Not only simple headphones, but also entire headsets are becoming increasingly wireless. More and more gamers want the greatest possible freedom without cables. SteelSeries also offers a cable-free top model. The “Arctis Pro Wireless” is advertised as a “breakthrough in gaming audio technology” and has to face high expectations.
We have subjected the wireless gaming headset to an extensive test. You can read in the following report whether it delivers what it promises and can convince.
Design and Workmanship
Once unpacked, the headset hardly attracts attention. It has a simple design and therefore differs significantly from other common gaming headsets. Bright colours, lighting or other eye-catchers are sought here in vain. RGB lighting is also missing to prolong battery life. SteelSeries nevertheless succeeds in not making the device seem boring. The simplicity rather provides for a high-quality impression. Only the quite wide headband needs getting used to. It looks a bit clumsy and disturbs the otherwise very homogeneous image of the headset.
Both auricles have buttons that can be used to trigger a wide variety of actions. SteelSeries has given each button a different shape, which ensures that the individual keys can be distinguished very well. Also a jack connection was accommodated at the auricle. So if you prefer to be connected by cable, you have the possibility.
The headset is mostly made of plastic. However, the joints and headgear are supported by an aluminum-steel construction, which gives them greater strength. The workmanship is therefore quite high-quality overall. It can be assumed that the headset will be able to withstand normal loads for a long time.