1-v-1 Product Comparison - the SteelSeries Arctis 7 vs the Sony MDR-DS6500

We will be looking at two popular products, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 and the Sony MDR-DS6500. Not sure which is right for you? With so many great options on the market that's hardly surprising, so read on and see if we can help you reach a decision. If you would like to see more product comparisons from the same category, click here.

 SteelSeries Arctis 7The first product we will be looking at is the SteelSeries Arctis 7. SteelSeries has become increasingly popular over the past few years due to its premium headphones of which this product is a superb example.

 Sony MDR-DS6500And now we will have a look at our second product, the Sony MDR-DS6500.

More about the SteelSeries Arctis 7

The highlight of these headphones is the immersive, detailed surround sound that they offer. That’s down to the S1 speakers found in each earcup. Designed with gamers in mind, it allows for even the subtlest details to be heard. They aren’t just for gamers, though, as audiophiles and move fans will also appreciate the superb sound quality.


SteelSeries Arctis 7

Sony MDR-DS6500


+ Excellent In-Built Mic
+ Comfortable
+ Sensational Sound Quality
+ Durable Build
+ 24 Hour Wireless Playtime

+ Premium drivers.
+ Wireless option.
+ Great 7.1 surround sound representation.


These are flawless headphones that deliver detailed, rich sound quality, as well as a comfortable fit. The microphone is superb too.

Sony has made some great design decisions with this set and they are a premium pair which are well worth the investment. They can operate over radio frequencies and are an ideal private TV listening option.

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