Product Comparison: SteelSeries Arctis 1 vs SteelSeries Arctis 3


General Specifications
Brand
Steelseries
Steelseries
Model
Arctis 1
Arctis 3
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Arctis 1 is an all-platform gaming headset that doubles as your on-the-go headphones. With a detachable microphone and sleek low-profile design, enjoy the award-winning performance of Arctis no matter where you are.
Arctis 3 is the best headset for everywhere you game, with superior sound, comfort and style on all gaming platforms, including PC, PlayStation, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR and mobile via detachable 3.5mm cables.
Key Specs
Noise Canceling
No
No
Adjustable Headband
Yes
No
Detachable Microphone
Yes
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
SteelSeries Arctis 1 All-platform compatibility - for PC, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
  • Its perfect for gamin without any destructions from surround noise.
  • They’re really good, nearly noise canceling completely. Love em!
  • You hear only sound that come from game mate.
  • I like these headset good sound fit well, I can hear more with them then with out.
  • The sound blocking ability of the headphones is great, but the downside is you can't hear yourself talk.
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Stereo Gaming Headset (for PS 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR, Android and iOS)
  • Excellent sound quality, blocks surrounding noise. Great for gameplay.
  • True to description, Noise canceling works great. And we love the retractable Mic.
  • Wearing this for hours and not fatigue. Great noise cancellation.
  • Love it great as no interference with noise around house.
  • They are bad at cancelling out other noises. I don't like it.
Size & Weight
Height
7.4 in.
7.9 in.
Width
7.3 in.
7.1 in.
Depth
3.4 in.
3.6 in.
Weight
10.16 oz.
10.4 oz.

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Headset
Ear Cushion Material
Fabric AirWeave
Fabric AirWeave
Min. Frequency Response
20 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 KHz
22 KHz
Sensitivity
100 dB
98 dB
Impedance
32 Ω
32 Ω
Headphone Driver
40 mm.
40 mm.
Operating Principle
Closed
Closed

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What customers say about "Headset"
SteelSeries Arctis 1 All-platform compatibility - for PC, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
  • Good sound quality. Use for gaming. Gave as a Xmas gift.
  • Very comfortable and good sound quality. Exceeded my expectations for the price.
  • Sound is good and mic works great. Good headphones all around.
  • My son love it so much, the quality of the sound is good, it is clear.
  • Quality of construction was very good. Sound was fantastic.
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Stereo Gaming Headset (for PS 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR, Android and iOS)
  • Sound quality is fantastic, especially when using the Microsoft Sonic Surround Sound.
  • Great sounding headphones from a great company.
  • The head phones have great sound and are a great purchase.
  • Its really good headphones love the sound makes me feel like I'm there!
  • These headphones work well for gaming. I can hear very clear.
Microphone
Microphone Output Sensitivity
-38 dB
-48 dB
Nominal Impedance
2.2 kΩ
2.2 kΩ
Frequency Response
100-10000 Hz
100-10000 Hz

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What customers say about "Microphone"
SteelSeries Arctis 1 All-platform compatibility - for PC, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
  • The mic works great and voice comes through clear.
  • I am impressed with how well the mic sounds!!
  • Microphone is average. Comfortable for hours of gaming.
  • The microphone you can take it off, so it’s safe for traveling as well.
  • The mic quality on these was terrible, with a lot of annoying background noise.
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Stereo Gaming Headset (for PS 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR, Android and iOS)
  • The sound and mic quality is great and the strap is really comfortable.
  • I like the sound quality and the surround sound in the mic.
  • I wanted comfortable cloth ear pads, good sound, and a good mic. To my surprise, the mic can retract back into the headset.
  • Mic is perfect on ps4 and they are very comfortable.
  • There was humming in the mic and white noise in the headphone.
Features
Connector Size
3.5
3.5
Cord Length
9.85 feet
9.85 feet
Controls
Microphone Mute Slider, Volume Control
Mic Mute Button, Volume Control
Compatible Platform(s)
PC, Mac, PS4, Mobile devices, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox One S, PS4 Pro
PC, Mac, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Nintendo Switch, Mobile devices
Extras
Game Everywhere, All-platform compatibility, Signature Arctis Sound, Noise Canceling Microphone, On-Headset Controls, Steel-Reinforced Headband, Glow Up
All-platform compatibility, ClearCast, the Best Mic in Gaming, Premium Audio Drivers, Windows Sonic Spacial Sound, AirWeave Ear Cushions, Ski Goggle Suspension Band, On-Ear Audio Controls, Built-in Audio Sharing, Comfortable, Lightweight Design

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What customers say about "Features"
SteelSeries Arctis 1 All-platform compatibility - for PC, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
  • So far so good. Very nice features, price reasonable.
  • I also love the feature that sends the audio to a 3.5mm exit if you switch the headphones off.
  • Quality of construction was very good. Sound was fantastic.
  • They are very comfortable and accommodate my larger than average head and ears
  • When they worked they were fine. They broke after a couple days.
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Stereo Gaming Headset (for PS 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR, Android and iOS)
  • I really don't know what to say I was just shocked on the comfort and amount of features this has to offer.
  • I have tested this headset on a Mac, PS4, Xbox, and Switch and it works fantastically on all of them.
  • The band across the top of the headrest is perfect for marathon gaming sessions, and the material of the earcups is lightweight and breathable.
  • The cord is the perfect length to plug into your audio ports.
  • Sound and features were nice, but I have a big melon and this headset just didn't fit my big head.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC, EAC, ROHS
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
49.99 $
69.99 $


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