What you need to know
- SteelSeries announced the Arctis 9 headset.
- The headset features a suspension headband and Airweave fabric ear cushions for all-day comfort.
- The Arctis 9 is available now for $200 (opens in new tab).
SteelSeries announced the Arctis 9, a dual wireless gaming headset that works on PC and PlayStation, including the upcoming PlayStation 5. SteelSeries designed the headphones for long gaming sessions. The Arctis 9 features a suspension headband, Airweave fabric ear cushions, and gets up to 20 hours of wireless gameplay. The Arctis 9 is available now for $200 (opens in new tab).
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro + (opens in new tab) earned our top spot as the best PC gaming headset, but it features a wired connection. Now, SteelSeries adds wireless headset to its lineup with the Arctis 9.
The Arctis 9 uses 2.4GHz to connect to either a PC or PlayStation. Like some other headsets from SteelSeries, including the Arctis 9X and Arctis Pro Wireless, the Arctis 9 can simultaneously connect to a smartphone through Bluetooth and to a gaming device with its 2.4GHz connection.
The bidirectional ClearCast microphone on the headset is Discord-certified. The Arctis soundscape emphasizes certain in-game sounds to improve gameplay.
If your PC supports it, it can take advantage of DTS Headphone:X v2.0, which delivers accurate surround sound positional cues on PCs.
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