SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3 Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2022-10-03

Compared to the previous Arctis models, the Nova 3 seemed lighter as soon as we have started wearing it, while keeping a high comfort level. After adjusting the settings with our preferences via the Engine module, we started listening to several music videos on YouTube, vlogs but also watched some TV shows; the sound is great regarding lows, mids, while the crisp highs allow voices to be optimally rendered. Regarding games, we did play Forza Horizon 5 where car engines were a joy to listen, along with the nice soundtrack which complements the experience; in Warframe, the sound of the weapons were well represented, along with the screams of despair when slaying foes.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:


Nova Acoustic System

Challenge your perceptions of gaming headsets with the best-in-class Nova Acoustic System, with powerful, custom-designed High Fidelity Drivers. A dream duo of software and hardware team up to fill your ears with crystal clear high notes and deep bass.

ComfortMAX System

Look good and feel good, no cap. The Arctis Nova 3 is designed to fit any head, with a durable, lightweight build and 4-points of adjustment. The stretchy band distributes weight evenly.


Drip check. Stand out anywhere with a premium, high-quality design that weighs just 253g, ensuring comfortable wear while gaming or vibing on the go.

AirWeave Memory Foam

Keep yourself cool and & comfy with AirWeave Memory Foam with earcups that fully rotate for easy transport and storage.

AI Noise-Cancelling Mic

Imagine audio communications free of munching and keyboard clacking sounds -- not just your own, but those of your teammates as well. The fully retractable ClearCast Gen 2 noise cancelling mic uses advanced AI algorithms from Sonar Software to clean up your comms.

Multi-Platform USB-C

Your Arctis Nova 3 travels with you to any gaming world, as the USB-C hooks up to compatible platforms. Whether it's your PC, Mac, PlayStation, Switch, or even USB-C iPad, immersive sound quality is there for you. It's also the perfect headset for your mobile device, on the go.

PrismSync RGB Lighting

Glow up with brilliant, dynamic RGB lighting in fully customizable, 16.8 million color options. Create dazzling color shows in dual-zone RGB that sync with your other devices. Enjoy your color signature on PC or console.


Product Specifications:


Speaker Drivers:

Neodymium Drivers: 40 mm

Headphone Frequency Response: 20–22,000 Hz

Headphone Sensitivity: 93 dBSPL

Headphone Impedance: 36 Ohm

Headphone Total Harmonic Distortion: < 1%

360° Spatial Audio: Supported


On-Ear Controls:

Volume dial, Mute, RGB on/off


Box Content:

Arctis Nova 3 Headset

USB-C to USB-C Main Cable (4 ft / 1.2m)

USB-C to USB-A Adapter/Extension Cable (5 ft / 1.5m)

USB-C to 3.5mm Analog Cable (4 ft / 1.2m)

Product Information Guide


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