SteelSeries is still among the best gaming accessory manufacturers and their headset lineup has gained the most successes over the years. I’ve used many SteelSeries headsets but none of them is as good as the SteelSeries
Design & Features
Inside the box, we have the
The GameDAC includes a ChatMix dial, an OLED display, and inside we have the ESS Sabre 9018 Reference DAC with native 96 kHz, 24-bit support. This would be very useful when you have an outdated sound card on your PC or when you plan to use the headset with PS4. The high-quality GameDAC is an easy upgrade and it will improve the audio quality instantly. You can set up the audio on the
The headphones don’t have a luxurious design as the exterior is mostly made of plastic and fabric. However, it feels very lightweight and durable with steel and aluminum components inside. Overall, the headset is very comfortable for gamers who spend hours playing games continuously.
Audio quality is still the most important aspect when buying a gaming headset. All the aforementioned features are just gimmicks if the headset sounds terrible. The GameDAC has a special feature called DTS Headphone: X v2.0 and you should really enable it when playing games. In general, the technology will make the soundstage much wider when you play games, listen to music, or watch movies. This is a 3D simulation, so it works on all of our existing content. I prefer enabling this feature when playing games rather than when listening to music.
Unlike other gaming headsets, the
- Sturdy build
- Comfortable and lightweight
- High-quality DAC and drivers
- It costs too much for the combo