SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless Multi-System Gaming Headset – Premium Hi-Fi Drivers – Active Noise Cancellation – Infinity Power System – ClearCast Gen 2 Mic – PC, PS5, PS4, Switch, MobileLive viewers eye icon

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Brand SteelSeries
Series Arctis Nova Pro Wireless
Color Black
Form Factor Over Ear
Connectivity Technology Wireless
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Almighty Audio – Experience ultimate clarity and sound quality with Premium High Fidelity Drivers. Fully customize the sound experience with the Sonar Software by using a first-in-gaming Pro-grade Parametric EQ.
360° Spatial Audio – Immersive surround sound transports you to the gaming world, letting you hear every critical step, reload, or vocal cue to give you an advantage. *Fully compatible with Tempest 3D Audio for PS5 / Microsoft Spatial Sound.
Active Noise Cancellation – Immerse yourself in your virtual world as a specialized 4-mic hybrid system designed for gaming tunes out ambient noise. Use Transparency Mode with variable levels to adapt to any situation.

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Transport yourself into the soundscape, as the Arctis Nova Pro Wireless brings legendary sound with the Nova Pro Acoustic System. 360° Spatial Audio pulls you into a different world with Sonar Software, in addition to Active Noise Cancellation, keeping you immersed. Connect to two systems and swap between them, never stopping to charge thanks to the dual-battery Infinity Power System.

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Nova Pro Acoustic System

Almighty Audio

Recreate the feel of a professional sound booth with the Nova Pro Acoustic System, combining premium high fidelity audio hardware with the power of Sonar Audio Software Suite for Almighty Audio like you’ve never heard before.

Nova Pro Acoustic System

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360° Spatial Audio

Lose yourself in the soundscape with 360° Spatial Audio*. Feel the action from every direction using Sonar Software’s proprietary algorithms for ultra-immersive surround sound.

*Fully compatible with Tempest 3D Audio for PS5 / Microsoft Spatial Sound

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Pro-Grade Parametric EQ

Hear every critical step, reload, or vocal, taking total control of every sonic element with magical precision, utilizing the Pro-grade Parametric EQ, a first in gaming. Quiet down teammates or raise the volume of specific sound cues, with game presets built-in for an instant advantage.

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Active Noise Cancellation

Immerse yourself in your virtual world as Active Noise Cancellation removes outside sounds. A specialized 4-mic hybrid system designed for gaming tunes out ambient noise, while in-earcup mics dynamically adjust for clarity. Use Transparency Mode with variable levels to adapt to any situation.

Next Gen Wireless

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Simultaneous Game and Mobile Audio

Mix two audio connections concurrently, immersing in your favorite game while engaging with your friends on the phone. Quantum 2.0 Wireless (2.4GHz) tethers you to your PC or console with Bluetooth for simultaneous calls, Discord, music, podcasts, and more.

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Infinity Power System

Never hit pause on your gaming as you use a dual battery hot-swap system, charging one unit while you dominate with the other.

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Multi-System Connect

Setup the perfect entertainment system by plugging in two devices, easily switching between them. The convenience of dual USB connects your PC, PlayStation, Mac, Xbox, or Switch and saves you from swapping cables.

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AI-Powered Noise Cancelling Microphone

Sound crystal clear and natural with flawless noise cancellation. Lose the keyboard noises as our Sonar Software AI algorithm silences background noise. The all-new ClearCast Gen 2 microphone completely retracts into the earcup for single-player mode.

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ComfortMAX System

Height-adjustable rotating earcups, flexible suspension band, and pivoting hangers ensure a comfy wear no matter how long you play. Premium PVD-coated steel keeps your headset going and going and going.

10 reviews for SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless Multi-System Gaming Headset – Premium Hi-Fi Drivers – Active Noise Cancellation – Infinity Power System – ClearCast Gen 2 Mic – PC, PS5, PS4, Switch, MobileLive viewers eye icon

  1. John

    I was hesitant to spend almost $400 on a headset but this will be the 6th or 7th headset I’ve had in the past 2-3 years and I couldn’t be happier with it.Comfort – This is the most comfortable headset I’ve ever had. Over that time I’ve had Hyper X, Sennheiser, Logitech & Turtle Beach. I have a larger head (apparently) and this headset seems to be designed to accommodate a wide range of head sizes. I’ve never had a headset with a comfort band but I really like it. The headset rests comfortably and doesn’t feel like my head is in a vise like other headsets do.Sound – The sound quality on this headset is insane. The range of sound offered from the EQ is very high. That being said, having not been really familiar with those, it did take me 2 days to get it to sound right to me, but I think that is a combination of me not knowing what I was doing, and the extensive options.Mic – Up until I got this headset, I had just started to accept that all wireless headsets have an awful mic. Well this headset proved me wrong. The mic is amazing and crystal clear. Also love how the mic retracts into the side of the headset when you are not using it.Noise Canceling – The is the first headset I have had with active noise canceling, as opposed to it just being tight enough on your head that you don’t really hear anything. The noise canceling is really good. The only real constant sound is the a/c in the room. I’ve noticed that sometimes when I turn my head and look to one side or the other I can start to hear the sound from the a/c creep in. But it never happens when I’m gaming.The base station – I found this to be really cool. The swappable battery is an excellent feature. The batteries so far last the advertised time of about 20 hours. The battery itself is very easy to pop out of both the base station and the headset, I was worried I was going to have to pry it out.Other thoughts – When I first started using it I wasn’t really impressed with it. That was until I realized that this headset, especially if your used to having a plug and go headset like I have had in the past, has a decent learning curve. I still haven’t fully explored all the EQ customization options, and with Sonar installed, there are a couple dozen preset options for many modern games including my main game, Apex Legends. In the end, if your looking for an amazing headset that is a little bit on the expensive side spend the money and enjoy.

  2. Larry J

    I see the top review is by a guy named M. Webb.I’d like to address some of his points and how just a few seconds of reading the instructions would have addressed all but one concern he has because the optical port was removed.I have no issues with the GG software. There is a feature that will allow you to hear yourself with ANC on when you’re using the mic. If you go to the break-out box, you can turn that off. Other than that, I don’t see why he is recommending to stay away from it. You NEED it to update the firmware.1. “you’re restricted to only making changes to sound profiles, etc when you use the software”Hold the button down, it will go into the menus to adjust the sound profiles. It says so in the instruction manual. After updating the firmware I closed the app and have not opened it again. It’s running in the background, and I have not used to adjust levels or anything. I do it all with the break-out box it came with.2. “So they give you this charging box now that doesn’t let you do anything other than adjust the volume and chatmix”Again, HOLD THE BUTTON DOWN for like 2 seconds and you can adjust everything from the break-out box just like the previous model.You CAN change sound profiles.You CAN adjust the chant mixYou CAN switch input/output modesRead the instructions.3. “Smaller battery – the previous generation used 1000 mah – they reduced the size to 700 mah. Less capacity so now we have to charge more often / buy more batteries”This is just flat out WRONG. The batteries easily last twice as long as the previous model. The previous model had a much shorter battery life, I have no idea WTF he’s even talking about, to be honest.4. They didn’t get rid of digital output, but they did get rid of the optical output, that’s his first valid point. But I don’t know why you would need it anymore. You can link this with any device that has a USB with the included USB C cable. And yes, it’s in surround, not stereo. Again, it seems like he just needs to read instructions, I have had 0 issues swapping devices without having to unplug/plug in any device. The headset outputs surround sound, check your settings.5. ” They decided to use the cheapest plastic design at this single point of failure resulting in headphones that deteriorate well within the warranty period unless you have a tiny head or treat them like they’re made of glass.”I have no idea what he’s even talking about. These are some of the sturdiest headphones I’ve ever bought. They feel like a tank and are solid. I don’t know where this “single point of failure is.” He doesn’t explain or elaborate. I am looking all over my set and can’t find what he’s talking about. Everything is sturdy, there are made from metal and thick plastic, but it doesn’t feel heavy to wear.6. “ANC is shit quality. I Have 4 year old BOSE with ANC that work so much better at masking / eliminating drone noise.”The ANC is not the best you can get, but it works really well. Based on his previous complaints, I would guess he doesn’t know how to turn the ANC on. I cannot hear my PC next to me, I cannot hear the AC running from where I’m sitting with the ANC turned on. Is the ANC as good as my Sony XM5s? Hell no, but those are the best in the industry. If you’re getting these to wear everywhere and block sound, they are not the best, for that. But for just sitting at home playing games, again, it works really well.So in conclusion, he has no idea what he’s talking about. These are some of the best feeling and sounding gaming headsets I’ve ever bought. Wearing them kind of feels just like the Sony XM4/5s. So if you like how those fit and feel, you will like this headset. You can connect to 2 devices with this at once too using the breakout box and Bluetooth. So you can listen to a podcast/music on your phone and be connected to your PC/PS5 at the same time listening to both. So I would very much recommend this if you can afford it. They are a very good headset and a justifiable upgrade over the previous model.Some other things to address.I saw another complaint about that, Bluetooth not working. It works fine if you connect it correctly and don’t walk away too far. But I can walk downstairs and still listen to my phone with this if the phone is upstairs connected with Bluetooth. I have not had any issues dropping the connection. Maybe it’s a defect and he should exchange them? I don’t know, I don’t have that issue.Another complaint was about having to use the software to adjust the chatmix. You CAN NOT use the software for that. If you try and adjust it with the software it tells you to use the box! See the included screenshot.

  3. Hb0mb

    Used for pc gaming. Since everyone’s head shape is different it’s hard to go off reviews that headsets are comfortable and that was my reason for buying these. They have a band under the headset part so the weight of the headset doesn’t sit on your head, it is adjustible. They also do not squeeze the sides of your head. The sound quality seems good, there is also a sound chat/gaming noise level on it and you can do custom settings if you’re into that. I’ve gone through 15 pairs of headsets in the last 6 years, big name gaming brands and some double the price.. that either give you headaches, are too heavy, crack in half if you drop them once, wires break etc. I’ve had these a few months and will always buy these from here on out.

  4. robert

    The last headset i’ll buy. I just ditched a pair of headphones that cost double what these do. Couldn’t be more happy. The noise cancellation works really well, the mic is crystal clear, they are very comfortable and adjustable but my favorite part…I’ve always preferred wired headphones. Not anymore. I can hot swap the battery and the headset never even turns off. You can game with these forever. Plus the battery is very easy to swap out. “can do it with one hand” so you could do it and not even have to pause in a lot of cases.I’m 36 and have been using headphones since I was 15. Best pair BY FAR i’ve ever owned and i’ve bought several pairs north of $500.

  5. Ian Patrick Collins

    RGB looks great, every light is customizable, and the ear cups and strap are comfortable, even after long periods. Sound is crisp, and you don’t have to deal with the lag associated with Bluetooth or the charging hassle of radio wireless.Amazon asked me to rate the noise cancellation of these so I will. They DO NOT have ANC like a WH-1000 or other headsets, so don’t expect your gaming experience to be completely noise isolated. They are well designed to keep most of the sound out passively, so if you have a fan or your computer sounds like a jet, you’ll hardly notice in-game.A good buy at full price, but an absolute STEAL if you can get them on sale. Cannot recommend enough.

  6. Jules K.

    First of all, my guildmates and coworkers were all asking me for the brand of these headphones because I apparently sound so clear, it’s like I’m sitting next to them. Some podcasters also asked for it, since it does sound isolation really well.The one big caveat is the tiny mute button on the side of the headphones is really easy to press as you’re putting them on, so you’re talking and wondering why no one is responding and it’s because you’ve been muted the whole time.

  7. Bashea

    If you’re in need for a headset that has a swappable battery, multiple usb options, ANC/Transparent, with a retractable, not detachable mic then this is the headset.It’s hard to justify the price for 350. I would say they would be better priced at 325 maximum. If I broke these today, I would buy another pair without question.

  8. WokJockey

    I bought this Arctis Pro in a bundle with the SteelSeries Rival 600 & Doom Eternal bundle. ($200 and it’s worth it!)TL;DR:From the moment I open its box to plugging in and using it, I love the feel and overall utility of this headset.It is as simple and plugging and playing with minimal adjustments needed. (experiences may vary per computer)I can wear this comfortably, securely, and without any wiggle for extended hours(3~4hr and more) all the while the mic is amazing. (that Mic RGB… IS GREAT, and able to show even with the windscreen sponge on)This is definitely my go-to for all my current FPS gaming audio input and output needs.Disclaimer:Everybody’s ear and head shapes & capabilities are different, these facts presented are true for myself.This headset was tested ONLY for 2 weeks since Early April, average 3~6hrs per daily use, at the time of this review.History:I own Razer’s Nari Ultimate, VModa Crossfade, and Rummus K3-RGB. And during the 5 months of ownership I thought Nari Ult. was the best even though its design and other features aside the “Haptic Feedback” were mediocre. That is until I pulled the trigger for the bundle. I also dabble in audio production/engineering for about 5+ years total.(Straight to)The Dark Meat of My Review:-It is a lightweight headset that is snug and comfortable for long hours. (5hr+ without much sweating)-The single adjustable strap/headband is nice, this accounts for the grip/snugness of your headset.-Being wired, the 3 zone RGB effects can be left on and appreciated. Especially the (3rd Zone) mic RGB. haha-The large physical crossfader knob is highly appreciated. (great for mixer or physical volume adjust purposes)-The SteelEngine Software is praise-worthy for its centralization in customization, and very easy to use & adjust.-The ear cups/fabric & cushion material is very soft, light, breathable, and able to provide good acoustic isolation.-The headset cables is long enough and also very light (I don’t feel the cable drag)-You don’t need it, but the windscreen that comes with is also appreciated.-Compared to Nari Ult. the out-of-box experience is EZ and without much learning curve.With Some CONsiderations:-The left ear cup buttons/adjustments are a crime by design like any other headset. But it’s better and well defined when compared to Nari. Ult. or VModa Crossfade. (ie. mute button is large and toggle-able)-The retractable mic at first is curled up (when pulled out for the first time) due to its method of storage, but can be straightened out, over some time.-The cables connections are proprietary (not your usual micro-USB or 3.5mm cable) and replacement accessories should be OEM, but I believe generic replacements can be used. (that said, it does have a 3.5mm conversion cable)-Sound quality is 2nd compared to Razer Nari Ultimate, something is off about its surround sound. (again when compared the Nari Ult.) I cannot accurately pinpoint enemy footsteps especially when within approx. 5m proximity. (with all EQ settings on both headsets being default and flat)-COD: MW/Warzone (2019) sounded better overall when I use the “Studio Reference” or the flattest EQ setting.For some reason, any other EQ Boosts (in COD:MW audio setting) sounded lacking in its boosts in EQ. (I likely need further tinkering) When compared to Nari Ult. it sounded best w/Boost Low & w/haptic turned on.Bottom Line:I can say this is the BEST (not perfect) headset I owned, even with its flaws mentioned.Nari Ultimate has its Haptic feedback, but Arctis Pro has its comfort, ease of use & adjustment.Bonus Facts:-I bought this because I was tired of getting sweaty and constant tinkering with the Nari Ult.-My research suggested that I do not need the GAME DAC attachment. (save yourself $50+)-I would recommend getting a “MoKo Headphone Stand” ($12) or a case to stash your investment.

  9. LilVolume

    I’ve been a user of the Arctis Pros for a while for my PS5 while also using the Bose Gaming headset for my PC gaming.This headset really checks every possible box.They are true wireless. The Bose needed to be wired to be used for gaming. The Arctis Pros I had were also wired.These come with noise cancellation. A big positive from the Bose were the noise cancellation. Now I have them in wireless form.No more 2 headsets. Instead of having 1 dedicated for 2 systems, I now have 1, that switches with the push of a button.Always charged. The swappable batteries come included and always make sure you have a battery charged and ready.The style is better than the Arctis Pro but worse than the Bose. Not an issue tho bc I dont really care.The Steelseries Gamedac is also very convenient for quick changes and reviewing settings. Streaming settings are also always a plus and I use them regularly.I’d buy this headset again. It’s great. Combines every little feature that I wanted all in one headset.

  10. Sentient Being

    I was the owner of a pair of Steelseries Arctis 1 Wireless headphones, but after years of rough, almost 24/7 use they were starting to wear out so I upgraded to these Nova Pros.The Arctis Nova Pro are a luxury item, absolutely. If you are on a budget I recommend the more affordable Arctis 1 or 7 Wireless, both models are extremely good value and should last you years.But if you’ve some extra money in the budget for something nicer then the Nova Pros are definitely worth the price IMO. They are simply slighter better in almost every category.The build quality is surprisingly good being mostly metal and having a very sturdy feel overall. They are tremendously adjustable thanks to the new adjustable strap combined with standard sliding earcups, and each ear cup can even be adjusted independently if you have an asymmetrical head.The battery life is great easily lasting a full day of use, and when they die you simply swap the battery pack out. I don’t even take them off to swap the battery anymore it’s so easy.The pleather ear-cups certainly feel strange if you’re used to cloth padding, but IMO they are an improvement over the cloth. The pleather does get warm much more quickly than the cloth did, but the pleather never reaches the same max temp as the Arctis 1 did. It ends up being a nice compromise since they never get uncomfortably warm and force you to take them off to cool down like the cloth pads.The ANC works fine AFAIK, I’ve never had ANC until now so I have no comparison. Though be warned if you use them while next to a running fan the ANC will make your ears pop like crazy when there’s no audio playing. The sensation is shockingly intense under the right circumstances. That’s not the headphone’s fault though, that’s just how human inner-ears work and the brain just freaks out when there’s only negative pressure waves to hear. So if you have vertigo be careful, using ANC near lots of white noise like a fan has a strong chance of triggering a vertigo episode, IMO.The sound clarity is noticeably better than most other headphones, but they aren’t perfect. They reproduce mid-highs between around 800-20k hertz amazingly well, but they seem to struggle with technical bass frequencies like you would hear in a slap-bass jazz solo. The headphones certainly give it their all trying to reproduce low frequencies, but the drivers push themselves too hard trying and bottom out just a little. It isn’t awful by any means, it just sounds like Gain Over-Peaking when a 100hertz note is trying to go PLANG; instead they make more like a PlopANG sound as the driver literally smacks the edge of it’s max extension.Regardless of the relatively minor flaws I am very happy with the Nova Pros overall. 5/5 Stars, but if the rating scale went up to 100 then I would give these a ~93/100 rating.

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