SteelSeries makes some of the best gaming headsets on the market, but with its new flagship Arctis Nova Pro, the company is giving it a top-to-bottom overhaul with an all-new design, second-generation GameDAC, and innovative audio suite with jack. support for 360 degree Spatial Audio and more.
Available in wired and wireless versions for PC, Xbox and PlayStation, the revamped design of the Arctis Nova Pro was created to be super comfortable even during marathon gaming sessions. SteelSeries has added four different adjustment points, including rotatable and height-adjustable ear cups, swivel hangers, and a flexible tension band. Meanwhile, for people who want to customize the look of the headset, the company offers $35 Booster Packs consisting of interchangeable headbands and outer plates in red, lilac, mint, and pink.
When it comes to audio, the Nova Pro uses custom speakers with a dual-diaphragm design, while the new Sonar audio suite adds support for what the company claims is the first pro-grade parametric EQ. in the world for gamers. The idea is that by allowing people to highlight specific frequencies like footsteps or breaking glass, players can get a jump on anyone sneaking up behind them. In addition to this, SteelSeries has developed a new 360-degree spatial audio feature generated from the 5.1 or 7.1 surround soundtrack of your content, which should make noises and sound effects more realistic compared to traditional surround sound techniques. virtual.
The headphones also have built-in ANC to drown out any potentially distracting noise. And to make sure your friends and teammates can hear you loud and clear, SteelSeries includes a fully retractable mic with AI-powered noise cancellation. For the wireless model, the Nova Pro also has a dual battery system so you also have a new power supply that you can swap out when the headset runs out of juice. And thanks to the company’s Quantum 2.0 wireless system, users can connect to two different devices at the same time using Bluetooth and the Nova Pro’s dedicated 2.4GHz connection.
Finally, the new GameDAC Gen 2 features Hi-Res Audio certification and a new Quad DAC that SteelSeries claims delivers a 78% purer signal. And using the DAC’s OLED display, you can easily adjust your EQ, audio inputs, volume, and more without ever needing to shut down or pause your game.
The Arctis Nova Pro is available today, with the cordless models starting at $350, while the wired models are a little more affordable at $250.