SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017
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Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017
Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC
Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC Difference
Model SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.3 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 0.15 (5%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 4.0 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0 0.05 (1%)
Gaming Quality 4.2 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.85 (20%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.6 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.3 (8%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.5 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.4 (11%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.7 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.65 (18%)
Price $ 146.7 $ 160.0 13.3 (9%)
Year 2016 2016 0 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless Yes No
Battery Life 7.9 Hours 7.4 Hours 0.5 (6%)
Ear Breathability 3.3 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.2 (6%)
Comfort 3.8 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Controls 3.6 / 5.0 2.9 / 5.0 0.7 (20%)
Noise Handling 4.4 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0 1.05 (24%)
Microphone Quality 4.0 / 5.0 2.9 / 5.0 1.15 (29%)

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017

The wireless support in SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 is very convenient. In terms of sound quality, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The sound isolation in SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 is great overall and there is minimum sound leakage. The SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 is great for watching TV and is very convenient while enabling immersive sound experience. The SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 has excellent noise cancelling capability. For gaming, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 performs reasonably well against the competition. The SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports.

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC

In terms of sound quality, the Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC has excellent noise cancelling capability. The Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. For gaming, the Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC is not up to par with other similar headsets. The Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC performs reasonably well against the competition. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 vs Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Dock ChargingNoN/A
Line InYesN/A
Line OutYesN/A
Optical InputNoN/A
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneN/A
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneN/A
Power SupplyUSBN/A
RCA InputNoN/A
TypeWireless USB DongleN/A
USB InputYesN/A
Xbox One CompatibleAudio OnlyN/A

Bass

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
High-Bass3.6 dB1.86 dB
Low-Bass-1.9 dB-2.2 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz12.97 Hz
Mid-Bass1.69 dB-0.31 dB
Std. Err.2.42 dB1.54 dB

Battery

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Audio while chargingYesYes
Battery Life24 hrs27 hrs
Battery TypeRechargableRechargable
Charge Time3.5 hrs2.5 hrs
Passive PlaybackYesYes
Power Saving FeatureYesNo

Bluetooth

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Bluetooth VersionN/AN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/AN/A
NFC PairingN/AN/A

Breathability

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Avg.Temp.Difference5.3 C6.3 C

Cable

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Connection1/8" TRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableYesYes
Length4.2 ft4.1 ft

Case

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypeNo casePouch
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Clamping Force1.3 lbs1 lbs
Weight0.9 lbs0.7 lbs

Controls

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Additional ButtonsNoNo
Call/Music ControlNoYes
Channel MixingAdjustableN/A
Ease of useDecentGood
FeedbackGreatDecent
Microphone ControlAdjustableNo
Noise Canceling ControlN/AYes
Talk-ThroughN/ANo
Volume ControlYesNo

Frequency Response Consistency

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Avg. Std. Deviation1.27 dB1.19 dB

Latency

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Default Latency28 ms0 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Overall Leakage @ 1ft39.21 dB35.85 dB

Mid

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
High-Mid-0.75 dB2.78 dB
Low-Mid2.44 dB-1.16 dB
Mid-Mid-0.91 dB-0.46 dB
Std. Err.2.03 dB2.25 dB

Noise Handling

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
SpNR40.56 dB18.77 dB

Noise Isolation

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Bass0.61 dB-4.56 dB
Mid-7.37 dB-8.14 dB
Overall Attenuation-13.3 dB-14.67 dB
Self-Noise21.11 dB15.69 dB
Treble-33.64 dB-31.34 dB

Portability

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
H2.9 "2.5 "
L7.6 "7 "
Transmitter requiredNoN/A
Volume154 Cu. Inches110 Cu. Inches
W7 "6.3 "

Recording Quality

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
FR Std. Dev.3.89 dB1.46 dB
Gain23.6 dB22.04 dB
HFE6736.4 Hz2215.77 Hz
LFE84.76 Hz472.58 Hz
Weighted THD0.520.14

Soundstage

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)4.26 dB2.69 dB
PRTF Distance16.64 dB16.47 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)8.97 dB3.02 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Weighted THD @ 1000.4950.51
Weighted THD @ 900.7810.206

Treble

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
High-Treble-1.41 dB-2.93 dB
Low-Treble-0.57 dB2.13 dB
Mid-Treble-1.01 dB0.83 dB
Std. Err.2.23 dB3.03 dB

Wired

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Analog AudioYesYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone
USB AudioNoNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone

Wireless Range

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 ATH-MSR7NC
Line of Sight Range125 ftN/A
Obstructed Range36 ftN/A

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