The Steelseries Arctis 5 gaming headset is a good product. The build quality as well as the materials used are impeccable
and excatly on the level we expected from Steelseries. The comfort is very important with gaming headsets and this one is able to excel in that matter. The soft, memory foam cushions fit perfectly and you will never experience pressure points. The perception of audio is certainly a matter of subjectivity but, in our opinion, the sound is well balanced. We can say that the Arctis 5 offers good sound quality, without over-pronounced bass. Thanks to the fact that the factory preset is linear you can tune the sound quite a bit using the equalizer, which is integrated in Steelseries's software. To use the Dolby 7.1 preset sounds like it increases the general volume and apart from that it boosts bass and heights, but that it. Talking about additional features there is the RGB lighting, which make the Arctis 5 look really nice.
Steelseries does not include a software CD in the bundle but the software is free and available to everyone to download. Overall you get access to all the features you'd want via Steelseries's software and they're intuitive to find.
The price of the Arctis 5 is in line with other similar products. The starting price
at Geizhals, excluding shipping costs, is set at 110 Euro. Since the surround could really be improved the Steelseries Arctis 5 earns 4 out of 5 stars