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SteelSeries unveil the Arctis Nova 5 with more than 100 game specific audio profiles

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SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5x
SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5x

We are huge fans of the headsets that come out of the SteelSeries stable, utilising them for the vast majority of our gaming sessions. Today, it’s that team who have unveiled the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 headset for Xbox and PlayStation, bringing with it upwards of 100 different game specific audio profiles. 

If you can get your hands on a SteelSeries headset, you’ll know you’re in for a good time. For us, it’s something like the Arctis Nova 7X Wireless that is right up there as one of our most favourite gaming headsets of all time. But that doesn’t mean we’re not sorely tempted by the Arctis Nova 5. 

A new entry in the Arctis Nova family

The Arctis Nova family of headsets expands today with the introduction of the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 series and Nova 5 Companion App. This is the newest member of the award-winning Arctis Nova line of headsets, as the design and engineering teams at SteelSeries look to craft something new. They have done so with three innovative goals in mind; create better audio for the games people play on Xbox and PlayStation; develop a wireless gaming headset that’s both premium and accessible; and allow gamers to play longer and harder.

The result is the Arctis Nova 5, and the Nova 5 Companion App; the latter being the first of its kind app to give players access to over 100 audio presets at their fingertips, Quick Switch Wireless freedom with high-speed 2.4GHz or Bluetooth 5.3 at the tap of a button, an extraordinary 60+ Hour Battery Life, and a $129.99 price point. 

“Innovation is key, and we use it to unlock the power of imagination and push boundaries to provide gamers with premium audio experiences,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, SteelSeries CEO. “The introduction of the Arctis Nova 5 and Companion App, with over 100 audio presets, is literally ‘game-changing’ and provides users with an epic audio advantage for console gaming.”

With SteelSeries knowing what it takes to create a headset, you can be sure that the Arctis Nova 5 is perfectly equipped for console gaming, no matter whether that be on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch or other platforms.

Key features

Just take a look at the key features of what Steel Series are promising and you’ll begin to understand why this is an exciting addition. 

  • The Nova 5 Companion App – Introducing a revolutionary app that features 100+ game-specific audio presets that have been meticulously crafted and custom-tailored to each game by audio engineers, esports Pros, and game developers. Gamers can change their audio presets on the fly in real-time and without leaving the game, providing a distinct competitive advantage. Hear what others don’t with precisely honed audio profiles for top games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, Minecraft, and more. 
  • Neodymium Magnetic Drivers – Gamers can hear everything with an ultra-detailed soundscape of crystal-clear highs, pinpoint mids, and deep bass. The custom-designed Neodymium Magnetic Drivers are crafted from a rare-earth metal to ensure the perfect audio experience, whatever game or track they are playing.
  • Quick-Switch Wireless – Easily take calls while gaming, switching from high-speed 2.4GHz to Bluetooth 5.3 with a tap of a button. Mobile connections remain on standby when players are back in the action, so they can receive calls. Keep Fortnite EQs on the 2.4GHz bandwidth without affecting specific media profiles for Bluetooth audio.
  • Cross-Platform Gaming – A compact USB-C dongle allows gamers to easily swap between all systems, supporting Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC, Meta Quest, handhelds, as well as phones and tablets that support USB-C.
  • ClearCast 2.X Mic – 2X the bandwidth, 2X the clarity. SteelSeries’ ClearCast microphone features a new high-bandwidth chipset supporting 32KHz/16Bit audio to keep comms crystal clean and clear. Gamers can supercharge vocals even further with Sonar AI-Powered Noise Cancellation on PC for the ultimate two-way noise reduction on comms. A unique design seamlessly blends the mic into the earcup when fully retracted for on-the-go.
  • 60+ Hours of Wireless Gaming – A 60-hour battery life equates to a full charge lasting 8 hours each day for 7 days in a row. A USB-C fast charging delivers another 6 hours of charge in only 15 minutes.
  •  Sonar Audio Software Suite – the first pro-grade parametric EQ designed for gamers. Specifically designed to turbocharge any headset for gaming and provide a limitless ability to control sound across games, team chat, and the microphone, Sonar allows gamers to adjust every individual frequency and hear the sounds that matter the most.

Buy now!

Want to get the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 on your head? Pay SteelSeries a visit – you’ll find the Arctis Nova 5/5X/5P Wireless available for around NA $129.99 | EMEA €139.99 | APAC $139.99 | £129.99. Obviously, if you’re on Xbox, you’ll be wanting the 5X version.

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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