SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Jun 04, 2019 at 11:50 am
SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Picture
7.1
Mixed Usage
7.3
Neutral Sound
6.7
Commute/Travel
7.1
Sports/Fitness
6.9
Office
7.5
Wireless Gaming
8.0
Wired Gaming
7.6
Phone Calls
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are good wireless gaming headphones. They're Xbox One Wireless compatible, which eliminates the need for a wireless dongle. They can also connect to a PS4 or Xbox One controller with an audio cable, but they don't come with one in-the-box, and you can only receive audio, which is a little limiting. They have a great boom microphone for online multiplayer games, and they're comfortable enough for long gaming sessions. However, like most SteelSeries Arctis headphones, they don’t really isolate against ambient noise, and their audio delivery is prone to inconsistencies across users.

Our Verdict

7.1 Mixed Usage

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are decent for mixed usage. Although they're designed for Xbox One gaming, they can also be used more casually as they're Bluetooth-compatible. They have inconsistent bass and treble delivery, so you may not get the same sound each time you use them. They also don't isolate ambient noise like bus engines well, and their bulky design isn’t ideal for working out. They do have long battery life and their boom microphone captures voice clearly, even in loud environments.

Pros
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • 28-hour continuous battery life.
  • Call/music management controls on ear cups.
Cons
  • May fit tightly on some users.
  • Inconsistent bass and treble delivery.
  • Poor noise isolation.
7.3 Neutral Sound

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are decent for neutral sound. However, due to their unique ski-band headband design, their bass and treble delivery is inconsistent and dependant on their fit, seal, and positioning. That said, they're compatible with SteelSeries Engine software, so you're able to easily customize their sound to fit your needs.

Pros
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • Graphic EQ plus presets available via companion software.
Cons
  • May fit tightly on some users.
  • Inconsistent bass and treble delivery.
6.7 Commute/Travel

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are okay for commuting and travel. These gaming headphones can connect via Bluetooth to your phone so you can listen to your audio on-the-go. They have a 28-hour continuous battery life that should last throughout long trips. They're also comfortable enough to wear for long listening sessions. However, people with larger heads may find their fit a little tight. They also don’t isolate well against ambient noise and don't reduce almost any low-bass noise like bus or train engines.

Pros
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • 28-hour continuous battery life.
Cons
  • May fit tightly on some users.
  • Poor noise isolation.
7.1 Sports/Fitness

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are satisfactory for sports. They're designed primarily for gaming, so they're a little bulky and heavy to wear while working out. Although they have porous padding, you may still feel a noticeable difference in temperature when working out with them. They have a tight fit and are stable enough to stay on during a light run. You won’t have to worry about having a cable getting in your way either as they have a wireless design.

Pros
  • Comfortable and durable design.
Cons
  • May fit tightly on some users.
6.9 Office

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are alright to use at the office. They have a comfortable fit thanks to their well-padded ear cups and their long battery life can easily get you through your 9-5 without a problem. However, they struggle to reduce ambient chatter, and some may find their ski-band headband fit a little tight. On the upside, if you want to compensate for the noise around you, you can turn up the volume on your favorite audio without the sound leaking and disturbing your colleagues too much.

Pros
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • 28-hour continuous battery life.
Cons
  • May fit tightly on some users.
  • Poor noise isolation.
7.5 Wireless Gaming

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are good for wireless gaming. Their boom microphone is great and their sound profile is customizable thanks to their companion software. They're comfortable for long gaming sessions, and you shouldn’t have any latency issues using them wirelessly with the Xbox One or Xbox Wireless Adapter. However, they won’t be the most versatile option, as they're meant for use with the Xbox One console or with a PC that has Xbox Wireless Technology.

Pros
  • Great performing boom microphone.
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • Can be used via Xbox One Wireless.
  • 28-hour continuous battery life.
  • Graphic EQ plus presets available via companion software.
Cons
  • May fit tightly on some users.
  • Restrictive since designed to only work with Xbox One.
  • Not compatible for PS4 and non-Xbox One Wireless enabled PCs.
8.0 Wired Gaming

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are very good for wired gaming. Although they don't come with an analog audio cable, if you have one handy, you can use it with them to game while wired. They only have audio compatibility with all consoles, though, even if you use a 1/8" TRRS cable. They also have inconsistent bass and treble delivery, but on the upside, their companion software puts a lot of audio customization features right at your fingertips.

Pros
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • Graphic EQ plus presets available via companion software.
Cons
  • May fit tightly on some users.
  • No microphone support on any console when used wired.
7.6 Phone Calls

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are good for phone calls. They have a boom microphone that does a great job of capturing your speech clearly, even in loud environments. However, the headphones aren't able to reduce a lot of ambient noise, which can make it more difficult to hear whoever's on the other end.

Pros
  • Great performing boom microphone.
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • Call/music management controls on ear cups.
Cons
  • May fit tightly on some users.
  • Poor noise isolation.
  • 7.1 Mixed Usage
  • 7.3 Neutral Sound
  • 6.7 Commute/Travel
  • 7.1 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.9 Office
  • 7.5 Wireless Gaming
  • 8.0 Wired Gaming
  • 7.6 Phone Calls
  1. Update 8/24/2020: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  2. Update 2/7/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.4.
  3. Update 11/21/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  4. Update 11/21/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  5. Update 6/19/2019: We've updated the Xbox One compatibility value of the 9X to reflect support for both mic and audio.

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Test Results

Design
Design
Style

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are very similar to the SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition Wireless Xbox One variant as they have a green accent color on the headband. The rest of the headphones are all black. They also have unique ski-band headband design and wide ear cups. Their boom microphone is retractable, and their headband frame is one piece of metal, unlike the SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless and SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition's plastic build.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.82 lbs
Clamping Force
1.0 lbs

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are comfortable gaming headphones that have the same design as most Arctis headsets. The earcups are well-padded, and there’s room for most ear sizes and shapes. The padding material is also soft and porous, which allows for a bit of airflow. However, some people may find the cups a bit shallow. The headphones can also feel a bit tight, especially on larger heads, as the length of the strap limits the size adjustment options.

7.7
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Decent
Feedback Great
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control Adjustable Level
Channel Mixing
Yes
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls Bluetooth Sync + Presets

The control scheme of the SteelSeries Arctis 9X is good. There's plenty of buttons and wheels that are not only well-suited for gaming but also nice to use with your phone for casual listening sessions. You get access to a mic-mute button, a channel mixing wheel, and a volume wheel. Also, there’s a Bluetooth button that additionally offers limited music and call management, such as play/pause and answering/hanging up when pressed. The power button lets you cycle between EQ presets.

6.3
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 6.2 C

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are passably breathable. Their porous padding on the ear cups slightly helps with airflow, but you may still feel a difference in temperature when wearing them for long periods. While they won’t be suitable for most sports, they should be fine for casual gaming sessions.

5.4
Design
Portability
L 8.6 "
W 7.0 "
H 3.5 "
Volume 211 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required No

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are bulky gaming headphones, and their footprint is about the same as the other Arctis headsets. They're not very portable as they don’t fold into a more compact form. However, their cups swivel to lay flat, which makes it easier to slide them in a bag or to wear comfortably around your neck.

0
Design
Case
Type No case
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X don’t come with a pouch or case.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

These headphones have a great build quality. They have dense cups and a metal headband frame, which is sturdy yet flexible. The retractable microphone is malleable and feels well-made. These headphones should survive a few accidental drops without suffering too much damage. They also feel more solid than the all-plastic SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless and the SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition.

7.5
Design
Stability

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X have a stable and secure fit as they're fairly tight on the head. They should be fine for a light jog, but these gaming headphones aren’t for physical activity. Since they're bulky and heavy, they can sway around with heavy head movement. On the upside, they're wireless, so you won’t have to worry about a cable getting hooked on something, yanking them off your head.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • SteelSeries Arctis 9X headphones
  • USB to micro-USB charging cable
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-3.5 db
Treble Amount
-1.51 db

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X have a sound profile that depends on how they fit on your head. Their position, seal, and whether you have glasses or thick hair can all affect sound delivery, resulting in inconsistent bass and treble. Once properly fitted to your head, you should be able to get a consistent sound. With a good fit, these headphones have a fairly neutral sound profile that lacks a thumpy low-bass. If you prefer a different sound, their companion software contains a graphic EQ and presets to help you get the best sound to suit your preferences.

5.3
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
1.47 dB

The frequency response consistency is disappointing. Their bass delivery can vary - if you have a lot of hair between the headphones and your ear or have glasses that aren't flush to your head, you may experience less bass. Treble delivery is also very inconsistent. However, as the overall frequency response depends on fit, seal, and positioning, you should get a more consistent frequency response once you achieve a good fit.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
7.5
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.2 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
59.07 Hz
Low-Bass
-6.1 dB
Mid-Bass
-0.36 dB
High-Bass
2.35 dB

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X have good bass accuracy, but delivery can vary across users. Its underemphasized low-bass doesn't deliver a very thumpy and rumbly sound. However, the rest of the range evens out a bit. The mid-bass still slightly lacks punch, but the high-bass adds a good amount of warmth and boominess to your audio.

Their bass delivery varies noticeably across users and is sensitive to the quality of the fit, seal, and whether you wear glasses. The response here represents the average bass response, and your experience may vary.

8.9
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.45 dB
Low-Mid
0.93 dB
Mid-Mid
0.13 dB
High-Mid
-1.33 dB

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X have excellent mid accuracy. For the most part, the range is very flat and neutral, which results in present vocals and lead instruments.

8.3
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.29 dB
Low-Treble
-2.03 dB
Mid-Treble
1.13 dB
High-Treble
-5.88 dB

The treble accuracy of the SteelSeries Arctis 9X is impressive, but its delivery can vary across users. It's fairly balanced and even, although a little underemphasized in the low-treble, which can slightly veil vocals and lead instruments. There's also a small peak in the mid-treble that can make some sibilants a bit sharp and piercing, especially on already bright tracks.

However, their treble delivery consistency is sub-par. They're quite sensitive to positioning, and the response here represents the average response, so your experience may vary.

7.9
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.49 db
Dips
0.64 db

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X have very good peaks and dips performance. There's a sustained peak throughout the bass range, which adds a touch of warmth, thump, and punch to your mix. There's also a peak in the mid-treble that overemphasizes sibilants like cymbals and makes them a bit piercing.

8.2
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.45
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.65
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
2.34
Weighted Phase Mismatch
5.67

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X have great imaging. There are some peaks in the bass range, but it's not enough to affect the tightness of the bass significantly, especially as most of the bumps are under their LFE. Also, the L/R drivers of our test unit are well-matched, ensuring the accurate placement and localization of objects such as voices, instruments, and footsteps in the stereo image. However, these results are only valid for our test unit, and yours may perform differently.

6.2
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
3.49 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
5.73 dB
PRTF Distance
21.61 dB
Openness
5.3
Acoustic Space Excitation
2.6

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X have an okay passive soundstage. There's a lot of pinna activation, but it’s not very accurate. That said, the soundstage is perceived as being relatively large as if it's coming from in front of your head. It's a bit unnatural-sounding, though, and their closed-back design makes them less open-sounding than some open-back headphones like the Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017.

2.0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
On/Off
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
Windows Sonic Spatial Audio

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X have a virtual soundstage feature via Windows Sonic Spatial Audio, but we don't currently test the performance of this feature.

7.4
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.316
WHD @ 100
0.176

These headphones have decent weighted harmonic distortion performance. Although there's a small peak in the high-treble, it likely won't be audible to most listeners. Overall, all frequencies fall within good limits, which should result in clear and pure audio reproduction.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Wireless (Proprietary)
Codec
PCM, 24-bit, 48kHz
EQ
Default
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
Boom

These are the settings used to test the SteelSeries Arctis 9X, and our results are only valid when using these settings.

Isolation
4.6
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-10.57 dB
Bass
0.06 dB
Mid
-9.61 dB
Treble
-23.05 dB

These headphones have poor isolation performance. The SteelSeries Arctis 9X don’t passively isolate in the bass range, so they let in bass-range noise like the rumble of plane and bus engines. While they do a slightly better job in the mid-range, they won't be the best choice for blocking ambient speech at work. They're able to reduce a decent amount of treble noise such as the hum of an A/C fan, though.

7.7
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
35.49 dB

The leakage performance is good. The significant portion of their leakage is concentrated in the mid-range and sounds fuller than that of in-ears and earbuds, but not as loud and full as open-back headphones. On the upside, the overall level of leakage isn't very loud, and you should be able to listen to your audio at a high volume without disturbing your colleagues too much.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
No
In-Line
No
Boom
Yes
Detachable Boom
No

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X have a retractable boom microphone.

8.2
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
85.99 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
3.35 dB
HFE
9805.86 Hz
Weighted THD
0.46
Gain
15.13 dB

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X's boom microphone has great recording quality. Your voice sounds full-bodied, clear, and detailed. However, the mic is noticeably bright, which could help with cutting through the game audio, but it won't sound neutral.

8.5
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
34.17 dB

The boom microphone has excellent noise handling. It can separate speech from ambient noise even in the most demanding environments, like a gaming event.

Active Features
8.1
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
28 hrs
Additional Charges
0.0
Total Battery Life
28 hrs
Charge Time
2.4 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
Yes
Passive Playback
Yes
Charging Port micro-USB

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X's battery performance is great. The battery offers about 28 hours of continuous playback and only takes about two hours to fully charge. You can also still receive audio while they're charging, which is convenient. However, while they can be used passively with a 1/8" audio cable, there isn't one included in the box.

8.0
Active Features
App Support
App Name SteelSeries Engine
iOS No
Android No
macOS Yes
Windows Yes
Equalizer
Graphic + Presets
ANC Control
No
Mic Control Adjustable Level
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
Yes

These headphones have great companion software called SteelSeries Engine. To use it, these headphones need to be connected via the USB cable. You won’t be able to use them wired via USB on PC. This easy-to-use software has a 10-band graphic EQ, four editable presets, and microphone level adjustment as well as sidetone control. You can also save different profiles and switch between them. Also, you can disable the Bluetooth auto-startup when the headphones are turned on. While these headphones support Xbox’s native Windows Sonic Spatial Audio, you can’t control it inside the app.

Note: Some users have reported an issue with the headphones' volume decreasing when EQ settings are applied. We did a test and can confirm that when connected via Bluetooth or USB and EQ changes are applied, the volume decreases. We aren't sure what causes this but will update if we get more information. Please comment in the discussions below if you have experienced a similar issue.

Connectivity
6.7
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
4.1
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
139 ft
PC Latency (SBC)
263 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
123 ms
Android Latency
127 ms

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X have fair Bluetooth connectivity. They can be used to stream music from your phone when gaming on the Xbox One, which is convenient if you like to use your headphones for more casual use. However, they don't have multi-device or NFC pairing. They also have quite a bit of latency on PC when streaming videos. While their iOS and Android latency are a bit lower, it's worth noting that some apps and devices compensate for lag, so your real-life mileage may vary.

7.0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
70 ft
Non-BT Latency
86 ms

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X have decent non-Bluetooth wireless capabilities. With their Xbox Wireless Adapter, they have a slightly higher latency than most wireless gaming headsets, but the delay shouldn't be that noticeable.

9.0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length N/A
Connection 1/8" TRS
Analog/USB Audio Latency
0 ms

Although the SteelSeries Arctis 9X don’t come with a 1/8” audio cable in-the-box, they support audio over their 1/8” jack. However, you won't be able to use the microphone, even if you're using a TRRS connector.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC/PS4 Analog
Audio Only
PC/PS4 Wired USB
No
PC/PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No

These headphones are audio-only compatible when plugged into a PC or a PS4 controller, and you won't be able to use your microphone. However, they're also compatible with PCs that have Xbox One Wireless Technology. If you don't have this technology on your PC, you have to purchase a USB adapter for them to work.

Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio Only
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
Audio + Microphone

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are fully compatible with Xbox One Wireless. You can also plug these headphones into your controller with an audio cable, but you only receive audio.

3.4
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
Wireless USB Dongle
USB Input
Yes
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
USB

Update 06/19/2019: We've updated the Xbox One compatibility value to reflect support for both mic and audio. It uses the same proprietary wireless connection as the Xbox controllers and the Microsoft wireless adapter. Although the wireless adapter doesn't work with the Xbox One, the headphones work without it, so the score has been adjusted.

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X work with the Xbox One thanks to the Xbox Wireless Technology, which is also available on some PCs, meaning a dock isn’t necessarily needed. However, since our testing PC doesn’t have this technology built-in, we purchased an Xbox Wireless Adapter to better represent the headset's performance on the Xbox One. With this adapter, you can fully use the headset on PC, but it won’t be compatible with the PS4, and obviously won’t be needed on the Xbox One.

Compared to other headphones

Comparison picture

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X are good wireless gaming headphones that set themselves apart by being specifically designed for the Xbox One. They use Xbox Wireless Technology to connect to this console, just like you would with a controller. However, these headphones won’t be as versatile as other models as they're not compatible with PS4 consoles or with PCs that don't have an adapter. They work with PCs that use Xbox Wireless Technology, though. See our recommendations for the best gaming headsets for Xbox One, the best gaming headsets for PS4, and the best wireless gaming headsets.

Astro A50 Gen 3 Wireless 2017
SEE PRICE
BestBuy.com

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless and Astro A50 Gen 3 Wireless 2017 are both good gaming headphones, but for different reasons. The SteelSeries have a better microphone recording quality, and their battery life is also noticeably longer lasting. With the SteelSeries, you can stream music from a Bluetooth source at the same time as playing games. They can also be used passively with a 1/8” audio cable, while the Astro don’t have the appropriate jack. On the other hand, the Astro are more comfortable and have lower wireless latency. They also deliver sound more consistently across users than the SteelSeries.

Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

While the Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017 and the SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless are similarly performing wired gaming headphones, the SteelSeries are particularly suited for those who game exclusively on the Xbox One. The Astro are slightly more comfortable and have a MixAmp that some may enjoy for making adjustments to their audio. They're more versatile since they can easily be plugged into most consoles and receive both audio and microphone support. The SteelSeries, on the other hand, have a virtual surround feature, leak less sound, and can be used wirelessly. They also have a 28-hour battery life that can also be used passively when you're out of battery.

Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless are better overall gaming headphones than the Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless, especially if you game exclusively on the Xbox One. The SteelSeries have better controls, they're more stable, and they leak less. Their boom microphone also performs better and their continuous battery life is much higher than the Razer's 5.3 hours.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless are better-suited for PC and PS4 gaming while the SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless are better for gaming on the Xbox One. Although you can EQ both headphones using SteelSeries Engine software, the Pro have a nice dual-battery system that lets you charge one battery while using the other one. Both are Bluetooth-compatible too, but the Pro also have full mic and audio support when used wired on all consoles. However, if you mainly game on Xbox One, the 9X will still offer better value as they support Xbox One Wireless, unlike the Pro.

Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless
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Amazon.com

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless are better performing gaming headphones, but the Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless are more versatile since they can be used with PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The SteelSeries are designed for the Xbox One only. The Plantronics also have better wireless latency. On the other hand, the SteelSeries have a nice companion app with customization options, they are also Bluetooth compatible, and they don’t require a transmitter to work. Their microphone recording quality is noticeably better, and their overall build feels more solid. If you only play on Xbox One, the SteelSeries are the better option, but if you need a versatile headset, the Plantronics might be a better alternative.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition Wireless and the SteelSeries Arctis 9X are fairly similar headphones, but the 7 may be a better option for most as the 9X are designed specifically for Xbox One. When used wirelessly, the 7 have lower latency and they also support voice chat when used wired. On the other hand, the Arctis 9X are also Bluetooth compatible, meaning you can use them on-the-go with your phone. Other than that, the build of both headsets are pretty much identical and as comfortable.

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Wireless
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BestBuy.com

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless are much better wireless gaming headphones than the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Wireless. While they both can mix audio from a Bluetooth source, the SteelSeries have a better microphone, their battery lasts over twice as long, and they feel much better-built.

Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019
SEE PRICE
BestBuy.com

The SteelSeries Arctis 9x Wireless and the Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019 are both very good wireless gaming headphones for the Xbox One, but the Astro perform better overall. The Astro are more comfortable as they have a more ergonomic headband design, and they deliver sound much more consistently than the SteelSeries. They also have a better microphone and come with a neat charging dock. However, the SteelSeries connect more conveniently via Xbox Wireless and support Bluetooth so you can mix in audio from your mobile device while gaming. The SteelSeries battery also lasts longer, and they charge much more quickly.

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