SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC Headset Review

Performance and Software

How is Arctis Pro+GameDAC different from other Arctis headsets?

The Arctis Pro retains the elegant Danish design of the original Arctis headsets, as well as important features like the ski goggle suspension headband, the retractable ClearCast microphone, and the on-headset controls. But many other components have been elevated for the Pro models. For instance, the speaker drivers on Arctis Pro are premium hi-res capable with an even better soundscape. The materials are also more luxurious, like the gunmetal steel outer headband, the lightweight aluminum alloy hangers, and the soft touch coating on the speaker plates. Speaking of, the speaker plates are also replaceable for a new way to customize your Arctis.

Hi-Res Audio Certified

 

Top of the Line Digital to Analog Performance

The heart of the Arctis Pro + GameDAC is the legendary ESS Sabre 9018 Reference DAC, revered for its unsurpassed audio quality with 121 dB of dynamic range and -115 dB THD+N. This makes bass sound tighter, individual sound effects more distinct, and positional cues pin-point accurate.

 

Dedicated High Fidelity USB DAC + Amplifier for Gaming

The GameDAC transforms any PS4 or PC into a high performance audio source by bypassing the low fidelity, poor quality DACs found in typical console controllers, USB headsets, and PC sound cards.

 

Hear everything with high resolution speaker drivers

The Arctis Pro headset features premium speaker drivers with high-density neodymium magnets that reproduce Hi-Res audio out to 40,000 Hz, nearly double what most standard headsets are capable of (22,000 Hz).

 

Dial in your ideal sound

The GameDAC’s onboard 10-band equalizer lets you tweak each frequency via the OLED screen to craft your perfect sound on the fly with no software required.

 

Optimized for Hi-Res Audio

Like putting your car into ‘track’ mode, GameDAC’s dedicated Hi-Res mode streamlines the available options to focus all of its power on producing the best possible audio quality.

 

The right mix for your stream

Simplify your PS4 streaming setup by mixing and balancing game, chat, mic, and aux audio into a single output to your streaming PC.

There we have it! The Arctis Pro + GameDAC Headset brought to us by Steelseries! Let us cover a few final thoughts in the conclusion of our review.

 

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