SteelSeries has always delivered quality gaming equipment, supporting an elite level of competing in esports teams and athletes. SteelSeries clearly has a drive for continuing to improve and has released the next edition of their popular Arctis line of headsets, the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wired and Wireless.
This sleek, low-profile headset takes the reliable 2020 Arctis 7P and makes it better. The battery life now supports 30+ hours of intense gaming and has a USB-C connection to make charging that much easier. The package also includes a multi-platform wireless dongle which enables seamless connection across multiple platforms.
Unlike some gaming headsets where the microphone sticks out like a sore thumb, the Arctis 7P+ has a handy retractable mic that doesn’t get in the way when you don’t need it. By simply pulling it out and then pushing it back into place when not in use, you can game without distraction. Additionally, the durable steel headband is lined with an adjustable ski goggle suspension design for your head, making things even more comfortable when combined with the soft earcups already included with this model.
The headset uses 40mm neodymium drivers with a frequency response between 20–20000 Hz. With sensitivity levels of 98 dB SPL and total harmonic distortion at <3%, SteelSeries is providing some of the best audio quality of their impressive line-up of headsets.
Don’t have a Bluetooth compatible device? No stress! The Arctis 7P+ uses what SteelSeries describes as “gaming-grade 2.4 GHz wireless” in all their Arctis Pro and 7+ headsets. It provides significantly better performance than Bluetooth and ensures audio is lossless. The precision of footsteps, the lows in gigantic explosions, and the rev of engines will sound better than ever.
This rendition of the headset is optimised for PlayStation 5 and fully supports Tempest 3D Audio, as well as being backwards compatible with the previous generations of consoles. The USB-C dongle transmits the lossless wireless 2.4 GHz signal plugged into your console of choice and out to the headset.
Arctis 7P+ owners also get access to SteelSeries Sonar, the all-new audio software for Windows 10 PCs. SteelSeries Sonar enables 7.1 Surround Sound, ChatMix, and more to help you refine your audio for the optimal experience.
That USB-C connection means you can connect straight to any device that supports it. Newer Apple products, other smartphones, tablets, and PCs are all capable. However, some features won’t work completely on older hardware. The Samsung Galaxy Note10 and earlier will only support audio and not voice, for example. So, do your research for your own specific device.
For those who love a good chat online, the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ utilises the Sidetone tool. Otherwise known as microphone monitoring, it allows players to control the amount of audio input that is relayed back into their headset. Essentially, you can turn on and adjust how much of yourself you want to hear when playing with others. With the Arctis 7P+, you can do this on the fly by controlling a dial located on the right earcup.
The SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ is available right now for $199 USD from their website or roughly $370 AUD from authorised retailers.