SteelSeries Arctis 1

SteelSeries has a range of Arctis headsets that cover numerous price points for gamers to choose from, but there's never been a truly budget-friendly offering until now. The new Arctis 1 fills this gap by taking similar internals as those found in more pricey Arctis models and keeping only the most important elements.

You'll find the same speaker drivers and ClearCast microphone in the Arctis 1 that's present in the Arctis 9X, but this set of cups only sets you back $50. SteelSeries even includes the same awesome design, so it looks like an Arctis headset with the only major visual difference being the lack of a ski-band. Because of this, the headset takes a hit in terms of comfort, but it's still just as comfortable as similarly priced headsets. The detachable microphone and low-profile design also mean you can double it up as headphones for enjoying all your favorite tunes while out and about. The same sound drivers result in some killer performance for the price.

If you don't fancy spending too much on a headset, the Arctis 1 should be an ideal purchase, packing all the essentials for great audio performance.

SteelSeries Arctis 1

SteelSeries's new budget-friendly gaming headset has all the great internals you'd find in more expensive Arctis models. Sporting the same drivers and detachable ClearCast microphone, you'll save money in all the right places.

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