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SteelSeries Arctis 5

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3.7 out of 5
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Pros

  • Overall wearing comfort is very good
  • very comfortable
  • best and most authentic information about gaming peripherals

Cons

  • muddy and indistinct
  • SteelSeries S1 is biased towards gaming and bass
  • it still doesn t do much for isolation

Key specs

  • 7.1
  • 32 Ω
  • 98 dB
  • 20, 22000 Hz
  • Closed
  • Surround
  • Over-Ear
  • Wired

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SteelSeries Arctis 5 - Pros & Cons

SteelSeries Arctis 5

Pros

  • Overall wearing comfort is very good
  • very comfortable
  • best and most authentic information about gaming peripherals
  • great sound
  • great battery life
  • and a comfortable build
  • great battery life
  • sound
  • and mic performance
  • soft
  • breathable

Cons

  • muddy and indistinct
  • SteelSeries S1 is biased towards gaming and bass
  • it still doesn t do much for isolation
  • the reverberation of the kick drum feels almost unpleasantly loud
  • it s unfortunately not that simple
  • Arctis Nova 7 has inferior battery life
  • USB-C dongle is too sweet to pass up
  • the bass seems to overload at loud or high frequencies
  • The volume did not work for me for the first time
  • my cups slipped down quite a bit over time
  • the bass is slightly tweaked in the headset by default

SteelSeries Arctis 5 - Technical Overview

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IconDriver size
40 mm
Best:
Hauppauge XFones
Driver size: 400 mm
IconImpedance
32 Ω
Best:
Stax SR-L500
Impedance: 145000 Ω
IconWeight
306 g
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SteelSeries Arctis 5 - Full Specifications

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Technical details
Sound outputSurround
StyleOver-Ear
Connectivity technologyWired
Headset (integrated/enclosed microphone)yes
Magnet materialNeodymium
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Dimensions
Width8.46 in
Depth3.54 in
Height8.27 in
Weight10.79 oz
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Microphone
Microphone typeBoom microphone
Microphone sensitivity-38.0 dB
Microphone frequency100 - 10000
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Features
Noise-cancelingyes
ButtonsVolume
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Design
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Black,White
  • White
Acoustic designClosed
Attachment typeHeadband
Foldableyes
Connector contacts platingGold
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Sound
Channels7.1
Impedance32.0 Ω
Sensitivity98.0 dB
Frequency range20 - 22000
Driver technologyDynamic
Driver size1.57 in
Total harmonic distortion (THD)3.0 %
Audio formatDTS:X
Simulated surround soundyes
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Connectivity
Cable length3
3.5 mm/6.3 mm adapter includedno
Type of connector
  • 3.5mm
  • USB
USBno
Type of USB connectorManufacturer specific
Detachable cableyes
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Power
Battery operatedno

SteelSeries Arctis 5 - Q&A (8)

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    penney_batz
    about 1 year ago
    Is SteelSeries Arctis 5 Bluetooth?
    rachell_cronin
    11 months ago
    No, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 is not a Bluetooth-compatible gaming headset. If you're looking for a wireless headset, consider the SteelSeries Arctis 3, the Arctis Pro Wireless or the HyperX Cloud Mix.
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    eldridge
    about 1 year ago
    Does the SteelSeries Arctis 5 work on Nintendo Switch?
    donnie.goodwin
    11 months ago
    Yes, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 will work on Nintendo Switch.
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    lindsey_hayes
    about 1 year ago
    How much is the SteelSeries Arctis 5?
    oswaldo
    11 months ago
    The SteelSeries Arctis 5 costs $99.99
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    jame
    about 1 year ago
    Is SteelSeries Arctis 5 good for music?
    robt_hand
    11 months ago
    The Arctis 5 works great for both music and video if you want an everyday headset for your computer. The SteelSeries Engine 3 software offers presets for both music and movies, and they work exceptionally well whether or not you're using surround sound.
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    elizabet
    about 1 year ago
    Does SteelSeries Arctis 5 have surround sound?
    leonardo_dv
    11 months ago
    The SteelSeries Arctis 5 has virtual 7.1 surround sound. It also has RGB lighting, a retractable microphone, a ChatMix dial to regulate the volume between a game and its accompanying chat.
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    esteban_botsford
    about 1 year ago
    Does SteelSeries Arctis 5 work on PS5?
    kandice.mann
    11 months ago
    Yes, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 will work with the PS5.
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    ramona
    about 1 year ago
    Can you use SteelSeries Arctis 5 on PS4?
    maximo
    11 months ago
    Yes, the Arctis 5 can be connected to a PlayStation 4, PC or Mac through USB, as well as Xbox, Switch and mobile devices using the included 3.5mm adapter. However, some features like ChatMix, surround sound and illumination will only be available when connected via USB.
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    elton.hauck
    about 1 year ago
    Is SteelSeries Arctis 5 compatible with Xbox One?
    britany.batz
    11 months ago
    Yes, the SteerSeries Arctis 5 is compatible with the Xbox One. The headset comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, so you can plug it directly into the controller.
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SteelSeries Arctis 5 SteelSeries - Editorial Reviews (10)

3.7
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SteelSeries Arctis 5 Review: SteelSeries Arctis 5
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Destructoid
Published: 23.11.2016
Review: SteelSeries Arctis 5

Some of the best cups you’ll ever touch I’ve been using the SteelSeries Arctis 5 as my main headset on my...

SteelSeries Arctis 5 Here's a Gaming Headset You'll Actually Want to Wear Out
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Tom's Guide
Published: 07.06.2019
Here's a Gaming Headset You'll Actually Want to Wear Out
4.0

The Arctis 5 offers great sound that you can fine-tune to your liking, a comfortable design and an impressive mic at a reasonable price.

SteelSeries Arctis 5 SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition Review
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RTINGS.com
Published: 03.05.2019
SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition Review
3.6

The SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition are good wired gaming headphones that have a very good audio reproduction. They have a great microphone for online gaming, ...

SteelSeries Arctis 5 SteelSeries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset Review: Long-Term Comfort
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tomshardware.co.uk
Published: 13.06.2020
SteelSeries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset Review: Long-Term Comfort
3.5

An extremely comfortable experience for games, music and movies

SteelSeries Arctis 5 SteelSeries Arctis 5 Review - Gaming Headset Review
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Gadget Review
Published: 20.10.2016
SteelSeries Arctis 5 Review - Gaming Headset Review
2.0

Is this gaming headset as revolutionary as it thinks, or another subpar pair of overpriced headphones? Read in our SteelSeries Arctis 5 review to find out!

SteelSeries Arctis 5 SteelSeries Arctis 5 gaming headset review
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Headphone Review
Published: 31.10.2017
SteelSeries Arctis 5 gaming headset review
4.3

SteelSeries is a growing force in the gaming world, and the SteelSeries Arctis 5 was launched to much fanfare. Is it worth the $100?

SteelSeries Arctis 5 SteelSeries Arctis 7+ Wireless review
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SoundGuys
Published: 12.05.2022
SteelSeries Arctis 7+ Wireless review

The SteelSeries Arctis 7+ makes smart improvements over its predecessor, while keeping the things that really worked the same.

SteelSeries Arctis 5 SteelSeries Arctis 5 review: A comfortable headset with a strong mic and decent sound
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TechnoBuffalo
Published: 03.11.2016
SteelSeries Arctis 5 review: A comfortable headset with a strong mic and decent sound

SteelSeries offered us the opportunity to review one of the newest entries in their lineup of headsets for gaming. We received the Arctis 5, a device that sells for $99.99. The headset works on the PC through USB or 1/8″ jack, but it also supports anything with a headset jack and will play perfectly with the Xbox One and PS4. Solid 7.1 DTS Surround Sound Where headsets matter most is...

SteelSeries Arctis 5 SteelSeries Arctis 5 7.1 Surround Sound RGB Headset Review
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Techgage
Published: 14.11.2016
SteelSeries Arctis 5 7.1 Surround Sound RGB Headset Review

After 2 years we're back looking at another headset from SteelSeries. Where the last one occupied the premium end of the scale with a price tag to match, the new Arctis series is set to take aim at the mainstream market, but retain the premium features. Read on to see how the Arctis 5 stacks up.

SteelSeries Arctis 5 SteelSeries Arctis 5 Review
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TechPowerUp
Published: 29.06.2017
SteelSeries Arctis 5 Review
5.0

The SteelSeries Arctis 5 is a great gaming headset, chock-full of useful features, and carefully tuned to sound as accurate as possible instead of just focusing on the bass. Thanks to that, it's great for playing games on a high level and just as good for listening to music, both at home and on the go.

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