Audio/Peripherals Headsets Reviews

Steelseries Arctis Prime Review – Simple headset without frills

Disclaimer: The following article is machine translated from the original German, and has not been edited or checked for errors. Thank you for understanding!

Sound impression

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 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.

Microphone Check

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.



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3,513 Kommentare 1,735 Likes

Der proprietäre anschluss wäre für mit der absolute nicht kaufen grund.
Schnell ist ein kabel gebrochen und man bekommt keinen oder nur teuren ersatz.

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Tim Kutzner


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Finde ich auch ein wenig komisch, dass man sich dafür entschieden hat.
Mir fällt kein wirklich sinnvoller Grund ein

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Tim Kutzner

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