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SteelSeries - Arctis 5 Wired DTS Headphone Gaming Headset for PC and PlayStation 4 - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 178 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad headset, not a great headset

    Posted
    Isaac
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I wanted to write this review so people don't make the same mistake I did. I gave this headset a 3 stars because it's just that: average. I got this headset on sale for $70, and I wouldn't even pay that for it again. I'll start with the things I liked about it first though. The ski goggle strap headband is actually a great idea, and I found it very comfortable. It doesn't fit small heads, but it fit me just fine and I really liked it. I even found out you could get different straps and customize your headset, only to be disappointed to learn that all the straps are sold out on their website and they take months to get. The earmuffs were also comfortable. I wish there was padding on the inside of the muffs because my ears touched inside the cups and after a few hours I had to take it off of my ear for relief. The look of the headset is also really nice. It's probably the main reason I purchased it. However, if you just want to use the headset with your console controller, the RGB doesn't even work so you're forced to use the long and annoying USB cord (which by the way is the most tangly cord I've ever seen) designed for PC gaming if you want RGB which is the coolest part of the headset in my opinion. Lastly, I liked the mic and my friends told me it sounded good; however, the mic monitoring is pretty weak and I didn't find it helpful. Now for the negatives... I've owned 2 turtle beach headsets before this one--a $40 and $60 pair, and both of those had better sound quality than this headset. I did extensive research on a great headset. I wanted to find the best headset for my money. I was struggling on deciding and I wanted to take a chance on it. This one had mixed reviews, but I loved the look of it. People had minor complaints, but most of the hate was "this headset sucks, get a hypercloud x." I chose to ignore the hate because they hadn't given any reason as to why this headset wasn't good. I bought it and used it a lot for 2 weeks. When I first opened it I was so excited and mesmerized by the RGB lighting and smooth look that I wanted to believe it was God's gift to gaming. I was wrong. After a few days, the long cord with the game/chat wheel was just irritating, especially when using a console. The more I listened, the more I realized that the sound quality was average at best. I like to listen to music on my ps4 while I play games with my friends, and the sound of the music was very weak and tinny. It's definitely not audio quality that I expected from a $100 headset or even a $70 headset. I was very disappointed, and it's definitely the main reason I exchanged it. I tried my best to use their software to tune the headset, but no matter what kind of settings or changes I had, there was always tinny sounds on certain words or sounds--not to mention that the headset has nearly no bass. In conclusion, if you're looking for a good looking headset that's pretty comfortable to talk to your friends and casual game on, these aren't that bad of a purchase. I wouldn't pay $100 for them, but they're an okay headset to chat with friends on and they look really good. However, if you plan on listening to any kind of music in these or just really want good audio quality, these aren't the headset for you. I actually went and bought a Hyperx Cloud II and the audio quality blows this headset away. It's much better on audio, comfort, durability and it's the same price. I hope you enjoyed this review and take it into consideration. It's not a bad headset, but in my personal opinion, the Hyperx Cloud II is a much better headset for the same price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    Korey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I bought these for my son who loves great headphones for gaming. He tested the cellphone mic with me and it was amazing. Great sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super comfortable

    Posted
    Rrico38
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Sound and microphone quality for the price is very good. Comfortable to wear for long periods of time without head and ear pain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best value for the price

    Posted
    Tony
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    These are definitely the nicest headphones I've ever owned. Not the most expensive but the best value for the price. They cover my ears perfectly and the material is a nice fabric that doesn't make me sweat. The adjustable strap is an elegant design and makes the headset very comfortable. The sound is great -and adjustable- and the cord is long enough so that I can move around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing for the price

    Posted
    SomeDude
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I use it mostly for video games on my ps4. Mic sounds great and clear. It actually eliminates background noise very well considering on my old headset people could hear my tv and others talking and now they cant. Audio is great and clear. And its comfortable enough to game for several hours without ear fatigue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome gaming headset for PC!

    Posted
    Fred
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Besides looking and feeling great, it performs rather well also for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality headphones at a great price

    Posted
    Kasper
    • My Best Buy® Member

    After being disappointed by the Corsair HS60s, I tried this as a replacement pair of headphones. I was not disappointed. The audio quality is very good all around and the mic is great. Very clear sounding, and the retractable option is helpful. These could easily be used day to day out of the house as well as at a desktop setup without a problem. The included software gives many options for audio processing on a desktop and RGB as well. Not to mention very comfortable, with great padding on the ears and a very comfy and convenient elastic head strap. Would highly recommend for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Gaming Headset I've Used!

    Posted
    EagleEye
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    There's a lot of great features for a decent price. Feels durable, sounds great, and mic sounds very clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for gaming

    Posted
    Chell
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Sound is great. Very comfortable. Price not bad. !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good headset.

    Posted
    MikeM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Light comfortable with very good sound in games. Caught them on sale and were worth full price. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Headset for the money!

    Posted
    ligmapenguin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Bought this headset to use for all my consoles and the audio/mic quality is fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great affordable high quality sound

    Posted
    djwlifecoach
    • My Best Buy® Member

    My husband loves the new headset. Great quality sound. Good at noise cancelling all ambient sound (I have to scream to get his attention when he has them on and his back is turned--LOL). So glad he finally got onboard with getting a good headset rather than the ancient earbuds he's been struggling with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound at a great price!!

    Posted
    Carli
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    No need for expensive phones...these ones have amazing sound and are pretty lightweight and comfortable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headset

    Posted
    Jason
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This headset is amazing! I use to use Turtle Beach and these are much more comfortable and the sound is amazing. High quality for a low price! The chat cable if pretty long too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Comfortable, Premium Sound

    Posted
    FLJeff
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Comfortable even after hours of wearing them. Sound is clear and crisp. Bought another set for my kid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good quality

    Posted
    drschaeff
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    fair price , good sound , good quality , durable, , light weight

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, for the price

    Posted
    Jalos1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Bought as a gift for my son who enjoys gaming. He loved them. Definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Most Comfy Gaming Headset Out There

    Posted
    Jezza
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    There are models in the same price range that sound a little better, but you will not find a more comfortable headset for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the better mid range headsets

    Posted
    aliferdoo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    We've tried many headsets and for the combination of outside noise exclusion and quality of sound, these have been one of our favorites in this price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for the price

    Posted
    Fav318
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    These headphones are excellent for the price you pay. 7.1 surround sound sure goes a long way with these. You can definitely hear where the footsteps are coming from and mainly every sound possible. This is coming from call of duty and fortnite player. Only thing which isn't too much of a bother is if the bass could be a little better other than that a solid head piece.

    I would recommend this to a friend