Four years in the making and inspired by audiophile listening rooms, the Arctis Nova Pro series is born to deliver a new level of excellence for high-fidelity audio and AI-powered voice clarity.
The new flagship headsets are the Arctis Nova Pro and Arctis Nova Pro Wireless (both available in Xbox or PlayStation).
The Arctis Nova Pro series is the first in gaming with Multi-System Connect hub that allows for USB switching between multiple devices at the same time. This means you can swap between a PC, PlayStation, Switch, or mobile device with just the press of a button.
The Arctis Nova Pro has a built-in amplifier and also has the Hi-Res Audio certification so if you like listening to high quality music, you’ll be pleased with these. It’s powered by a new ESS Sabre Quad-DAC and can output 96KHz/24-bit sound.
But the star of the show (in my opinion) is definitely the new SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless. This is definitely the successor of SteelSeries’ flagship wireless headset, the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless (make sure to check my review out on that one). It’s the only gaming headset (as far as I’m aware of) that has hot-swappable battery system and a base station that can charge the other battery. This means you can always game whenever, because it’d literally take you a few seconds to do a quick swap – and the other battery will always come fully-charged.
It supports gaming in wireless through 2.4GHz and also Bluetooth connection, so you can connect the headset to your phone or other Bluetooth-supported gaming platform like the Nintendo Switch.
On top of it all, SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless also has ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) and Transparency Mode so you can still hear your surroundings. The idea is that you can wear the Arctis Nova Pro Wireless outside and listen to music, watch a movie, or even play games on your mobile devices.
If you use it wired, you’ll also get that same Hi-Res like the Arctis Nova Pro. It’s just that the headset can’t get the certification officially (because when used wireless, you can’t get that Hi-Res output).
Both headsets support SteelSeries Sonar Audio Software Suite, which allows you to customise the in-game sound, EQ, and much more. We are not just talking about the usual stuff here, but this is a pro-grade parametric EQ like being able to customise specifics in a game like footsteps, etc.
The Arctis Nova Pro Series collection is available at SteelSeries for the following MSRPs:
- Arctis Nova Pro – $249.99 (NA) | €279.99 (EMEA) | AU $499 (Australia)
- Arctis Nova Pro (Xbox) – $249.99 (NA) | €279.99 (EMEA) | AU $499 (Australia)
- Arctis Nova Pro Wireless (Xbox) – $349.99 (NA) | €379.99 (EMEA) | AU $649 (Australia)
- Arctis Nova Pro Wireless (PlayStation) – $349.99 (NA) |€379.99 (EMEA) | AU $649 (Australia)
Meanwhile, I’ve been testing the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless for a few days so stay tuned for the full review here at Craving Tech.
As much as I’d love to publish my early review, there’s still too much to test and some of the advanced options were disabled until there’s a firmware update on the launch day (today). So I don’t think I can do the review justice without testing the headset properly.
For now, here’s a quick unboxing video of the Arctis Nova Pro Wireless:
For more information, visit SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro web page.