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We take a look at two popular items, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 (2019 Edition) and the HyperX Cloud Stinger. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. If you enjoy this article, you can also check out the full version here.

 SteelSeries Arctis 5 (2019 Edition)Everyone has different preferences and priorities, so to make choosing easier we have attempted to give a frank review of the products. Let's start with the SteelSeries Arctis 5 (2019 Edition).

 HyperX Cloud StingerThe challenger is the HyperX Cloud Stinger.


SteelSeries Arctis 5 (2019 Edition)

HyperX Cloud Stinger


+ High-quality mic
+ 2.0 surround sound
+ Air-weave ear cushions
+ PC and PS4 compatible
+ Comfortable design

+ Superior comfort
+ Swivel to mute mic
+ Noise-canceling mic
+ Accurate sound
+ Compatible with PC and consoles


The Steelseries Arctis headset is some of the best gaming headsets for people who rely on their microphone. The mic clarity is really something to note. Your teammates and enemies can hear everything clearly. The sound is good as well, and the surround sound is impressive. If you're impressed with this one and want an upgrade, try the Arctis 7. Arctis 7 also has excellent microphone quality. Use the Steelseries Arctis 5 on your PC or other devices.

You will get totally immersive sound quality in this gaming headset. If someone is yelling at you to get off the console, you will remain oblivious. But you can hear everything when you are in your own world, which makes this one great gaming headset.

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Also see Music Critic's article 10 Best PC Gaming Headphones in 2022 which includes even more information.

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