The SteelSeries Arctis line has had a decent range of headsets in the past, all which have had good sound and were one of the most comfortable to wear. The best of the three in the range being the Arctis 5 that found a good balance between performance and price. Now SteelSeries has announced the Pro range of the Arctis headsets, they closely resemble the love child of the Artics and the Siberia 800.
What is the SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC wired headset?
Both the Artics Pro models come in both a wired and wireless version being reviewed here including the GameDAC which costs £249.99. The GameDAC module is the Artics Pro’s amp for the wired version of the headset and delivers more high-fidelity sound while allowing direct access to various settings. The wireless version which costs £299.99 does not have the GameDAC but does come with its own hub like the Siberia 840. Unlike the wired version it connects via Bluetooth to give lag-free and lossless audio. There’s also one more version of the Pro that is the wired version without the GameDAC that is the cheapest of them all.
I already liked the Arctis line as it has great audio which is well built and has such a comfortable design with the suspension headband. It’s no surprise that the next in line for the Artics range will be based on the same good things that made its older siblings great. The Pro series comes with the same ski-style headband and large padded over the ear cups. It also still follows the same minimal design moving away from older gaming headsets only having some subtle RGB lighting around the edges of the earcups.