SteelSeries Arctis 3 Gaming Headset - 7.1 Surround  - PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch - £49.99 @ Box
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SteelSeries Arctis 3 Gaming Headset - 7.1 Surround - PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch - £49.99 @ Box

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Found 28th Feb
Arctis 3 gaming headset reduced on clearance to sub £50 - selling for £65-£90 at other retailers including Amazon

Colours in stock at time of posting include Red/Blue/Grey

  • Designed for everywhere you game, with remarkable sound, comfort and style on all gaming platforms including PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR and mobile
  • Exclusive ClearCast mic delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation
  • S1 speaker drivers are engineered to produce a detailed, balanced soundscape with ultra-low distortion, for your games, music, movies and more
  • Arctis headsets feature athletics-inspired performance fabric AirWeave ear cushions and a ski goggle suspension headband for lasting comfort
  • Arctis headsets won the Red Dot Product Design award, Tom's Guide "Best Overall Gaming Headset", PC Magazine Editors' Choice and Nerd Reactor says, "the best headset I have ever used for gaming"


SteelSeries Arctis 3 Solar Red Limited Edition 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset


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habz78624 m ago

You probably have a fat head.


Fixed.
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Had the arctis 7 and it failed within two days, sound quality was crap in the first place and mic was tinny. Crackling in left ear piece after one day.

Not sure if these are any better being the lesser generation but be warned
dannydumkow16 m ago

Had the arctis 7 and it failed within two days, sound quality was crap in …Had the arctis 7 and it failed within two days, sound quality was crap in the first place and mic was tinny. Crackling in left ear piece after one day.Not sure if these are any better being the lesser generation but be warned


You probably had a faulty unit. Loving my arctis 7's. Mic is pretty good and sound i find is pretty loud. Very comfortable too.
dannydumkow112 m ago

Had the arctis 7 and it failed within two days, sound quality was crap in …Had the arctis 7 and it failed within two days, sound quality was crap in the first place and mic was tinny. Crackling in left ear piece after one day.Not sure if these are any better being the lesser generation but be warned


Arctic 7 has brilliant reviews for its price range, you must have had a dodgy pair. Why didn't you return and try another set?

The mics aren't great though in general, and if you don't turn off the surround shite it will sound crap. Reminder, none of these headphones are really 7.1
Edited by: "reckoning" 28th Feb
habz78624 m ago

You probably have a fat head.


Fixed.
Can I use these by connecting to my monitors 3.5mm jack input?
DQ1111111 h, 2 m ago

Can I use these by connecting to my monitors 3.5mm jack input?


Headphone socket
I've never tried a "gaming" headset. I've got two sets of very nice headphones that do the trick and a webcam for my mic.
This is a decent price for what I hear are a good pair of "gaming" headphones, tempting but I'll pass. Have some heat though!
Bah, paid an extra tenner on Amazon about three weeks ago for these, although the white colour which these guys don't seem to have.

No major issues with mine so far, and the detachable cables work well, even tried plugging in a Bluetooth receiver into the 3.5mm port which I though was just for sharing and it powered and recieved audio from my phone just fine.

Still yet to see how they are in the long run, but I do really like the design.
Edited by: "Karism" 28th Feb
My favourite-looking gaming headset. No RGB, no garish plastic... Looks much more like normal earphones than most gaming ones. Let's see if it's any good...
Good deal, apparently the excellently priced Superlux HD668B headphones ( reviewed here ) are really good for gaming beating most far more expensive gaming headsets for sound quality and immersion, got a set from Gearbest for about £23 delivered, need to add a mic though, you can get pretty cheap clip ons or desk mics for about a tenner.
CBeems9 h, 40 m ago

I've never tried a "gaming" headset. I've got two sets of very nice …I've never tried a "gaming" headset. I've got two sets of very nice headphones that do the trick and a webcam for my mic. This is a decent price for what I hear are a good pair of "gaming" headphones, tempting but I'll pass. Have some heat though!


Cool story bro
Anyone know how they compare to the HyperX Cloud II?
Neostar3rd Mar

Anyone know how they compare to the HyperX Cloud II?


I got the cloud IIs for my son on a deal at Xmas,but they sounded horrible. I have to believe it was a faulty unit though, as reviews are excellent, but they didn't have another set to replace them with. Long story short I got a refund and ordered Arctis 7.1s on a deal from Amazon and my son absolutely loves them. Put me off the cloud IIs though.
Edited by: "ghostm4n" 25th Mar
I have one and great sound quality
I have these and they're amazing! They are only 7.1 on PC as an FYI for those on console. They work perfectly with all consoles but the one criticism after having Tritton's to these is the lack of bass. But for an over ear pair of headphones with fab sound quality are amazing! I highly recommend l
Neostar3rd Mar

Anyone know how they compare to the HyperX Cloud II?


I'd pick the Cloud 2's over these ones. Only the 7's over the cloud 2's for me.
ResveZ17 h, 45 m ago

I'd pick the Cloud 2's over these ones. Only the 7's over the cloud 2's …I'd pick the Cloud 2's over these ones. Only the 7's over the cloud 2's for me.


Are they USB connections or 3.5mm connections only?
Arctis 3 connects by 2x 3.5mm 2 pole jack, brings an adaptor for 4pole 3.5mm jack for console.
The Cloud 2's have a 0,5m cable that ends at a 4 pole 3.5mm jack. The extension contains the usb soundcard and connects by usb.
Be aware this is only simulates 7.1 on PC.
I've never heard a pair of these so I can't comment on the audio but I was going to buy a pair at this price and I had spied a pair in my local Cash Converters so I tried those ones on for size before I placed my order and I'm glad I did as I found that the really didn't fit well at all and were really and I mean really, loose on my head and didn't seal at all around my ears.

I don't have a massive head either, I wear most headphones on around half the size or under.

I have read people online saying the same thing online in reviews however some people say they fit just fine, so I think it differs from person to person more than the "one size fits all" branding of it.

I ended up ordering a pair of Siberia 200's (again) instead to go with my Cloud 2s which I use on a daily basis but which are just a tad heavy for my liking (however the more I wear them, the more I get used to them) I think I'm just use to how lightweight the Siberias are, the Clouds definitely sound a little better.
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