The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Gaming headset is available for the proud price of 199.99 Euros. The expectations placed on the new headset are correspondingly high. To what extent it can fulfill these, our following test should clarify. We will not only examine the sound of the headset in detail, but will also examine its construction, design and wearing comfort.
Design and Workmanship
After unpacking, the Arctis Pro simply presents itself in black. Colour accents are not set. This is left to the user, who can illuminate an LED ring at the edge of the ear cups as desired. Without this LED lighting, the headset is unobtrusive and unobtrusive, making it suitable for everyday use. If you want to use the Arctis Pro as a headphone replacement, you will most likely benefit from its simplicity – in public, headsets should usually not blink brightly or otherwise attract attention with their bright colors. With regard to use in the gaming sector, the LED ring should again be referred to, which enables individualisation. The microphone also has an integrated RGB LED.
A closer look at the headset reveals combinations of matt black ABS, rubber coating and metallic hinges that make the headset look rather classy. The details reveal that SteelSeries attaches great importance to excellent materials and first-class workmanship.
The left earpiece, which also contains the microphone, also has a volume wheel and a microphone mute button. Different illumination colours can be set for the microphone depending on the status.
In addition, the rigid alignment of the headband is conspicuous. With many other headphones it serves the adaptability to the skull of the wearer – not so with the SteelSeries Arctis Pro. There is a special textile band for this purpose, which is attached in addition to the headband and can be adapted to the anatomical conditions of the wearer by means of Velcro. The presence of two bands distinguishes the Arctis Pro optically from numerous other headsets.