In the eight and a half years that I have been doing reviews here at LanOC, I’ve had the opportunity to work with SteelSeries on every one of their headset launches. But in that time none of the new headsets have been a completely new design. They have revamped the H and Siberia lines multiple times and even had a few variations that were close to an all new design like the Siberia Elite. But recently they actually introduced a completely new headset product line called the Arctis. Like their H series they have a couple of variations but for the launch they sent over the Arctis 5 and I’ve been testing it out and I finally have a little time to sit down and talk about it. So let's dive into the new features then see how they perform.

Product Name: SteelSeries Arctis 5

Review Sample Provided by: SteelSeries

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE


Neodymium Drivers 40mm
Headphone Frequency Response 20-22000 Hz
Headphone Sensitivity 98db
Headphone Impedance 32 Ohm
Headphone Total Harmonic Distortion < 3%
Headphone Volume Control On Ear Cup
Microphone Frequency Response 100Hz - 10000Hz
Microphone Pattern Bidirectional
Microphone Sensitivity -48 db
Microphone Impedance 2200 Ohm
Microphone Noise Cancellation Yes
Microphone Location Retractable
Microphone Mute Toggle On Ear Cup
Connector Type USB or Single 3.5mm, 4-Pole Plug via included adapter
Cable Length 3m, 10ft
Cable Material Rubber
Adapter Single 3.5mm, 4-Pole Plug
Share Jack Yes
Detachable Cable Yes
Box Contents

Product Information Guide

Arctis Introduction

Arctis 5

Main Cable

USB ChatMix Dial

3.5mm 4-Pole Adapter

Compatibility PC, Mac, Mobile, PlayStation, Xbox


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #38245 22 Nov 2016 17:32
Check out SteelSeries' new headset!

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