SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless - Review

Video game fans are increasingly demanding more peripherals that adapt to different platforms. SteelSeries is a well-known brand within gaming peripherals, who has launched the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless gaming headset. These have the characteristic that although they lack cables, they can be connected wirelessly or with cable to different devices. It even implements a USB Type C adapter to connect it without cables to consoles or smartphone.

Thanks to SteelSeries for lending us these gaming headphones

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Unboxing SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

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These gaming headphones come in a simple white box with an orange stripe running from one side to the other. We also see an image of them on the front and it is also indicated that it is compatible with other platforms.

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If we flip the box of these SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless gaming headphones, the compatibility with different devices stands out. Some features of these gaming headphones are also highlighted.

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Inside, in a plastic structure, we find these gaming headphones and the rest of the elements. It comes with different specific cables for all types of devices, a wireless adapter and the microphone that can be removed.

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SteelSeries has thought that these gaming headsets should be compatible with multiple platforms. It has a USB Type C cable, a USB Micro B cable for charging and a TRRS jack connector. In addition, a wireless adapter based on a USB Type C connector has been integrated for smartphones or tablets that have this type of connectors. Finally we find the microphone that we can remove or put to taste.

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless design

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We start with the headband of these gaming headphones, which of course is adjustable. This headband, in addition to being adjustable, as is normal, has a foam system. It has a very comfortable padding with a synthetic leather coating.

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The SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless gaming headsets feature ear pads based on the Airweave material. They have a system that recovers its natural position after several hours of continuous use. In addition, these pads have a fairly soft and breathable fabric covering.

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Something very interesting about these gaming headphones is that the microphone can be easily removed. The microphone is flexible, allowing you to adapt in a more comfortable way. Being able to remove them allows them to be used beyond PC or console, and use it on the street. Note that the microphone is of the ClearCast type with Discord certification, which offers great sound quality.

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The left ear cup is where all the controls and the microphone port are. In addition to the microphone connector, which we can remove, it has a micro USB connector for charging the headphones. Next to the charging connector, it has a jack connector to connect them to a device via cable. It also has a wheel that allows you to raise and lower the volume and mute the microphone. The right earbud is where the power button is.

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Specifications

  • Training
    • Product Type: Headphones
    • Wearing style: Headband
    • Recommended use: Game
    • Headphone Type: Binaural
    • Color of product: Black
  • Ports and Interfaces
    • Connectivity technology: Wireless and wired
    • 3,5mm jack: Yes
    • Band frequency: 2.4 GHz
    • Wireless range: 9 m
  • Headphones
    • Headphones: Supraaural
    • Headphone frequency: 20 - 20000 Hz
    • Obstruction: 32?
    • Headphone sensitivity: 98 dB
  • Microphone
    • Microphone frequency: 100 - 6500 Hz
    • Microphone sensitivity: -38 dB
    • Noise canceling effect: Yes
    • Removable microphone: Yes
    • Microphone mute: Yes
  • Battery
    • Rechargeable battery: Yes
  • System Requirements
    • Supported Windows operating system: Yes
  • Packaging content
    • Receiver included: Yes
    • Cables included: Audio (3,5mm), USB
    • Quantity: 1
  • Other characteristics
    • 2,5mm connector: No



The SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless gaming headset is an very good quality solution for video game fans. This device can be connected to PCs, consoles and smartphones and similar devices. We can connect them to a smartphone by jack cable or without cables using a USB Type C dongle that is integrated. We can remove the microphone to take them down the street, where we don't need it. This makes for a more cross-platform headset.

We must emphasize that these gaming headphones are a little worse than other solutions that we have tried. Although by price they are a very interesting solution for those looking for headphones that can be connected to consoles and other devices. The sound quality is not the best in the world, with a bass that lacks punch.

  • Wireless connectivity
  • Great compatibility
  • Cables to connect to anything and smartphone dongle with USB Type-C connector
  • They allow a great adjustment in terms of headband
  • Very good padding
  • Very good quality microphone
  • Durability is greater than 20 hours
  • Pretty simple materials
  • The audio can be improved
  • They are not compatible with iOS
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SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

Sound quality

These SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless gaming headphones offer us the possibility of connecting them to different devices, beyond the PC. It is compatible with consoles and with smartphones and similar devices. They can be connected via a TRRS jack and even a smartphone with USB Type C using a specific dongle.

User Rating: 3.5 ( 1 votes)
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Robert Sole

Director of Contents and Writing of this same website, technician in renewable energy generation systems and low voltage electrical technician. I work in front of a PC, in my free time I am in front of a PC and when I leave the house I am glued to the screen of my smartphone. Every morning when I wake up I walk across the Stargate to make some coffee and start watching YouTube videos. I once saw a dragon ... or was it a Dragonite?

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