Regardless of whether you incline toward the lower cost and quality of sound in wired earphones or the comfort and solace which accompanies wireless headsets, we have you covered. We have additionally included suggestions for the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, and PC, so regardless of what framework you game on.
You will have the option to discover in any event several top-level gaming headsets to contemplate, each obviously better than your TV or screen’s implicit speakers.
We will likewise consider both open-back and shut-back earphones, as the previous will in general offer a more extensive sound stage that is helpful for finding foes, while the last limit sound spillage to guarantee you don’t trouble your flatmates.
At long last, we additionally might want to see support for various frameworks, so that on the off chance that you own comfort and a PC, or different consoles, you can utilize a similar headset on both.
With that off the beaten path, we should get straight into picking for the best SteelSeries headsets accessible in 2020. Snap the connections to shake directly to the pick you’re keen on, or look on to peruse the entire piece!
The best SteelSeries headsets you should buy now
1. SteelSeries Arctis 9 Wireless
The SteelSeries Arctis 9 is a headset with no less than four different ways to associate with different gadgets, just as similar to the SteelSeries Engine software. While SteelSeries Engine was not viable with the Arctis 9 during our survey window (it will be quickly), SteelSeries educated us that the usefulness is basically equivalent to for the Arctis 7. That implies you’ll have the option to change balances, set up profiles for singular games, etc.
The greater arrangement this time around is that the Arctis 9 backings Bluetooth, which is a first in a remote SteelSeries headset. Practically, this implies you can combine the Arctis 9 remotely with cell phones. You can likewise utilize Bluetooth for PC availability and keep the Arctis 9’s dongle snared to a PS4, which is somewhat less monotonous than continually stopping and unplugging the USB connector.
I’m conflicted about the Bluetooth network. From one viewpoint, it’s incredible for the Arctis 9 to offer a remote network with cell phones. Then again, the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless ostensibly tackled this issue in a richer manner: with a USB-C dongle. Without getting into a complete correlation, the USB-C dongle is both littler and more adaptable than the USB-A dongle that accompanies the Arctis 9, especially since the Arctis 9 dongle expects you to flip a switch among PC and PS4 networks.
In our SteelSeries Arctis 9 review, we talked about the gadget’s extraordinary fit, acceptable sound quality, and noteworthy Bluetooth availability. In any case, at $200, it’s one of the more costly standard gaming headsets available, and it’s difficult to shake the inclination that it should sound only somewhat better, particularly for music. All things being equal, I completely appreciated utilizing the Arctis 9 for both gaming and efficiency, especially since it’s so easy to wear. To a similar value extent, I would consider (and maybe even decide on) the Logitech G Pro X Wireless, however it relies upon whether you favor comfort (Arctis 9) or sound quality (Pro X Wireless).
2. SteelSeries Arctis 9X
SteelSeries keeps on ruling the headset market with regards to comfort. Because of its flexible headband, you’re nearly ensured to get an ideal fit each time you wear the Arctis 9X. With a lightweight plan and an even weight dispersion, it’s anything but difficult to wear the Arctis 9X for quite a long time at a time, whether you’re tuning in to music at the workplace or drenched in an incredible game at home.
The Arctis 9X’s most significant component is its out-of-the-container remote network with the Xbox One. As expressed above, most headsets essentially don’t offer this element, and it’s astounding to see SteelSeries at last offer something explicitly for Xbox gamers. The most significant thing a gaming headset can do is give acceptable sound.
The second most significant thing it can do is offer an agreeable fit. The Arctis 9X prevails on both of these checks. It additionally associates remotely with an Xbox One, no dongles required, which is certifiably not a typical component among gaming headsets. But then, for all it gets right, the Arctis 9X can feel shockingly baffling now and again. Regardless of whether it’s the multifunctional catches, or the unclear battery marker, or the absence of customization alternatives, the Arctis 9X simply doesn’t feel as complete or as natural as, state, the incomparable SteelSeries Arctis 7.
To the extent remote Xbox One headsets go, I incline toward both the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 ($150) and the LucidSound LS35X, which are both somewhat less expensive and have better physical plans and Xbox remote network. However, the Arctis 9X surely has crude solace and sound quality making it work, and those are difficult to excuse.
3. SteelSeries Arctis 1
This low-end model highlights similar 40mm drivers you’ll discover in the Arctis 7 2019 Edition, however, the general sound is very extraordinary. These jars sound observably more bass-weighty, especially when tuning in to music. The low-end from kick drums, basslines, and contorted guitars will, in general, overwhelm subtler and milder components in the blend, which I don’t discover with the Arctis 7 or the Arctis Pro Wireless I use consistently. Strangely, with the Arctis 1, it nearly seems as though there’s a product EQ being applied; notwithstanding, with the headset utilizing a 3.5mm association rather than USB, the SteelSeries Engine software honestly can’t change the headset’s sound yield.
SteelSeries fabricated an appealing bundle with the wired Arctis 1 headset. In spite of the fact that it does not have the solace of ski goggle headband models, its firm and all-around padded while looking after breathability. The headset creates great sound at the cost, however, its yield isn’t exactly as level and perfect similarly as with different Arctis jars.
Despite the fact that the price is sensible, there are plenty of headsets in that value, including from SteelSeries itself. The Arctis 3 2019 Edition is substantially better in sound and comfort and just more. Then, the remote adaptation of this. Besides, the Arctis 3 is likewise accessible in two distinct models, a wired rendition for a bit more and a Bluetooth model for quite good. What’s a customer to do? Honestly, you’re in an ideal situation paying less for more of the wired Arctis 3 model in the event that you expect to fundamentally utilize your gaming headset on PC, because of the lift you’ll see in sound and development quality. In any case, in the event that you completely can’t go over the price for a gaming headset, the Arctis 1 is serious against different headsets in this value run and a decent arrangement at the cost.
4. SteelSeries Arctis 3 Console
Getting a gaming headset ready for action on the Xbox One has consistently been somewhat little known. You need to quiet your TV, or you’ll get two concurrent sound streams. You can’t connect a remote dongle, similar to you would on a PC or PS4. A while ago when the framework initially appeared, you really needed to purchase a connector to plug a headset into the regulator, on the grounds that Microsoft didn’t decide to incorporate a sound jack. As such, Xbox headsets, even the great ones, are continually going to be somewhat quirky.
In that regard, the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Console is an ideal microcosm of remote Xbox headsets. It gives incredible sound and conveys SteelSeries’ particular agreeable fit, yet pretty much every plan choice that makes it Xbox-viable accompanies some sort of downside. It’s a torment to adjust, its catches serve an excessive number of capacities and it’s shockingly costly for a device that won’t work out of the crate with each framework you own. In case you’re an Xbox gamer who needs an agreeable remote headset — and you have some money to consume — the Arctis 3 Console is a simple enough proposal. In any case, we’ve likewise observed SteelSeries get more adaptable headsets for less cash-flow.
The Arctis 3 Console looks a ton like other late SteelSeries headsets. It has enormous, plain dark ear cups and a customizable headband underneath an unbending metal bend. SteelSeries considers this a “ski-goggles” plan; I call it one of the most agreeable fits available. There’s no playing with scores or metal bars; you simply put it on, maybe changing a Velcro tie a piece, and it fits. This time around, the tie has an elegant example in Xbox green, yet it’s entirely wearable outdoors.