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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 177 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gud Sound Ear Pillows

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

    Much yes. Pretty Lights Much Softness Sound Gud Mic can slide in and out of headset (giggity) RGB and equalizer are addressable in app. Works on Xbox and PS4 or anything with 3.5mm aux but only bad thing: RGB no-worky unless used on PC (which you plug headset into via USB) Knob can easily adjust volume of game or chat. Turn knob to chat to hear people better / turn knob to other side to shut-up everyone else and focus on game. Cons: Is not fireproof - don't roast marshmallows with it. RGB might or might not increase FPS - Probably not but you should still get every component and peripheral you possibly can get that has RGB! ( o_O) Would you buy this? I'd buy this... ~~ ( )~~ __/ \_

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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 are not 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

    Perfect

    Posted
    Jeff777
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Just fantastic in every way possible. Great sound and easy to use. The software beats the Razer software hands down. Pretty sure I’ll be transitioning all my razer products to steelseries just because their software is so much better. Awesome headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    really nice headset

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

    Nice features, the only improvement I would suggest is on the velcro headband. It includes gamedac (an instant volume control meant for discord in games) which is an added plus compared to other brands. For my head the headband was the only issue. So i would suggest trying the fit in-store before

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best headphone for comfort

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

    I adore this headset! I have bought them for my self and for a gift. They are extremely comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They are also great if you wear glasses!! There is no added pressure on your glasses when wearing them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Arctis 5 Gaming Headset

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

    I found this gaming headset at Best Buy for my grandson at Christmas. I asked a clerk about gaming headsets and this is the one he recommended. In fact, this is the headset that he used as well. My 17 y/o grandson says he really likes this brand of headset and the sound is clear and does not cut out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for gamers!

    Posted
    Johnny
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    I bought this as my first headset for my pc, all my friends were like wow it's so good, you dont sound as funny as you did on your xbox mic. Also it has noise cancelling, it's very good, cuts off the noise in the background. I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    BigBradyInTally
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    After receiving a recommendation from a friend, I decided to buy these headphones for my son for his PS4. He absolutely LOVES them! The sound quality (hearing and speaking) is outstanding! I might pick up a pair for my console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a-freakin'omgomg-mazing

    Posted
    TTVBruncherZ
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    do yourself the massive favor of putting a few more dollars into getting this rather than the Arctis 3, which is no longer supported by the SSE3 (SteelSeriesEngine3) firmware, and the overall quality of the headset mic and audio is in a different league in comparison. Best headset I've ever owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing headphones

    Posted
    Gamer666
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The most comfortable headphones I have ever owned! They do not put pressure on your ears like many headphones do and I love that they are compatible with the PC and my PS4. The color changing is an added plus!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Headphones!

    Posted
    Cris
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I blindly bought these headphones because they were on sale at the time. Honestly, even if I got them at full price I’d be more than satisfied. Hands down the best pair of headphones I’ve owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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

    This is a great headset that has great mic quality for pc, which is hard to find when buying a headset mic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gaming Headphones

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

    My son got these for gaming and he loves them. He said the sound is clear and very comfortable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

    Posted
    Momof1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I purchased them for my 11 year old to use for gaming. He loves the sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

    Posted
    Stevenvanlzd
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Really like these because I can use them on PS4, PC, and Xbox. They sound great and are super comfy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    Stallion
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    In the world of small earplugs, this set of headphones gives gesatvsoynd

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best I've used for PC so far

    Posted
    SIEGEgamer
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    Lately it's been the only type of headset I use and will continue to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Drivers

    Posted
    Raohed
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Steel Series Engine is easy to use & has lost of nice features! The Mic isn't super note worthy, but then again every streamer uses a standalone mic. Huge jump in performance from my HS50's & Rgb is A really nice touch B)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy for gamers

    Posted
    Smokey1
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Loved the product works exactly as stated no issues what so ever! Definitely recommending!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing headset

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

    10/10 works perfectly, feels amazing. Plug in and use.

    I would recommend this to a friend