SteelSeries " offers a wide range of gaming devices including mouse pads, headsets, keyboards, and mice.
We visited the SteelSeries Japan booth at the Tokyo Game Show 2022, where we were able to experience many of their latest devices.
We were particularly fond of the new headset from the Arctis Nova series, which offers many advantages...or maybe we were just being facetious.
Steel Series Japan has kindly provided us with a pre-release copy of the " Arctis Nova 1 "! Thank you very much!
Let's get started with the review!
Arctis Nova 1
The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 1 is here!
I can tell just by holding the box how light it is.
I'm looking forward to putting it on.
Let's open the box!
Inside the box...
- The headset itself
- 3.5mm audio cable (1.2m)
- Dual 3.5mm extension cables (1.5m)
The cable is solid at the base and durable.
The cable seems to be durable as it has a solid root.
The dual 3.5mm Y-shaped extension cables can be connected to the speaker and microphone audio jacks respectively.
Put it on right away!
Ummm... it's still light!
The sound quality is very impressive, with strong mid to high frequencies and a three-dimensional sound.
The 3.5mm jack makes them compatible with all devices, including PCs, smartphones, and Nintendo Switch.
The length of both ears can be adjusted, which is good for flexibility for use by men and women of all ages.
The elastic band that rests on the head evenly distributes the weight of the device to reduce fatigue.
In addition, the length of the band can be adjusted in three levels, so you can find the comfort you prefer!
The ear pads are made of AirWeave memory foam, SteelSeries' well-known mesh material, which prevents steaming even after prolonged use and cuts off surrounding sound.
They are extremely breathable, but since they are in direct contact with the skin, dirt will inevitably accumulate.
The earpads can be easily removed, so wash them regularly to keep them clean.
The headset body has a volume dial and microphone mute button on the left side.
No worries even if you're in the middle of a parental flap!
In addition, the bidirectional noise-canceling microphone is fully retractable.
When not in use, it can be neatly stored in the main unit.
Incidentally, this microphone picks up sound even when retracted, so it may lead to unexpected happenings if the mute button is not pressed when not in use.
The versatility of the 3.5mm audio connection, at a low price, is outstanding!
Compact, easy to carry, and just plain light!
You can play for several hours straight without feeling sore or tired.
If the part in contact with the top of the head is plastic, even wearing it for a short time can cause pain, but I can say that the elastic band shows its strength to the fullest.
Although it is labeled as a "gaming" product, the very calm design is also suitable for everyday use.
The Arctis Nova 1 will be released on October 14, 2022 (Friday), and the Arctis Nova 1P, Arctis Nova 3, and Arctis Nova 7 will also be available at the same time! Arctis Nova 1P", "Arctis Nova 3" and "Arctis Nova 7" will be released simultaneously!
For detailed specifications of each product, including Arctis Nova 1, please visit the Arctis Nova special page!
|Product Name||Arctis Nova 1|
|Scheduled release date||Friday, October 14, 2022|
|Cable length||1.2m + 1.5m|
|360-degree spatial audio||Supported|
|Microphone Type||ClearCast Gen 2 - fully retractable boom|