Gaming Review: Steelseries Arctis 1 Wireless Headset

Review: Steelseries Arctis 1 Wireless Headset


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Here is our review of the Arctis 1 Wireless Headset from Steelseries.

The Arctis 1 Wireless is the ultimate 4-in-1 wireless headset. Through a small USB-C dongle, it features SteelSeries’ lossless 2.4GHz wireless technology for ultra-low latency wireless on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Android. This allows users to easily take the same console or PC experience on-the-go on Nintendo Switch or Android devices. 

The Arctis 1 Wireless also easily doubles as a stylish pair of on-the-go headphones. With a detachable microphone and sleek low-profile design, gamers can enjoy the award-winning performance of Arctis no matter where they are. The Arctis 1 Wireless also uses the same ClearCast microphone for natural-sounding clarity and noise cancellation, but instead of being retractable like the Arctis 3, 5, 7 and 9X, the microphone is detachable so it can easily transition between a headset and headphones. 


  • Ultra-low latency lossless wireless for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Android
  • Discord-certified ClearCast noise canceling detachable microphone
  • Same high-performance speaker drivers as the award winning Arctis 7 
  • Steel-reinforced headband for a perfect fit and lasting durability

What’s in the box?

The box contains the headset, a manual, USB-C wireless transmitter, USB-A adapter cable and 4-pole 3.5m audio cable.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

The Arctis 1 Wireless Headset is a very comfortable headset to wear for both short and long term gaming sessions. The headband is steel reinforced for both comfort and protection and the ear cups are comfortable over your ears.

All the controls for the headset can be found on the headset itself and are easily reachable, even in the middle of gaming – including that all important mute switch!

The microphone is detachable so if you don’t need it or you just want to keep it safe when transporting the headset it’s easy to remove and reattach. The microphone itself is also Discord-certified! The sound quality was very good and clear and the people on the other end didn’t have any trouble hearing or understanding what I was saying when I talked.

The sound quality on the headset itself is really good – in fact its the same speaker drivers as their Arctis 7 headset.

You can easily use the headset with a PC, PS4 or Switch dock without any issues at all, and if you want to use it with a Switch or Android phone there is a USB-C wireless dongle included in the box, and it all works very seamlessly.

If you need to use the headset wired (for example with an Xbox controller) it’s as simple as just plugging it in – all the cables are included in the box so every combination has been thought of.

There is also Steelseries Engine, which is software than enables you to fine tune your settings to just how you want them.

Overall this is a really great headset and worth a listen. And if you are a fan of the forthcoming Cyberpunk game there is also a version of the Arctis 1 you might be interested in!

The Arctis 1 Wireless Headset from Steelseries is available now priced around £99.99.

You can learn more from the Steelseries website.

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


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