The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless is flooded with features aiming to give you as much bang for your buck as possible. Out of the box, you have the Arctis Pro Wireless headset, the wireless transmitter that doubles as a battery charging station, an optical cable for use on the PS4, a miniUSB cable for the transmitter, a microUSB cable as a secondary charging option for the headset, a 3.5mm cable for using the headset in wired fashion, and a microphone windscreen.
When powered on, the volume dial doubles as both a master volume controller and a settings toggle. When paired with the transmitter, you use the LCD display on the transmitter as you finagle through the various options. Rolling the dial moves you through the options of the setting you are on, and pressing in the volume dial confirms your choice while moving onto the next option screen. From the headset, you can control, master volume, EQ settings, transmission mode (PS4, PC, or AUX), chat vs in-game volume balance, and incoming Bluetooth volume if the headset is paired through Bluetooth at the time.
The Bluetooth feature further extends the flexibility of the Arctis Pro Wireless, granting the headset a myriad of usage options. The Bluetooth connectivity could either be used exclusively or in tandem with the transmitter. Specifically saying, one use case could be to just pair the Arctis Pro Wireless with your phone, handling phone calls or simply listening to music as you would with your phone and any wireless headset. Another use case would be to pair your phone via Bluetooth while the headset paired with the transmitter connected to the PS4 or PC.
Why would you do that, you ask? Well, this allows you use any chat app you want while still hearing in-game sound from your PS4 or PC. When Bluetooth is on and paired, the Bluetooth pairing takes over your mic. Not only will you hear incoming sound from your gaming and Bluetooth source, but your mic will now communicate with the Bluetooth source instead of the gaming source. If you want to chat on Discord from your phone while simultaneously playing on the PS4, you can. If you want to be on a phone call while still playing on either the PS4 or PC, you can as well. When Bluetooth pairing is off, the headset’s mic will transmit back to gaming source normally, whether it be PS4 or PC.
As for the transmitter and headset options, finagling through the menus was simple enough. You’ll just have to make sure that the transmitter is sitting at a distance where you can clearly see the screen. Some of the options display smaller than others and are hard to make out. The EQ settings screen had the smallest display, forcing me to squint or lean in when I was using the Arctis Pro Wireless on the PS4. That is mainly because if you are gaming on a console connected to a big screen, you are more than likely to sit back farther from the screen than you would on a PC setup.
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