SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless review

SteelSeries Arctis 7P+

SteelSeries Arctis 7P + Wireless is designed for PlayStation 5* and also compatible with PlayStation 4, PC, Android, Switch, USB-C iPads and more. Additionally, it also includes Multi-Platform USB-C dongle lets you swap easily between systems for low latency 2.4 GHz wireless designed for gaming.

Pros

  • Excellent comfort
  • Solid array of connectivity options
  • Retractable microphone

Cons

  • No option for Bluetooth
  • Poor wireless range

Price and availability

SteelSeries Arctis 7P + Wireless come with two color option Black and White. It is price $200. You can purchased this product from companies official website.

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Box Content

SteelSeries Arctis 7P+
  • Arctis 7P+ Headset
  • USB-C wireless transmitter
  • Mobile audio cable
  • Charging cable
  • USB-C to USB-A adapter
  • Product Information Guide

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SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ : Design

SteelSeries Arctis 7P+

SteelSeries Arctis 7P + Wireless is extremely comfortable. Despite the extra weight of electronic components in the wireless headset. The adjustable ski goggle-style suspension band makes the headset easy to use for a long time. It comes with well-sized ear pads that effective cushion the headset to the side of the user’s head.

The headset has many handy controls along the bottom of each ear cup. On the left side, there is a volume slider and microphone mute button. And on the right side there is a slider to adjust the power button and sidetone (sound taken by the attached microphone). It also has an extended microphone that can be easily pulled back to the left side of the headset for storage. In addition, the mic has a useful red light that illuminates when muted, which can be easily seen in your peripheral vision.

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How is the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless software?

Available as an optional download, SteelSeries GG Software Suite expands the customization options for the Arctis 7P + Wireless. It includes a very basic set of features like EQ adjustment, microphone volume adjustment and power-saving options. In addition, SteelSeries also offers its sonar software package, which further expands the features available.

Although Sonar is still in beta, it has a wealth of additional options. It has a more detailed EQ page for more granular control, additional options for noise reduction and gating on the microphone, as well as an audio spatial solution from SteelSeries. While these features are more comprehensive, it is important to note that the software is still in beta, plus a SteelSeries account is required to run it. Setting the right audio device properly with Windows when using Sonar is a bit of a hassle, but alas, it works with any gaming headset નહીં not just with the Steel Series.

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Is the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless good for gaming?

SteelSeries Arctis 7P + Wireless is an excellent choice for a gaming headset. Setup is easy and convenient with connection options for a very wide variety of gaming devices. Retractable microphone is great for voice chat; It looks great in both game and discord voice calls and the easily accessible mute button is very useful. Comfortable design and long battery life make it ideal for long gaming sessions.

The sound quality in the game is stunning. We’ve tested the headset with a variety of games, including Hello: The Master Chief Collection, Alden Ring, and Microsoft Flight Simulator. Halo’s futuristic and perfect blend seemed wonderful, like Alden Ring’s desolate fantasy world. The additional audio space features included in the Steel Series Sonar also give users an excellent opportunity to take a new perspective on the soundscapes of these games, if they should choose.

SteelSeries also has strong support for the PlayStation 5’s 3D audio, which draws attention to it in marketing content. While we weren’t able to test it in time for this review, we’ve tested it with other Steel Series headsets before and it works great in games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

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SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ : Sound

SteelSeries 7P + Wireless (Cyan) typically stays very close to the SoundGuys target curve (pink), but is significantly distracted with a simple bump in the bass range (100hz) and trouble peak in the 6-7kHz region. It has an extended high-frequency output (up to about 20kHz), which is unusual for a gaming headset. This is usually quite pleasant to listen to music or games, but it is not accurate enough for professional audio work.

Low, middle and high

Usually the experience is great when it comes to listening to music on SteelSeries Arctis 7P + wireless. Curiosity by Franz Ferdinand is an excellent demonstration of how a light bass bump can benefit some songs, adding bass guitar to the mix and adding to the song’s danceable nature. The same applies to songs like As Far As The I Can See by Radio 4, where both bass and high-hats shine very nicely. However, one can easily describe the bass as very present, or even overly impressive based on the song. This headset almost doesn’t work for less bass-focused styles. Fortunately this is easy to adjust using the EQ options in the Steel Series Sonar.

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Does the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless block out noise?

The headset is usually large enough to block outside noise. It is difficult to hear conversations while wearing a headset, although it is not completely inaudible. There may be some bleeding if someone is listening to music in the same room, but quiet sounds like the air conditioning unit are almost silent after wearing the headset.

How is the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless microphone?

The microphone of this headset is generally clear and understandable, but it is definitely nothing to look at. It blocks some outside noise, but not all of them, and it has a fairly moderate frequency response. That’s enough for a human voice, but it’s not a professional quality. From a practical standpoint, however, it is very easy to manipulate and control.

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SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ : Battery

While our battery tests are still ongoing, the SteelSeries Arctis 7P + Wireless official specifications list 30-hour battery life, which is above average for a wireless gaming headset. You must use a USB-C cable to recharge the headset and just 15 minutes of charging provides 180 minutes of play time. Fast charging like this is rare in gaming headsets, and SteelSeries is delighted to see unique features like these added.

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SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ : Connectivity

SteelSeries has a huge set of connectivity options for this headset. The main connector is a USB-C dongle, which is fitted for use with many game consoles and phones. USB-A also includes a USB-C adapter, which makes it easy to plug into desktop computers and consoles that do not have a USB-C port. The Steel Series also offers a 3.5mm adapter that uses a proprietary connector to attach to the headset, although its wireless solution is preferred in almost every case.

Wireless performance is generally very good. The sound is clear, and the headset’s battery lasts long enough. However, when the bottom of the hall and only a few meters away from the dongle, the wireless operation is significantly impaired and hiccups develop. Luckily the performance in the fair range is superb, but we don’t feel a solid connection at every point on the 12-meter range steel series list.

Overall, the headset is compatible with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, docked Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac via USB-A or USB-C. It is compatible with undocked Nintendo Switch, Oculus Quest VR headsets and most Android phones via USB-C. It can also connect to Xbox consoles by 3.5mm. The headset in our test is also connected to a Linux computer, though without support for the Steel Series GG software.

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Verdict

Overall, we would definitely recommend SteelSeries Arctis 7P + Wireless. Due to its sound quality, comfort and ease of use, it easily supports its price. Nothing in the headset is the best in the class, but it does an excellent job of providing everything you need in a gaming headset; He is the jack of all trades. The limited nature of the Steel Series GG software and the current beta status of the Steel Series Sonar is the only obvious negative.

SteelSeries Arctis 7P + Wireless is stylish, comfortable and looks great for a headset in this class. This is a great option for anyone looking for a wireless gaming headset.

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Frequently Ask Questions

What should you get instead of the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless?

If you’re looking for alternatives to SteelSeries Arctis 7P + Wireless, the first port of call would probably be Master & Dynamic MG20. Although it is slightly above the price range, it is an excellent choice for high quality wireless headsets.

If you are looking for Bluetooth support, you may want to consider V-MODA Crossfade 2, which has a very similar design and sound quality. Additionally, if you’re looking for a cheaper option with similar features, the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless lacks the best comfortable ski mask style suspension but is a solid budget option.

Do I need the SteelSeries GG software?

No. SteelSeries GG and SteelSeries Sonar are optional add-ons for the headset that are not require to use the headset. They add things like EQ and audio spatialization.

What’s different on the 2021 Arctis 7P+ compared to the 2020 Arctis 7P?

We listened to customers and made our amazing wireless headset even better. The battery life now supports 30+ hours of usage and we added USB-C to make charging easy, and a new, compact multi-platform wireless dongle.

Is the Arctis 7P+ next-gen ready for PlayStation 5?

The Arctis 7P+ is optimize for the PlayStation 5 and fully supports Tempest 3D Audio. As well as being backwards compatible with PlayStation 4. The USB-C dongle transmits a lossless 2.4 GHz signal for the best wireless signal possible and supports multi-platform compatibility. Read more about how to connect your Arctis headset to PS5.

What is sidetone?

Sidetone (also known as microphone monitoring) allows you to control the amount of mic input that is routed back into your headset. So you can choose how much of your own voice and surroundings you hear. The adjustment of sidetone for the Arctis 7P+ can be done on the fly via the sidetone control dial locate on the right earcup.

Does the Arctis 7P+ use Bluetooth?

No, it uses something better: the same gaming-grade 2.4GHz wireless platform used in the Arctis 7+ and Arctis Pro Wireless headsets. This gives you significantly better performance than Bluetooth. The audio is lossless instead of compressed for far better audio quality. It also has ultra-low latency so that you hear every sound as it happens on screen, as opposed to Bluetooth, which can have significant delays.

Does voice chat work on all phones or iPads with USB-C?

Newer iPad Pro or Air models with USB-C ports will work for both voice and audio with the Arctis 7P+. Most Modern USB-C Phones do work, but some older Samsung Galaxy phones (Galaxy Note10 or earlier) only support audio and not voice functionality via USB-C due to Samsung firmware not being update. You can still listen to games, music, and videos. But will not be able to use the headset mic for calls or voice chat.

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