Yesterday, we brought you word of a new series of SteelSeries headphones. While I tend to like headphones so I’m not disturbing anyone around me, I did (once upon a time) have a surround sound setup (with a subwoofer) for my gaming time. If that’s what you find yourself preferring these days, then you’ll want to check out the new SteelSeries Arena speakers.
As we saw with yesterday’s article on the new SteelSeries headphones, these new speakers have similarities and differences. Here’s how to think of them:
- Arena 3 Speaker System – Sound Quality and Versatility Combined. With one of the biggest speaker drivers in gaming audio, the Arena 3 utilizes a 4” organic fiber cone driver, creating a full range of crystal-clear highs, vibrant mids, and powerful bass to hear every footstep, bullet, and explosion with total clarity. The speakers’ wired and Bluetooth connections and intuitive controls further enhance the gaming experience. Acoustically shaped for desktop gaming with a front-facing bass port for minimal sound distortion, gamers can enjoy the full audio soundscape as game developers intended. To create the perfect gaming environment, the Arena 3 comes on an adjustable stand and tilts vertically to create optimal listening positions.
- Arena 7 Speaker System – Unrivaled Sound that Gamers Hear, Feel and See. Hardcore gamers want to plunge themselves into their games by both feeling and seeing the game around them. The Arena 7’s high-quality sound, thundering sub-woofer, and screen-reactive RGB lighting bring players into new worlds like never before. The Arena 7 utilizes a USB-connected 2.1 RGB gaming speaker system with a 2-way speaker design and the 6.5” down-firing subwoofer creates a powerful response for rich, deep, and accurate reproduction of low frequencies. Utilize a standard USB connection to invite gaming’s most immersive sounds to a PC, Mac, or PlayStation. Gamers can take advantage of optical and standard 3.5mm Aux connectivity for phones, tablets, TVs, and other audio devices, and a widely compatible Bluetooth provides a cable-free experience and a convenient connection with a phone and other devices.
- Arena 9 Speaker System – The Ultimate Speaker Setup for Total In-Game Immersion. The Arena 9’s true surround audio 2-way speaker design, dedicated center channel, powerful subwoofer, wireless rear speakers, and screen-reactive RGB illumination deliver total in-game immersion and provide gamers with the ultimate audio experience. As the world’s first USB 5.1 gaming speaker system, the Arena 9 makes setup easy with a single USB connection to the PC and wireless rear speakers. Utilize a standard USB connection to invite gaming’s most immersive sounds to a PC, Mac, or PlayStation. Gamers can take advantage of optical and standard 3.5mm Aux connectivity for phones, tablets, TVs, and other audio devices, and a widely compatible Bluetooth provides a cable-free experience and a convenient connection with a phone and other devices.
Pricing of course varies across the line as well. The SteelSeries Arena 3 (a pair of speakers) comes in at $129.99, the Arena 7 (which adds a subwoofer) goes for $299.99, and then the Arena 9 (which reminds me of the surround setup I had back in my gaming PC days, as it adds in two rear channel speakers and a center channel) hits at $549.99. Oh, and one thing you might be missing here is a microphone, right? Well, there’s also an Arena Wireless Mic for $99.99 which should eliminate unwanted background noise for your voice chat (which hopefully would include whatever is pumping out of the speaker setup). Check out the full range over at steelseries.com