SteelSeries’ new gaming headset brings audio profiles to consoles

SteelSeries has introduced a brand new gaming headset this week referred to as the Arctis Nova 5, and it brings audio profiles to consoles much like the way in which you possibly can set them up for PC with the GG software program. Whereas you should utilize loads of SteelSeries’ headsets on PS5 and Xbox Sequence X|S, one key part that was missing was any method to change your audio profile to one thing that was higher suited to the sport you have been enjoying.

Take the Arctis Nova Professional Wi-fi for instance. This headset, when used on PC, can connect with the SteelSeries GG app and from there, you possibly can modify the sound profile to one thing for the sport you’re enjoying. You do that within the Sonar menu and it amplifies the sounds of varied components based mostly on the sport kind. For instance, there’s a profile particularly for Name of Responsibility: Trendy Warfare III that helps increase the sounds of footsteps and bullet hearth. That is 100% a modification you’ll make to be higher conscious of your enemies on the map. Permitting you to make essential choice on positioning so you possibly can win extra gunfights.

Different profiles exist too, for video games like Cyberpunk 2077 or different RPGs the place sounds of the surroundings are amplified to create that elevated immersion. Sadly, enjoying any of those video games on a console with a SteelSeries headset locked you out of those helpful modifications you could possibly make to audio.

The Arctis Nova 5 will treatment that because of a brand-new companion app that launches alongside it. And it’s suitable with each Android and iOS.

The Arctis Nova 5 will include its personal companion app

That is the massive characteristic that may make the Nova 5 a fascinating headset to PlayStation and Xbox avid gamers. The companion app will characteristic over 100 completely different audio profiles created for particular video games. Price noting is that sure profiles for one recreation should work for one more. A profile for Name of Responsibility may go effectively in different first-person shooters. As you’ll typically need the identical sort of situational map consciousness. SteelSeries says these profiles have been “custom-tailored by audio engineers, esports professionals, and recreation builders.” So these have been all created by SteelSeries and its companions.

And since these profiles are all in an app, they are often modified rapidly. SteelSeries says avid gamers can swap them on the fly as wanted. All with out having to depart the sport. After all, you will have to take your eyes off the sport for a second to work together with the app. That may be a hindrance for some gamers. However by the sounds of issues, switching profiles is straightforward and also you shouldn’t should look away from the monitor or TV for lengthy.

By way of sound profiles, you’ll discover some for Trendy Warfare III, Minecraft, Apex Legends, EA Sports activities FC24, Diablo IV, and loads of others.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 (1)

As much as 60 hours of battery life plus twin wi-fi connectivity

Whereas the app is the principle draw right here, the Arctis Nova 5 is crammed to the brim with options. It has over 60 hours of battery life on a single cost. As a result of if you’re within the thick of a gaming session the very last thing you need is the headset to die on you. The headset additionally has Neodymium Magnetic Drivers, which ought to present extra clear highs and mids with deeper bass. There’s twin connectivity for the wi-fi as effectively. Nonetheless, this doesn’t work prefer it does on the Arctis Nova Professional Wi-fi.

Right here, you possibly can swap backwards and forwards between a 2.4GHz connection and Bluetooth. The headset won’t play audio sources from each concurrently. However it’ll hold the Bluetooth connection on standby for occasions when a name would possibly are available. There’s a nifty little button on the headset that permits you to rapidly change between these connectivity varieties too. You additionally get the ClearCast 2.X mic and the headset works with PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Change, cellular, and PC. You’ll be able to even use it with Meta Quest and PC gaming handhelds just like the Steam Deck or ROG Ally. That being stated, cellular and handhelds might want to help USB-C for gaming audio.

The Arctis Nova 5 is out there as of this week and retails for $130. Making it the “inexpensive luxurious” gaming headset as SteelSeries places it due to its efficiency and options at such a low value. You’ll be able to decide up the headset from retailers like Finest Purchase, and instantly from SteelSeries.

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