A lighter, feature-pared model of the $180 Arctis Nova 7 line, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 4 wi-fi fashions fill out the corporate’s choices of its revamped technology of gaming headsets. In this case, changing the favored entry-level wi-fi Arctis 1 fashions with an equal trio focusing on PC and consoles.
All three Arctis Nova 4 headsets — the 4X for Xbox, 4P for PS4 and PS5 and 4 for PC — shall be out there beginning May 20 for $120. The 4X and 4P will initially be out there solely at GameStop; the 4 will promote solely via Amazon.
As is typical, the Xbox mannequin works throughout all platforms whereas the PlayStation and PC fashions work on all however the Xbox (it is a USB assist licensing difficulty); all of them use a USB-C dongle, which works with most units, together with telephones, tablets, Meta Quest 2 and handheld consoles just like the Switch. The 4X additionally has an on-earcup chat/combine dial. One massive distinction between the 4 and seven is the 4 collection would not have Bluetooth, which helps make it so much lighter — 11.5 ounces vs. 9.2 oz. (325g vs. 262g). It additionally shaves the associated fee.
They have primarily the identical battery life, although, together with related designs and parts. For encompass sound, it’s essential be operating SteelSeries Sonar software program, which additionally gives mic noise canceling, a parametric equalizer and extra, although in addition they assist Windows Sonic for headphones and Tempest 3D audio on the PS5.