SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 Headset Detailed Review

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Suppose you were looking for the ultimate gaming headset. Do you think SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 Edition Gaming Headset can be your best choice in 2022? It has loved by many users because of its high-quality sound and durable wireless connection. And comfortability even if you wear it for long gaming sessions. The SteelSeries arctis 7 wireless 2017 Wireless Gaming Headset is one of the best wireless gaming headsets on the market in 2022.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Overview

It combines excellent sound with wireless convenience and an attractive price tag. It’s perfect for gaming on the go, in between matches, or relaxing after work, for those looking to go wireless and who don’t want to sacrifice their audio quality. Finally, if you’re looking to invest in a solid pair of cans without breaking the bank. The following is some information about this headset that you need to know more about before deciding to buy this product or not.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 Headset Detailed Review

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 (See it on Amazon) / (See it on Amazon UK) is a wireless gaming headset that sits on the top of the company’s Arctis line of headsets. It has an MSRP of $149.99 and features lag-free wireless audio, virtual 7.1 surround sound, and a versatile modular design that lets you use it with PCs, Macs, gaming consoles, VR, and even mobile devices.

SteelSeries arctic 7 wireless 2017

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 additional wireless gaming headset is a result of more than some years of work in designing and building headsets. And the culmination of that experience makes it the best one they’ve ever made. Dolby’s new Spatial Audio technology allows you to hear every necessary detail in your game or show outside your peripheral vision. Combine that with excellent battery life. And sleek design, and there’s no doubt why this is our 2019 Editor’s Choice for the headset.

As previously mentioned, the sound quality on this headset is superb. Its full-range audio has crisp highs and deep lows and offers exceptional noise isolation thanks to its closed-ear cup design. Even better, you can enjoy those same great sounds wirelessly. So, there’s never any chance of getting tangled up in cords again! There are two main reasons gamers prefer wireless headphones over wired ones; not having to worry about cords getting tangled up during gameplay and going cordless while still enjoying excellent sound quality. With SteelSeries arctis 7 wireless 2017 Edition Headset, you don’t have to worry about either of these problems.

SteelSeries arctic 7 Design and Features

Right out of the box, I liked the look of the Arctis 7. I’m a gamer of a certain age and can appreciate the “mature” look of the headset. It eschews cheap attractions such as angular plastic molding, aggressive logos, and a garish color scheme. SteelSeries offers the Arctis 7 in either black or white, and both designs are simple and understated. The black version I received for review features matte black surfaces with a silver SteelSeries logo printed outside each earcup. The cloth “ski-goggle” headband features a gray-and-black pattern; SteelSeries sells more colorful replacement bands for a reasonable $14.99 each if you want to customize your look.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 Headset Detailed Review

The ski-goggle band loops around the metal headband and stretches to create a comfortable hold on your head. A Velcro fastener lets you adjust the fit somewhat, but it may not provide enough bandwidth for extra-large heads. I have a large head — 7 3/4 inches for a fitted baseball cap, to be exact — and had to adjust the Velcro so that it was barely holding on to create enough room. Still, the headset fits just fine and feels extra light thanks to the suspension the ski-goggle band provides.

Also, the headphones are “over-ear” but were not super tight against my ears, which I loved. The relaxed fit provides comfort during extended gaming sessions, but it makes it possible to wear glasses with the headset without my glasses being pressed hard against my temples. Because of the small amount of adjustment the ski-goggle band provides, small and narrow heads may find the fit of Arctis 7 too loose. Best to try on the headset before purchase (Best Buy sells them).

The earcups themselves are exceedingly comfortable. The stock units are oval-shaped, fit my ears nicely, and feature what SteelSeries calls AirWeave fabric. The fabric feels soft against your skin — softer than microfiber cloth yet breathes more than leather. The outside of the earcup has a pleasing, soft-touch coating that feels almost rubbery.


Volume controls are easily accessed on each earcup. On the left is a dial for master volume with a mute button above it. On the right earcup is an identical volume dial in the same spot as the ChatMix, that lets you balance the volume of the voices in a group/team chat with the sounds of the actual game.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 Headset Detailed Review

A retractable microphone sits at the ready on the left earcup, so it can disappear into the earcup when it’s not needed. The microphone arm is bendy enough to position in front of your mouth just so, and the microphone itself is bi-directional. More on its performance in the next section.

Bluetooth & Connectivity Options

The Bluetooth feature on the SteelSeries Arctis 7 wireless 2017 headset is great for connectivity, as you can pair up to eight devices. With this, there is no need to re-pair it with your device whenever you want to change tasks. In addition, this model features a hands-free mode which is excellent for conversations. When playing video games with friends or family. The SteelSeries connects to your Bluetooth device via 2.4GHz and 5Ghz connections to send audio wirelessly. As well as that, both models have noise cancellation technology which comes in handy when not playing games. And doing things like working or traveling.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 Headset Detailed Review

The battery life on these headsets is also long-lasting. So they won’t run out of juice while you’re in the middle of an intense game. Plus, it only takes 3 hours to charge up again. The surround sound is clear and crisp, with excellent spatial awareness to hear sounds from all around you – perfect for those intense games! You’ll never lose them because they come with a retractable mic arm, so your voice will always be heard clearly – even through thick armor gear.

Arctic 7 Battery Life and Charging Time

Battery life and charging time are significant factors when buying a gaming headset. SteelSeries arctis 7 wireless 2017 advertises a battery life of 16 hours, which seems long enough for even the most intense sessions. Also, the charging time is fast; it only takes four hours to get from 0% to 100%. The series arctic 7 edition wireless does not have detachable speakers, so you can’t use them as standalone headphones or with other devices, but this doesn’t affect their quality if you’re looking for a good pair of wireless headsets.

The series arctis 7 wireless 2017 has similar attributes to the newer model, minus that they don’t come with USB-C and don’t have Bluetooth capability. But this isn’t a downside because you won’t need Bluetooth capability using the included dongle in the box. Both models also come with in-line controls on the wire. So, you’ll never need to reach down and touch your computer while playing games or listening to music.

Arctic 7 Comfort & Sound Quality

The comfort was the first thing that impressed me about the SteelSeries arctis 7 wireless 2017. I’ve tried plenty of headsets in my time, but none have had as comfortable headband padding as this one. SteelSeries has placed faux leather-like material on top of a nice thick cushioning pad to give you the perfect plush feel for your forehead. A massive plus for those marathon gaming sessions! The only other headset that’s even come close to providing this kind of comfort is the Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum. And it’s still not as impressive on this front as the new wireless model from SteelSeries arctic 7 wireless.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 Headset Detailed Review

That brings us to microphone quality, which is always a big point with gamers. SteelSeries has built its reputation around microphones, so they must do well here. Thankfully, they deliver and then some! If you’re looking for crystal explicit voice chat without all the background noise or people complaining that they can’t hear you very well. Then this is the right headset for you. You can also use it for live streaming or streaming gameplay if that’s something you enjoy doing (it works great!).


A 40mm driver powers each speaker. With the volume at 50 percent, most ambient noises can’t be heard, but because the earcups are fairly compact, they let some ambient sound through. When testing Battlefield 3 and Sleeping Dogs on PC, the sound was big and dynamic with the virtual 7.1 surround sound enabled. The soundstage seemed expansive, with sounds coming from all angles, front and back, as well as left and right. Also, for cross-platform gamers, the 7.1 surround sound is only available on PCs; you’re stuck with stereo sound on Macs, PlayStation and Xbox, phones and tablets. I also found SteelSeries’ claim of lag-free wireless audio to be accurate.

Music playback in stereo sounded awesome with a wired connection to an iPhone. Highs sounded crisp, and the bass thundered on SchoolBoy Q and Kanye’s “That Part.” The earcups may not completely silence background noise, but the microphone does. I tested with my phone by talking in front of a loud TV and was told my voice was loud and clear, with the blaring TV barely audible in the background.

Is Arctis 7 still good in 2022?

Arctis 7 wireless is still the ultimate wireless gaming headset on the market. Nothing has changed in the specs or design since SteelSeries released it in 2016, yet it’s just as good. If not better than before. So, what are you waiting for? Add this wireless gaming headset to your gear today! In all honesty, I’ve never used a product that feels so premium while being so affordable at the same time.

You love how lightweight it feels, and you don’t even feel like you have anything on your head when wearing them for hours at a time. They also come with USB dongles and AUX cables. So, there’s no need to worry about getting up from your chair to plug them in every few hours. Whether at home or traveling around the world! One thing I would change about these headsets is adding Bluetooth capability.

What is the difference between Arctis 7 and Arctis 7 2019?

The SteelSeries arctis 7 2019 edition wireless is equipped with the most advanced technology to date, while the original Arctis 7 also brings excellent quality in sound, build, and performance. SteelSeries ear cushions are softer than ever to ensure you can play for hours without fatigue. Plus, you can forget about the tangle-free cord the 3m-long braided cable will consistently deliver a stable connection. But if there’s one thing that separates these two headsets from each other, it’s probably the charging case. With its battery capacity of up to 60 hours at 80% charge, you won’t have to worry about getting caught in an endless game with a dead headset again.

All you need to do is put the wireless headset back into its portable case whenever your power starts running low and then plug it back into your PS4 or PC once it has a full charge. As for compatibility, we’ve made this product compatible with Xbox One so gamers can also enjoy what this gaming headset has to offer. To top off all these features. Arctis 7 offers Digital RF 2.4GHz – which eliminates interference from Wi-Fi signals and guarantees a higher level of digital audio fidelity over Bluetooth or analog wireless transmission methods like DSSS.

When did the SteelSeries Arctis 7 come out?

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 came out on October 29, 2021, and is still one of the most innovative gaming headsets on the market. It’s designed for various PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and mobile devices. The SteelSeries arctis 7 wireless 2017 has features like 2x EQ presets and an Ambi-directional mic that allows you to choose from various voices with different styles. I highly recommend this headset because it provides high-quality sound, comfort that other headsets do not have, and incredible battery life.

With an extraordinary battery life lasting up to 16 hours without recharging. It allows you to use this headset even if you are traveling with limited access to power outlets or forgetting your chargers at home. However, since it is a wireless headset, the range can limit depending on what kind of device you’re using if there isn’t too much interference around. It should work fine, but update the firmware before your first use.

How long does SteelSeries Arctis 7 wireless last?

elSeries arctis 7 wireless 2017 claims their latest Arctis wireless headphones will last up to 5-8 hours on a single charge, but I couldn’t find a test result that would answer this question. It might vary depending on the volume at you’re playing games, your phone connection, and other factors. In theory, it’s likely with no noise canceling or low battery drain mode activated. In my experience with the series SteelSeries arctis 7 wireless 2017, it lasted me three days before needing a recharge.

The series arctis 7 2019 edition wireless comes with a mic that can flip up, so it won’t get in the way when you’re not talking, but there’s also an option to disable the mic entirely when you need quiet time. With deep customization options available through both, an application downloaded from either App Store or Google Play Store. As well as its buttons and controls on its right earcup. These gaming headphones offer impressive sound quality. And features like Dolby Atmos surround sound technology to feel like you’re part of the game truly! Eseries arctis 7 wireless 2017 also has excellent noise cancellation.


SteelSeries Arctis 7 delivers the top-notch sound and looks. The ski-goggle strap could stand to offer a bit more adjustment but provides a supremely comfortable, suspension-aided fit. The rest of the headset uses high-quality materials; my favorite is the soft yet breathable AirWeave fabric on the earcups. PC games with 7.1 surround sound are immersive, with clean mic audio, and stereo sound is well balanced, lending double (or triple) duty as wireless gaming headphones and wired headphones for rocking out on your phone or console. Overall the Arctis 7 headset isn’t perfect, but it is certainly very close. visited BGN for more news and guides on various games.

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