SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017
vs
Marshall MID ANC Wireless

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017
Marshall MID ANC Wireless
Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless Difference
Model SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 Marshall MID ANC Wireless
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.3 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 0.2 (6%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 4.0 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.15 (4%)
Gaming Quality 4.2 / 5.0 2.9 / 5.0 1.3 (31%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.6 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 0.05 (1%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.5 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.7 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.7 (19%)
Price $ 146.7 $ 140.8 5.9 (4%)
Year 2016 2019 3 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless Yes Yes
Battery Life 7.9 Hours 7.0 Hours 0.9 (11%)
Ear Breathability 3.3 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.45 (14%)
Comfort 3.8 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 0.25 (7%)
Controls 3.6 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.25 (7%)
Noise Handling 4.4 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 1.35 (31%)
Microphone Quality 4.0 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.95 (24%)

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017

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 wireless support in SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 is very convenient. The SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 has excellent noise cancelling capability. The SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 is great for watching TV and is very convenient while enabling immersive sound experience. For gaming, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. The sound isolation in SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 is great overall and there is minimum sound leakage. 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. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 performs reasonably well against the competition.

Marshall MID ANC Wireless

In terms of sound quality, the Marshall MID ANC Wireless is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The Marshall MID ANC Wireless has excellent noise cancelling capability. The wireless support in Marshall MID ANC Wireless is very convenient. The Marshall MID ANC Wireless is a relatively new headset. The comfort and stability of the Marshall MID ANC Wireless is exceptional while doing sports and it is great for fitness usage. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. The Marshall MID ANC Wireless suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. The Marshall MID ANC Wireless is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. For gaming, the Marshall MID ANC Wireless is not up to par with other similar headsets.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 vs Marshall MID ANC Wireless Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
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 MID ANC Wireless
High-Bass3.6 dB-0.08 dB
Low-Bass-1.9 dB0.83 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz10 Hz
Mid-Bass1.69 dB0.74 dB
Std. Err.2.42 dB0.61 dB

Battery

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
Audio while chargingYesYes
Battery Life24 hrs17 hrs
Battery TypeRechargableRechargable
Charge Time3.5 hrs2.4 hrs
Passive PlaybackYesYes
Power Saving FeatureYesNo

Bluetooth

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
Bluetooth VersionN/A4.0
Multi-Device PairingN/ANo
NFC PairingN/ANo

Breathability

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
Avg.Temp.Difference5.3 C3 C

Cable

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
Connection1/8" TRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableYesYes
Length4.2 ft4 ft

Case

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
HN/A3 "
LN/A5 "
TypeNo caseSoft case
VolumeN/A90 Cu. Inches
WN/A5.9 "

Comfort

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
Clamping Force1.3 lbs1.1 lbs
Weight0.9 lbs0.5 lbs

Controls

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
Additional ButtonsNoN/A
Call/Music ControlNoYes
Channel MixingAdjustableN/A
Ease of useDecentGreat
FeedbackGreatGreat
Microphone ControlAdjustableNo
Noise Canceling ControlN/AYes
Talk-ThroughN/ANo
Volume ControlYesYes

Frequency Response Consistency

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
Avg. Std. Deviation1.27 dB0.28 dB

Latency

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
Default Latency28 ms165 ms
aptX LatencyN/A140 ms
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
Overall Leakage @ 1ft39.21 dB40.35 dB

Mid

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
High-Mid-0.75 dB-1.34 dB
Low-Mid2.44 dB-1.72 dB
Mid-Mid-0.91 dB-2.14 dB
Std. Err.2.03 dB1.89 dB

Noise Handling

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
SpNR40.56 dB13.59 dB

Noise Isolation

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
Bass0.61 dB-8.35 dB
Mid-7.37 dB-16.1 dB
Overall Attenuation-13.3 dB-16.31 dB
Self-Noise21.11 dB20.49 dB
Treble-33.64 dB-25.23 dB

Portability

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
H2.9 "2.1 "
L7.6 "4.3 "
Transmitter requiredNoN/A
Volume154 Cu. Inches45 Cu. Inches
W7 "5 "

Recording Quality

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
FR Std. Dev.3.89 dB5.53 dB
Gain23.6 dB11.47 dB
HFE6736.4 Hz3517.32 Hz
LFE84.76 Hz223.03 Hz
Weighted THD0.529.8

Soundstage

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)4.26 dB3.77 dB
PRTF Distance16.64 dB7.71 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)8.97 dB2.31 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
Weighted THD @ 1000.49545.396
Weighted THD @ 900.78113.625

Treble

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
High-Treble-1.41 dB1.58 dB
Low-Treble-0.57 dB1.77 dB
Mid-Treble-1.01 dB-0.73 dB
Std. Err.2.23 dB3.57 dB

Wired

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 MID ANC Wireless
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 MID ANC Wireless
Line of Sight Range125 ft168 ft
Obstructed Range36 ft42 ft

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