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    SteelSeries Arctis 9x – 6month review

    I’ve had the 9x now for around 6 months so time to share some thoughts on it.
    Pictures below.

    How does it connect to stuff?

    It connects to the Xbox like a regular Xbox controller. Simply sync and it’s there. You can even assign a profile to it. No dongles, no wires. Works like any other Xbox controller.

    It can also use Bluetooth to connect to laptops, phones, tablets etc. Simply hold down the Bluetooth button and you can sync it.

    And for those that want wires, yes it has a stereo port also.

    How comfortable is it?

    With glasses, I can easily wear it for 8 or more hours at a time. I think the Astro A50’s where a tad more comfortable, but mileage will vary on your head shape and size. It uses a ski mask style band to float above your head.

    Battery Life?

    Easily do 20 hours or more before having to recharge (mini USB type slot). I’ve honestly never gotten to the point where it told me to charge. Once a week I just plug the headset into my charging compartment in my couch and let it sit there for a few hours.

    Sound and Software

    Sound quality is good! You can even assign profiles to it via the Steelseries software suite and it can save 3 presets on the headset.
    You can also adjust game volume, chat volume and overall volume as needed. Simple sliders on the headset makes it a quick task to adjust settings on the fly without taking your eyes of the screen.

    It works with Stereo, binaural, Atmos for Xbox and Windows Sonic for Xbox without any drama. Sound stage in Atmos is great.

    Microphone

    The mic can be extended for better clarity, but I’ve never had anybody complain even when it was ‘docked’. It has a big “MUTE ALL” button to ensure you don’t broadcast when you don’t intend to.

    Overall

    I’m very happy with it so far. The hardware is holding up nicely with little to no wear and tear. Connection to the Xbox is crisp and easy. I’ve had one instance where I kept losing connection, turns out I cleaned up around the consoles and stacked all my external drives (5 of them) onto of the Xbox and forgot about them. This caused Wi-Fi interference. Moving the HDDs back to where they should be resolved the issue. I’m still not sure if it uses 2.4 or 5 wifi, but since I’ve not had issues after the HDD thing I stopped looking for technical specs.

    Photos: https://imgur.com/a/eIyHV5F

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    i am due for a new headset. current one is now a skorokoro.
    Wireless is a must, so will keep eye out for good deal on Arctis

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    This one doesn't have a control unit like the Pro series, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyesuc View Post
    This one doesn't have a control unit like the Pro series, right?
    No it’s just a headset, no extra stuff. You can do eq etc via the software suite. All controls are on the headset as buttons or sliders.

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