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SteelSeries Arctis 7 vs Arctis Pro: Which Wireless Gaming Headset is Better?

When it comes to gaming, there are certain things that are a must for your station, graphics, lightning-fast controls and precise sound. There is no better solution for immersing yourself in the sound of a game than a gaming headset.

Today we are going to compare all the specifics of the Arctis 7 and the Arctis Pro. We will consider the most important specifics like comfort, connectivity, technology, and value for money. You will be able to find all of the details in a comparison chart, and, along with some pros and cons, we will decide on an overall winner.

There are some significant differences between the Arctis 7 and the Arctis Pro, but we will start with what they have in common.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 vs Arctis Pro

SteelSeries Arctis 7 vs Arctis Pro – Similarities

Quick Glance

Here is a quick review of all the features of the Arctis 7 and the Arctis Pro.

Name
SteelSeries Arctis 7 - Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone: X v2.0 Surround - for PC and PlayStation 4 - Black
Our Pick
SteelSeries Arctis Pro High Fidelity Gaming Headset - Hi-Res Speaker Drivers - DTS Headphone: X v2.0 Surround for PC, Black
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SteelSeries Arctis 7 - Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone: X v2.0 Surround - for PC and PlayStation 4 - Black
SteelSeries Arctis Pro High Fidelity Gaming Headset - Hi-Res Speaker Drivers - DTS Headphone: X v2.0 Surround for PC, Black
Size
7.76 x 6.89 x 3.68 inches
7.37 x 6.55 x 3.54 inches
Weight
0.78lbs
0.94lbs
Color Options
Black or white
Black or white
Sound System
DTS Headphone: X v2.0. Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound (pc only)
DTS Headphone: X v2.0. Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound (pc only)
Microphone
Yes, retractable
Yes, retractable
Microphone Noise Cancellation
Microphone Mute
Range
40ft
40ft
Headset Frequency
20-20,000Hz
10Hz to 40,000Hz
Volume Controls
On the ear cup
On the ear cup
Connectivity
Wireless or USB
Wireless or USB
Compatibility
PC, Mac, PlayStation, PS4, Xbox One, VR, Nintendo Switch, mobile
PC, Mac, PlayStation, PS4, Xbox One, VR, Nintendo Switch, mobile
Prism RGB Illumination
PC, Mac, PS4
Battery Life
24 hours+
24 hours+
Materials
AirWeave ear cushions, woven silk google fabric, Durable steel headband
AirWeave ear cushions, woven silk google fabric, Durable steel headband
Warranty
US/Asia- 1year, EU-2 years
US/Asia- 1year, EU-2 years
Prime status
-
-
Name
SteelSeries Arctis 7 - Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone: X v2.0 Surround - for PC and PlayStation 4 - Black
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SteelSeries Arctis 7 - Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone: X v2.0 Surround - for PC and PlayStation 4 - Black
Size
7.76 x 6.89 x 3.68 inches
Weight
0.78lbs
Color Options
Black or white
Sound System
DTS Headphone: X v2.0. Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound (pc only)
Microphone
Yes, retractable
Microphone Noise Cancellation
Microphone Mute
Range
40ft
Headset Frequency
20-20,000Hz
Volume Controls
On the ear cup
Connectivity
Wireless or USB
Compatibility
PC, Mac, PlayStation, PS4, Xbox One, VR, Nintendo Switch, mobile
Prism RGB Illumination
Battery Life
24 hours+
Materials
AirWeave ear cushions, woven silk google fabric, Durable steel headband
Warranty
US/Asia- 1year, EU-2 years
Prime status
-
Our Pick
Name
SteelSeries Arctis Pro High Fidelity Gaming Headset - Hi-Res Speaker Drivers - DTS Headphone: X v2.0 Surround for PC, Black
Image
SteelSeries Arctis Pro High Fidelity Gaming Headset - Hi-Res Speaker Drivers - DTS Headphone: X v2.0 Surround for PC, Black
Size
7.37 x 6.55 x 3.54 inches
Weight
0.94lbs
Color Options
Black or white
Sound System
DTS Headphone: X v2.0. Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound (pc only)
Microphone
Yes, retractable
Microphone Noise Cancellation
Microphone Mute
Range
40ft
Headset Frequency
10Hz to 40,000Hz
Volume Controls
On the ear cup
Connectivity
Wireless or USB
Compatibility
PC, Mac, PlayStation, PS4, Xbox One, VR, Nintendo Switch, mobile
Prism RGB Illumination
PC, Mac, PS4
Battery Life
24 hours+
Materials
AirWeave ear cushions, woven silk google fabric, Durable steel headband
Warranty
US/Asia- 1year, EU-2 years
Prime status
-

The Sound System

Both the Arctis 7 and the Arctis Pro are the next generation DTS Headphones: X v2.0. When used with PCs, you will be able to take advantage of the Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound, giving you a full 360º field of sound.

Connectivity and Compatibility

You can connect the Arctis 7 and the Arctis Pro wirelessly or via USB. The wireless connection uses 2.4GHz. You will be able to use them with PCs, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, VR, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. You should check with the specific make and version of your device to check whether you can connect wirelessly or via USB.

Microphone

The microphone that comes with the Arctis 7 and the Arctis Pro is fully retractable and has noise cancellation to ensure you are clearly heard throughout your game. There is a microphone mute button on each of the Arctis gaming headsets.

SteelSeries Arctis pro Review

Battery Life

There will be no problems with marathon gaming sessions with either the Arctis 7 or the Arctis Pro. The battery life for both gaming headsets is over 24 hours.

Materials

Whether it’s 30 minutes or 3 hours, you know that the Arctis 7 and the Arctis Pro have comfort in mind. Each has an adjustable steel headband, and they are covered in a woven silk google fabric. Furthermore, you can benefit from AirWeave ear cushions for cool and dry ears over long sessions.

Range

When using the Arctis 7 and the Arctis Pro via a wireless connection, you can expect to get a range of up to 40 feet.

Warranty

The warranties that come with the Arctis 7 and the Arctis Pro are both limited. In the U.S and Asia, the warranty is for 1 year. In Europe, it is extended to 2 years.

There are still some differences between the Arctis 7 and the Arctis Pro to talk about, so we will look at those now.

Differences Between SteelSeries Arctis 7 and Arctis Pro

Appearance

SteelSeries Arctis 7 comparison

It’s true they do look almost identical but there is a slight difference in their size.

Arctis 7

This headset measures 7.76 x 6.89 x 3.68 inches and it weighs 0.78 pounds. It is available in black or white.

Arctis Pro

The overall dimensions are 7.37 x 6.55 x 3.54 inches but it weighs a fraction more at 0.94 pounds. It is also available in black or white.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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Headset Frequency Range

SteelSeries Arctis 7 review

The headset frequency range is an indication of the high and low frequencies you will be able to hear. The average human ear can hear between 20Hz and 20KHz, though this starts to drop as we get older.

Arctis 7

The frequency range is great at 20Hz to 20KHz.

Arctis Pro

For the audiophile, the frequency range is 10Hz to 40KHz.

The Winner Is- The Arctis Pro

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Prism RGB Illumination

SteelSeries Arctis pro comparison

This feature allows you to customize the lighting effects of the headset from a full spectrum of 16.8 million colors. You can also match your lighting effects to other equipment with RGB.

Arctis 7

This headset doesn’t come with Prism RGB Illumination

Arctis Pro

You can use Prism RGB Illumination when connected to PCs, Mac, or PS4.

The Winner Is- The Arctis Pro

Pros and Cons

Finally, we will take a look at some pros and cons of the two Arctis gaming headsets.

Arctis 7

SteelSeries Arctis 7

Pros:

  • Great sounds with everything we used them for
  • Lovely materials that feel like good quality
  • The wireless range is strong

Cons:

  • This set isn’t as comfortable

Arctis Pro

SteelSeries Arctis pro

Pros:

  • Zero-latency makes it ideal for gaming
  • Easy to use with a wide range of devices
  • There are lots of options to customize this headset apart from the RGB

Cons:

  • It would be nice to have a chat mix on the earcup

The Final Verdict

We have a clear winner today. The Arctis Pro came out on top on paper and after using it. There were a couple of things that we were expecting to be better. We liked the idea of the Prism RBG Illumination. It doesn’t sound like a huge deal but if all of your other equipment has it, you will want to sync your effects.

Both the Arctis 7 and the Arctis Pro were excellent for sound quality and both showed zero latency. That being said, the Arctics Pro was more comfortable and for just a few dollars more at the moment, it was well worth paying a little more.

 

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