SteelSeries Arctis 3 headset lets you simultaneously listen to audio and chat

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Use the Nintendo Switch Online chat mobile app via Bluetooth and the wired connection at the same time to hear game audio from your Nintendo Switch.

Last month, SteelSeries announced three new colors for the SteelSeries Arctis 3 wired headset: solar red, boreal blue and slate grey. While keeping the same design aspect, SteelSeries went a little further for the Arctis 3 and added the ability to listen to gaming audio through a wired 3.5mm connection and speak to your friends on Discord or other mobile applications via Bluetooth. SteelSeries is also saying that this is the first headset with this ability to work with the Nintendo Switch, so those who have the Switch and use the Nintendo Switch Online Chat app are in luck.

You’re still getting SteelSeries’ ClearCast mic for clear voice communication via the bi-directional system to cut out any background noise that may be going on around you. That’s not all, the Airweave ear cushions will provide you with long-lasting comfort for your head and ears while you mow down some enemies either through campaign or online. The SteelSeries Engine software will let you change the audio settings to whatever you prefer and detachable/interchange cable system with a built-in share jack for multiplayer listening.

“This is the first time that you can simultaneously have wired gaming audio and wireless Bluetooth,” said SteelSeries Audio Category Manager, Brian Fallon.  “Bluetooth is incredibly useful for connecting wirelessly to mobile devices for chat and music, but as most gamers know, Bluetooth has too much latency for gaming. That is why this is a wired headset for gaming and Bluetooth for everything else.”

It’s pretty impressive to see SteelSeries come up with a headset that has the ability to play gaming audio through wired capabilities while also being able to use Bluetooth at the same time allowing you to chat with friends or teammates during your game session. Even the price of $129.99USD is hard to pass up for what you’re getting with this headset. If you’re interested in a pair, they are available starting November 7th.

Check out the full press release below and let us know what you think about the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Read the full press release

SteelSeries Announces New Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset for Simultaneous Audio – Wired for Gaming and Bluetooth Connections for Everything Else

SteelSeries’ new headset allows for chat or music connections through apps like Discord over Bluetooth while also receiving wired audio connections with PC or console like PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch

CHICAGO – November 7, 2017 – Today, SteelSeries introduced a new Arctis gaming headset to the award-winning line-up, the Arctis 3 Bluetooth. This addition of Bluetooth allows users to hear audio from both Bluetooth sources and wired connections at the same time. Arctis 3 Bluetooth is designed for everywhere you game, with remarkable sound, comfort and style on all gaming platforms, including PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, VR and mobile.

Arctis 3 Bluetooth is now even more ideal for Nintendo Switch. Gamers can connect to their phones via Bluetooth to use the Nintendo Switch Online chat mobile app, while using the wired connection to hear game audio from their Nintendo Switch. This is the first headset with this type of compatibility for the Nintendo Switch.

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The Arctis 3 Bluetooth also allows console gamers to connect with their friends and community on Discord’s mobile application over Bluetooth, while simultaneously listening to in-game audio from their Xbox One or PlayStation 4 over a wired connection. This connectivity allows gamers to take calls, join VoIP chat and stream music wirelessly over Bluetooth while hearing balanced and powerful game audio through the 3.5mm connection.

SteelSeries Audio Category Manager, Brian Fallon says, “This is the first time that you can simultaneously have wired gaming audio and wireless Bluetooth. Bluetooth is incredibly useful for connecting wirelessly to mobile devices for chat and music, but as most gamers know, Bluetooth has too much latency for gaming. That is why this is a wired headset for gaming and Bluetooth for everything else.”

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The Arctis 3 Bluetooth features SteelSeries’ low-distortion speakers to deliver incredible sound while gaming on PC, portable console and across mobile devices. Featuring the best microphone in gaming, the SteelSeries ClearCast mic is a retractable bi-directional system that delivers clear voice communication while acoustically eliminating all background and surrounding noise. The athletics-inspired AirWeave performance fabric ear cushions and exclusive ski goggle headband provide extreme and long-lasting comfort.

Intuitive SteelSeries Engine software allows for personalized audio settings, with an innovative, detachable and interchange cable system and a built-in share jack for multi-player listening to make Arctis 3 Bluetooth the best all-platform headset available.

The Arctis 3 Bluetooth is available now at https://steelseries.com/arctisbt for $129.99.

About SteelSeries

SteelSeries is a leader in gaming peripherals focused on quality, innovation and functionality, and the fastest growing major PC gaming headset brand in the US. Founded in 2001, SteelSeries aims at improving performance through first-to-market innovations and technologies that helps gamers play harder, train longer, and rise to the challenge. SteelSeries supports the growth of competitive gaming tournaments and eSports with the goal of connecting gamers to each other and fostering a sense of community and purpose. SteelSeries’ team of professional and gaming enthusiasts help design and craft every single accessory, and are the driving force behind the company.

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