Today we will be looking at the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless. SteelSeries is aiming this headset at both portable gamers and stay-at-home gamers.
In this review, we will be pulling apart all of the features of the Arctis 1 Wireless. We will be taking a look at the audio quality in both in-game and music listening scenarios. We will also be looking at the design of the headset, the software that SteelSeries provides, the durability of the headset, the provided microphone, and more.
The SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless comes in at a price point of $119.99, and we are going to see if its worth that cost for a particular type of gamer. SteelSeries has a long line of headsets that are renowned as fantastic, so let's see if they can live up to their name with the Arctis 1 Wireless.
To kick things off, we have the front of the box. Here is where we get a nice image of the Arctis 1 Wireless. We also see that the headset comes with support for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Android devices.
On the back of the box, we get a more in-depth look at the features that come with the Arctis 1 Wireless. We can see that Discord has certified this headset and that the wireless dongle can be plugged into a range of different devices. Examples include PC, Android devices that have USB-C, Nintendo Switch, and PS4.
Moving onto one of the sides of the box, we can see a full breakdown of all of the contents that are included in the box, as well as the specifications for the headset.
The other side of the box showcases all of the accolades that the headset has received from multiple publications.
In this image, we are looking at the left earcup. From the bottom of the image to the top of this image, these are the features listed out: microphone jack, micro-USB jack, 3.5mm audio jack, volume wheel, microphone mute switch.
Moving on, we are looking at the headband extension, which extends to a maximum of 3.5cm. It should also be noted that the headband is made out of steel, and is quite strong.
The Arctis 1 Wireless earcups can rotate 90 degrees, and from this image, you can see that the rotation is quite extreme, but it's very welcomed.
The above image is of the outside earcup, and as you can see, it's very minimalistic and clean.
Moving on, we can see that the earcup can also adjust vertically. The range for the adjustment should be enough for any person's head size.
This next image is a picture of the power button that also doubles as a multimedia control option. I will get into how good this is later on in the review.
Next, we have the AirWeave earcups. These are incredibly comfy and breathe really nicely even when worn for extended periods of time.
Here we have an image of the Arctis 1 Wireless headband. This headband is quite comfy, its leather, and had a strong, snug feel to it that isn't overpowering. The tightness is just enough that you don't have to worry about the headset falling off if you are bending over to pick something up.
In the above image, we are taking a look at the Arctis 1 Wireless microphone, and while this could be my least favorite part about the Arctis 1 Wireless, the microphone is still super slick and overall quite decent.
Lastly, we have the USB-C to USB-A adapter cable, 3.5mm audio cable, micro-USB charging cable, and the USB-C wireless dongle.
Jak's Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero X570 (Wi-Fi) (buy from Amazon)
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X @ 4.4GHz (buy from Amazon)
- GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC GAMING (buy from Amazon)
- Cooler: be quiet! Silent Wings 3
- RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz (buy from Amazon)
- SSD: GALAX HOF Pro SSD PCI-E M.2 2TB
- Power Supply: Corsair CX Series 750 Watt (buy from Amazon)
- Case: be quiet! Silent Base 600 (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (buy from Amazon)
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT