SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017
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Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017
Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless
Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless Difference
Model SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.3 / 5.0 2.6 / 5.0 0.75 (23%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 4.0 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Gaming Quality 4.2 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 1.15 (28%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.6 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.55 (15%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.5 / 5.0 2.5 / 5.0 1 (29%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.7 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.15 (4%)
Price $ 146.7 $ 129.1 17.6 (12%)
Year 2016 2019 3 (0%)
Microphone Yes No
Wireless Yes Yes
Battery Life 7.9 Hours 7.0 Hours 0.9 (11%)
Ear Breathability 3.3 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.3 (9%)
Comfort 3.8 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Controls 3.6 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.3 (8%)
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

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 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. The SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 performs reasonably well against the competition. 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.

Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless

In terms of sound quality, the Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless is a relatively new headset. The Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless is great for watching TV and is very convenient while enabling immersive sound experience. The wireless support in Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless is very convenient. The Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless 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 Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. In terms of noise cancelling, the Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless has underwhelming sound performance and below average noise handling. For gaming, the Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless is not up to par with other similar headsets. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 vs Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Dock ChargingNoYes
Line InYesYes
Line OutYesNo
Optical InputNoYes
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio Only
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio Only
Power SupplyUSBAC Adapter
RCA InputNoYes
TypeWireless USB DongleWireless Dock
USB InputYesNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio OnlyAudio Only

Bass

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
High-Bass3.6 dB3.18 dB
Low-Bass-1.9 dB-0.93 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz19.15 Hz
Mid-Bass1.69 dB1.12 dB
Std. Err.2.42 dB1.94 dB

Battery

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Audio while chargingYesNo
Battery Life24 hrs22 hrs
Battery TypeRechargableAAA (X2)
Charge Time3.5 hrsN/A
Passive PlaybackYesNo
Power Saving FeatureYesNo

Bluetooth

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Bluetooth VersionN/AN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/AN/A
NFC PairingN/AN/A

Breathability

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Avg.Temp.Difference5.3 C3.6 C

Cable

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Connection1/8" TRS1/8" TRS
DetachableYesYes
Length4.2 ftN/A

Case

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypeNo caseNo case
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Clamping Force1.3 lbs0.9 lbs
Weight0.9 lbs0.67 lbs

Controls

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Additional ButtonsNoBalance Control
Call/Music ControlNoNo
Channel MixingAdjustableN/A
Ease of useDecentGood
FeedbackGreatGood
Microphone ControlAdjustableN/A
Noise Canceling ControlN/AN/A
Talk-ThroughN/AN/A
Volume ControlYesYes

Frequency Response Consistency

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Avg. Std. Deviation1.27 dB0.53 dB

Latency

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Default Latency28 ms55 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Overall Leakage @ 1ft39.21 dB57.07 dB

Mid

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
High-Mid-0.75 dB-1.32 dB
Low-Mid2.44 dB2.68 dB
Mid-Mid-0.91 dB-0.85 dB
Std. Err.2.03 dB2.01 dB

Noise Handling

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
SpNR40.56 dBN/A

Noise Isolation

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Bass0.61 dB0.03 dB
Mid-7.37 dB0.42 dB
Overall Attenuation-13.3 dB-5.08 dB
Self-Noise21.11 dB14.95 dB
Treble-33.64 dB-15.39 dB

Portability

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
H2.9 "3.9 "
L7.6 "7.5 "
Transmitter requiredNoYes
Volume154 Cu. Inches225 Cu. Inches
W7 "7.7 "

Recording Quality

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
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 RS 185 RF Wireless
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)4.26 dB3.08 dB
PRTF Distance16.64 dB11.31 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)8.97 dB2.17 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Weighted THD @ 1000.4956.846
Weighted THD @ 900.7810.933

Treble

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
High-Treble-1.41 dB-2.72 dB
Low-Treble-0.57 dB2.41 dB
Mid-Treble-1.01 dB-3.93 dB
Std. Err.2.23 dB4.03 dB

Wired

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Analog AudioYesN/A
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificN/A
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneN/A
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneN/A
USB AudioNoN/A
Xbox One CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneN/A

Wireless Range

Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 RS 185 RF Wireless
Line of Sight Range125 ft140 ft
Obstructed Range36 ft30 ft

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