Elite Gaming: Arctis Nova Pro

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SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro

Wireless Review:

Unleashing Premium

Gaming

Type: 

Over-ear  

Enclosure: 

Closed-Back  

Wireless: 

Yes  

Transducer: 

Dynamic  

Noise Cancelling:

Yes  

Mic:

Yes  

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless, introduced in 2022, stand as premium gaming headphones, boasting wireless convenience and a plethora of features. Notable attributes include a wireless transmitter with built-in customization controls, active noise cancelling (ANC), and swappable battery packs. Offering Bluetooth compatibility, these over-ears seamlessly connect to both your smartphone and console simultaneously. Unlike its counterpart, the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless, these headphones are available in PC & PlayStation or Xbox variants, enhancing cross-platform adaptability. However, user reports highlight a notable noise floor issue, affecting the gaming experience.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless gaming headphones with advanced features for an immersive gaming experience.
Arctis Nova Pro

Performance Rating: 7.5 - Wireless

Gaming

Ideal for wireless gaming, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless excels with low-latency connectivity through its dedicated wireless dock. Bluetooth support ensures simultaneous connectivity to gameplay and smartphones. Customizability is a key feature, thanks to companion software and the dock's on-the-fly performance adjustments for Xbox gaming. The retractable mic delivers excellent performance, crucial for multiplayer gaming. Additionally, the inclusion of two swappable battery packs ensures uninterrupted gaming sessions.

Pros:

- Excellent overall mic performance.
- Low non-Bluetooth wireless latency.
- Robust sound customization features.
- Sturdy build and decent comfort.

Cons:

- Limited passive soundstage.

Size and Variant Differences

Distinguishing between sizes and variants, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless offers two versions: PC & PlayStation and Xbox. The primary distinction lies in connectivity, with the PlayStation variant limited to PCs and PlayStation consoles, while the Xbox variant seamlessly integrates with Xbox, PCs, and PlayStation consoles. Both variants share a 'Black' color scheme. This review focuses on the Xbox variant, and any encounters with alternative variants will be promptly updated in the forums.

Comparative Insights

Compared to its counterparts, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless outshines with its rich set of customization features. Similar to the Arctis Pro Wireless, the wireless transmitter places controls like EQs and presets within easy reach. The companion software extends further customization options. Despite minimal latency and Bluetooth support, the ANC capability falls short against competitors like the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset or Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless, particularly in blocking bass-range noise.

Performance Rating: 7.7 - Wired

Gaming

For wired gaming, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless maintains its commendable performance. A 1/8" TRRRS cable connects effortlessly to consoles, and the dock's built-in graphic EQ and presets allow real-time adjustments. The retractable boom mic continues to impress with clear communication, even in moderately noisy environments. Comfort and build quality round out the positives.

Pros:

- Excellent overall mic performance.
- Robust sound customization features.
- Well-built and decently comfortable.

Cons:

- Limited passive soundstage.

In summary, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless stands as a premium choice for gaming enthusiasts, offering a blend of wireless and wired capabilities with an array of customization features. While excelling in various aspects, some shortcomings, notably in passive soundstage and ANC performance, should be considered based on individual preferences and priorities.

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