Similar and Pricey
SteelSeries has announced the launch of two new headsets in their Arctis 7 wireless headset line. The Arctis 7+ and Arctis 7P+ wireless gaming headsets deliver new features, including 30+ hours of battery life, plus a 15-minute quick charge feature for 3 hours of gameplay, USB-C connectivity with play-and-charge functionality for seamless multi-platform compatibility, and SteelSeries signature Arctis sound.
Here is a rundown of what each headset offers and the slight differences between them:
- Arctis 7+ Wireless – Purposefully engineered for multi-system compatibility for PC, PlayStation, Mac, Android, Switch, and Oculus Quest 2. The Arctis 7+ uses lossless 2.4 GHz wireless audio for ultra-low latency gaming audio via a compact USB-C dongle. To keep gamers in the zone, the Arctis 7+ features 30+ hours of battery life for nonstop gaming, easy on-ear headset controls including ChatMix, and a durable, lightweight steel frame with an adjustable elastic ski-goggle style band for a comfortable fit. A Discord-certified, retractable ClearCast mic uses a bidirectional design for superior noise-cancellation and vocal clarity and features an LED mute indicator.
- Arctis 7P+ Wireless – Specifically designed for powerful next-gen 3D Audio on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, with multi-platform compatibility with PC, Mac, Android, Switch, and Oculus Quest 2, the Arctis 7P+ utilizes lossless 2.4 GHz wireless audio for ultra-low latency gaming audio via a compact USB-C dongle. The 30+ hour battery life for nonstop gaming with USB-C charging, easy on-ear headset controls including sidetone (mic monitoring), and the durable, lightweight steel frame with adjustable elastic ski-goggle style band help keep players both focused and comfortable during marathon gaming sessions. A Discord-certified, retractable ClearCast mic uses a bidirectional design for superior noise-cancellation and vocal clarity and features an LED mute indicator.
There doesn’t seem to be much of a difference between them, so feel free to get the one that you think looks the best. The 7P+ comes in black and white compared to the 7+ just coming in black, and the 7P+ is guaranteed to work with the PS5’s 3D audio. I’m pretty sure every headset does that, however, and Sony recently allowed TV speakers to utilize the tech. This just seems like a marketing gimmick.
I do like SteelSeries and they are where I get most of my peripherals. I’m already rocking one of their headsets and I use a keyboard by them as well. Still, I’m not about to drop $169.99 on either of these headsets.
Source: Press Release