SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Performance

Dual Wireless System

Arctis Pro Wireless features rock solid, lossless 2.4G wireless audio for gaming, combined with Bluetooth connectivity for mobile devices. Use both connections simultaneously or independently for maximum flexibility.

Lossless Wireless for Gaming

The wireless transmitter provides 2.4G lossless, ultra-low latency wireless audio with up to 40 feet of range. Auto-channel hopping technology ensures the headset will always find clean RF space for interference-free performance.

Hi-Res Capable Speaker Drivers

Premium speaker drivers with high-density neodymium magnets reproduce Hi-Res audio to 40,000 Hz, nearly double most headsets (22,000 Hz) and twice what the human ear can hear.

ClearCast Bidirectional Microphone

Widely recognized as the best mic in gaming, the retractable Arctis ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and exceptional background noise cancellation.

DTS Headphone:X v2.0

Next generation Headphone:X v2.0 immerses you in the action by delivering incredibly accurate positional cues. Lose yourself in the game as the audio comes to life all around you.

 

Software

One application for all your settings

Engine was designed to have a low impact on your gaming rig while handling all of your important gaming settings.

Settings across platforms

SteelSeries CloudSync lets you backup, share and sync your settings across all your platforms. Create a SteelSeries ID, login, and send your data to the cloud.

 

Problems Updating the Firmware?

I initially had problems  when I first used the headset. So I did a little research and found that quite a few of us had encountered this problem. What seems to be happening is the firmware updater hangs and wont fully complete the process. Even read a post that the headset was bricked!! I did get worried I was going to brick this headset. What I eventually did was uninstalled the engine and reinstalled. Then when I got the notification below the the headset, in the engine home screen, I clicked the spot where it said headset need to update firmware. I did this step on my desktop several times btw with no luck. The firmware bar never progressed. So I repeated the whole process on my laptop. Now on my laptop the progress bar began to move although it did take a while to initialize I believe the process completed. So far I have not seen the error. I hope Steelseries can offer some help to those that are encountering this issue. Because I am not sure it wasn’t just luck that mine finally took. What was even more interesting I was able to still use the headset even though I received the headset failed to update message while using on my desktop?

**I did try to use the front panel USB on my motherboard, could have been part of it? Anyways use a port on the motherboard if all possible to update the firmware.

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

 

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