As far as the sound reproduction is concerned, we are of course getting into a very subjective area here, that’s first of all.
Since I don’t have the professional equipment to make a neutral analysis of the Arctis Prime, here is my personal feeling.
As a direct competitor, the (rightly) very popular HyperX Cloud Alpha has been targeted, with which it is also directly compared in the press material:
And as luck would have it, I’ve been using this very headset for a few years now. In the independent comparison of Geizhals.eu then again a few more differences show up:
For me personally, the Arctis Prime sounded good and especially voices are always clearly understandable. But in direct contrast to the HyperX Cloud Alpha, it does sound a bit thinner with less bass. I could also hear quiet noise from time to time, but this is probably due to my less than optimal wiring near power cables.
Advertising with “Discord-Certified ClearCast” microphone sounds a lot like a string of buzzwords, but it’s actually good off the paper. However, I noticed that the recording volume could still be a little higher. A level of 75 to 100 is needed to be loud enough without external boost.
And here are the examples to listen to yourself:
I couldn’t get rid of a slight background noise by adjusting the volume afterward, but it was virtually imperceptible during regular use in TeamSpeak or Discord voice chat.
The following is a comparison to the microphone of the Cloud Alpha:
Again, in combination with a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB sound card.