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SteelSeries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset

The SteelSeries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset is a lightweight headset designed to work across multiple platforms and provide you with the comfort needed over long gaming sessions. It features 40mm neodymium drivers, a built-in retractable microphone, and DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound. Please note that DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround is available for Windows 7 and up only, and software installation and account registration are required. For comfort, the Arctis 5 has an interchangeable ski goggle headband and AirWeave ear cushions that stay cool and dry. When you need to change audio settings, reach up to the on-ear controls for quick and easy access. Furthermore, its detachable cable system lets you pick and choose the right cable for the device you're using, and its audio share jack lets a friend connect their headphone and tune-in to what you're hearing. Unlike the Arctis 3, the Arctis 5 features a USB or analog connection, RGB lighting, and includes a ChatMix dial.

Ski Goggle Headband

The ski goggle-style headband utilizes elastic fabric that's easily adjustable and contours to your head, evenly distributing the weight of the headset and eliminating pressure points. Furthermore, it's interchangeable so you can switch up your style as needed.

ClearCast Microphone

The ClearCast microphone has a bidirectional design for clear voice recognition and background noise cancellation.

S1 Speaker Drivers

The 40mm neodymium drivers are engineered to deliver a detailed and balanced soundscape with low distortion.

AirWeave Ear Cushions

These ear cushions are inspired by athletic clothing to keep you cool, dry, and comfortable for hours of gaming.

Prism RGB Illumination

Personalize your headset with 16.8 million different colors as well as lighting effects such as breathe, color shift, and more. Each earcup can be adjusted individually.

DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound

DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound places you right into the action with accurate 3D audio.

Lightweight Design

The Arctis 5 is built to be light so you'll forget you're even wearing them.

On-Ear Controls

For quick access, volume controls and the mute toggle are directly within reach, right on the earcup.

Audio Share Jack

With an audio share jack, your friends can connect to the Arctis 5 and listen to what you're hearing.

Detachable, Versatile Cable System

Every Arctis comes with a detachable, modular cable system so you can pick and choose which cable you want across different platforms.

ChatMix Dial

The ChatMix dial lets you adjust the volume between your game and chat audio so you can hear both applications clearly.

SteelSeries Engine

Download the SteelSeries Engine software to customize your surround sound, EQ settings, microphone settings, and more. SteelSeries 7.1 surround sound is only available on systems with Windows 7 and up.



1.57" (40 mm) neodymium drivers
Frequency Response 
20-22,000 Hz
98 dB
32 Ohm
Harmonic Distortion 
< 3%
Volume Control 
On earcup


Frequency Response 
100-10,000 Hz
-48 dB
2200 Ohm
Noise Cancellation 
On earcup


Windows PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, VR, mobile
Connector Type 
Dual 3.5 mm, 3-pole plug or single 3.5 mm, 4-pole plug via included adapter
Cable Length 
10' (3 m)
Single 3.5 mm, 4-pole plug