SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

SteelSeries Arctis 7 design


Choosing the best wireless gaming headset under 200 dollars can be a daunting task and time consuming with so many varieties available to choose from. If you are looking for a wireless gaming headset with great sound, very comfortable, stylish and works pretty well with many devices at a reasonable price, With so many companies producing various gaming headsets, be assured it won’t be easy to find a well-balanced PC gaming headset.

This headset challenges everything you recognize about gaming headsets with full-featured overhauled audio, enhanced comfort and new mic design. This headset has just about everything you would like in a wireless gaming headset. It features 15-hours battery life, lag-free wireless audio, premium steel headband, and on ear game/chat audio balance. It features 3.5-millimeter connection that you can use to connect with wired devices.

Let’s now take a closer look at our Arctis 7 gaming headset


When it comes to design, you will not find whole lots of differences between Arctis 7 and the Arctis 5. This headset is one of the most sophisticated and comfortable gaming headsets you will ever put upon your head. The steel alloy headband of this headsets is streamlined which provides the headsets more lateral pressure and a better grip point. This ensures the headset is not uncomfortable and stays in place throughout the entire gaming session. To adjust the headband, you only need to adjust the two Velcro straps, and the flexible headband conforms to the size and shape of your head. You will find this headset either in black or white color.

It has excellent isolation and nourishing comfort, thanks to its vast and oval over-ear earcups which guzzles your entire ear. The thick and well-padded AirWeave ear cushions ensure your ears do not heat up over long sessions playing your game. On the right earcup, you will find a power button as well as the chat volume slider. On the left earcup, you will find a micro USB port that you can use to charge the battery and an audio jack port for connecting to a 3.5-millimeter audio jack to listen to your mobile. You will also find a volume dial and mic mute button. The boom microphone is a shell at the end of the flexible arm built into the left earcup. The arm retracts into the ear cup when not in use.

steelseries arctis 7 side


This headset operates wirelessly using the included transmitter with Macs, PCs and PlayStation 4. Also, you can use it with Xbox One via the wired connection; you just plug the headset cord into the gamepads’ 3.5-millimeter port.

Gaming performance

It offers a well-balanced game sound. With Stereo and the DTS 7.1 surround sound, you can get excitedly different patterns from this headset, whether you would like to listen to music or even have a skype conversation. This headset features a 40-millimeter S1 audio driver. This means that the headset is responsive even to minor sounds that usually can’t hear when using other inexpensive headsets.
let’s take a closer look at the features of this remarkable gaming headset

This headset has a DTS 7.1 surround sound that offers you an actual virtual 3D surroundings with pinpoint accuracy and location for all your audio cues. This headset features S1 audio driver designed to offer the most balanced soundscape with outstanding clarity. It comes equipped with a 15-hours rechargeable battery that allows you to stay wireless for an extended period of continuous use. Also, it has a retractable mic. This means you can retract the mic into the ear cup to keep it secure when traveling between LANs or even tournaments.

The headset features AirWeave ear pads inspired by fabrics used in the athletic clothing. The well-padded ear pads keep you cool, dry and very comfortable, letting you enjoy for long hours of playing games with ease. Another key feature that makes this headset such a standout gaming headset is a ski goggle suspension headband. This headband perfectly outlines the headset through your entire head. What does it mean? Well, this means that the headset weight is uniformly distributed, eradicating all the pressure points. Hence, makes the headset very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.

Another remarkable feature of this headset is on-ear audio controls which enable you to control your volume or even mute very quickly. The exclusive clear mic of this gaming headset offers studio quality voice transparency as well as background noise cancellation which is unmatched by any other kind of headset available on the market today. Also, it has lag-free wireless audio ranging up to 40 feet. This means that you will not have to worry again about lags interfering when playing your games. This headset provides continuous frequency skipping technology that prevents lags.

steelseries arctis 7 box

The Arctis 7 has a lightweight design. It only weighs 9.9 ounces, that you may even forget you are wearing them since you will hardly feel them. The headset measures 8.5-inches by 1.9-inches by 7.8-inches. This headset is ready to use anywhere you would like to use it. It is very portable, meaning you can take it with you wherever you are going. You can use the wireless audio on Macs, PC, VR and PlayStation 4. Also, once your headset is wired, it can be used with Xbox One or even mobile devices.


  • Balanced sound.
  • Reasonable price.
  • Seamless wireless.
  • Incredibly comfortable.
  • Works with the console, PC, and mobile.


  • Irritatingly bright LED on the microphone.
  • Bass is not powerful.


Arctis 7 is a tremendous wireless gaming headset that worth investing. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars trying to search for a gaming headset that won’t even serve for long. Lag(s) is one of the major complaints that most gamers have about various headsets which are intended for gaming. But with this headset, you don’t have to worry about lags ever interfering while playing your games. The Arctis 7 provides a satisfying comfort that you can even long hours of game playing. This headset has a battery life of 15 hours that guarantees 15 hours of playing games wirelessly.