SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Review and Specs

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth is a nice model of mobile headphones if you like the comfort of over ear audio devices. It has wired and wireless connection options that makes it versatile for different use. The closed cups design also serves this purpose.

SteelSeries Arctis 3 review

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Features

The SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth specs show us a decent field of frequency response from 20Hz to 22KHz. They represent sensitivity of 98 dB that is nice for clarity of sound at high volumes. Their impedance is 32 Ohm and they work well with mobile devices without an amp. The battery life is long and supplies 28 hours of work. It has no speed charge but if the battery is low the battery free listening mode will be in use.

SteelSeries Arctis 3 review

Sound

The headphones sound flat that will suit most genres of music and are gaming. They reproduce a strong bass, though I felt some lack of clarity in low ranges that may sound a bit boomy. The mids are flat and trebles are nice. The audio profile may be easily adjusted to your taste with an EQ but it will be still a bit closed for the cups enclosure.

Noise cancelling

The function of ambient noise cancelling is absent.

Connectivity

The device comes with a detachable cable of 3 m/9.8 ft. Bluetooth version 4.1 provides wireless connection.

Comfort and design

Not the best device in terms of comfort for their weight of 425 g/15 g. In spite of an adjustable headband I do not find them comfortable for long time wearing. It seems to lack softer padding. The closed cups will make ears hot and sweaty for long use. The large cups are comfortable for their oval shape and size but not foldable for portability.

Pros and cons

SteelSeries Arctis 3 pros and cons

Pros

  • Versatile use with a wire and wireless and long life battery
  • Detachable microphone for calls and gaming
  • Usable control with buttons and app

Cons

  • Not comfortable for long wearing for its weight, size, and lack of padding on the headband
  • Absence of ANC, lack of stability on the head, closed cups, large size make it not a good choice for gym or jogging

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Product

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth

Model

Arctis 3 Bluetooth

Brand

SteelSeries

Reviews

8158

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

32

Frequency response, Hz

20Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

98

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

425/15

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, microphone volume, microphone on/off

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.1

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable

Battery life, hrs

28

Charging time, hrs

Charging port

micro USB

Charging cable

micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth

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