Both the headsets are in competition and both are pretty good headsets for their prices. To decide which to buy check out a detailed review.
|Corsair HS70||Steelseries Arctis 7|
|BUY NOW||BUY NOW|
|Tasteful design. |
Excellent all round audio.
Very comfortable to wear.
|Surround sound is PC Only.|
Perhaps lacking a little clarity.
Earpads not easily replaceable.
|Fine-tuning music takes some work.|
Roundabout phone and speaker functionality.
|MODEL||CORSAIR HS70||STEELSERIES ARCTIS 7|
|HEADPHONES||CORSAIR HS70||STEELSERIES ARCTIS 7|
|Headphones Form Factor||Circumaural||Full size|
|Sound Output Mode||stereo||stereo|
|Sensitivity||111dB S.P.L. at 1KHz||98dB S.P.L. at 1KHz|
|Impedance||32 ohm||32 ohm|
|Diaphragm||2 in||1.6 in|
|MICROPHONE||CORSAIR HS70||STEELSERIES ARCTIS 7|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT||CORSAIR HS70||STEELSERIES ARCTIS 7|
|Width||6.1 in||6.9 in|
|Depth||3.9 in||3.6 in|
|Height||8.1 in||7.8 in|
|Weight||11.66 oz||12.45 oz|
|FEATURES||CORSAIR HS70||STEELSERIES ARCTIS 7|
|Features||Ultimate Comfort: Plush memory foam and adjustable ear cups provide exceptional comfort.|
Premium Build Quality: Legendary CORSAIR build quality featuring rugged metal structural components ensure long term durability.
Precision Gaming Audio: Specially tuned 50mm neodymium speaker drivers bring superior sound quality with wide range and accuracy.
Superior Wireless Performance: Low-latency, 2.4 GHz wireless audio with improved range up to 40.0 Feet and up to 16 hours of battery life.
Crystal Clear Microphone: Optimized unidirectional microphone reduces ambient noise for enhanced voice quality and is easily detached for use on-the-go.
Immersive Surround Sound: Virtual 7.1 surround delivers immersive multi-channel positional audio on PC that puts you in the middle of the action.
Sony PlayStation 4 Compatible: Plug-and-play compatibility with Sony PlayStation 4 brings wireless stereo audio to your living room.
On-Ear Control: Easy access on ear volume and mute controls for adjustments on-the-fly.
Discord Certified: Play with the confidence that your microphone and audio drivers have been tested and evaluated for crystal clear communication and outstanding sound.
CUE Control: CORSAIR Utility Engine (CUE) software gives you full control over your headset’s features through an intuitive and simple to use interface.
|The Arctis 7 uses the proven Arctis 2.4G wireless connection for lossless and ultra-low latency wireless audio with up to 12 meters (40.0 Feet) of interference-free range.|
Widely recognized as the best mic in gaming, the retractable Discord-certified Arctis ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.
Sound is your competitive advantage with the high quality S1 speaker drivers, engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio so you hear every detail.
With 24 hours of battery life the Arctis 7 stands up to your longest gaming sessions without needing to stop and charge.
The next generation of DTS’ renowned surround sound, Headphone:X v2.0 immerses you in the action by delivering incredibly accurate positional cues without sounding like you’re in a tunnel. Lose yourself in the game as the audio comes to life all around you.
Mix your perfect balance of game and chat audio without leaving your game with the tactile on-headset ChatMix dial.
Expert Reviews of Corsair HS70:
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So, as it stands, I have yet to come across a headset that performs as well as the HS70s, with the lovely lows and the crisp highs. The design of them oozes quality and the attention to detail is second to none. With them being wireless, you’re not confined to the reach of the cable you often get of wired headsets, instead, you can roam the house with little interference (I was listening to music 2 storeys below my PC). Sure they cost a pretty penny, but I honestly think they are worth it.
All in all, we were highly pleased by the performance of the HS70. It produced really great sounds for a wireless unit. The bass was enhanced but it isn’t much that it completely overpowers the sounds; instead, it delivers an excellently light boost for that added rumble. We listened to music and everything sounded great, so we’re definitely giving the Corsair HS70 two thumbs-up for its performance.
Portability, powerful bass and an amazing soundstage rule with Corsair’s latest wireless gaming headset. It’s not without flaws, but as far as sound goes, it might just be as close to gamers’ heaven as you can get.
The Corsair HS70 Wireless Gaming Headset is a great wireless headset that untethers you from your desk and won’t break the bank.
Expert Reviews of Steelseries Arctis 7:
While the Arctis 7 wasn’t one of the overall top performers, it is by far our favorite of the wireless headsets, offering the best combination of performance and price, without any major…
The SteelSeries Arctis 7 is an outstanding headset that isn’t only visually pleasing, but its design is also functional which makes it an excellent gaming headset for continuous gaming sessions. The wireless range and battery life are unbeatable; plus,…
On the consoles, it’s less easy to recommend the Arctis 7, due to mainly to its lack of surround-sound. The need to wire any headset to an Xbox One controller negates spending extra on a wireless headset, anyway. But the fact it works in proper wireless…
Overall, I had a hard time deciding how to score the SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset.On one hand, the audio quality is very good for a gaming headset, the mic is up there with the best I’ve heard and I genuinely believe ChatMix is one of the best,…
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You can get a good design, a fair amount of comfort, and also pretty good sound quality with a wireless facility in this type of mid-range headset. Overall, everything is firn in this headset.
Steelseries Arctis 7
It was comfortable for those longer gaming sessions and that I had that longer battery life something like 20 plus hours. Something that would be perfect for gaming but not just gaming also editing as well.
The aesthetics are off the chain, it’s got a super sleek minimal aesthetic with a straight black finish. I really dig the metallic meshes on the driver containers as well as the white stitching on the headband cushioning. The logo is also muted and subtle, so whilst they do obviously stand out. I feel like it adds to the overall aesthetic of the headset.
The build quality on the HS70 is also phenomenal. So, it’s got strong hard plastic on the driver containers and hinge covers. It’s got a firm sturdy adjustable metal headband and then the leather on all of the cushioning feels super-premium and overall it’s got a great weight. I think it’s just really robust and well built.
Steelseries Arctis 7
It’s super light and provides a huge amount of adjustability for gamers with small or large heads. It looks super sleek and definitely does not look or feel cheap by any means. It definitely gives you that high-end headset feels as soon as you put them on.
Regards to comfort, it was actually better than I expected because initially, I didn’t think it was going to be that nice. The reason is there are weird protrusions in the driver chambers that kind of stick into your ears.
There isn’t a lot of headband cushioning and the clamping force is also quite tight but after six or seven hours of gameplay my ears were definitely hot but I experienced no discomfort over there or on the top of my head. Now that knot might not be the case for some of you because I don’t feel like it’s a one-size-fits-all headset if you have large ears or wide head, you’re definitely gonna feel some discomfort.
Steelseries Arctis 7
The elastic band fits perfectly and it helps to fit perfectly. The ear cups and padding on the top and on the ear cups are all fine. The cushioning is so soft that fits good and I didn’t have any pressure on my head and didn’t have any issue about comfort. Also, it’s lightweight so it’s also plus for this headset.
The HS70 comes around with fifty-millimeter drivers, a detachable boom mic, 7.1 virtual surround sound, and a great aesthetic and build quality, all for this price range. It’s a wireless signal, so it’s 2.4 gigahertz and the signal is great.
The controls are also simple and really easy to use. There’s a power button on the back and then on the left there’s a volume slider, charging port, mic mute button, and mic input which can be covered up when the mic is detached with a little rubber plug, so I really like that. All the buttons feel really awesome and I was very satisfied with the layout, I just wish a little thing that they added maybe a slightly missed opportunity is a game chat balance that would have been nice. Other than that, all are great controls.
Steelseries Arctis 7
Now, the microphone retreats nice thing to the left ear cup when it’s not in use and it has a volume and a chat level dial on each ear cup which I did find our annoyingly easy to offset after you set your noise level preferences. Now, instead of Bluetooth, it comes with a 2.4 gigahertz transmitter that connects to your PC and console via USB. Having that transmitter instead of Bluetooth should prevent a lot of cutting out issues you’ve had with your everyday Bluetooth headsets like the Astro A50.
They don’t have an optical audio cable which means that if you’re connected to your ps4, you will not be able to hear any surround sound which definitely kind of negative if you guys are used to that gaming experience especially playing with surround sound. This wireless headset becomes a wired headset as it will only work if it’s plugged into your controller. For the Nintendo Switch, it will work though you won’t need a 3.5 millimeter at a 3.5-millimeter cable connecting the switches audio out with the alignment on the transmitter.
When we come to mic, this is probably where the sound underperforms a little bit. There’s a fair amount of hissing and popping and crackling, I don’t think it handles volume changes too well and the noise cancellation isn’t great. I think it’s that overall compression that makes the voice sound kind of nasal and submerged but perfectly usable for gaming.
Steelseries Arctis 7
This has a retractable and flexible mic in this headset. The flexibility lets the mic adjust wherever we want to. The sound of the mic is not so attractive. The P and S sounds are not that much catchable by the mic.
When the battery gets low and also in terms of battery I get maybe 13 to 14 out of the promised 16 hours which is not terrible at all but if the battery does drop a bit low then it starts to struggle with the wireless signal.
Steelseries Arctis 7
The battery life is not bad at all. SteelSeries is advertising a 24-hour battery life, however, in my test, I didn’t make you pass the 20 to 21-hour mark which still sets it apart and puts it up there with the best of them in the battery life category.
50-millimeter precision teen drivers sound amazing out the box and even better you can still do some considerable customization through IQ and set your own sound profiles at how you like it. I feel like overall the sound quality is nice and loud. It’s got a great stereo mapping and a really decent amount of bass, while still maintaining some clarity in the mids and trebles above all of that noise which makes it really great for gaming.
There’s really incredible volume in there and surprising low-end. Overall clarity is just awesome. It doesn’t have the richest or detailed sound signature in the world but at the price point, it is incredible and I was perfectly happy with it. On top of that, you’re getting virtual 7.1 surround sound which is really great at reading positional audio. The sound quality delivers is actually phenomenal, I was pleasantly surprised.
Steelseries Arctis 7
These are some of the best sounding headsets that I’ve ever used. The treble is nicely balanced and it gives a crystal-clear mid-range. The bass on this headset does need some work but it’s not terrible. I feel like it is gonna be perfect for me down here in the studio because I do plan on using it for editing and listening to music mostly but I will also be doing some PC gaming with them as well.
The surround sound is really good on PC but I feel like it definitely is not as good as the Astro A50. As far as surround sound goes, at least when you’re comparing that it’s not terrible but compared to the Astro A50, the Astro A50 are specifically made for surround sound as those have always been around and they’ve always advertised surround sound with their gaming headsets. So, it’s something they’ve worked on for years whereas I feel like with Steelseries is kind of just went all around which is perfect for what requires.
WHICH TO BUY?
In these headsets, both are good enough for their prices. The price difference between these is about $50. I think the Steelseries Arctis 7 will good enough than the Corsair HS70 but the price is $150 which is $50 more than the Corsair HS70. The mic is not that much good in the Corsair HS70 and not better than the Arctis 7. If you’re not into competitive gaming and just use this for gaming and other works like editing, listening to music then Arctis 7 will be good enough.