SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless [7, 7P, 7X] Headphone Review (2023)

Looking for a gaming headphone that has three console-specific variants and designs: for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox? Then, you cannot resist the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless as it comes with a dongle to provide you with low wireless latency when connected to the consoles. It also has Bluetooth support, so you can connect the smartphone and the console at the same time.

This wireless gaming set has a bass-rich sound profile and it also emphasizes sound effects while you are in a gameplay setting. SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless also has companion software that can provide you with different sounds based on your preferences. It has 33 hours of continuous playback time and is comfortable even if you are going through long hours of gaming sessions.

So, let’s get to know why this is a must-have if you are a Pro game or a computer or traveler.

In the Box of SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless Headphone

You get:

  • SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless headphone
  • USB C wireless transmitter 
  • USB A to USB C adapter cable 
  • ⅛” TRRRS to ⅛” TRRS cable
  • Foldable figurine
  • User manual

Technical Details

Here are the technical details of SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless, that can help you to make a more informed decision. 

Style and comfort

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless has a very simple look when compared with the other headphones of the same range. However, you would love the ski-band headband design. Also, based on the variant, the headband design changes – the PC variant has a black headband, the Xbox variant has green and the PS variant has blue. 

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless headphone also has a retractable boom mic giving it a casual look but it lacks customisable RGB lighting on the ear cups. It comes with a comfortable fit and has soft cloth padding. The headphone does not clamp tightly on your head and the ear cups get a good range of motion. Moreover, it also has two adjustable settings on the side of the band to customize your best fit. However, you may find it to be a bit bulky and it has a limited range of extensions.

The feedback control, music and volume control, and microphone control make the use seamless. There is no noise cancellation control or talk-through, but you get multifunctional Bluetooth. The physical buttons are placed on the ear cups and it is quite easy to use. Moreover, you get a volume wheel on one ear cup, and a secondary wheel on the other. Based on the variant, you get different commands to follow. There is also a minimum and maximum stop on both wheels. 

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless headphones are portable and also do not take up much space. There is a mic mute option which can be accessed with a single press on the left ear cup. Also, there is a Bluetooth button that can be accessed through single, double, and triple presses.

Build and Sound Quality 

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless headphone does not come with any case and it has quite a durable built quality. It might seem to be low on quality as it is made of plastic and also cheap when touched. However, there is a metal piece that reinforces the headband and the fabric strap can be adjusted, which feels good on the skin. The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless variant seems to be fairly stable, as when you are moving your head too much, it might fall off.

Using the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless headphone variance you can experience a bass-rich sound profile. The headphones are also made to provide the extra thump and rumble and when you are playing games it puts emphasis on food-steps and explosions. However, if there is a dialogue or any instrument, then it might lack the detailing. It comes with a companion app that offers robust sound customizations, including parametric EQ.

However, it is being reported that there might be some connectivity issues, affecting the audio quality, such as disconnections, popping sound, audio stuttering, etc., but after running for 2 hours if you put it on charge before depleting the entire battery, the issues might be bypassed. It is also disappointing based on frequency response consistency. Also, if you wear glasses, then you might notice a drop-in bass. It has outstanding bass accuracy with a flat and neutral range. 

Isolation and Performance

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless headphones do not come with any noise cancellation features and cannot block background noise. Speakers and comes with an attached boom mic. Its recording quality is quite good and the sound is also clear, and easy to understand. You can also use the Clearcast AI Noise Cancellation feature for a better experience.

Coming to additional features, SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless has great battery life and with continuous usage, you can experience 25 hours of gaming sessions. Even if there are long gaming sessions, it would last for 33 hours, but based on usage it tends to vary. SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless also comes with an auto timer to conserve battery life and even if you run out of battery it can be used passively. 

Moreover, it is compatible with SteelSeries GG and Sonar software which provides excellent control for gaming, chatting, microphone, etc. You also get to access a special audio feature and you can easily transfer the EQ setting.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless provides you with analog audio and USB A to USB-C charging cable. You also get a USB A to USB C adapter wireless dongle with great Bluetooth connectivity. It comes with a multi-device pairing system, but you cannot use it for both analog and Bluetooth at the same time. 

Moreover, it is completely compatible with PCs, while connected through Bluetooth. Otherwise, you can also use a dongle for stable connectivity. SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless headphones are also comfortable with PlayStation and Xbox.

Why buy SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless headphones?

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless is a new generation of wireless gaming headphones that provides you with excellent sound, and a comfortable design, and also has cross-compatibility access. It also allows you to stream music through your phone and is compatible with PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. The entire setup is versatile and flexible and thus you get a premium gaming headset within a budget of $200.

Pros

  • You get 33 hours of continuous battery life.
  • It has low latency with a dongle.
  • Overall good microphone performance.

Cons

  • There are inconsistencies in bass and treble.
  • It might seem to be expensive when compared with competitors.
  • It lacks a noise-cancellation feature.
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