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SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset: A tech enthusiast's review

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Level Up is a series by ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) for cool tech products that are available in Qatar. This month we have a tech enthusiast who will be sharing his review of the SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset.

The SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset is a tournament-level headset with advanced audio tuning designed for competitive professional esports pros. (SteelSeries)

Let's dive right into the review of this gaming headset, so you understand why it's a 'Level Up' in the gaming gears industry!

SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset

SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset: A tech enthusiast's review
SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset: A tech enthusiast's review

This is an easy one for me, as I'm a regular user of SteelSeries headsets. I knew how this headset was going to be and I was not surprised. You can ask any tech person to recommend gaming headsets and their list will definitely include the SteelSeries in it. They are one of the leading brands in this industry and these headsets reflect that.

But, even if you are not a gamer or a person who will be spending long hours on computers this still might be a good headset for you, let me explain in detail.

In the box

SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset: A tech enthusiast's review
What's in the box?

The headset comes with a main 1.2m cable (to connect to laptops, Xbox, Playstation, Switch, mobile) and a dual 3.5mm cable (to connect to the desktop PC) along with a microphone pop filter.

Connectivity

SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset: A tech enthusiast's review
Are you impressed with this gaming headset?

This is a wired headset so it can only connect to devices with a 3.5mm headset jack, but the list of supported devices is huge. It can support consoles like PlayStation, Xbox, PC/laptops, and even mobile phones.

You can simply plug the headset into your device and start using it. No setup is required.

Note: for PC you have to use the dual cable included in the box to use the mic.

Materials & construction

SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset: A tech enthusiast's review
How cool is this?!

The body is made of mostly metal and hard plastic which feels sturdy and durable. The ear cushions are made of spongy pleather (plastic leather) and it sits comfortably on all types of ears and it remains cool even after long periods of usage.

The headset comes with an adjustable ski band to change the fit for your head and the articulating hinges help with perfectly fitting it to your head. The side of the headphones can be removed for further customization and they are magnetic! The headsets also have a retractable mic built-in for your gaming or discord needs.

Weight

SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset: A tech enthusiast's review
Light, durable and sturdy!

Even though most of its body is made of metal, it is surprisingly lightweight and is under 350 grams in weight which is great. It sits really well and this makes it feel cozy on your head.

Buttons & controls

SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset: A tech enthusiast's review
Convenience is given priority in the design.

The body of the headset has a few buttons and controls for quick settings under the left earpiece, it has a dedicated mute button for the inbuilt microphone and a sturdy volume rocker. Along with it is the headset jack which uses the special SteelSeries pin on the headset to output the audio.

There is also an audio output with a 3.5mm jack which can be used to connect your headsets to output devices.

Quality

SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset: A tech enthusiast's review
High-quality headsets! Will you use these?

No matter how good a deal you're getting, if the audio quality is not good, you’re not going to buy the headsets.

So, unlike other bass boosted headsets which are overpriced and ones that people buy only because of their popularity, these headsets give you a clear audio output without losing the audio quality; whether you’re watching a movie or listening to music, the clear audio from the headsets will make you appreciate the audio even more.

And if you are a gamer, this is a perfect choice for all types of gameplay modes, without a doubt. The microphone quality is average. If you want good quality for streaming, then it's best to get a dedicated microphone.

Technical details

SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset: A tech enthusiast's review
A lightweight headset that sits well on your head!
  • Nominal impedance - 32Ω
  • Frequency Response - 10 - 40,000Hz
  • Sensitivity - 92dBSPL @ 1kHz/1mW

Final thoughts

SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset: A tech enthusiast's review
What do you think about this headset?

There are so many varieties of headsets from QR 10 even up to QR 2,000 and more, and they all give the same audio output but there is a difference in quality that sets everything apart.

This headset is no different. Whether you're a gamer or a normie, if you're looking for good headphones, I would recommend you to get these as they will definitely be worth your money.

Pros

  • Minimalistic design
  • Sturdy build
  • Comfortable ear pads
  • Fair price
  • Detachable cable for easy transport
  • Retractable mic

Cons

  • Mic quality is average

Price & availability

The SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset is available at Store974 for QR 549. Click here to see and purchase the product: https://store974.com/products/steelseries-arctis-prime-gaming-headset-black

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Written by a tech enthusiast

Do you use a mic? Will you upgrade to the SteelSeries Arctis Prime gaming headset? What should we be reviewing next? Do let us know your thoughts in our comments section below. Like and share the article - it keeps us going!