Hi-Fi gaming headset – SteelSeries Arctis Pro

Its time we tested SteelSeries Arctis 5 headphones which turned out to be a very successful construction. The Danish manufacturer, however, came to the conclusion that he could afford more, and he brought it to the market as evidence “The world’s first Hi-Res Hi-Fi gaming audio system”.

Arctis Pro, or Hi-Fi headphones for the player

SteelSeries Arctis Pro is not just one device, but a series that consists of three different products. The basis is naturally headphones with the same name – they have to provide extremely high sound quality, thanks “Premium class converters” . In addition to slogans, the producer also presents specific numbers:

  • sound reproduction up to 40,000 Hz,
  • dynamic range 121 dB
  • and signal to noise ratio (THD + N) -95 dB.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro słuchawki

The headphones feature a well-known stylistic from the Arctis series. In this case, however, it was decided to use higher quality materials, including aluminum shell handles and metallic finishing of the steel headband. The manufacturer also mentions the band like a ski goggle (self-adapting to the shape of the head) and air-cushion pads that guarantee adequate air circulation.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC and Wireless

The most important member of the family, however, is SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC. Its second element is a digital-to-analogue converter and amplifier with a high-end ESS Saber 9018 chip, designed to provide strong bass, high detail, precise positioning of sound (thanks to DTS Headphone: X 2.0) and support for Hi-Fi quality 96 kHz / 24- bit without down-sampling.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC

Adapted to PCs and PlayStation 4, GameDAC is additionally equipped with an OLED display that simplifies the configuration and management of graphic equalizer.

For players who do not like tangled cables, a wireless model was prepared: SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless – equally well equipped and with a functional transmitter with an OLED display. With the sound source these headphones can connect via Bluetooth or on the 2.4 GHz band (after connecting the receiver). Working time on a single charge is 10 hours.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

How much do Arctis Pro headphones cost? Quite a few

All three models can be found in stores. Their prices, as you might have guessed, are not among the lowest:

  • the SteelSeries Arctis Pro model costs PLN 799,
  • SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC set – PLN 1099,
  • and the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless model – PLN 1399.

However, the manufacturer is convincing that it is worth …

“Until now, innovations in the graphics and gaming screens / screens have definitely outpaced the development of gaming audio equipment. The Arctis Pro line is designed for players who are looking for Hi-Fi quality and want to hear every detail created by sound designers. The same as they want to watch the best graphics in games ” – said Ehtisham Rabbani, general director of SteelSeries.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro headset on video:

Source: SteelSeries

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