SteelSeries 61512 Arctis 1 4-in-1 Wireless Gaming Headset, Black
|Model name||Arctis 1|
|Form factor||On Ear|
About this item
- Ultra-low latency lossless wireless for PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and Android
- Discord-certified ClearCast noise cancelling detachable microphone
- Same high-performance speaker drivers as the award winning Arctis 7
- Steel-reinforced headband for a perfect fit and lasting durability
- Universal cable for easily plugging into Xbox controllers and any other device with a 3.5mm connection
Product detailsStyle:Wireless | Size:Arctis 1 Wireless | Colour:Black
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Batteries : 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 18.4 x 8.7 x 18.9 cm; 255 Grams
- Release date : 29 October 2020
- ASIN : B07WDD4PTW
- Item Model Number : 61512
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,547 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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SteelSeries Arctis 1 4-in-1 Wireless Gaming Headset is compatible from PC to PS4, Nintendo switch to android. Gaming-grade 2.4 GHz wireless for lossless, ultra-low latency audio and chat on PC, Switch dock and PS4. Use the compact USB-C wireless dongle with your Nintendo Switch or Android phone for the same wireless audio and chat experience when you are on the move. With the same speaker drivers as the award-winning Arctis 7, the Arctis 1 Wireless features the same signature Arctis soundscape, which emphasizes subtle details to give you an audio advantage. The Discord-certified bidirectional mic provides superior noise cancelation so your voice sounds clear and natural. It's also detachable while you are on the go. Built to last with a steel-reinforced headband that easily adjusts to fit all head sizes while remaining lightweight and durable. Adjust volume, mute the microphone, and play/pause your media with convenient on-headset controls. Never worry about not being connected thanks to the added flexibility of a universal cable for easily plugging into Xbox controllers and any other device with a 3.5mm connection. Tweak your audio to perfection using SteelSeries Engine, allowing you to fully adjust EQ settings, mic level and sidetone control. Colour: Black.
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Range is great and allows me to roam around rooms, and I have had great feedback on the quality of the microphone.
For gaming the sound quality is spot on. Gun fire is crisp, and footsteps are heard well in advanced so you wont be caught out.
Took a while to be delivered but likely a result of the pandemic.
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Als Vergleichsprodukt habe ich noch das Arctis 7 ausprobiert.
Was ich am Artics 1 gut finde - Es besitzt einen USB-C Dongle den man einfach an ein Handy, Nintendo Switch und allen anderen Geräten die über USB-C audiofähig sind, anstecken kann.
Zudem gibt es Adapterkabel auf Klinke und USB.
Die Audioqualität steht dem des Arctis 7 in nichts nach und ist damit sehr gut. Auch konnte ich durch die ganze Wohnung rennen ohne einen Verbindungsabbruch zu haben.
Was mir nicht so gut gefallen hat:
Das Arctis 1 besitzt nur einen normalen Lautstärke Regler, während das Arctis 7 einen zusätzlichen Balance-Regler zwischen Spielsound und Party hat. Gerade in Shootern ist es Gold wert einfach die Umgebungsgeräusche leiser zu stellen.
Weiterhin bin ich sehr empfindlich was langes tragen von Kopfhöhrern angeht. Das Arctis 1 war anfänglich sehr bequem aber schon nach 1-2 Stunden ungemütlich. Hier punktet das Arctis 7 wieder.
Da ich ein Headset primär für lange Sessions an PC/PS4 gesucht habe, ist das Arctis 1 nichts für meine Zwecke. Für jemanden der das Headset auch gern als Handykopfhörer oder Switch-Kopfhörer nutzt und nicht so empfindlich auf langes Tragen reagiert, ist es optimal.
When it works, the sound quality is fine and the mic is probably good (I assume). This is completely irrelevant though, because I've made it work less than 30% of the time.
The first problem is how little thought has gone into the wireless dongle. I use a pretty standard phone case (Spigen for Galaxy S9), and the dongle's port is so short that it doesn't click into place. Here's a list of times it disconnected since I unboxed it 18 hours ago:
1) I put my phone in my pocket
2) I took it out of my pocket
3) I picked up my phone
4) I looked at it funny
5) No reason. It's a free spirit and it doesn't need a reason. It just decided it wanted to.
That dongle is also guaranteed to get lost because there is nowhere to put it. How hard would it have been to put a little slot on the headphones to hold the dongle when it's not in use, the same way every wireless mouse has done for the past 10 years?
Even when it is connected, it's pretty touch-and-go whether it works. On my phone, it will play music and videos but won't work for calls. I tried calling through the phone, WhatsApp, facebook messenger, and Skype. None of them play any sound through the headset or pick up anything from the mic. On my laptop, it says it's connected, but selecting SteelSeries from the dropdown audio options does nothing. I've gone into the settings for both the mic and sound and made sure it's always the SteelSeries, and I have not successfully heard a single sound.
Maybe some of the responsibility here lies with the phone/computer, but I would have hoped for at least a troubleshooting section in the manual or some help on the website. Bluetooth and the 3.5mm jack are the de facto standards for audio, so if you build something that uses a different tech, it's on you to make sure the damn thing works.
Any one of these problems I would probably have been willing to deal with on its own. Given enough time, I could probably have built myself a little dongle holder on the headband, or bought myself a new phone case, or dived deep into the audio settings to figure out how to force the output selection, but taken together it's honestly not worth the hassle.
I sent all of the above to SS customer support yesterday and got a toneless copy-and-paste 8 steps to reset my audio drivers, without any comment or apology that I should have to troubleshoot my £80 headphones straight out of the box. I was toying with the idea of getting the Arctis 3 instead, but my experience with the Arctis 1 and their customer support has been just so unfathomably crap that I'm struggling to see why I should fork out even more.
They do the job well, he is very pleased with him and can be heard well and I’ll see is friends.
Features that we particularly like are the fact that you can turn voices down and gameplay up and vice versa, see you can get it to just the right level especially if you’ve got a particularly noisy friend playing!
I liked the fact that it came with the attachment you need to plug into the switch. This meant he was able to get going straight away with it and I didn’t have to pay out front thing else. It was an all in price. We also discovered that the attachment fits the bottom of an iPhone, and into the side about Mac book laptop. These are added bonuses and places where we can also use headphones.
Another handy feature is the fact that you can have it wired if you wanted to, and you can remove the microphone as it inserts like a headphone jack. This means that you can use them as Bluetooth headphones on listening to music et cetera.
I should’ve had a little at the price, but they are undoubtedly great quality, versatile and therefore definitely worth the outlay.
I read all the reviews before going ahead with the purchase, and you can get bogged down in the detail. At the end of the day they do what they meant to, sound quality is good, and the microphone quality is too. It says on the box that they are and microphone also used by long haul freight flights because of their excellent noise cancelling capabilities, I have no idea if this is indeed the case, however it made my son extremely excited!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 October 2020