SteelSeries’ acclaimed Arctis headset collection has been updated for 2022 with all-new styles and a rather less confusing model selection. Additionally, the Arctis 5 headphones have been retired and incorporated into the Arctis Nova 3 headphones.

As a result, the Arctis Nova 3 is a fantastically affordable set of headphones for gaming and general entertainment, together with some fancy new RGB lighting on the outside.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3 design

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3

Even although the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3 has a plastic body without metal, it has a complicated look.

The strength of the headset is because of the use of prime quality plastic by the company. In addition, it has a straightforward design with only the brand logo stamped on the outside of the two earcups.

The fabric extension under the plastic head has four degrees of adjustment. While this adds flexibility, changing the height of the headset is time consuming. Additionally, the user has to clip the extension in and out of the head every time rather than simply sliding it up and down. The head, on the other hand, is comfy.

Price and Availability

The Arctis Nova 3 costs $99 and was released on August 23, 2022. It is priced appropriately for a wired headset with multi-platform support as it’s midrange.


SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3

Since the swivel earcups can be adjusted to lie flat around your neck, they’re also comparatively thick, with plenty of cushioning consisting of breathable AirWeave memory foam. Overall, the Arctis Nova 3 is exceptionally comfy and light in terms of ergonomics.

The wide adaptability of this headset is my favourite feature. In addition, the Arctis Nova 3 is fully supplied with cables that substantially improve its capacity and support numerous platforms.


The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3 is versatile, opting for USB-C while supporting different devices. The PC USB extension is long and removable, so it can be kept there. The only major issue is the quality of the cable, solid plastic rather than a cable that bends and hangs. But do not worry; the sound quality is astounding for gaming.

The mids are balanced and clear, even though the soundstage is a little crowded. They are less spacious than we wanted. They would have been perfect with a little more richness and presence. The Arctis Nova 3 performs admirably in terms of sound imaging.


The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3 wired headset is light, comfy and adaptable, together with some great software. Unfortunately, when we look at headsets, the hardware often steals the show, with the software and other features looking like added benefits rather than equally significant components of the total picture.

On that subject, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3 is a reminder that versatility also offers excellent software support. For example, changing a headband to fit is as critical as tuning an equalizer to suit a particular game or personal preference.