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Arctis 5 Gaming Headset: The ‘Cool’ Choice

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Pardon the pun.

With awkward gaming headsets out there on the market today, many consumers are often uncomfortable wearing them other than in the comfort of their own home. However, the Arctis 5 gaming headset offers a sleek design that customers seem to enjoy.

These headsets have been praised for their comfort and the audio that it produces. And, an all too important part of the gaming experience, the microphone is solid. Sadly, the surround sound features are a bit on the average side, and the long cables are a bit unwieldy.

Customers have raved about the design of the headset highlighting the comfortable cups covering the ears along with the flexible Velcro headband. The headset can comfortably fit over your head perfectly without the need for any adjustments.

When it comes to gaming performance, it holds its own against other competitive gaming headsets. When trying to have a dialogue with other competitors, it is better to turn your surround sound off as the voices can sound echo-y and muddled. But, if you are on the hunt and need to hear the distinct noises, keep the surround sound on. It allows you to hear nearby footsteps as well as quiet areas to take cover.

You will have to play around with the settings to find the combination that works best for the type of game you are playing. Or, you can just keep it on the default settings and you will be able to manage just fine with that as well. Either way, you are sure to find the sound to be an asset to any game that you are playing.

Pricing for the headset comes in at just under $100. Compared to other headsets, this is a very fair price to pay. With the exception of some cord issues, this headset is a strong choice, guaranteed to improve the way you hear and communicate with others in your next gaming adventure.