the SteelSeries Arctic 1 thenewsupdate is our favorite gaming headset under $50, and not just because we’re a little biased with the product name. Right now it’s on sale for just $25, a record-low price match we’ve only seen once before. It usually costs $50. It used to be an affordable pair of cans, but this discount makes it a no-brainer for anyone looking for a headset with a mic mount.
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Why we love the Arctic 1
This thenewsupdate headset isn’t the sleekest or newest on the market, but WIRED reviewer Jaina Gray says it “feels and sounds more expensive than it is.” It works with any console or gadget with a 3.5mm headphone jack, including the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. There’s no wireless connection, so if you want a Bluetooth version, then go for the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless (also one of our top picks, but it’s not for sale).
The microphone is removable – handy if you don’t want it to get in the way – the ear cups are comfortable and the sound quality is clear and robust. The ultra-low price is the icing on the cake. Keep in mind that this deal may not last very long as the price is significantly lower than usual.
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