When it comes to gaming peripherals, a number of people look to SteelSeries. Their Arctis line has been their flagship headset, and now they’re introducing a whole new range (with three different models). Meet the SteelSeries Arctis Nova.

As we mentioned, there are actually thee different variants in the SteelSeries Arctis Nova lineup. They’ve got similar looks and can hook into a variety of systems. While there are similarities, they also have different capabilities (and pricing). Here’s how they break down:

  • Arctis Nova 7 – Venture past the mundane into Almighty Audio with the Arctis Nova 7. Listen to two audio streams at once with simultaneous 2.4GHz and Bluetooth, easily swapping between PC, Mac, PlayStation, and Switch with USB-C. Stay in the action with a 38-hour battery and a fast charge function, bringing 6 hours of use after just a 15-minute charge. Players will experience noise-free communications as AI-algorithms guide the ClearCast Gen 2 mic to clean up both incoming and outgoing audio in team chat. The ComfortMax System delivers 4 points of adjustability and breathable AirWeave Memory Foam cushions for marathon sessions on any platform. The original SteelSeries Arctis 7 was the most-awarded headset of all time… Welcome to the future of gaming audio. (Available in PC, PlayStation, and Xbox-specific models).
  • Arctis Nova 3 – It’s time to glow up in style with Nova 3’s PrismSync RGB in 16.8 M customizable colors. Almighty Audio has never been more accessible and powerful AI-algorithms guide the noise-cancelling mic to clear out background noise — from both the user and their teammates over chat. Gamers can lose themselves in the soundscape with Almighty Audio across several platforms with USB-C compatibility, including PC, PlayStation, Mac, Nintendo Switch, a mobile device, or iPad. The ComfortMax system provides all-day comfort.
  • Arctis Nova 1 – Almighty Audio for one and all. The Arctis Nova 1 provides superior sound quality along with the ComfortMax system that delivers 4-points of adjustability to easily find a perfect fit on the lightweight headset, featuring AirWeave Memory cushions. A broadcast-quality noise-cancelling mic reduces background sounds, keeping in-game communication clear while staying comfortable even during long gaming sessions.  The Arctis Nova 1 features a 3.5mm jack that works with virtually any platform, including PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and a mobile device. (Available in black or white colorways and PC, PlayStation, and Xbox-specific models)

While there are a lot of similarities in terms of looks, what you’ll need to settle for yourself is if you want to go wireless (which would be the 7), wire up with USB-C (that’s the 3) or go with the classic 3.5mm audio jack (which is the 1). Pricing also varies across these, with the Arctis Nova 7 coming in at $179.99, the 3 at $99.99, and the 1 at $59.99. Check out the full range at steelseries.com

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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