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SteelSeries Arctis 3 All-Platform Gaming Headset for PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR, Android and iOS - White

Color:White  |  Style:Legacy Arctis challenges everything you know about gaming headsets with completely overhauled audio, a new mic design wit...

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Gaming

(20 reviews)
Quality

(169 reviews)
Headphone

(110 reviews)
Sound

(134 reviews)
Use

(15 reviews)
Mic

(92 reviews)
Price

(23 reviews)
Headset

(188 reviews)
Microphone

(53 reviews)
Design

(21 reviews)
Bass

(28 reviews)
Thing

(33 reviews)
Product

(39 reviews)
Cable

(20 reviews)
Break

(6 reviews)
Background noise

(10 reviews)
People

(6 reviews)
Connector

(5 reviews)
Error

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Reviews around gaming (4.40 of 5)

  • I've been buying cheap gaming headsets
  • All in all, it's a good gaming headset, and I'd rank it right behind my current headset (Logitech G35).
  • Great gaming headset that can double for over the ear headphones.
  • Logitech G233 Prodigy Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, PS4 PRO, Xbox One, Xbox One S
  • I'm done with gimmicky "gaming headsets", these things are a joke
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Reviews around quality (4.29 of 5)

  • Its super comfortable, the sound quality is great and over
  • These are a great price and the sound quality is solid.
  • This product feels great but the sound quality is worse than a headset I bought at Walmart for $
  • The audio quality is pretty bad, way worse my pair of 2011 apple earbuds
  • They have great sound quality and are really comfortable
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Reviews around headphone (4.28 of 5)

  • Pros: These are the most comfortable headphones that I’ve ever worn.
  • Very clear mic and the most comfortable headphones I have ever had.
  • Although a little bit of this may be that these headphones make so much less noise when you move than most cans do, which is good :
  • As someone with an easily irritated scalp, it is very easy for headphones to make me uncomfortable by them simply being on my head
  • It is basically an expensive headphones because the mic does not work.
  • Read remaining 110 reviews for headphone

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Reviews around sound (4.23 of 5)

  • For gaming it's alright but for intense sound requiring games like PUBG it lacks a bit
  • So basically, it's a STEREO headphones with mediocre sound.
  • Great sound, very comfortable and really nice presentation of the whole package.
  • Specifically, bass performance is lacking out of the box, making the headphones sound tinny and rather cheap
  • The lack of bass created unstable sound for the movie viewing experience
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Reviews around use (4.21 of 5)

  • So far this is the most comfortable headset I've used even after wearing for extended hours into the night
  • , u will get the feeling of having on a country hat with a strap arround ur neck u can’t really move ur head or it will fall off
  • It's the most comfortable headset I have ever used, it sounds great, looks cool, and is very durable
  • I use them at work, and they're probably the most comfortable headphones I've used
  • The worst headphones I've ever used
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Reviews around mic (4.20 of 5)

  • The mic is decent and can retract into the headset allowing you to use it as just headphones
  • The mic is extendable and retracts into the left earpiece...really nice for getting it out of the way when not in use
  • They sound like the gamezero but with a better Mic and more comfortable it is great!
  • Based on the flaky mic and the poor design choice for the cables, I would never recommend this headset
  • Mic sounded terrible in discordUpgrade the driversThe instructions are terrible
  • Read remaining 92 reviews for mic

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Reviews around price (3.99 of 5)

  • Audio, style, and comfort all in one for a great price.
  • If you want great sound both incoming and outgoing, comfort, ease of use and all at a more than fair price, this is a no-brainer
  • It is a decent pair of headphones for a decent price for any use
  • I've always understood that gaming headsets were a scam, but I didn't realize the audio quality got worse the higher the price
  • Honestly, if you're looking for good headsets for a cheaper price, get the Arctis 3
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Reviews around headset (3.96 of 5)

  • So most headset hurt after long periods of having them on my head
  • Great gaming headset that can double for over the ear headphones.
  • I assumed that being in this range the audio quality would be much superior to the cheap $20 headset I previously used
  • Otherwise the sound quality is great and the headset itself is still comfortable.
  • these are the most comfortable headset I have used, by a long shot.
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Reviews around microphone (3.68 of 5)

  • AvoidThe sound is fine, there's a terrible microphone echo if your settings aren't set to filter out quiet sounds, which if you talk quietly is a huge problem
  • The finish of the headphones themselves is clean, the retractable, inset microphone is fantastic, and having all the
  • The microphone retracts in the body of the ear which is pretty cool.
  • It is unfortunate that an otherwise lovely product is marred by such a terrible microphone
  • Before the microphone stopped working they were great though, comfortable and the audio and microphone quality were nice.
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Reviews around design (3.67 of 5)

  • I use logitech peripherals and have found them to be very nicely designed and be good value for the money, which is why I was rooting for the G233.I will go over design, comfort, and sound
  • Based on the flaky mic and the poor design choice for the cables, I would never recommend this headset
  • Positive -1- Nice looking, nice design, even though they are made of plastic they seem to be fairly sturdy.2- Very comfortable to
  • I was able to fix this with some electrical tape to hold the band in place, but honestly it’s just a cheap design.
  • The design is fairly basic actually, and I like the simplicity
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Reviews around bass (3.63 of 5)

  • The bass could be a bit better, but the mids and trebles are sharp
  • The mids and highs sound phenomenal, but the bass is lacking
  • Bass is not overly exaggerated to where explosions drown everything out, and mids and highs are both at pretty acceptable levels
  • These are find for gaming, but as for listening to music, they're just so-so, lacking rich bass.
  • That said, the sound doesn't carry extremely well through cloth, like a beanie if you live in the Northern tip of Idaho during winter, further limiting the bass
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Reviews around thing (3.54 of 5)

  • I'm done with gimmicky "gaming headsets", these things are a joke
  • I'd still dock a star because I hate returning things by mail
  • I literally have nothing bad to say about the Arctis 3.Last but not least they finally, FIIIINNNAALLLLYYYY made it possible to fold the damn things up for easy storage/transport
  • Now, that is not a bad thing, the games do sound great but you will not get virtual surround sound
  • These things are pretty comfortable but after a while i me ears get hot and i gotta take them
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Reviews around product (3.46 of 5)

  • would recomend this product to people who want a good headset at a reasonable price
  • , u will get the feeling of having on a country hat with a strap arround ur neck u can’t really move ur head or it will fall off
  • I don't know if I received a defective product but the microphone picked up no audio
  • I got this headset from Steelseries as part of a return I made from one of their more expensive products ($250) that failed within 9 months of purchasing
  • I find these extremely comfortable with both ears on, a great product for the price.
  • Read remaining 39 reviews for product

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Reviews around cable (2.01 of 5)

  • Proprietary cables means if you lose or damage the cable that plus into the headset (8 pin to 8 pin) or the controller (8 pin to 4-pole), as they are separate cables, you're out of luck until you can order new cables from SteelSeries
  • A few minor gripes, the cables are a little excessive, there's about 3 connections from headset to audio port
  • Instead I now have the sturdiest MUSB cable I’ve ever even held
  • there is a high chance you migh not recieve the full package, as cables tend to be missing and the only thing you can do is buy a new proprietary cable pack for your brand new headphones
  • Then after a week of not playing, the cable for the PC stopped working
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Reviews around break (1.95 of 5)

  • However: Sound quality wasn't great and after less than 2 months the Mic broke
  • You download SteelSeries 3, enter the supplied code to “activate” the surround option, then enable 7.1 in the software, as well as in game
  • The second was that they do not like to work with Razer Synapse on your pc as it will try to control the headphones
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Reviews around background noise (1.85 of 5)

  • It records better at 30db boost; however, the background noise is unbearable.
  • Setting the fans of my gaming laptop to full blast and sitting at my usual distance, the background noise was completely inaudible
  • If they only had the blue "G" logo (Like the understated Logitech G610
  • You can use the headset without the drivers but you will not get the promised effect (which was undetectable to this user).My biggest issue with the headset is that the retractable mic picks up a lot of background noise and static
  • You download SteelSeries 3, enter the supplied code to “activate” the surround option, then enable 7.1 in the software, as well as in game
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Reviews around people (1.44 of 5)

  • Some people complain about not enough bass, well I think the bass levels are just fine
  • But maybe notate that somewhere before people spend their hard-earned money on these products and leave crappy reviews.
  • I tested these out to see how well I could hear people walking around in rainbow six siege, and they can easily pick up footsteps
  • People alternately complain my voice is to quiet and muffled, and then say they can hear me breathing.
  • Some people complain about not enough bass, well I think the bass levels are just fine
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Reviews around connector (1.00 of 5)

  • The ones you get in the box seem to be an odd connector, a sort-of USB that I'm not familiar with to 3.5mm jack, but just below that is a standard headphone port that it seems you could connect an Aux jack to
  • I only have 2 issues, one is the cord, kinda bummed they used a proprietary connector
  • The one big thing that I absolutely hate about this headset is that damn proprietary connector that you use to connect the cables to the headset

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Reviews around error (1.00 of 5)

  • The software needed to emulate the virtual audio gave me problems for a while until I clean reinstalled, disabled my antivirus, and ran setup as admin and it was finally able to load without giving me a fatal error.
  • I haven't found any drastic faults or errors within the last 4 months of owning them, but I will definitely point it out if needed
  • An unknown critical error stopped the headset from installing properly

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More about SteelSeries Arctis 3 All-Platform Gaming Headset for PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR, Android and iOS - White

  • Color:White  |  Style:Legacy Arctis challenges everything you know about gaming headsets with completely overhauled audio, a new mic design with unmatched clarity, and improved comfort with materials inspired by athletic clothing
  • Arctis 3 brings pure performance and style, featuring SteelSeries 7.1 Surround Sound
  • NOTE: Warehouse Deals purchases may not come with the Product Code required to activate the Surround Sound Software on the Arctis 3 headsets
  • Please contact SteelSeries customer service at at support.steelseries.com if needed.