We have something special for you today! When we requested a review copy for the new Steelseries Arctis 3 headset, they accidentally sent us two units instead of just the one. Because we only need the one (and the review by yours truly is now done), Steelseries has allowed us to do a giveaway instead of sending them back. Here are some deep cuts from the review of these headphones:

The Arctis 3 comes equipped with everything you’d want for a headset targeted at gamers: lightwight design, large cups made of comfortable fabric with 7.1 surround and a microphone using Steelseries’ propriety ClearCast microphone, which is said to deliver high-quality voice comms with built-in noise cancelling so your buddies will be able to communicate with you without having to listen to that pesky background noise that makes your games hard to hear. Every set also comes with a ski goggle headband that is designed to be flexible and comfortable. The headset also has a special dial on one of the cups to control the volume and a switch to mute or unmute yourself without having to do that in a third-party app like Mumble or Teamspeak.

And here’s my conclusion from the review:

The Steelseries Arctis 3 is a wonderful piece of technology that exceeds expectations on nearly every level. The sound quality is great, and the headset is one of the most comfortable I’ve ever had the pleasure of wearing. I also appreciate the proprietary app giving you some additional options to play with so you can get the sound you’re looking for. I’m kind of whiny when it comes to audio (blame my musical education for that), but the Arctis 3 managed to convince me. It’s not the best thing ever, but it comes quite close.

Raptor Giveaway – Steelseries Arctis 3

Thanks go out to Steelseries for providing us with the headset!

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Chris Anderson

Staff Writer

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as senior staff writer and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.