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Gaming headsets are essential to video gamers. Although they are generally designed and used for gaming purposes, some gaming headphones can perform double duty. They can channel music as well as gaming sounds. Different gaming headsets are equipped with different features to fulfil gamers’ needs and demands. They’re compatible with different types of gaming consoles and computers.
Here, we’ll compare two such gaming headsets, Steelseries Arctis 7 and Corsair Virtuoso. Let’s take a look at their features.
Steelseries Arctis 7 Vs Corsair Virtuoso: Comparison Chart
|Particular||Steelseries Arctis 7||Corsair Virtuoso|
|Frequency response||20-22000 Hz||20-40000 Hz|
|sound||7.1 surround sound with DTS Headphone X v2.0||7.1 surround sound|
|impedance||32 Ohms||32 Ohms|
|sensitivity||98 dB S.P.L.||109 dB S.P.L|
|noise cancellation mic||yes||yes|
|earpad material||airwave cushions||premium memory foam|
|3.5mm audio jack||yes||yes|
|wireless range||40 ft||60 ft|
|colour variants||black and white||black|
|weight||375 grams||360 grams|
|battery||24+ hours||20 hours|
Steelseries Arctis 7 Vs Corsair Virtuoso: Detailed Analysis
The Steelseries Arctis 7 has two editions, 2017 and 2019. The design of the 2019 edition has slightly changed compared to 2017 one. The Arctis 7 has a sleek, sophisticated and elegant appearance that comes with an adjustable elastic headband. The headset comes in two colours, black and white. As for the controls, the right ear cup has a power button and a chat volume slider and the left ear cup has a micro USB port, volume slider and 3.5 mm audio jack. The headset is very comfortable and the fabric used for the ear cup has good breathability which is good for long gaming sessions. This headset has no RGB lighting.
Corsair Virtuoso has an attractive look. It is built with an all-black metallic sleek design and has machined aluminium construction which makes it lightweight, durable and comfortable. This gaming headset is equipped with premium memory foam earpads that fit the shape of your head. Its headband is lightweight and delivers pillow-soft, long-lasting comfort which enables you to play for hours. There’s dynamic lighting on each ear cup which allows virtually unlimited colour options and is customizable through its issue app.
The headset has its controls located at the bottom of each ear cup. You’ll find a USB-C port, 3.5mm Jack and plug-in for the mic on the left ear cup, while the right side features a volume rocker, wireless and USB and Bluetooth controls.
The Corsair Virtuoso has a smart sleep and awake feature where an internal accelerometer shuts off your headset automatically when you put it down and powers up it back when you put it back on. This headset comes with a cross-stitched padded storage pouch.
The Arctis 7 has high-quality S1 speaker drivers that produce ultra-low distortion audio so everything can be heard in detail. It features 7.1 digital surround sound for a better gaming experience with DTS Headphone: X v2.0 and delivers incredibly accurate positional cues without making you feel like you’re in a tunnel. With this headset, you’ll lose yourself in playing games as it will feel like the audio is all around you. You can mix your balance between the game and chat without leaving the game with the help of the chef mix dial.
The Corsair Virtuoso delivers uncompromising sound quality. This headset has 7.1 surround sound that will give you an immersive sound experience that will put you right in the middle of the action. With its matched pair of precisely tuned 50 mm high-density neodymium drivers that boasts a 20Hz-40,000Hz frequency range, you’ll hear the lightest footstep to the deepest bass tone.
The Arctis 7 has a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that gives more than 24 hours of battery life for all-day gaming.
The Corsair Virtuoso gives up to 20 hours at a time in wireless mode, thanks to its high capacity lithium-ion rechargeable battery and you can keep Charging it in USB mode while listening.
The Arctis 7 has a discord certified microphone that is clear cast Bidirectional and is retractable. The microphone delivers crystal clear voice quality and background noise cancellation.
The Corsair Virtuoso has a high bandwidth omnidirectional microphone that provides a wide dynamic range and amazing voice clarity. It is detachable and has an RGB LED ring which indicates live or mute status. When the microphone’s high bandwidth is combined with the hyper-fast connection of slipstream Corsair wireless technology then the frequency response is doubled, thus your voice sounds clearer and natural when communicating with your teammates or friends.
Connectivity and Compatibility:
The Steelseries Arctis 7 has Arctis 2.4G wireless connection that delivers rock-solid, lossless audio, ultra-low latency and zero interference. It has up to 12 metres(40 feet) of interference-free range.
The Arctis 7 is compatible with PC, Mac, Playstation 4, PlayStation 5, switch and mobile.
The Corsair Virtuoso can be connected in three ways. First, Slipstream wireless technology enables hyper-fast connection with up to 60 ft of the range where it uses intelligent frequency shift (IFS) that ensures a strong signal. Secondly, USB wired that gives high fidelity, 24bit/96kHz audio. Thirdly, 3.5mm wired for universal connection for listening to various devices.
Steelseries Arctis 7 Vs Corsair Virtuoso: Quick Result
|Particular||Steelseries Arctis 7||Corsair Virtuoso||Which is better?|
|Design||The Arctis 7 has a sleek, sophisticated and elegant appearance that comes with an adjustable elastic headband. The headset comes in two colours, black and white. The headset is very comfortable and the fabric used for the ear cup has good breathability. This headset has no RGB lighting.||Corsair Virtuoso has an attractive look with an all-black metallic sleek design and has machined aluminium construction. This gaming headset is equipped with premium memory foam earpads. Its headband is lightweight and delivers pillow-soft, long-lasting comfort which enables you to play for hours. There’s dynamic lighting on each ear cup.||Corsair Virtuoso|
|Sound||It is equipped with high-quality S1 speaker drivers that produce ultra-low distortion audio so everything can be heard in detail. It features 7.1 digital surround sound for a better gaming experience with DTS Headphone: X v2.0||This headset has a 7.1 surround. It has 50 mm, high-density neodymium drivers that boast a 20Hz-40,000Hz frequency range, you’ll hear the lightest footstep to the deepest bass tone.||Same|
|Battery||It offers up to 24 hours of battery backup.||It offers up to 20 hours of battery backup.||Steelseries Arctis 7|
|Connectivity||2.4G wireless connection that delivers rock-solid, lossless audio, ultra-low latency and zero interference. It has up to 12 metres(40 feet) of interference free-range||Corsair Virtuoso can be connected in three ways, Slipstream wireless technology with up to 60 ft of range, Secondly, USB wired with high fidelity, 24bit/96kHz audio. Thirdly, 3.5mm wired for universal connection||Corsair Virtuoso|
|Microphone||Retractable, discord certified, clear cast Bidirectional microphone||It has a high bandwidth omnidirectional microphone. It is detachable and has an RGB LED ring which indicates live or mute status.||Corsair Virtuoso|
Steelseries Arctis 7 Vs Corsair Virtuoso: Final Verdict
It is clear from above that Corsair Virtuoso is a better wireless gaming headset than the Steelseries Arctis 7. The Corsair Virtuoso RGB wireless gaming headphone has a better design, connectivity features and microphone. The sound profile of both gaming headsets is almost similar. The battery backup of Steelseries Arctis 7 is much better than Corsair Virtuoso 20 hours of playtime is enough according to me. The microphone is not detachable incase of Arctic 7.