SteelSeries - Arctis 3 Wired 7.1 Gaming Headset for PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, VR, Mobile - White

Indulge with quality sound and comfortable ear pads when you use this SteelSeries gaming headset. Its breathable ear cushions stay cool and dry, while the adjustable headband is engineered to provide optimum comfort. This SteelSeries gaming headset has virtual 7.1 surround sound with a rich sound range and a bidirectional microphone with noise-canceling software.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 4-pole 3.5mm adapter
  • Dual 3.5mm extension
  • Main cable
  • Owner's manual
  • SteelSeries Arctis 3 Wired 7.1 Gaming Headset for PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, VR, Mobile

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (203 out of 230)

Features


Enjoy immersive SteelSeries 7.1 Surround with customizable audio profiles on PC, stereo audio on Mac, PS4, XBox ONE, Nintendo Switch, VR, and mobile

Perfectly contours your head while continuously distributing the weight of the headset across the entire ski goggle band

Bidirectional ClearCast noise-canceling retractable microphone delivers incredibly clear voice communication, focusing on the user's speech while acoustically eliminating virtually all background noise

Stay cool, dry, and comfy with AirWeave performance-fabric ear cushions

On-ear controls for volume and microphone mute

Compatible with PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox ONE, Nintendo Switch, VR & Mobile


What experts are saying

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 230 reviews

89%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • The whole rig has less than 10 hours of use and the cables get a bad connection making it impossible to hear anything.JoeF
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome new headset for everything!

    Posted
    Aud421

    I first saw the new Arctis headset on PC Gamer and was blown away by the design. It looks so sleek and slim, way different than all the other spaceship on your head gaming headsets out there. Upon trying it out I was first impressed by the comfort. It's super light and just fits right away without even adjusting anything. The ski band that SteelSeries hypes totally works in make the headset stay comfortable over time. So I fired up some music and tried out the headphones. The sound is really great. I watched some of the new Star Wars and loved how clear every shot and explosion were. Played some Fallout 4, and again was really impressed with the sound quality for $80! It comes with interchangeable cables, which is great, because I switch it back and forth between my PC and my PS4. I don't have to crawl behind my desk each time, I just swap out the adapter for the PS4 controller. Oh, almost forgot the microphone. I've used a Logitech and a TurtleBeach headset before, and the mics were always terrible. SteelSeries definitely did something different on Arctis, because this one is super clear! Good enough to even do some streaming with. Love the Arctis overall. Job well done, SteelSeries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Comfort Great Sound

    Posted
    ZeusSD
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I've used a variety of headsets from several brands for years. Playing mostly Xbox One (Destiny, COD, Halo, etc..) , but also some PC gaming (CS:GO mostly). My previous favorites were the HyperX Cloud and a pair of Astro A40s I had for a while. Comfort: The Arctis Headset is so ridiculously comfortable. My ears used to get hot from gaming to the point where I'd take one ear off, then switch, .. repeat. The material on the earcups is super soft and breathable and the headband isn't too tight on my big head. The headset looks simple, but man is it comfy. Sound: I'll start by saying I'm not an audiophile. I simply need my headset to be loud and clear and the Arctis is both. I swear i hear little things that I hadn't heard before. I'm playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and I can hear every little noise the sneaky police are making. I love it. I haven't played much multiplayer yet, but I've made a few phone calls on the headset and I'm told I sound very clear. That certainly wasn't the case before. Considering I paid less for this headset than any of my past ones, I will definitely recommend it to my gamer friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feels like a $150 headset for $80.

    Posted
    GeorgeR
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    After buying the Artcis 5 for myself, I bought the Arctis 3 for my younger brother. He is a devoted League of Legends player who is always running around. In the last week, I haven't seen him once without his Arctis 3. It has become an extension of his body. He says he is hearing effects and musical accents in LoL that he never heard before, and his music sounds so much better than his Beats headsets. I think his only complaint was wanting a more colorful headband.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, sounds great!

    Posted
    SamNYC

    I did not expect that an $80 headset could sound this good! May be the best gaming headset I've ever bought.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around Mid-level headset

    Posted
    Oatbran
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This headset works great with multiple devices. I use mine for Xbox, PS4 and PC. Although 7.1 only works on Windows it's not that much of a difference. This headset is very comfortable and is not tight or loose on your head. The microphone works great at some noise cancelling because of the directional microphone which is a drawback sometimes if the mic happens to move while you are playing then you would be a little quiet but nothing to knock a star off. Great headset overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very comfortable/solid mic

    Posted
    Brandon
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I purchased this headset primarily to use with my Xbox one s as I use a PS4 gold headset for my PS4. Having owned both headsets I will say that I feel the arctis 3 is more comfortable than the gold and has very solid sound. My main issue with this headset is that I have to have he volume turned all the way up when gaming in order to get decent sound. This is only the case when plugging it into a ps4 or xb1 controller. Compared to the gold headset I would say it is more comfortable for sure but when it comes to gaming use only I think the gold takes it. I know it's not fair as the PS4 gold is made for the PS4 but I feel the PS4 gold headset has more bass plus wireless although not as comfortable as the steelseries. Overall I am very happy with this headset. The mic is amazing and sounds much clearer than the gold headset. Pros: Comfortable Great mic Nice treble Cons Poor bass Not very loud when gaming(plugged into xb1 or PS4 controller Overall I would rate this a 4 out of 5

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headset but upgraded to the 5

    Posted
    Steve
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    A good headset, really nice details such as the mic stowing in the headset. I liked it so much I decided to just upgrade to the 5. The 5 is even better with nice integration through the app. I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headset for modern consoles/PC

    Posted
    Raynik
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I like the headset, works well enough for me on Xbox one, PS4, PC, and switch. The Arctis 3 headset is extremely comfortable, so I don't mind using for a couple hours at a time. Not too heavy, but not super light and cheap feeling either. The mic works good enough, can be a little sensitive to positioning. The breakaway cable system they have for switching between console and PC is very convenient. I like not having to constantly plug in the 3.5mm jacks to the motherboard every time I switch from console to PC, I can just leave it plugged in all the time. The software I don't really care about. I think it's good for the price, it works well for gaming, not super well for music while working at the PC, but for gaming it's pretty good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about size, durability, design and comfort. Editors are less positive about bass quality and usability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
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  • Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 5Marshall Honorof on December 14, 2017
    SteelSeries Arctis 3 Review: Solid Performance, Inviting Price
    The SteelSeries Arctis 3 is a good headset. It's not a great headset; that honor is reserved for the Arctis 5 and 7 . It's one of the better options in the $80 range — noticeably better than the Kingston HyperX Cloud II , for example — but itsFull Review
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  • Vortez (UK)vortez.net on December 21, 2016
    SteelSeries Arctis 3 Review
    Featuring high quality audio drivers, a re-engineered microphone, and some of the most comfortable materials around, SteelSeries challenged every aspect of the gaming headset; the result is the Arctis.Full Review



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