SteelSeries Arctis 5 Review and Specs

Let me introduce you to my SteelSeries Arctis 5 review where I share some interesting thoughts about the sound produced by this device. The headphones I am talking about are wired and closed-back. To add, they have an over-ear design.

SteelSeries Arctis 5 review

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Features

Let's start with analyzing SteelSeries Arctis 5 specs. Before buying the device, you have to know that their frequency response is 20 Hz – 20 kHz. Another important thing to mention is their sensitivity which is 98 dB. The model SteelSeries Arctis 5 has 32 Ohm of impedance. With app control, you can adjust the volume, switch on/off a microphone, and use some other functions.

SteelSeries Arctis 5 review

Sound

They have incredibly deep and powerful bass, a fantastic midrange and balanced treble. SteelSeries Arctis 5 is more suitable for heavy bass music and will satisfy most gamers. However, they definitely should not be used for traveling or in the office, as the device barely isolates any ambient noise.

Connectivity

The headphones come with a detachable audio cable. Its length is 300 cm/9.9 ft. The wire should be plugged in a 3.5 mm jack connection.

Comfort and design

Unlike many other wired headphones, SteelSeries Arctis 5 has a detachable microphone. Plus, this device is equipped with a light indicator. The weight of the device is 355 g/9.9 oz and its adjustable headband makes the headphones pretty comfortable to use. With SteelSeries Arctis 5, you will have in-line control and built-in buttons.

Pros and cons

SteelSeries Arctis 5 pros and cons

Pros

  • The controls are all neatly tucked away
  • Excellent application support and lots of customization options
  • The headset can be separated into its cups, the two-piece headband, and the cushion pads
  • High-quality microphone with excellent clarity and background noise reduction
  • The headset is completely made of plastic, which makes it very light
  • Around the outer rings of the cups, you get thin strips of LEDlighting, that can be lit up in a variety of colors

Cons

  • The initial sound without installing SteelSeries engine software is average
  • Bass and treble delivery varies a lot across different users
  • Per the size of headphone, the drivers could produce more bass and could also sound louder

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Overall
7

Common features

Product

SteelSeries Arctis 5

Model

Arctis 5

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-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

98

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

355/12.5

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, microphone volume, microphone on/off, ChatMix Dial

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not

Battery life, hrs

has not

Charging time, hrs

has not

Charging port

has not

Charging cable

has not

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

DTS Headphone:X

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 5
SteelSeries Arctis 5

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