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SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset Review

Ultimately, SteelSeries is offering something innovative with its Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset, introducing a feature I’ve yet to see appear in the market elsewhere. Its main problem, however, is where it fits in the market considering its current pricing.

It is pretty comfortable, though, with a lightweight design that is built for long gaming sessions. I would’ve liked to see a secondary pair of ear cushions included in the box, as the stock pads are a bit thin, but you can buy additional ear cushions for £11.99 on SteelSeries’ website.

The Arctis 3 Bluetooth cements its quality design by offering a well-balanced sound signature, with crisp highs and a smooth mid-range, while the bass is also clean and not overbearing. The mic is a little disappointing, but it is very flexible and easy to work with.

The inclusion of Bluetooth is the headset’s main feature, though, and this really helps the Arctis 3 Bluetooth stand out from the crowd as it simply works across so many platforms, while you can even listen to two devices simultaneously.

This function does, however, put the Arctis 3 Bluetooth in a tricky position – at £134.99, it’s currently £12 more expensive than the flagship Arctis 7 headset.

Considering SteelSeries is very much in competition with itself given the rest of the Arctis range largely offers the same quality sound, microphone and ski band comfort, I’d recommend comparing the differing features to respective prices before purchasing.

You can buy the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth for £134.99 from Amazon HERE. At this price, it’s certainly worth buying if you’re keen on the idea of connecting to two devices at once. The high price, however, and it’s rather unique selling point does mean that this headset won’t be for everybody.

Pros

  • Good audio quality.
  • Bluetooth feature is versatile and innovative.
  • Can connect to a wide variety of devices.
  • Good battery life.

Cons

  • Ear cups are shallow and can result in some discomfort.
  • Microphone could be a little better for its price.
  • Quite expensive.

KitGuru says: The Arctis 3 Bluetooth is a great headset that will appeal to those who want to connect to two devices simultaneously. It is quite expensive, though, and potential buyers who only want to connect to one device may be best served with the Arctis 7.

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Rating: 8.0.

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