Steelseries Arctis 5 RGB Gaming Headset (2019 Edition), Black

MX73161 Arctis 5 RGB Gaming Headset (2019 Edition), Black
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Poor headset

Submitted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019
By Michael
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

They looked really good. They are aesthetically, really, a pleasing headset. They had some features that were pretty cool. I really wanted to love them. It broke my heart having to return these headphones, because they actually look so damn good. It's too bad they sound awful.

Weaknesses of the product

Additional Comments

There is 1 star review posted here by Jonathan. He pretty much sums up the experience you're going to get with these headphones. I've used many wireless headsets in the past, and I just could not believe how badly these sounded. They sounded worse than any headset I've ever used, wireless or non wireless, stereo or surround, you name it. Just plain terrible. Please stay away.

Good Value for Price

Submitted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
By Kris
From Edmonton, AB

Strengths of the product

- Decent audio quality (if EQ'd properly). I'd give it a 4/5. The high frequency response is a little weak compared to a studio quality headset, but you get what you pay for. - Noise Reduction works great! Removes annoying mechanical keyboard clicks (and heavy breathing, if you are one of those...) - Intuitive Steel series Interface - Stylish and comfortable - Mic quality exceptional and I really appreciated the mic sidetone feature. - Wired headset, the stability is a strength over any wireless headset.

Weaknesses of the product

- The DTS Headphone X 7.1 surround sound sounded very "tin-ny" in some games and I actually found it more difficult to determine which direction a sound came from so I turned it off. - I found the chat/game volume mixer does not perform as well as it should.

Additional Comments

Great value headset for the price with a lot of quality features. I would recommend to any gamer. If I bought another headset, I'd probably go with the wireless Arctis 7 version.

Get something else

Submitted on Thursday, November 22, 2018
By Jonathan
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

None

Weaknesses of the product

Tin-sounding mic ("It sounds like you're in a can") USB via proprietary software or 4 pole connector only. Have an expensive soundcard? Too bad. Use the spamware that gives you ads for Steel Series products on your desktop instead. The band does not compensate for non-height adjustable ear cups. Don't have ears where steel series wants them? Suffer for it. Mediocre to poor sounding audio. Turn no audio on on the computer. Crank the volume, put on the headset. You can hear white noise the entire way through. It makes noise on a wired connection, whereas other known good headsets don't.

Additional Comments

Steel series might want to apologize for this headset. It's unilaterally terrible, and by forcing you to use proprietary software it forces you onto a tiny sound stage with awful sound reproduction. Get yourself a Sennheiser set instead.
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