Every headset manufacturer is creating devices that will stand out from the rest in the gaming market. It is easy to ignore the SteelSeries Arctis 9X while shopping for a headset since it’s common knowledge that the Arctis usually is designed for the X-box. True, there are some similarities with the previous ones, but this comes along with advancements.
You can’t overlook a feature that this device is both wireless and blue tooth enabled, unlike its previous versions. The Bluetooth system allows you to connect to mobile devices, thanks to its dual wireless system. It’s also compatible with PCs.The functionality of this headset is quite versatile, and you can’t deny that sound delivery is in check. The excellent system is transparent, and your voice comes out naturally. The clear cast-sounding microphone has noise cancellation abilities so that when communicating, the person on the other end won’t hear background noise.
The ear cups are very comfortable; talk of the “air weave” ear cushions that allow airflow preventing the absorption of sweat on the ear cups. The headset is also not heavy and fits nicely on the head, but the band is also adjustable. Most of the function buttons are placed on top of the ear caps. This is easy to spot and understand each control and its function. On the fitting lid, you find the power button, blue tooth pairing button, and a USB charging port. The exciting bit is that the SteelSeries Arctis 9X has a battery life of up to 20hrs. Exceptionally durable, I think.
The outward appearance of the SteelSeries Arctis 9X is not quite eye-catching. Black is too standard, but the luminous green polygons on the headband make it look just ok. But overall, this headset will just pass as a gamer’s headset despite it being multi-functional.
The downside is that the microphone is not detachable; using the headset in public would look entirely out of place with it. On the positive side is that you can receive calls and still be on your game. For 199.99 dollars, it’s a fair deal.