I don’t think it’s a secret that we love SteelSeries products around here. The company makes some of the best gaming peripherals on the market. Now, their popular headset line Arctis is coming to the Xbox One, starting with the Arctis 9X. This should make many Xbox users very happy.
The Arctis 9X is the first SKU from the line that will appear for Xbox One, more to come. The 9X features Xbox Wireless connectivity with a clean and easy setup, plus simultaneous Bluetooth audio.
“The Arctis family is the fastest growing headset brand in the world,” said SteelSeries CEO, Ehtisham Rabbani. “We know Xbox gamers have been clamoring for an Arctis for Xbox for a long time, so we’re delighted to finally introduce the newest addition of our Arctis line made specifically for them.”SteelSeries
The 9X connects directly to your Xbox One, just like a wireless controller does. No cables, no dongles, and a hassle-free setup are sure to please users who just want things done quickly. The 9X features full integration with the Xbox so you can balance game and chat volumes on the fly with ChatMix control. You can even see the battery level of the 9X in the Xbox dashboard.
“We worked with Microsoft directly to create a brand-new Xbox Wireless solution from the ground up,” said Brian Fallon, Senior Product Category Manager of Audio at SteelSeries. “As a result, we’ve created the highest quality implementation of the Xbox Wireless connection seen on an Xbox headset to-date.”SteelSeries
With dual-wireless technology, gamers can enjoy any Bluetooth-enabled device at the same time they are gaming. You can also take calls, or VoIP chat while mixing in game audio from your Xbox. The retractable “ClearCast” mic is supposed to deliver studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.
Like I said earlier, SteelSeries makes some awesome gear and the Arctis 9X is available now for US$199.99 on the SteelSeries website.