Every gamer knows the Steelseries brand firsthand. This manufacturer is developing computer peripherals and a headset that allows you to turn a normal gameplay into an exciting adventure. The assortment of the company is replete with a wide variety of products for novice users and professional e-sportsmen. The brand pays special attention to product design and quality, which is why it has rightfully won the title of flagship of the computer segment.
About the manufacturer
Steelseries is a Danish brand whose history began in 2001. At first, the company staff consisted of only 2 people, distinguished by their strong character, perseverance and enthusiasm. Their first creation was a gaming mat. It is based on a structured surface technology. Today, Steelseries is ready to offer almost all elements of computer equipment, ranging from high-precision rugs to multifunctional keyboards.
The gaming table of professional gamers is entirely furnished with the peripherals of the Steelseries brand. But the most interesting is that the represented company does not stop there.
Specialists at the Steelseries Research Center are regularly developing new gaming devices. In every new computer peripheral product, humanity is felt. But this does not mean that the technique works instead of a live player. It’s just that every new design is created on the principle of merging with a person. So that no part of the device interferes with the operation, this nuance is especially felt in the headphones.
The best models
To date, Steelseries has developed many interesting models of headphones, each of which has special characteristics. Not only professional e-sportsmen, but also beginner gamers, as well as amateurs to listen to music in clear sound, could appreciate them.
Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless
The presented headset does not tie its owner to a specific place. If necessary, a person can go to another room, while not interrupting communication with other people and not losing connection with the sounds of the game within a radius of 12 meters. The Arctis Pro Wireless headphones are battery powered. The headset comes with 2 batteries. While the first one works, the second battery is on recharge.
The convenient headphone interface does not make the user read the operating instructions. All device features are shown as clear icons. The bi-directional microphone features an updated noise reduction system. Soft, breathable ear pads protect your headset’s ears from fogging.
Steelseries Arctis Pro + Gamedac
This headphone model is designed exclusively for professional e-sportsmen. The device comes with a Gamedac sound card, which provides the headset owner with the most clear and clear sound. From the point of view of external performance, users noted the similarity of this model with a headset of the same Arktis 7 series. On the outside of the headphones there is an RGB-backlight, the palette of which you can choose yourself.
The microphone of the presented model of gaming headphones has a retractable design. His system has a unique noise reduction technology. The volume control and the microphone button is located on the cups closed. The weight of the provided headphones is 340 grams, so the product is completely not felt on the head.
Steelseries arctis 7 white 2019 edition
The presented model of headphones is a dream of professional e-sportsmen and novice gamers. The manufacturer managed to embody the wildest fantasies of consumers in this headset. The headphone design is made in white. The supertechnology of the headset not only produces high-quality sound, but also maximally details all the sound nuances. In simple words, it’s easy for gamers to hear the breath of an enemy standing around the corner with these headphones.
The microphone of this model is equipped with a unique noise reduction function, due to which the interlocutors of the device owner will not hear extraneous sounds in the background.
An important addition to the presented device is a wireless connection. Some may be frightened by this nuance, however, users claim that they have never encountered interruptions or interference from the air. The range of this model of headphones reaches 15 m. The battery is designed for more than 24 hours of uninterrupted operation. If you suddenly need to recharge the headset, you can use mobile charging or a bundled wire.
SteelSeries Siberia 650
The presented model of headphones appeared almost immediately after the rebranding of Steelseries. The brand management has revised the approach to the technical characteristics of the manufactured devices, so that the devices began to impress their owners even more. The design of this model has an adjustable headband. The closed circular membrane is made of breathable material. Only the ear pads in this unit must not be replaced. The microphone of this model is equipped with a special noise reduction system. The length of the connection wire is 1.2 m. But this is quite enough to connect the headset to a computer.
How to choose?
Professional e-sportsmen can easily choose computer peripherals, including headphones. But novice gamers in this matter need to be guided by some knowledge. Otherwise, instead of a high-quality device, a regular device will be purchased without any functions to support the sounds of the game process. Before proceeding with the selection of a suitable device, you need to decide on some aspects.
- An acceptable way to connect. In this case, we are talking about wireless or wired models.
- Speaker and microphone specifications.
- Device design.
Almost all elements of the gaming peripherals for connecting to a signal source have the usual audio cables with a multifunctional 3.5 mm jack, which is responsible for the microphone and sound at the same time. However, gamers give their preference to two-connector models, where one is responsible for the sound, the second for voice. The greatest technical capabilities are headphones with a USB port. The systems of such models are equipped with surround sound function, microphone noise reduction option, LED backlight and other nuances that allow you to create comfortable conditions for the user.
Special attention should be paid to analog models of headsets. They have a classic connection cable. Complete with small sound cards. Connecting to the sound source of these models is via a USB cable. Thanks to the sound card, the functionality of the headset expands. And yet, lately professional e-sportsmen have given preference to wireless-type headphones. Of course, such devices are quite expensive, but with their help the owner gets more options. An important advantage of a wireless headset is its capacious battery and long range.
The only drawback of such designs is the inability to use the headset with stationary type consoles.
The headset with Bluetooth technology is quite popular today. Headphones can be connected either wirelessly or wired using a USB adapter. However, professional gamers choose such a headset only for phones. Choosing a device based on technical specifications is very difficult to do. In order not to be mistaken, you should consult with friends and acquaintances involved in e-sports. They will indicate the exact numbers based on the inspection of the room and the power of the computer. Design in the overall picture of the headset plays an important role, especially for streamers. After all, headphones in their work play the role of a uniform equipped with multiple functionality.
How to use?
Each individual Steelseries headphone model has its own technical specifications and operating requirements. For example, it is proposed to consider the Arctis Pro Wireless model, which today is in great demand by consumers. To begin with, it should be noted that the headset presented requires installation on a PC with Windows 7 and Windows 10. In addition, these headphones can be used on the PS4.
Turning on the device is easy. You must press the power button and hold for a few seconds. The process of connecting these headphones to a computer is simple. It is enough to connect the USB audio cable from the transmitter to the PC. After prolonged use, the battery of this wireless model starts to run out. To charge, you must place the battery in the transmitter socket or use a portable micro-USB charging cable.
The process of connecting professional gaming headphones is much more difficult. Firstly, you need to connect the device to a PC. Secondly, install the appropriate driver and program with the device settings. Thirdly, for the correct operation of the headset, you must timely update the utility.
An overview of the Steelseries Arctis Raw see below.