80points

SteelSeries Arctis 3

70points

SteelSeries Arctis 5

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SteelSeries Arctis 3 vs SteelSeries Arctis 5

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Why is SteelSeries Arctis 3 better than SteelSeries Arctis 5?

  • Supports Dolby Digital
  • Has included ear pads

Why is SteelSeries Arctis 5 better than SteelSeries Arctis 3?

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    Design

    1.has an over-the-ear form
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    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.

    2.has stereo speakers
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    Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

    3.cable length

    3m

    3m

    A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

    Best

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    12.13m

    4.has a straight plug
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    A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

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    Sound quality

    1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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    The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

    2.impedance

    32 Ohms

    32 Ohms

    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.

    Best

    Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Seven Pro

    16 Ohms

    3.lowest frequency

    20Hz

    20Hz

    The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

    Best

    Beyerdynamic MMX 300 (2nd Generation)

    5Hz

    4.highest frequency

    22000Hz

    22000Hz

    The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

    Best

    Roccat Khan Pro

    40000Hz

    5.has a neodymium magnet
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    Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

    6.driver unit size

    40mm

    40mm

    The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

    Best

    Asus ROG Strix Wireless

    60mm

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    Microphone

    1.has a noise canceling microphone
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    These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

    2.mic sensitivity

    -48dBV/Pa

    -48dBV/Pa

    It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.

    Best

    Creative Sound BlasterX H7

    94dBV/Pa

    3.highest frequency mic

    10000Hz

    10000Hz

    The highest frequencies that the mic can pick up well. Better for recording treble.

    Best

    Corsair HS60

    100000Hz

    4.lowest frequency mic

    100Hz

    100Hz

    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.

    Best

    Ozone Rage Z50

    10Hz

    5.number of microphones

    1

    1

    More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

    Best

    ASTRO Gaming A38

    4

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    Connectivity

    1.has a 3.5mm male connector
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    A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

    2.compatible with PlayStation
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    SteelSeries Arctis 5

    The headset can be used for playing games on PlayStation video game consoles.

    3.Can be used wirelessly
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    SteelSeries Arctis 5

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    4.compatible with Xbox Live
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    You can use your headset for in-game voice chat, private chat, audio for video chat, and in-game voice recognition using Xbox services.

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    Features

    1.can be used as a headset
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    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.

    2.has a mute function
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    The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

    3.warranty period

    1

    1

    When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

    Best

    Ozone Rage Z50

    2

    4.control panel placed on a device
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    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.

    5.has included ear pads
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    Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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    Miscellaneous

    1.supports Dolby Digital
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    If the device supports Dolby Digital it can deliver up to six different audio channels (sides) for a much better sound quality.

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