74points

SteelSeries Arctis 5

86points

Thermaltake Cronos AD

SteelSeries Arctis 5
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SteelSeries Arctis 5 vs Thermaltake Cronos AD

SteelSeries Arctis 5
Thermaltake Cronos AD
SteelSeries Arctis 5
Thermaltake Cronos AD
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86
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Why is SteelSeries Arctis 5 better than Thermaltake Cronos AD?

  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Can be used wirelessly

Why is Thermaltake Cronos AD better than SteelSeries Arctis 5?

  • 6dBV/Pa higher microphone sensitivity
    -42dBV/Pavs-48dBV/Pa
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    2vs1
  • Has a detachable cable
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    2vs1
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Can be folded

Top specs and features

Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

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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Thermaltake Cronos AD

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

2m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Razer StarCraft II Razer Banshee

12.13m

4.has a detachable cable
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

5.has a straight plug
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

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

6.has a tangle free cable
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.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

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.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.

4.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

5.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

6.has a neodymium magnet
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

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

Microphone

1.has a noise canceling microphone
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

2.mic sensitivity

-48dBV/Pa

-42dBV/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

2

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

Best

ASTRO Gaming A38

4

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

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

2.Can be used wirelessly
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

3.compatible with PlayStation
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

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

4.compatible with Xbox Live
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

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

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

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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Thermaltake Cronos AD

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

3.control panel placed on a device
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

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.

4.warranty period

1

2

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

5.has included ear pads
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

For example

Beyerdynamic MMX 300 (2nd Generation)

6.has an in-line control panel
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Thermaltake Cronos AD

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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