Today SteelSeries announced the new Arctis line of gaming headsets built to completely overhaul traditional gaming designs and headset technologies. The focus of the Arctis line is to shatter preconceived notions of what a gaming headset should sound, feel and look like. That’s what Arctis is.

With Arctis, SteelSeries questioned everything about gaming headsets and challenged the features that have become gaming headset stereotypes. The company is taking a stand and making a promise to gamers that Arctis will always:

  • Deliver great audio quality for gaming, music, movies and more
  • Represent design-forward thinking and timeless style, instead of looking like a bulky toy
  • Include a microphone that delivers exceptionally clear and natural-sounding voice communication
  • Deliver the best technology in every model of the line, regardless of price

“Arctis is not a gaming headset. It is a headset line for gamers,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, SteelSeries CEO. “That is how we approached the new audio line-up – with a fresh perspective as to who our customers really are and what they want. Brands have been distracting gamers for far too long with meaningless specification races and options that encourage spending more in order to get gaming-level quality. Arctis changes that.”


So what makes the SteelSeries Arctis line different from others? For starters, each of the three different models of Arctis headsets will feature the same exact standard features, such as 7.1 surround sound speakers and their new ClearCast microphones. The only differences come in the optional features you can get such as integrated chatmix controls, illuminated accents, and a choice of wired or wireless.

Not only that, the new SteelSeries Arctis can be customized via SteelSeries’ award winning suspension band design. Exchanging the traditional Siberia suspension with a new ski-google suspension headband. SteelSeries will offer a variety of different colors, patterns and an artist-series of headband styles that can be purchased exclusively on

The Arctis 3, Arctis 5, and Arctis 7 gaming headsets are now available exclusively at Best Buy for $79.99, $99.99 and $149.99 respectively. For more details about the Arctis or SteelSeries’ entire selection of gaming accessories, visit


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