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These work on PC?
These are awesome I have a pair should have more heat than this. On pc you just need a Xbox wireless adapter
I have read good things about these, this seems to be a good price!
Same price in Argos - tempted to buy as they’re on my son’s xmas list!
Voted hot. Great set of headphones, just wish I'd been patient and waited for the Black Friday deals ( I'd assumed they'd be £10 to £20 less, not £50 less :-( ). My Windows laptop running Windows 10 connects via bluetooth without the need for an Xbox wireless adaptor. I'm guessing that a PC that has bluetooth would also connect without any problem.
Also worth checking the 20% off ‘as new’ warehouse headsets from SteelSeries.
these are replacing my old turtle beach seven pro I thing thee called I hope there much better in sound quality as I was wating for the Sennheiser GSP 600to go in sale but never did so I got these instead
GroundZero22/11/2019 18:50

These are awesome I have a pair should have more heat than this. On pc you …These are awesome I have a pair should have more heat than this. On pc you just need a Xbox wireless adapter


Just bought these from Argos today, hoping they are better than the turtle beach stealth 700 I took back because they kept disconnecting!
mmmbacon201624/11/2019 17:20

Just bought these from Argos today, hoping they are better than the turtle …Just bought these from Argos today, hoping they are better than the turtle beach stealth 700 I took back because they kept disconnecting!


Can you let me know since I ordered these. I had the 700 as well and I thought they where terrible build quality and sound. I have the turtle beach seven pros at the moment and are in need of a replacement.
I've pretty much always had turtle beach, but the stealth 700's aren't that cheap at around £110 and as you said, they feel cheap and sound quality isn't great. Now... I've been using the 9x for about 3 Hours tonight with the 'out of box settings' so default EQ settings etc. And....wow these are freaking amazing, you don't even know your wearing them and as for sound...wow again! So far so good! Oh and zero disconnections.... hope that helps?
mmmbacon201624/11/2019 23:33

I've pretty much always had turtle beach, but the stealth 700's aren't …I've pretty much always had turtle beach, but the stealth 700's aren't that cheap at around £110 and as you said, they feel cheap and sound quality isn't great. Now... I've been using the 9x for about 3 Hours tonight with the 'out of box settings' so default EQ settings etc. And....wow these are freaking amazing, you don't even know your wearing them and as for sound...wow again! So far so good! Oh and zero disconnections.... hope that helps?


Thanks. Would be getting mine this week
well I got these and sort of happy they don't have a lot of base but there not bad and I noticed that the right ear cup as a light low hum in there don't know what to do ?
mmmbacon201624/11/2019 23:33

I've pretty much always had turtle beach, but the stealth 700's aren't …I've pretty much always had turtle beach, but the stealth 700's aren't that cheap at around £110 and as you said, they feel cheap and sound quality isn't great. Now... I've been using the 9x for about 3 Hours tonight with the 'out of box settings' so default EQ settings etc. And....wow these are freaking amazing, you don't even know your wearing them and as for sound...wow again! So far so good! Oh and zero disconnections.... hope that helps?



have you noticed a small hum in the right ear the jack side when nothing is been played and is silent as I think its the power just wanted to make sure if its mine or normal

thanks
meridiusuk30/11/2019 07:19

have you noticed a small hum in the right ear the jack side when nothing …have you noticed a small hum in the right ear the jack side when nothing is been played and is silent as I think its the power just wanted to make sure if its mine or normalthanks


I haven't noticed any noise, although I don't think I have had them on without any sound. Are they connected to Xbox and/or Bluetooth? I will try mine later and let you know.
meridiusuk30/11/2019 07:17

well I got these and sort of happy they don't have a lot of base but there …well I got these and sort of happy they don't have a lot of base but there not bad and I noticed that the right ear cup as a light low hum in there don't know what to do ?


You can tweak the EQ settings on a pc while the headset is connected, and then save the profile so you can use the button on the headset to change the different EQs. I haven't adjusted any yet, but will try later and let you know.
mmmbacon201630/11/2019 15:35

I haven't noticed any noise, although I don't think I have had them on …I haven't noticed any noise, although I don't think I have had them on without any sound. Are they connected to Xbox and/or Bluetooth? I will try mine later and let you know.



Thanks. No I just noticed it when I was in the dashboard of the Xbox where there is no sound and it was about 12 at night and quiet. With headset on it's on the right ear and I noticed this is where most of the electronic are, Take me them on and off to see if you can hear it.

I have been reading up about the software and was going to look into it. The manual is usless as it says nothing about this at all. I am also trying to find out if you can also use these when the battery power runs out with a jack, I was surprised you don't get the jack cable.

Also i read about the power button or indication of the battery saying green and red but there's nothing like that on mine as it's just a flashing white light. I did notice it was green when you first turn them on but not to sure when u know there going flat unless the power button goes red when the power drops and only shows green when first turned on. ?

I got once loses of sound and I had to power on and off the headset to get it back but I did notice it did not loses connection which I found strange. I might see if the software can check for headset updates as well

i did notice anything but flat profile the sound reduces in volume as well. But that preset could do with a little base boost.

I am also trying to figure out how to stop them turning the Xbox on as I would,like to use them without turning the system on as every time I turn the headset on it turns the Xbox on which I don't need to do as I have Logitech harmony setup to do all of that.

Sorry for the long response but just wanted to share my thoughts with a fellow user of these.

I will keep you posted to.
meridiusuk30/11/2019 19:14

Thanks. No I just noticed it when I was in the dashboard of the Xbox …Thanks. No I just noticed it when I was in the dashboard of the Xbox where there is no sound and it was about 12 at night and quiet. With headset on it's on the right ear and I noticed this is where most of the electronic are, Take me them on and off to see if you can hear it. I have been reading up about the software and was going to look into it. The manual is usless as it says nothing about this at all. I am also trying to find out if you can also use these when the battery power runs out with a jack, I was surprised you don't get the jack cable. Also i read about the power button or indication of the battery saying green and red but there's nothing like that on mine as it's just a flashing white light. I did notice it was green when you first turn them on but not to sure when u know there going flat unless the power button goes red when the power drops and only shows green when first turned on. ? I got once loses of sound and I had to power on and off the headset to get it back but I did notice it did not loses connection which I found strange. I might see if the software can check for headset updates as welli did notice anything but flat profile the sound reduces in volume as well. But that preset could do with a little base boost. I am also trying to figure out how to stop them turning the Xbox on as I would,like to use them without turning the system on as every time I turn the headset on it turns the Xbox on which I don't need to do as I have Logitech harmony setup to do all of that. Sorry for the long response but just wanted to share my thoughts with a fellow user of these. I will keep you posted to.



meridiusuk30/11/2019 19:14

Thanks. No I just noticed it when I was in the dashboard of the Xbox …Thanks. No I just noticed it when I was in the dashboard of the Xbox where there is no sound and it was about 12 at night and quiet. With headset on it's on the right ear and I noticed this is where most of the electronic are, Take me them on and off to see if you can hear it. I have been reading up about the software and was going to look into it. The manual is usless as it says nothing about this at all. I am also trying to find out if you can also use these when the battery power runs out with a jack, I was surprised you don't get the jack cable. Also i read about the power button or indication of the battery saying green and red but there's nothing like that on mine as it's just a flashing white light. I did notice it was green when you first turn them on but not to sure when u know there going flat unless the power button goes red when the power drops and only shows green when first turned on. ? I got once loses of sound and I had to power on and off the headset to get it back but I did notice it did not loses connection which I found strange. I might see if the software can check for headset updates as welli did notice anything but flat profile the sound reduces in volume as well. But that preset could do with a little base boost. I am also trying to figure out how to stop them turning the Xbox on as I would,like to use them without turning the system on as every time I turn the headset on it turns the Xbox on which I don't need to do as I have Logitech harmony setup to do all of that. Sorry for the long response but just wanted to share my thoughts with a fellow user of these. I will keep you posted to.


I'm getting no static or any hum when connected to Xbox or pc?

I believe you can use a standard aux cable connection directly into the controller, but can't confirm as I haven't tested yet.

The Xbox dashboard shows battery percentage, and nope there isn't any lights to show status on the headset, but I understand that it will give some type of audio notification when the battery is low.

My Xbox is normally on before I connect the headset so the auto power on doesn't really affect me, I doubt you can turn this feature off from the headset or software, maybe someone can confirm if there is a setting on the Xbox itself?

Thanks.
mmmbacon201630/11/2019 23:12

I'm getting no static or any hum when connected to Xbox or pc?I believe …I'm getting no static or any hum when connected to Xbox or pc?I believe you can use a standard aux cable connection directly into the controller, but can't confirm as I haven't tested yet.The Xbox dashboard shows battery percentage, and nope there isn't any lights to show status on the headset, but I understand that it will give some type of audio notification when the battery is low.My Xbox is normally on before I connect the headset so the auto power on doesn't really affect me, I doubt you can turn this feature off from the headset or software, maybe someone can confirm if there is a setting on the Xbox itself?Thanks.


Hi there. I did some testing and I noticed when the Xbox turns off the hum goes away but the head set is still on. Also I tried paring with my phone with the Xbox off and I don’t get any such hum so I don’t know if it’s the Xbox causing it or if something is activated in the headset causing it.

What firmware is in your headset ?

Cheers
Edited by: "meridiusuk" 1st Dec 2019
Hi @meridiusuk I have them and any hum you are hearing is likely to be one of two things.

Do you mute your mic when playing solo? Button on side of headset, the mic stays red when muted. Either you are getting feedback from the mic picking up your breathing or tv or your side tone / mic monitoring setup might need tweaking on the headset engine or the Xbox settings.

Go into xbox settings and you can select what you want the mic monitoring to do. Some people also raise or lower side tone in steelseries engine. I'm on xbox preview so probably have a different OS to you but just look under general settings and it should be there.

Or you are very close to a router or other device using the same frequency and channel. Some channels get over populated. You can change your router channel on your router as well and get a different channel. Or you are getting feedback from something interfering with the direct xbox/headset connection (mobile phone, router, etc) . I'm almost sure that I came across this being talked about somewhere.

You mentioned the hum goes away when your xbox is off which could also be an indication of the above. Highly likely its not the headset, its more than likely one of the above.

As for bass, the first preset eq is excellent with dolby atmos. Nothing worse than too much bass in pvp anyway, it gets muddy. But if you want bass, just set up a new preset in steelseries engine on pc. It's simple and you will find some online. I personally don't like my gaming headphones to have too much bass as they are designed for gaming and not music. I had astros and other headsets with too much bass and it's not good for competitive play for me as it drowns some sounds you need to hear.

The charging lights you are referring to, red / green are when the headset is plugged in and charging to tell you the status of the device as its charging. When you are connected to xbox you can see the battery charge status on the screen anyway (same as a controller) and although I haven't let mine drop too low as I prefer to charge rather than wait until I'm in the middle of a session and a headset dies. I'm sure you will also get a notification either on the headset or xbox, or both, when it needs charging

If you are having problems still.

Do a full reboot of your console, as in hold down power for ten seconds.

Then try again and go through the pairing a second time if you want to be sure.


They are fantastic headsets and I have a few other wireless ones here to compare with. There is a reason so many reviews rate them so highly and at half the price of a50s, they offer a lot of advantages.

As far as I know there is only one firmware release for the 9x and you have it. I don't think they have released anything since the initial release yet.

Hope that helps. You can reset your headset too. It's under one of the ear cups. Search online.

Other than that, I'd say you are best of contacting steelseries or returning them if you aren't happy with them.
Edited by: "amadablam" 1st Dec 2019
amadablam01/12/2019 16:06

Hi @meridiusuk I have them and any hum you are hearing is likely to be one …Hi @meridiusuk I have them and any hum you are hearing is likely to be one of two things. Do you mute your mic when playing solo? Button on side of headset, the mic stays red when muted. Either you are getting feedback from the mic picking up your breathing or tv or your side tone / mic monitoring setup might need tweaking on the headset engine or the Xbox settings. Go into xbox settings and you can select what you want the mic monitoring to do. Some people also raise or lower side tone in steelseries engine. I'm on xbox preview so probably have a different OS to you but just look under general settings and it should be there. Or you are very close to a router or other device using the same frequency and channel. Some channels get over populated. You can change your router channel on your router as well and get a different channel. Or you are getting feedback from something interfering with the direct xbox/headset connection (mobile phone, router, etc) . I'm almost sure that I came across this being talked about somewhere. You mentioned the hum goes away when your xbox is off which could also be an indication of the above. Highly likely its not the headset, its more than likely one of the above. As for bass, the first preset eq is excellent with dolby atmos. Nothing worse than too much bass in pvp anyway, it gets muddy. But if you want bass, just set up a new preset in steelseries engine on pc. It's simple and you will find some online. I personally don't like my gaming headphones to have too much bass as they are designed for gaming and not music. I had astros and other headsets with too much bass and it's not good for competitive play for me as it drowns some sounds you need to hear. The charging lights you are referring to, red / green are when the headset is plugged in and charging to tell you the status of the device as its charging. When you are connected to xbox you can see the battery charge status on the screen anyway (same as a controller) and although I haven't let mine drop too low as I prefer to charge rather than wait until I'm in the middle of a session and a headset dies. I'm sure you will also get a notification either on the headset or xbox, or both, when it needs charging If you are having problems still. Do a full reboot of your console, as in hold down power for ten seconds. Then try again and go through the pairing a second time if you want to be sure. They are fantastic headsets and I have a few other wireless ones here to compare with. There is a reason so many reviews rate them so highly and at half the price of a50s, they offer a lot of advantages. As far as I know there is only one firmware release for the 9x and you have it. I don't think they have released anything since the initial release yet. Hope that helps. You can reset your headset too. It's under one of the ear cups. Search online.Other than that, I'd say you are best of contacting steelseries or returning them if you aren't happy with them.


Thanks going to do some more testing tonight. My versions is 1.0.1.0. I am sure I read someone had 3.0.0.1

The think is it only happens when the Xbox is on and my Xbox uses wired Ethernet so I am not to sure what’s causing it. As if it was interference they would still do it if the Xbox was off but they don’t.

Your right about the base it does reduce the direction of online and I do prefer the flat profile but thought I might be able to just add a little more depth

I might try out Dolby atoms add on as I have read this can help with the depth and base but keep the headset from getting muddy so that might be the answer as I am using window sonic I think it’s called.

I will report back later on with more testing. Thanks for the guide and info
I have just checked and my firmware is 13.0.0.0
I was using the Windows Sonic, but I have bought the Dolby Atmos for headphones, it does sound better in my opinion. You can have a free trial to see if you like it but there is a sale at the moment posted by @MrWeeWoohotukdeals.com/dea…985

Oh and thank you @amadablam for your guide, it is very helpful!

Cheers.
meridiusuk01/12/2019 19:21

Thanks going to do some more testing tonight. My versions is 1.0.1.0. I am …Thanks going to do some more testing tonight. My versions is 1.0.1.0. I am sure I read someone had 3.0.0.1The think is it only happens when the Xbox is on and my Xbox uses wired Ethernet so I am not to sure what’s causing it. As if it was interference they would still do it if the Xbox was off but they don’t. Your right about the base it does reduce the direction of online and I do prefer the flat profile but thought I might be able to just add a little more depth I might try out Dolby atoms add on as I have read this can help with the depth and base but keep the headset from getting muddy so that might be the answer as I am using window sonic I think it’s called. I will report back later on with more testing. Thanks for the guide and info


Hi @meridiusuk

I checked the firmware on mine for you just now and I think you are right, there must be an updated firmwares, probably depending on when it shipped.

Mine is 13.0.0.0

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I have just plugged them into the pc and version is 13.0.0.0 but on the xbox it says version 1.0.1.0 very strange why there two different versions on different systems. I can not get on the xbox yet but will try some settings about the right ear hum later tonight
Edited by: "meridiusuk" 1st Dec 2019
meridiusuk01/12/2019 20:27

I have just plugged them into the pc and version is 13.0.0.0 but on the …I have just plugged them into the pc and version is 13.0.0.0 but on the xbox it says version 1.0.1.0 very strange why there two different versions on different systems. I can not get on the xbox yet but will try some settings about the right ear hum later tonight


I would imagine that you are seeing the steelseries firmware version number on your pc and the counter part Microsoft Xbox firmware version number on the xbox to communicate/connect the console with the headset but don't quote me on that

Anyway, they are the same two numbers I have on mine too.

A lot of information online saying there there has been no firmware updates for the 9x and asking about updates.

Might be worth asking their customer support for a definitive answer though as there is a lot of contradictory information online.
Edited by: "amadablam" 1st Dec 2019
Well I tried everything and there is def a slight hum in the right ear cup. I think I will try and get them replaced or I might buy another pair and see if they do it. Tried the Dolby aroma and it works very well with the headset to flat and using the atmos setting as it adds more depth and bass without sacrificing the quality of the audio
meridiusuk01/12/2019 23:02

Well I tried everything and there is def a slight hum in the right ear …Well I tried everything and there is def a slight hum in the right ear cup. I think I will try and get them replaced or I might buy another pair and see if they do it. Tried the Dolby aroma and it works very well with the headset to flat and using the atmos setting as it adds more depth and bass without sacrificing the quality of the audio


At least you know its there. They really have fantastic sound with atmos. It's so crisp. I can hear stuff in destiny that I had never heard on other headphones when using atmos with the 9x. Sound quality is amazing and being able to use them Bluetooth on your phone while gaming is such a good feature. They were a steal at recent prices pun intended
amadablam01/12/2019 23:32

At least you know its there. They really have fantastic sound with atmos. …At least you know its there. They really have fantastic sound with atmos. It's so crisp. I can hear stuff in destiny that I had never heard on other headphones when using atmos with the 9x. Sound quality is amazing and being able to use them Bluetooth on your phone while gaming is such a good feature. They were a steal at recent prices pun intended


Yep I had a good go last night and Dolby Atmos does make a difference it adds that little extra base and depth without making the sound muddy. The only problem is this hum in the right ear.

Xbox off no hum

Xbox on and walk out of Bluetooth range where it disconnects but headset still on no hum

Using them only with my phone with Xbox off no hum

Using them with the Xbox on hum in the right ear tried the volumes, tried muting and also tried all the Xbox settings and still the hum.

It’s sound to me they are faulty as I can only think that the headset must use more power when connected to the Xbox and might cause a power hum.

The thing is I can tell you what it sounds like if you put your ear up to a power supply you get a very faint power hum that’s what it sounds like a power hum in the right ear. It’s not loud but you can hear it. I can not hear it when things are going on as the sound make it disappear but in silent games you can hear it

Will have to try a new pair. Might just get them from Argos since they are the same price and it will be quicker that way.

Since none of you are getting this I will try another pair as it would be such a shame as they are a good set which surprised me to be honest.
Edited by: "meridiusuk" 2nd Dec 2019
meridiusuk02/12/2019 07:06

Yep I had a good go last night and Dolby Atmos does make a difference it …Yep I had a good go last night and Dolby Atmos does make a difference it adds that little extra base and depth without making the sound muddy. The only problem is this hum in the right ear. Xbox off no humXbox on and walk out of Bluetooth range where it disconnects but headset still on no hum Using them only with my phone with Xbox off no hum Using them with the Xbox on hum in the right ear tried the volumes, tried muting and also tried all the Xbox settings and still the hum. It’s sound to me they are faulty as I can only think that the headset must use more power when connected to the Xbox and might cause a power hum. The thing is I can tell you what it sounds like if you put your ear up to a power supply you get a very faint power hum that’s what it sounds like a power hum in the right ear. It’s not loud but you can hear it. I can not hear it when things are going on as the sound make it disappear but in silent games you can hear it Will have to try a new pair. Might just get them from Argos since they are the same price and it will be quicker that way. Since none of you are getting this I will try another pair as it would be such a shame as they are a good set which surprised me to be honest.


Heya,

It does sound like you need very specific conditions to hear the noise but at least you hear it.

Amazon will refund anyway.

Just when you mention that you walk out of bluetooth range and it disconnects and no hum.

Just remember that you should be connected by WiFi/RF (or what the inbuilt xbox to 9x proprietary connection frequency) to the xbox and not Bluetooth. Although it could still be searching for a Bluetooth connection to your phone when out of range.

Might be worth checking if you can turn off Bluetooth. I'm wondering if you are hearing cross talk from an ethernet cable or something.

You could try a factory reset if you want but I'd say you have satisfied yourself its an issue with the headset

Im only posting this to see if it helps others too.

To do a reset, you just find the switch under the ear cup. There is a hardware reset switch under the cushion on the ear cup without the mic. It is a pinhole so it will require a paperclip or pin to press. A photo below. Press it and hold it down for ~1 second. It's not my headset in the picture but that's exactly where the factory reset is.

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Id just send them back and go to argos if it's convenient.

Dolby atmos works amazing with these headphone 😁 I love it. I knew you both would really appreciate atmos on the 9x.

Used a pair of my lucidsounds last night next to them and both with atmos and the clarity and sound stage of the 9X sounded so much better for me. My lucidsound are back to the shelf.

As much as I love astros, I just think the 9X are the better deal to me at the moment.

Im in the middle of buying a new set of wired open back audiophile level headphones (sennheiser/ massdrop, etc) , and a vmoda boom pro mic to use for music and occasional solo play and I'll compare these in the next week if I get the chance to purchase.

Hope you get sorted though.

Update us with your outcome 😁
Edited by: "amadablam" 5th Dec 2019
Hi all just an update.

I got a new pair from Argos and they do the same. So the only thing I can think of is that my ears can pick it up as I know I have very sensitive ears that can pick up certain frequency as I sometimes used to hear the same sort of thing from the good old days of CRT TVs.

I tried everything to get them not to do it but I just can not seem to sort it and since I tried two pairs which have the same effect i think it's a design flaw as it should not be happening as I never herd this on the tb stealth 700 wireless headset swhich I sent straight back because of rubbish build quality and bad sound.

I am going to keep the 9x as I can not hear it at all when any sound is been herd from the headset and I will see how I get on.

I would of tried the astros but are just to expensive and I have a feeling there not worth the money. I bought the Dolby atmos plug in today as it's on offer and made the sound so much better with these headsets. It's Just a shame about the hum. I might contact steel series and see what they have to say about it as it seems they only do it when connected to the Xbox using wifi and not when using Bluetooth.

Did not realise they connected to the Xbox using wifi I thought they used Bluetooth. Anyhoo the only other headset I was interested in was the sennheiser gsp 600 but they are wired, but the gsp 670 are wireless but don’t work with the Xbox one which is a real shame as I think them headsets would be the boys.

Will keep you posted if I get anything back from steel series.
Edited by: "meridiusuk" 2nd Dec 2019
Hi all. I never thought of trying these with my other original Xbox one in the other room so I am going to try them on that system since it’s in a completely different room and system and see if that does it, who knows it might be the Xbox one x causing some sort of interference. Butt I will try it out and let you know.

I can not think of any other headset that could be better than these that are wireless to try anyone have any thoughts on that. Thanks
It's worth a try to see if you have the same problem on the other Xbox. As for suggestions on a different headset, I'm sure other people on here are a lot more knowledgeable than I am. Maybe if you don't get any joy with this post, you could try in the discussions section?

I really do hope you can get this sorted out!

Thanks.
Hi @meridiusuk

Apologies , I never got notified of the the thread update and I just had a very long reply typed and I lost it along with my train of thought.

It sounds like you made progress though. But it still sounds like there is some feedback near you or your console. You could try taking your ethernet cable away and checking? Or are you definitely using the mute mic button on the headset? But it sounds like a frequency thing or cross talk/feedback from something.

It would be interesting to hear what customer support say too but I'd imagine they will look for cross talk.

But it doesn't sound major? It might be normal for the headset and doesn't mean there is anything actually wrong with it. It's could be just the power going to the speaker or something that your ear has become sensitised to?

I hear a hum when setting up my lucidsounds but once connected up, I don't notice it. Perhaps you might be sensitive to hearing it and you are looking for it? Hard to know.

Yeah, xbox has its own proprietary RF connection frequency that they don't release to third parties too often which is why we have limited pure wireless headsets.

Astro is owned by logitech I think and if you want to research connection issues with the a 50 over the years, there are plenty threads. I personally do not think they are worth it at almost double the price of the arctis 9x and they are just drowned in base for my liking. Also the base station is a bit of a chunk.

The wired a40 tr with the mixamp is pretty good though and used by a lot of streamers.

However, if you are spending that kind of money on a headset, you are into serious audiophile territory and you can buy a vmoda or mod mic for most headphones.. But be aware that neither the xbox or ps controller will be capable of providing enough power by cable, to 'drive' every headphone and will require an amp to get the most out of their sound and volume so do your research before you splash out. It's one of the reasons you see mixamps with a lot of streamers. You can tune your sound a bit more with voice/game. You might have to do some research to find the perfect setup for your requirements too but as @mmmbacon2016 mentioned, it would be worth asking in the sub groups.

I think you will end up going with audiophile headphones, amp and a dac if you want the ultimate sound. 😁😁

Also.... You can have multiple headphones and try a few and experiment and sell them if you don't like them.

The sennheiser gsp are fantastic but there are really good wired headsets from sennheiser, beyerdynamic, etc. You have plenty other brands in high end gaming that you might not have heard too much of. Audeze mobius has its flaws too for the price but build quality is miles above the astro. The mobius is heavy too.

For truly wireless, in your budget, you could look at the lucidsound ls35x. But I actually prefer the sound stage from the 9x but lots prefer the lucidsound. I love the lucidsounds as well and have had three models since they came out.

One thing to remember, sound is a personal preference so you need to try plenty and unfortunately, with truly wireless, there is a limited selection

But if a single wire to the controller, to give chat, doesn't bother you, then there is a massive selection of wired headphones, open back (huge sound stage and poor isolation)
Closed back, integrated noise cancelling mics, etc.

Also you mentioned being a pc gamer so maybe investing in audiophile level is a better choice if you don't mind wire's. Although the 9x works really well with the windows wireless adapter on pc

Sennheiser game zero are pretty decent and not mad money. You can buy the same model in the sennheiser range without the mic and add a vmoda./modmic or similar but the mic is quite good on them.

Anyway, there are loads of headphones if you want wired but limited numbers of wireless.

Hope you get good support from steelseries. They are usually good.

Since I lost my original response and train of thought, you will have to excuse the fragmented post as I tried to remember what I was saying. You could write pages here but I'll stop now also I'm not an expert but happy to share what I know or learnt .


Keep us posted.
Edited by: "amadablam" 5th Dec 2019
Hi there. That was a long post. Lol.

Thanks for the info and help. I did try two sets on two different Xbox in 2 different rooms so I think it’s how these headsets are.

It’s only happens when connected to the Xbox so I have a feeling it’s when the Wi-fi chip gets activated and just gives a little bit of feedback to the right ear peace and I just pick it up. I don’t hear it when there is sound but I might try some ls35x just for comparison. Just wondering what these are like compared to the 9x and why did you buy these after that.

I do like the 9x and prob will keep them if I don’t get any joy with other headsets. I am going to contact steel series to see what they say as well since the both headsets where manufactured on 5 and 6 months of 2019 as it’s on the box Label.

Cheers
meridiusuk05/12/2019 10:30

Hi there. That was a long post. Lol. Thanks for the info and help. I did …Hi there. That was a long post. Lol. Thanks for the info and help. I did try two sets on two different Xbox in 2 different rooms so I think it’s how these headsets are. It’s only happens when connected to the Xbox so I have a feeling it’s when the Wi-fi chip gets activated and just gives a little bit of feedback to the right ear peace and I just pick it up. I don’t hear it when there is sound but I might try some ls35x just for comparison. Just wondering what these are like compared to the 9x and why did you buy these after that. I do like the 9x and prob will keep them if I don’t get any joy with other headsets. I am going to contact steel series to see what they say as well since the both headsets where manufactured on 5 and 6 months of 2019 as it’s on the box Label. Cheers


Hope you get on well with them. They are pretty responsive with their customer care but the will go through the usual troubleshooting with you so probably take a couple of days of messages back and forth to get anywhere. Lol

I have a good few headsets and controllers and stuff. I'm not able to resist trying something shiny and new the lucidsound are excellent. I think their build quality is good but some people had cracked hinges but they must have massive heads lol joking. Only thing I find a little weak is the mic. Friends often say they get feedback from me in chat party but I can't seem to get rid of it. I think it could be something to do with the double mic. Sound is good though. Bit louder than the 9x and deeper but I think I prefer the sound stage of the 9x. I've not really used the mic on them much. The controls on the lucidsound are very intuitive. Much heavier headphones though.

Let us know how you get on with customer support
Hi all I have contacted there support so see what happens there it was a long post so I hope they understand , lol will let you know how I get on
meridiusuk07/12/2019 15:01

Hi all I have contacted there support so see what happens there it was a …Hi all I have contacted there support so see what happens there it was a long post so I hope they understand , lol will let you know how I get on


Good luck buddy
no problem, was looking at the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless, wonder if there the same headset or sound better in audio quality, plus you get a amp mixer with it and two changeable batteries . I also noticed the 9x are £300 nearly on amazon through a third party seller , lol are they kidding and amazon have not had these in for a week now.

I am tempted to try the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless out just to see if they have a hum problem to since they have been out longer as this might be a new headset problem with the 9x as there only 9 months old I think.


cheers
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