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SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
Top 21%843 points
Top 21%
Top 30%750 points
Top 30%
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
Top specs and features

SteelSeries Arctis 3 vs SteelSeries Arctis 5: 27 facts in comparison

1. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
50% have it

2. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
50% have it

3. has a noise canceling microphone

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
59% have it

4. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
22000Hz
Roccat Khan Pro: 40000Hz
22000Hz

5. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
20Hz
Beyerdynamic MMX 300 (2nd Generation): 5Hz
20Hz

6. has a mute function

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
79% have it

7. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
40mm
Asus ROG Strix Wireless: 60mm
40mm

8. impedance

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
32 Ohms
Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Seven Pro: 16 Ohms
32 Ohms

9. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
87% have it

10. highest frequency mic

The highest frequencies that the mic can pick up well. Better for recording treble.
10000Hz
Corsair HS60: 100000Hz
10000Hz

11. supports Dolby Digital

If the device supports Dolby Digital it can deliver up to six different audio channels (sides) for a much better sound quality.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
17% have it

12. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Razer StarCraft II Razer Banshee: 12.13m
3m

13. mic sensitivity

It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
-48dBV/Pa
Creative Sound BlasterX H7: 94dBV/Pa
-48dBV/Pa

14. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
98dB/mW
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2: 123dB/mW
98dB/mW

15. has an over-the-ear form

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
89% have it

16. lowest frequency mic

The lowest frequencies that the mic can pick up well. Better for recording bass. If a microphone is going to be used for speech, a voice microphone, it must have great gain for bass, since human voice is in the low frequencies.
100Hz
Ozone Rage Z50: 10Hz
100Hz

17. can be used as a headset

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5

18. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
63% have it

19. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
1
Ozone Rage Z50: 2
1

20. control panel placed on a device

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
34% have it

21. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
76% have it

22. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
ASTRO Gaming A38: 4
1

23. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
57% have it

24. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
26% have it

25. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
SteelSeries Arctis 3
SteelSeries Arctis 5
21% have it

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