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SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
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SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth review: specs and price

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth

Why is SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth better than the average?

  • Mic sensitivity
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    38dBV/Pavs-41.8dBV/Pa
  • Battery life
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    28hvs24.44h
  • Number of microphones
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    2vs1.12

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User reviews

Overall Rating

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
10.0
1 User reviews
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
10.0/10
1 User reviews

Features

Build quality

10.0/10
1 votes

Sound quality

10.0/10
1 votes

Microphone quality

8.0/10
1 votes

Comfort

10.0/10
1 votes

Breathability

10.0/10
1 votes

Comments

Aarnav

Aarnav

13 days ago

10 / 10

Amazing for Two Years, Godlike Battery Life

Aarnav

Aarnav

13 days ago

10 / 10

Got this mid-2020, they stopped working properly in mid-2022, although replacing the cable (available on their site for a good price) pretty much fixed this. Audio: 10/10, bass and mids are more detailed in BT mode (wired mode is still amazing, think of BT like a cherry on top) but there is a small (but barely noticeable) delay in BT mode. Is able to go VERY high and VERY low. The 7.1 surround sound is extremely detailed as well. Ergonomics/Build Quality: 9/10, fits my head well, hurts a tiny bit if it's too tight after a few hours. Can get a little close to scraping ears if you use it and wear down the earpads, but that's after 2 years of daily use, don't use that when deciding on this. The matte black variant can be permanently stained by scratches (scratches show as white, doesn't buff out) or things like sticker residue, these things only happen if you take it outside for everyday use like at school, etc. Battery Life: 10/10, 28 hours and charges in a couple of hours. Charge it overnight and (unless you're always in BT mode, which is dumb if you're using this for gaming due to the latency) it'll last for at least a week. The micro-USB cable broke within a day or two but it really doesn't matter considering how common those cables are. Overall 10/10, would buy again if I didn't get the Arctis 5 dedicated for gaming and didn't swapped in some TWS buds for everyday use. Perfect if you're on a budget and want a daily use + gaming pair of headphones.

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Design

has a detachable cable
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
weight

317.5g

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.
has an over-the-ear form
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
has RGB lighting
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
RGB lighting allows you to choose between millions of colors and customize the look of your PC components.
can be folded
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
has an earbud form
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.
has an in-ear form
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
has an on-ear form
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
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)
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
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.
Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
impedance

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
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
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
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
drivers count

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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
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
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.
The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
has a removable microphone
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
The microphone can be attached or detached if necessary.
has a mute function
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
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

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
charge time

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
has a rechargeable battery
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
has a battery level indicator
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has a removable battery
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

connectivity

Bluetooth, 3.5mm

The connectivity type of the headset.
Can be used wirelessly
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Bluetooth version

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Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
compatible with PlayStation
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
The headset can be used for playing games on PlayStation video game consoles.
compatible with Xbox
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
You can use your headset for in-game voice chat, private chat, audio for video chat, and in-game voice recognition using Xbox services.
Has USB Type-C
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
has aptX Adaptive
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
has aptX Low Latency
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
has LDAC
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.

Features

control panel placed on a device
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
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.
Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
can be used as a headset
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
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
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
The device offers realistic experiences with deep bass sound for gamers.
Has an in-line control panel
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
warranty period

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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
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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