SteelSeries Arctis 7+ and 7P+ gaming headsets get upgrades in all the right places

The headsets also offer early access to some audio features SteelSeries plans to roll out in 2022.

Arctis 7P+

Credit: SteelSeries

The SteelSeries Arctis line of gaming headphones has a pair of new flagship models, the the Arctis 7+ and Arctis 7P+.

The key difference between the Arctis 7+ and Arctis 7P+ is that the former features sidetone, or the ability to head your own voice. Aside from that, they’re very similar, both compatible with major gaming systems like the PC, PlayStation, Mac, Android, Switch, and Oculus Quest 2. SteelSeries claims the 7P+ is specifically designed for use with next-generation consoles.

Both sets feature over 30 hours of battery life and come with a Discord certified, retractable ClearCast mic that has a LED mute indicator. Both the Arctis 7+ and Arctis 7P+ are capable of receiving lossless 2.4 GHz wireless audio.

A long-awaited upgrade for fans of the series is the inclusion of of USB-C connectivity, bringing with it shorter charging time. A quick 15-minute juice-up is able to provide three hours of battery life.

Those interested in sharing their audio also have the option of daisy-chaining their headset through the 3.5mm port.

Arctis 7P+ USB-C port

Credit: SteelSeriesThe Arctis 7+ and Arctis 7P+ will also roll out with early access to some features planned for 2022. These include Sonar, a new software for audio customisation that enables ChatMix, 7.1 virtual surround sound, and more.

The SteelSeries Arctis 7+ and 7P+ are now available at retailers and via SteelSeries’ website, and are priced at $199.99 / £146.19.