SteelSeries announces Arctis 7X and Arctis 7P headsets for Xbox Series X and PS5

Steelseries Arctis 7 Xbox Series X Ps
Steelseries Arctis 7 Xbox Series X Ps (Image credit: SteelSeries)

What you need to know

  • SteelSeries announced today two new headsets for the next generation of consoles.
  • The Arctis 7X and Arctis 7P are coming for Xbox and PlayStation, respectively.
  • Both headsets are available for $150.

SteelSeries today announced the Arctis 7X and Arctis 7P for the Xbox Series X and S and PS5 respectively. Based around the original SteelSeries Arctis 7, these new headsets also feature a USB-C dongle. Both headsets feature 2.4Ghz wireless audio and a 24-hour battery life.

The Arctis 7X is designed for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, though it's also compatible with the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Android. The Arctis 7P is designed for PS5 but also works with PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC and Android. The Arctis 7X is only available in black, while the Arctis 7P comes in both black and white. You can see some images of both headsets below.

Arctis7x Press Image (Image credit: SteelSeries)

Arctis7p Press Image (Image credit: SteelSeries)

Source: SteelSeries

Depending on how they perform, the Arctis 7X could end up on our list of the best Xbox headsets available. Both the Arctis 7X and Arctis 7P are available now for $149.99 at SteelSeries.

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  • It looks as if the 7x will also work with the PS5
  • Is the dongle required to use on Xbox, or does/can it connect the same way that the arctis 9X does?
  • Anyone looking at this headset to pick up. I bought a 9x roughly a year ago. The headset has issues with cutting out when connected to xbox. It's even worse when connected to the Xbox wireless dongle on PC. I've had to reset it to factory settings multiple times because it wouldn't turn off. The headset has been out for about a year and a half without a single firmware update to address these problems. When it is working properly, I love the headset. Most comfortable headset I've ever put on my head. Just wanted to put this out there.
  • Hey Luke, registered just to reply to your comment. Thanks for the input mate, i wish i had read you before i purchased the 9X a few days ago. Can confirm, audio Drop-outs and constant cut-out's on both xbox and Windows PC using the USB Dongle. And yes, 100% agree, they are THE MOST comfortable headphones I have EVER used, period. They sound AMAZING too. Now, this seems like an upgraded version between the 7 and 9, this time around it makes use of an USB Dongle. It isn't clear but it seems to use the same Microsoft’s proprietary wireless protocol than before (at least when the dongle switch is set to XBOX), maybe a newer version too, but the fact that its now using the dongle tells me that was the root cause of the problem, with dongle it has much, much more power to transmit the wireless signal now, so hopefully this new model, the 7X might be the solution. Now to be fair, it doesn't make sense if they use "xbox proprietary protocol" PLUS a dongle, the whole point of that protocol is to have accessories WITHOUT the need of a dongle. So i put my bet that the article here is wrong and its NOT using the proprietary wireless protocol. Its in fact using their 2.4Ghz wireless mode that delivers 2.4GHz Lossless audio, check their website, there's absolutely NO mention of "xbox proprietary wireless" Im sure as hell going to buy them and test them the moment they are published on Amazon bought the 9X there and returns/refunds are super easy, shouldn't be any problems. I can report back after testing them if you want. Cheers!