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Steelseries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless For Xbox Review

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The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7X impresses with versatile connectivity, swappable batteries, and good microphone quality, but middling ANC performance may give buyers pause.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless for Xbox headphones are high-end gaming headsets launched in 2020. It has an Active Noise Cancellation feature, calls, and music management controls on the ear cups. They also include a retractable boom mic, and like most highly-rated gaming headsets, they allow for sound customization through the Steelseries GG app.

These pair of headphones are designed for the Xbox, but they’re compatible with PCs and PlayStation consoles. Battery-wise, they last up to 44 hours (, and ship with two hot-swappable batteries. Aside from housing 40mm Neodymium Drivers, its ear cups have soft ear cushions for comfort and support virtual surround sound for immersive listening.

Best For

  • CS:GO

  • Call Of Duty

  • Fortnite

  • Gaming

  • Steelseries

  • VR

  • Wireless Microphones

  • Xbox

  • Xbox One

  • Xbox One X

Consensus

our Verdict

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7X gaming headset offers a neutral sound profile, albeit with a slight bass emphasis, as well as versatile connectivity options, including direct wireless and Bluetooth. Swappable batteries ensure a 50-hour playback time, while the microphone quality shines with clear sound reproduction, which is essential for in-game dialogue. Its 38ms latency over a wireless dongle makes it perfect for in-sync gaming, and noise leakage performance is also impressive.

Its design strikes a balance between professional and gaming aesthetics, suitable for both work and play and Active Noise Cancellation enhances the experience. However, their ANC feature also doesn’t block out the low rumble from bus engines and planes. For better ANC performance, check out our Sony WH XB900N review or our Wyze Noise Cancelling review.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good sound quality
    • The gaming headset offers a well-balanced sound output, with a well-calibrated bass output and all-around customization through its user-intuitive SteelSeries GG app.

  • Decently comfortable
    • The well-padded ear cups and headbands on these headphones make them comfortable enough for long gaming sessions and don’t clamp too tightly on the wearer’s head.

  • Impressive microphone quality
    • Ranking at 7.7 out of 10 score for mic sound quality, the microphone on the Nova Pro wireless accurately picks up sound, as the user’s voice sounds clear and natural. This is critical for hassle-free dialogue during in-game sessions.

Reason to Avoid

  • Middling ANC performance
    • The headset’s ANC feature does not block out loud bus or plane engine rumble, but it significantly reduces ambient noise and chatter.

Steelseries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless For Xbox Specs

Adjustable HeadbandAdjustable HeadbandYes
Auto-Adjusting HeadbandAuto-Adjusting HeadbandYes
Battery LifeBattery Life22 hrs
Compatible PlatformsCompatible PlatformsAndroid, Mac, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Connector SizeConnector Size3.5mm
Detachable MicDetachable MicNo
Driver SizeDriver Size40mm
Earcup Foam MaterialEarcup Foam MaterialLeatherette
Headphone FitHeadphone FitOver-ear
Max Frequency ResponseMax Frequency Response40,000Hz
Min Frequency ResponseMin Frequency Response10 Hz
Noise CancelingNoise CancelingYes
Product WeightProduct Weight0.74 lbs
Programmable ButtonsProgrammable ButtonsNo
WirelessWirelessYes
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Dual-Wireless Technology

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Test Results

Max Volume (dB)0
Microphone Sound Quality Rating (out of 10.0)7.7
Speech To Noise Ratio (dB)37.47
BT Latency (ms)236
Non-BT Latency (ms)38
Low End Roll Off (Hz)13.543
High End Roll Off (Hz)0

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Market Context

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless for Xbox headphones are high-end gaming headsets launched in 2020. It has an Active Noise Cancellation feature, calls, and…

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless for Xbox headphones are high-end gaming headsets launched in 2020. It has an Active Noise Cancellation feature, calls, and music management controls on the ear cups. They also include a retractable boom mic, and like most highly-rated gaming headsets, they allow for sound customization through the Steelseries GG app.

These pair of headphones are designed for the Xbox, but they’re compatible with PCs and PlayStation consoles. Battery-wise, they last up to 44 hours (, and ship with two hot-swappable batteries. Aside from housing 40mm Neodymium Drivers, its ear cups have soft ear cushions for comfort and support virtual surround sound for immersive listening.

It is pretty obvious that the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless for Xbox headphones are designed for Xbox consoles, but they are different from the…

It is pretty obvious that the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless for Xbox headphones are designed for Xbox consoles, but they are different from the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro headphones since the Nova Pro wireless headphones are battery-powered while the Nova Pro headphones are wired. The Nova Pro Wireless for Xbox headphones also have noise canceling as a feature, while the Arctis Nova Pro headphones do not. We’ve covered the Nova Pro in our SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro review.

The SteelSeries Nova Pro for Xbox headphones boasts noise canceling, a feature not available on the SteelSeries Arctis Prime headphones. However, the Arctis Prime headphones…

The SteelSeries Nova Pro for Xbox headphones boasts noise canceling, a feature not available on the SteelSeries Arctis Prime headphones. However, the Arctis Prime headphones are larger in size than the Nova Pro for Xbox headphones. The Xbox headphones also ship with a case and have much better sound leakage performance than the Arctis Prime headphones. Check out our more detailed SteelSeries Arctis Prime review if you need more insight to decide between the two.

Regarding sound leakage performance, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless headphones are a slightly better option than the Astro A50 Gen 4 headphones. The SteelSeries…

Regarding sound leakage performance, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless headphones are a slightly better option than the Astro A50 Gen 4 headphones. The SteelSeries headphones also have noise canceling, while the Astro A50 headphones do not, and their battery lasts slightly longer, yielding up to 25 hours of playtime compared to the Astro A50’s, which are only capable of up to 17.5 hours. Also, the SteelSeries headphones support Bluetooth connectivity, while the Astro A50 headphones do not.

Adjustable Headband

Yes

Yes

Auto-Adjusting Headband

Yes

Yes

Battery Life

22 hrs

Wired

Compatible Platforms

Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, VR Box, Windows

Connector Size

3.5mm

3.5mm, USB Type-C

Detachable Mic

No

Yes

Driver Size

40mm

40mm

Earcup Foam Material

Leatherette

AirWeave Fabric

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Score Card

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Expert Score

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True Score

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