Currently, SteelSeries offers a wide range of gaming headsets for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. But there are always improvements that can be made and that's where the firm is aiming to explore with its two latest devices, the Arctis Pro + GameDAC and Arctis Pro Wireless.
If you are looking for the best quality headset the firm has to offer, you'll be most likely eyeing the Arctis Pro + GameDAC. This is a wired headset that has been Hi-Res certified and will offer audio at 96kHZ/24-bit. SteelSeries is stating that its headset will produce the "purest" audio experience with "full resolution". The headphones will have a design similar to others in the Arctis line but will have a gunmetal finish on the exterior of the headband, make use of aluminum hangers, and will have a soft-touch plastic coasting on the speaker plates which are removable.
In order to offer superb audio quality, the Arctis Pro is paired with the GameDAC, a USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC), that is powered by an ESS Sabre 9018. According to the company, audio is delivered through high-quality drivers that utilize high-density neodymium magnets that can produce audio signals from "40,000Hz, with 121dB of dynamic range and -115dB Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise".
Those looking for a bit more freedom will want to take a look at the Arctis Pro Wireless. The firm states that the headphones are built in the same way as Arctis Pro + GameDAC, with the same 40,000Hz speaker driver, but will lack the DAC and will also not offer RGB lighting. As you might expect from the name, they will be wireless, supporting a 2.4GHz transmission through a provided USB adapter and can also make use of audio through Bluetooth. The headphones will also have a dual battery setup providing up to 20 hours of use.
The Arctis Pro + GameDAC and Arctis Pro Wireless will be available at Best Buy, Amazon, and also on the SteelSeries website. The Arctis Pro + GameDAC will be priced at $249.99, while the Arctis Pro Wireless will be made available for $329.99.