SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017
vs
Sennheiser HD 599

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017
Sennheiser HD 599
Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599 Difference
Model SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 Sennheiser HD 599
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.3 / 5.0 2.4 / 5.0 0.95 (29%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 4.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Gaming Quality 4.2 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 1.15 (28%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.6 / 5.0 2.8 / 5.0 0.8 (23%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.5 / 5.0 2.8 / 5.0 0.7 (20%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.7 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.65 (18%)
Price $ 146.7 $ 135.0 11.7 (8%)
Year 2016 2016 0 (0%)
Microphone Yes No
Wireless Yes No
Battery Life 7.9 Hours 0.0 Hours 7.9 (100%)
Ear Breathability 3.3 / 5.0 3.7 / 5.0 0.35 (11%)
Comfort 3.8 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 0.5 (13%)
Controls 3.6 / 5.0 0.0 / 5.0 3.55 (100%)
Noise Handling 4.4 / 5.0 0.0 / 5.0 4.4 (100%)
Microphone Quality 4.0 / 5.0 0.0 / 5.0 4 (100%)

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 is great for watching TV and is very convenient while enabling immersive sound experience. The wireless support in SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 is very convenient. 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. 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 SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 has excellent noise cancelling capability. 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.

Sennheiser HD 599

In terms of sound quality, the Sennheiser HD 599 is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. The Sennheiser HD 599 suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. The Sennheiser HD 599 is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. For gaming, the Sennheiser HD 599 is not up to par with other similar headsets. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the Sennheiser HD 599 is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the Sennheiser HD 599 performs reasonably well against the competition. In terms of noise cancelling, the Sennheiser HD 599 has underwhelming sound performance and below average noise handling.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 vs Sennheiser HD 599 Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
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 HD 599
High-Bass3.6 dB3.92 dB
Low-Bass-1.9 dB-2.72 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz31.75 Hz
Mid-Bass1.69 dB1.36 dB
Std. Err.2.42 dB2.63 dB

Battery

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Audio while chargingYesN/A
Battery Life24 hrsN/A
Battery TypeRechargableN/A
Charge Time3.5 hrsN/A
Passive PlaybackYesN/A
Power Saving FeatureYesN/A

Bluetooth

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Bluetooth VersionN/AN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/AN/A
NFC PairingN/AN/A

Breathability

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Avg.Temp.Difference5.3 C3.3 C

Cable

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Connection1/8" TRS1/8" TRS
DetachableYesYes
Length4.2 ft4.4 ft

Case

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypeNo caseNo case
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Clamping Force1.3 lbs0.71 lbs
Weight0.9 lbs0.6 lbs

Controls

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Additional ButtonsNoN/A
Call/Music ControlNoNo
Channel MixingAdjustableN/A
Ease of useDecentN/A
FeedbackGreatN/A
Microphone ControlAdjustableN/A
Noise Canceling ControlN/AN/A
Talk-ThroughN/AN/A
Volume ControlYesNo

Frequency Response Consistency

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Avg. Std. Deviation1.27 dB0.38 dB

Latency

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Default Latency28 ms0 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Overall Leakage @ 1ft39.21 dB58.17 dB

Mid

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
High-Mid-0.75 dB-1.49 dB
Low-Mid2.44 dB3.0 dB
Mid-Mid-0.91 dB0.8 dB
Std. Err.2.03 dB2.12 dB

Noise Handling

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
SpNR40.56 dBN/A

Noise Isolation

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Bass0.61 dB0.04 dB
Mid-7.37 dB1.42 dB
Overall Attenuation-13.3 dB-3.21 dB
Self-Noise21.11 dB0 dB
Treble-33.64 dB-10.72 dB

Portability

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
H2.9 "3.4 "
L7.6 "7.5 "
Transmitter requiredNoN/A
Volume154 Cu. Inches170 Cu. Inches
W7 "6.7 "

Recording Quality

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
FR Std. Dev.3.89 dBN/A
Gain23.6 dBN/A
HFE6736.4 HzN/A
LFE84.76 HzN/A
Weighted THD0.52N/A

Soundstage

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)4.26 dB2.26 dB
PRTF Distance16.64 dB9.5 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)8.97 dB3.06 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Weighted THD @ 1000.4959.946
Weighted THD @ 900.7810.697

Treble

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
High-Treble-1.41 dB-3.92 dB
Low-Treble-0.57 dB0.87 dB
Mid-Treble-1.01 dB-0.64 dB
Std. Err.2.23 dB2.96 dB

Wired

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Analog AudioYesYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio Only
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio Only
USB AudioNoNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio Only

Wireless Range

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 HD 599
Line of Sight Range125 ftN/A
Obstructed Range36 ftN/A

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