SteelSeries intros the Arctis Pro lineup of gaming headsets
Earlier this month, SteelSeries has introduced two Arctis Pro gaming headsets, and now the first reviews are out and they definitely look (and sound) good. These two new headsets are the Arctis Pro + GameDAC (also available without the USB DAC for a lower price) and the Arctis Pro Wireless.
According to SteelSeries, the Arctis Pro + GameDAC is the first Hi-Res Audio (HRA)-certified gaming headset, so it has been confirmed by a tough series of tests conducted by the Japan Audio Society (JAS) that this audio accessory can provide gamers with "high-fidelity, full-resolution audio in its purest form." These are a few technical highlights for those who know their audio gear:
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless uses a USB transmitter for wireless 2.4G lossless audio and Bluetooth for mobile audio, being able to use both connections simultaneously. In this case, the user can easily game while using Discord or listening to music. This headset also features the swappable dual-battery setup that SteelSeries introduced with the Siberia 800 and 840.
Both the DAC and wireless transmitter feature an OLED display for quick settings adjustment without the need of any additional software. Another common feature is the retractable ClearCast microphone, which delivers very good clarity and background noise cancellation, as you can see (and hear) in the reviews below.
Unfortunately, the premium build quality, specs, and Hi-Res Audio certified sound do not come cheap. These are the prices: US$179.99 for the Arctis Pro, US$249.99 for the Arctis Pro + GameDAC, and US$329.99 for the Arctis Pro Wireless.