52points

SteelSeries Arctis 1

68points

SteelSeries Arctis 3

SteelSeries Arctis 1
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SteelSeries Arctis 1 vs SteelSeries Arctis 3

SteelSeries Arctis 1
SteelSeries Arctis 3

Why is SteelSeries Arctis 1 better than SteelSeries Arctis 3?

  • 22g lighter
    ?

    272gvs294g
  • Has a removable microphone
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Why is SteelSeries Arctis 3 better than SteelSeries Arctis 1?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
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    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Supports Dolby Digital
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 1.7m longer cable
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    3mvs1.3m
  • Has a tangle free cable
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User reviews

Overall Rating

SteelSeries Arctis 1
8.0
3 User reviews
SteelSeries Arctis 1
8.0/10
3 User reviews
SteelSeries Arctis 3
9.3
4 User reviews
SteelSeries Arctis 3
9.3/10
4 User reviews

Features

Build quality

7.7/10
3 votes
9.0/10
4 votes

Sound quality

8.0/10
3 votes
9.5/10
4 votes

Microphone quality

7.3/10
3 votes
8.8/10
4 votes

Comfort

7.3/10
3 votes
9.0/10
4 votes

Breathability

8.7/10
3 votes
8.5/10
4 votes

Comments

kilian

kilian

1 year ago

9 / 10

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kilian

kilian

1 year ago

9 / 10

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Pros

  • Guter Bass

Cons

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Gierisz

9 months ago

10 / 10

The best headphones at this price point.

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Gierisz

9 months ago

10 / 10

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Ahsan

Ahsan

8 months ago

5 / 10

good

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Design

Fit

Over-ear

Over-ear

The fit of the headset.
has a detachable cable
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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
weight

272g

294g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
has RGB lighting
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RGB lighting allows you to choose between millions of colors and customize the look of your PC components.
can be folded
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Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
has an open-back design
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The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
has a tangle free cable
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The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
sound pressure level

100dB/mW

98dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
impedance

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
has a neodymium magnet
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Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
has passive noise reduction
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The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.

Microphone

has a noise-canceling microphone
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These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.
highest mic frequency

10000Hz

10000Hz

The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
has a removable microphone
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The microphone can be attached or detached if necessary.
has a mute function
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The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
mic sensitivity

-38dBV/Pa

-48dBV/Pa

It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Power

Connectivity

connectivity

3.5mm

3.5mm

The connectivity type of the headset.
compatibility

PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch

PlayStation, Xbox, PC

The systems that the headset is compatible with, according to the manufacturer.
Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Features

control panel placed on a device
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There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
can be used as a headset
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A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
has a vibration function
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The device offers realistic experiences with deep bass sound for gamers.
Has an in-line control panel
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There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
warranty period

1 years

1 years

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Note: This may vary by region.
travel bag is included
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The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Miscellaneous

supports Dolby Digital
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If the device supports Dolby Digital it can deliver up to six different audio channels (sides) for a much better sound quality.

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