and media. The microphone is bidirectional and Discord-certified, and its noise-cancelling features were especially impressive during gameplay. While the virtual 7.1 surround sound proved disappointing, gamers will be able to wear the headset for a regular set of hours.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable fit
  • Great noise-cancelling
Cons
  • Lacks surround sound

User Reviews

References

1. ^ SteelSeries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset Review: Long-Term Comfort. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/steelseries-arctis-5. 2020-06-13. Retrieved 2021-04-12.

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