SteelSeries, perturbed that audio evolution in gaming isn’t keeping up with visual side of things, is attempting to change that. The peripheral developer has announced they will soon be shipping the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Headset Line. The company declares it a “breakthrough in gaming audio and an industry first.”
The Arctis Pro + GameDAC is groundbreaking in that it is the first high-fidelity and high-res certified audio system in gaming. It features the elite ESS Sabre DAC and amp, and produces complete high fidelity audio.
SteelSeries says that the GameDAC’s ESS Sabre chip “delivers sound quality beyond anything gamers on console or PC have ever experienced.” Specifically, it sports high-density neodymium magnets capable of producing Hi-Res audio of 40,000 Hz. Nearly double the industry standard of 22,000 Hz.
It has 121 decibels of dynamic range and -95 decibels of Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise. SteelSeries compares the headset to high-end audiophile equipment. Promising the “cleanest and purest audio possible.”
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The GameDAC comes with a OLED screen to help configure the device. With it, you can avoid having to go through addition software. Customizing EQ, surround sound, illumination, volume and chat levels with just a few button presses.
There is also a wireless model within the SteelSeries Arctis Pro line as well. The Arctis Pro Wireless utilizes a lossless dual-wireless system which still produces the same sublime audio quality.
A USB transmitter allows for 2.4 GB lossless audio in addition to Bluetooth for mobile audio. It equates to the same 40,000 Hz high-fidelity speaker drivers that the Arctis Pro + GameDAC has. The Arctis Pro Wireless too has a OLED screen for configuration efforts. As well as swappable battery packs which last about 10 hours each.
Both the Arctis Pro + GameDAC and the Arctis Pro Wireless are available now from SteelSeries. The former runs at $249.99 while the Arctis Pro Wireless lists at $329.99.