SteelSeries Arctis 5 RGB Illuminated Gaming Wired 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 5 RGB Illuminated Gaming Wired?

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 headset weighs 0.62 lb (0.28 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 3.9 stars.

Build quality is important - you will want your headphones to last - these score a 4.1. Put all that together and we have our final percentage score.

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SteelSeries Arctis 5 RGB Illuminated Gaming Wired
PCGameBenchmark Rating: 79%

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SteelSeries Arctis 5 RGB Illuminated Gaming Wired Specs

Weight

0.62 lb (280.67 g)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

21.59 cm x 4.32 cm x 19.81 cm
8.5 in x 1.7 in x 7.8 in

Brand

SteelSeries

Model Number

61443
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SteelSeries Arctis 5 RGB Illuminated Gaming Wired Features

  • Exclusive ClearCast mic delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation
  • Detachable USB soundcard with ChatMix allows you to adjust the balance between game and chat volume on the fly
  • S1 speaker drivers and DTS Headphone:X 71 surround sound on PC (stereo audio available on Mac, PS4, Xbox One, VR, Switch, and Mobile)
  • 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, "the best headset I have ever used for gaming"

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