The best PS5 gaming headset just got better with the launch of the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+.
For an additional $20, chalking up to $170, you can pick up the upgrade of the Arctis 7P, which gets you longer battery life, USB Type-C charging, and PS5 3D audio compatibility. That adds to a headset that already flaunts solid gaming audio and comfortable ear cups packed into a gorgeous aluminum design. Despite its high price, the microphone could be better, and it would’ve been nice to see some EQ settings.
But overall, the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ is one of the
you can buy.
best gaming headsets SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ design
The SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ is practically identical to the original
. It features a durable steel band wrapped in a woven ski goggle fabric suspension headband. The band is thick and durable, but the subtle difference between this and the original is that the velcro part features a black and white outline as opposed to the blue and white. There’s still blue padding protruding from the base, which gives the Arctis 7P a nice offset to the overall white. Arctis 7P
Like the original, the ear cups are matte white, and below the center of each cup is a black SteelSeries logo. The insides of the cups are blue, while the cushions feature a neat hexagonal pattern. Similar to the rest of SteelSeries’ premium headsets, there’s a slit above the cups where the band slides in and lets you adjust the size. The band attunes to your head based on how tight the velcro strap is.
Another big change for the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ is the inclusion of a USB Type-C port for charging, which replaces the old microUSB port. From top to bottom on the left cup, there’s the mute button, a volume rocker, the Share Port, a 3.5 audio jack, the USB Type-C port for charging and the retractable ClearCast microphone. The right cup features the power button and a sidetone rocker. The aforementioned Share Port lets you plug another user into your headset with an included proprietary cable so you can share audio.
In the box, you’ll find the 2.4-GHz USB Type-C receiver, a female USB Type-C to male USB Type-A adapter, a USB Type-A-to-USB Type-C cable for charging and the Share Port cable, which is a proprietary audio jack that feeds into a male 3.5mm audio port. SteelSeries does not include a traditional 3.5mm audio cable in the box.
SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ comfort
SteelSeries’ Airweave fabric ear cushions are some of the most comfortable cups in the gaming headset industry. It’s tough to beat cushiony pleather, but the Arctis 7P+’s cups put pleather through its paces. They slip onto my bald head like a glove and fit snugly over my ears without squeezing them to death.
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