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SteelSeries unveil the future of gaming audio – the Arctis Nova Pro Series Headsets


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Four years in the making, SteelSeries have today unveiled their latest gaming headset – the Arctis Nova Pro series.

You’ve no doubt heard of SteelSeries, mostly as they are right up there as one of the worldwide leaders in the gaming and esports peripherals market. They’ve delivered numerous headsets over the years, with us loving the Arctis 1 Wireless and Arctis 7X Wireless headsets for Xbox. Now though it’s time for SteelSeries to move forward and they are doing that with the Arctis Nova Pro series.

Promising to be the future of gaming audio, SteelSeries have worked towards their goals of challenging the status quo, as they loko to alleviate pain points in gaming, and go about designing the ultimate sound experience. A series of headsets that have been inspired by audiophile listening rooms that are devoid of noise and provide full audio control, SteelSeries have managed to create that complete acoustic experience within a gaming headset.

The Arctis Nova Pro series of headset is able to produce a new level of excellence for high fidelity audio, AI-powered voice clarity, and – most impoertantly – some all-day comfort. It comes with a new sleek Danish design and works with all manner of gaming platforms, pretty much like never before. And to power the new Arctis Nova franchise, SteelSeries have also developed the Sonar Audio Software Suite, which introduces the world to the first pro-grade parametric EQ for gamers. It’s this which has been specifically designed to turbocharge any headset for gaming and provide a limitless ability to control sound across games, team chat, and the microphone, as Sonar allows gamers to adjust every individual frequency and hear the sounds that matter the most.

SteelSeries are hoping that by combining these two ideas – the Arctis Nova Pro Headsets & the Sonar Audio Software Suite – users will get to experience the ultimate sound quality, clarity, and control, as they come together to re-raise the bar for gaming audio and redefine SteelSeries’ signature sound. SteelSeries are promising that the result will be the incarnation of a new superpower for gamers, where they can lose themselves in the soundscape with 360° Spatial Audio – yep, you’ll get to hear every critical step, reload, or enemy movement by taking control of every sonic element utilizing Sonar’s EQ, and achieve sound purity unlike any other gaming headset through the all-new High Fidelity speaker drivers engineered for the Arctis Nova franchise.

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“There are defining moments in every industry, and this is one of those landmark days,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, SteelSeries CEO. “Today we usher in a new era of gaming audio with the launch of the Arctis Nova Pro series and the Sonar Audio Software Suite. We are truly excited to empower gamers, provide them with a competitive edge, and have them experience pure Hi-Fidelity acoustics in gaming.”

After being at the forefront for more than two decades, SteelSeries has been laser-focused on the gamer experience and lifestyle. It’s with the Arctis Nova Pro series, stocked with state-of-the-art features that do just that. It promises to be a first in gaming, as the Multi-System Connect hub allows for USB switching between multiple devices at the same time. What this means is that gamers can seamlessly swap between a PC, PlayStation, Switch, or mobile device with the press of a button, without having to swap cables.

SteelSeries have an Xbox specific version of the Arctis Nova Pro series too.

Full details of the headsets as follows…

Arctis Nova Pro Wireless | Arctis Nova Pro Wireless (Xbox) | Arctis Nova Pro Wireless (PlayStation)

Infinity Power System – Gaming, unchained. The Arctis Nova Pro Wireless headset provides unlimited battery life and always keeps players in the action with a dual-battery system. Gamers can charge the second battery while the first battery is in play.
Simultaneous Game & Mobile Audio – Play and communicate all ways with Quantum 2.0 Wireless. Gamers can mix two audio connections at the same time, engaging with friends over the phone while gaming on a PC or console. The powerful 2.4GHz wireless is perfect for earning that in-game hot streak while using Bluetooth for calls, Discord, music, or podcasts.
Active Noise Cancellation – Completely transport to another world like never before as Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) for gaming tunes out unnecessary distractions. The advanced 4-mic hybrid system removes outside sounds, while mics inside the earcups balance the audio for optimal clarity. For taking in surroundings, Transparency Mode is just a button press away with adjustable hear-through levels to suit each situation.
Wireless Base Station – Total control at the player’s fingertips. The Wireless Base Station acts as a command center across platforms and features adjustments for EQ, input device, volume, ChatMix, and much more on the fly, while never having to leave the game. The device remembers personal settings and a multi-function OLED display keeps users informed of battery life and other functions.

Artis Nova Pro | Arctis Nova Pro (Xbox)

GameDAC Gen2 – Adding to the ability to control and enhance the supercharged sound, the Arctis Pro introduces GameDAC Gen2 to complete the ‘Almighty Audio’ experience with Hi-Res Audio Certification and a built-in amplifier. A new ESS Sabre Quad-DAC boosts the game audio with a 78% purer signal, bringing ultra-low levels of noise and distortion. The Arctis Nova Pro elevates the audio resolution to a sublime 96KHz/24-Bit, standing above the competition with 50x more detailed sound. The GameDAC Gen2 also acts as a command center across platforms. Gamers can easily set up the perfect audio, for a console or PC, by using the multi-function OLED display, which stores personal settings. Adjust the EQ, input device, volume, ChatMix, and so much more with a touch of the finger.

You’ll find the Arctis Nova Pro Series collection available over at SteelSeries…

Arctis Nova Pro – $249.99 (NA) |€279.99 (EMEA) |$279.99 (APAC)
Arctis Nova Pro (Xbox) – $249.99 (NA) |€279.99 (EMEA) |$279.99 (APAC)
Arctis Nova Pro Wireless – $349.99 (NA) |€379.99 (EMEA) |$379.99 (APAC)
Arctis Nova Pro Wireless (Xbox) – $349.99 (NA) |€379.99 (EMEA) |$379.99 (APAC)
Arctis Nova Pro Wireless (PlayStation) – $349.99 (NA) |€379.99 (EMEA) |$379.99 (APAC)
SteelSeries Sonar Audio Suite – Free Download at: SteelSeries.com/gg/sonar

If you’re in the market for a new headset, what SteelSeries are offering up may well be of appeal. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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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1 year ago

Hello Neil

Fab review my friend just a quick question please I have the headset myself but need to ask you a question please I only have a tablet and a xbox series x console myself so how do I get theSonar Audio Software Suite, as I don’t own a pc myself I would have to borrow my family laptop
Is this what you and steelseries mean by this setting and for me setting it up

Kind regards Graham Baldwinson

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