SteelSeries Arctis 3 Review

SteelSeries gaming headset review. Updated 2021 Amazon pricing, audio specs, and review - using scores built around ratings such as volume control, material quality, sound quality, battery life and noise cancellation. Are these SteelSeries headphones right for a PC gamer?

Should you buy the SteelSeries Arctis 3?

This wired gaming headset connects via a 3.5mm jack so it's universally compatible with all devices, whether that be your PC, your mobile phone, Nintendo Switch or PS4. The headset is available in both black and white colours. The highly-rated 'Discord Certified' ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity as well as background noise cancellation, while the S1 speaker drivers have been engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio, and sound great for media as well as games. This performance is wrapped in AirWeave ear cushions, which keep players’ ears cool and dry, even during extended play.

PCGameBenchmark has reviewed pretty much every PC gaming headset available on Amazon. We've ignored some of the smaller and generic brands. We've filtered to only show the best gaming headsets wireless and wired available to buy right now - this SteelSeries gaming headset made our 2021 list.

Now's a great time to buy a new PC gaming headset. So many games are enhanced with great audio, there are always SteelSeries deals to be had (no need to wait for Black Friday 2021) and there's a massive range to chose from. High quality sound is super important when you’re playing and the speakers built into gaming monitors are pretty rubbish. If you’re looking to hear someone creep up on you in Fortnite or love the bass on Apex Legends, you need a proper immersive audio experience and the privacy that brings.

This black headset weighs 0.6 lb (0.27 kg).

PCGameBenchmark ratings are built up from the scores the Amazon community give the most important aspects of a PC gaming headset. We merge those scores to create a percentage rating.

Noise cancellation rates at 4.4 stars.

Battery life is 4.3 stars.

Build quality is important - you will want your headphones to last - these score a 4.0. Put all that together and we have our final percentage score.

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SteelSeries Arctis 3
PCGameBenchmark Rating: 84%

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SteelSeries Arctis 3 Specs

Weight

0.6 lb (272.16 g)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

21.59 cm x 4.83 cm x 19.81 cm
8.5 in x 1.9 in x 7.8 in

Brand

SteelSeries

Colour

Black

Model Number

61433

Hardware Platform

PC
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SteelSeries Arctis 3 Features

  • Designed for everywhere you game, with remarkable sound, comfort and style on all gaming platforms
  • Microphone sensitivity-48 db, microphone impedance: 2200 Ohm . Exclusive ClearCast mic delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation
  • S1 speaker drivers are engineered to produce a detailed, balanced soundscape with ultra-low distortion, for your games, music, movies and more
  • Arctis headsets feature athletics-inspired performance fabric AirWeave ear cushions and a ski goggle suspension headband for lasting comfort
  • Arctis headsets won the Red Dot Product Design award, Tom's Guide "Best Overall Gaming Headset," PC Magazine Editors' Choice and Nerd Reactor says it's "the best headset I have ever used for gaming"

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