SteelSeries Arctis Nova 1 Multi-System Gaming Headset — Hi-Fi Drivers — 360° Spatial Audio — Comfort Design — Durable — Ultra Lightweight — Noise-Cancelling Mic — PC, PS5/PS4,…

(9 customer reviews)

Original price was: $59.99.Current price is: $49.00.

Last updated on 09:07 Details
  • Almighty Audio — Custom-designed Nova Acoustic System features best-in class audio for gaming with High Fidelity Drivers. Fully customize your ideal sound experience with a first-in gaming Pro-grade Parametric EQ.
  • 360 degree Spatial Audio — Immersive surround sound transports you to the gaming world, letting you hear every critical step, reload, or vocal cue to give you an advantage. *Fully compatible with Tempest 3D Audio for PS5 / Microsoft Spatial Sound
  • Adjustable for Perfect Fit — The ComfortMAX System includes height-adjusting, rotating earcups with AirWeave memory cushion and a stretchy band. The lightweight form of the headset keeps you comfortable no matter how long you play.
  • Bidirectional Noise-Cancelling Mic — The ClearCast Gen 2 mic silences background noise by up to 25dB on any platform to give you crystal clear comms. Fully retract the mic into the earcup for a sleeker look.
  • Multi-Platform Support — Easily connect to any gaming console with a 3.5mm jack, such as PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, or Switch. Works great with mobile devices as well.
  • Easy Settings — On-board controls allow convenient volume adjustment and muting on the headset.
Product Dimensions

7.48 x 6.89 x 3.43 inches

Item Weight

8.32 ounces

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Date First Available

August 23, 2022



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9 reviews for SteelSeries Arctis Nova 1 Multi-System Gaming Headset — Hi-Fi Drivers — 360° Spatial Audio — Comfort Design — Durable — Ultra Lightweight — Noise-Cancelling Mic — PC, PS5/PS4,…

  1. KnightDelta

    (note: I wear glasses. I feel like this is important to mention with headsets >.>)

    Honestly, I never expected headphones to make such a big difference in experience. My first headset was a 25$-ish headset that broke, so I decided well, lets try something a bit better from a reputable brand, and ended up buying this one for 40$, and it is worth every. single. cent. spent.

    Audio is amazing, and it comes with an application you can download that allows you to tweak the sound depending on your use. It did seem a bit overwhelming at first, but its actually fairly simple to use once you get to understand it a bit.

    The headset does feel a little tight on the head, but so far its not uncomfortable to use for long periods of time, as long as you put it on right. Even while using glasses, this feels ok on the head. If you put it on wrong however, like I did when I first got it, it would be very uncomfortable and even painful.

    My only complaints would be that, because its all plastic and feels a bit hard, I get worried about breaking it and try to use it as gently as I can. However, I have seen a Youtuber do a review of this headset and he stretches it beyond what my heart can handle without breaking, so there’s that little bit of relief found there xD. The 2nd complaint is the short wire length. Would have loved having it be a bit longer, but its not bad.

    Overall, my experience with it has been pretty well. So well that, despite the 2 complaints I listed above, I’d still be willing to give this a 5/5.

  2. Jorge M. Terriquez

    If you have a young child and don’t want heavy big headsets. This is for you!

    Bought it for my son because of a review I saw on YouTube and it was perfect!

    The ear foam is soft and not poor quality. The sound is good with enough bass but not where it’s too loud for his ears. The mic comes out but can be pushed back in which for him is great!
    They are comfortable and look great on him.

    His 8 years old and he’s been loving these from day one!

    Highly recommend for young kids.

  3. Bryan

    Llevo aproximadamente un mes con ellos y cumplen su función, por lo regular juego call of duty warzone en ps5 y los pasos de los enemigos se escuchan bien, además, en ocasiones juego y escucho música con ellos y van excelente.

  4. Rav

    Great value for what they cost.

    Audio is great.

    They are not leather/pleather or whatever, so they don’t cancel noise as well, but that’s okay (for me).)

    I apparently have a large head, I can wear these for 8 hours or so without getting headaches or issues.

    Microphone is good, no audio quality issues. The mic pushes up into the headphones when not in use, I fully expect this to fail at some point because it’s mechanical (see extended warranty comment below)

    They don’t look bad – I wear them in business meetings and they are sleek and good looking. They’re not giant boxes hanging off your head that make you look stupid.

    I would highly recommend buying the additional warranty for 4 year warranty for the 12$ or whatever it is. Where the cord connects to the ear cuff will wear out over time and you’ll start getting issues with sound cutting out in one cuff or another. This has been a pretty consistent experience of mine over the last 4 years, having replaced 3 pairs of these type of headphones.

    Again, for 75$ or whatever, they are the best.

  5. Robert

    I have a big ol’ head (like ‘can’t wear hats’ big) and these headphones are comfortable and work extremely well. Love the controls, they’re in exactly the right place so I only rarely change them unintentionally. No unnecessary lights, which is a big plus, and they have excellent performance for directional audio considering their price and driver configuration.

    That said, the strap broke out of them today. The connections for the plastic anchors on the side of the device are not very positive, and once removed once they barely hold on at all. I never removed them before it broke, one just snapped off when I put the headphones on yesterday, but I found with the other that removal is pretty much a one-way process. It’s a shame, and I might be upset except that the headphones without the strap work exactly as well as they do with it? Perhaps the clamp force of the headphones is sufficient to keep the bar off my giant head, so perhaps it would be worse for normal-headed people, though I also imagine the strap would break less quickly for those individuals.

    So they broke, but they’re still pretty great headphones for the price.

  6. YNR

    They are great headphones, they are comfortable to wear and have fabulous sound quality

  7. Katia Deyne

    My main criteria when researching a gaming headset was comfort. These fit the bill! I didn’t want to deal with wireless (another set of batteries to worry about) and didn’t care about fancy illumination so I went with the Arctis 3. I also love the simple, modern look of them.

    I use them with my Xbox Series S. I originally got a Turtle Beach set because they were cheap and well-rated but I couldn’t wear them longer than 30 minutes. They were so painful to wear and caused my head and neck to experience pressure-related pain and throbbing. Granted, I have a pretty big head so maybe the TB ones are better suited for small heads.

    I gave the Arctis 3 a try solely because of the “ski goggle” head band feature and I’m SO GLAD I did. I’ve worn them for multiple hours at a time and they’re super comfy. They are a pretty loose fit and the ear cups are nice and cushy. The ski goggle band is the best thing ever. I love wearing these. I could wear them all day.

    I’m not an audio snob by any means so I can’t compare the sound and mic quality to anything but they fit my needs perfectly. I play a lot of Gears of War and can always hear every sound. Mic quality is also great and the retractable mic function is pretty handy for if you just want to listen to music and have the mic out of the way.

    Overall, this was an awesome purchase and I love them so much. Hope this helps you make your decision.

  8. Jana Bernardo

    This headset was reviewed on yt, tiktok, and amazon as completely mid. Nothing bad overall but not the best either. But to me its 5 stars and the best within its price range and features.

    Audio Quality – no need for a splitter/hub just a 3 ring jack that plugs straight in to my pc, i play valo and i hear perfectly fine, volume wheel on the set is a massive plus

    Mic Quality – wasnt expecting much but my friends actually pointed out how clear and crisp my voice is on discord. They commented on its clarity in diff occasions. Just dl steelseries gg (which i alrdy have) and all u have to do is turn on noise suppression.

    Comfort/Build – the headband was the real reason i got this, so comfy, the pull out mic goes back easily ive had no issues with it, the mute button is a godsend, the muffs are super soft, and its adjustable

    Got this for $50 so if u consider all the features for that price it literally is a steal for ppl who dont want to drop $300 for quality headphones.

    -great mic
    -good audio
    -volume wheel/mute button
    -soft headband/muffs
    -retractable/adjustable mic
    -single cord (also comes with splitter if needed)

    -the white colour is not as white, more light grey imo

  9. shiroihito69

    These were bought for my son so he could play on his PC and Switch. He is upgrading from a very cheap pair of headphones, so the difference for him was extremely noticeable. He has had some long gaming sessions over winter break and he no longer complains about his ears hurting from the ear cushions on the old pair. They are lightweight and deliver good quality and accurate highs, mids, and lows. Very acceptable for the price range.

    I had to troubleshoot some PC issues for him (Epic Anti-Cheat not working with some other programs running in the background) and wore these headphones for about 30 minutes or so. I use higher dollar noise cancelling headphones for my work and I can say that these SteelSeries headphones perform very well for sound, but not as much for noise cancelling. Better than many noise cancelling earbuds (sub $80) and such, but exactly in line with what I would expect from over-ear headphones in this price range.

    In summary, great light-weight and sleek looking headphones for a kid or adult who wants to game for a decent amount of time, but doesn’t need high quality noise cancelling. Highly recommended by my kid gamer and this adult gamer.

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