If bass is what you want most, you’ll have way more fun with the Crusher Wireless. The bass feature is hilarious/great and will really pound your head. Literally. With it cranked all the way up, the headphones will pulsate on the sides of your head. And with it off, you still get a decent, relaxed sound signature.

However, as gaming headsets go, the Arctis is a better choice, and its microphone is better-sounding and has a mute button. On PS4, you can’t mute the mic on the Crusher Wireless unless you’re in party chat, and on Xbox One you’ll have to either have one of those controller adapters with a mute button, or use the mute button in the interface. On PC you can mute in your sound controls, so it’s not as much of an issue. People ask me about this all the time regarding the Crusher, so that’s why I’ve mentioned it.

It sounds like you’re wanting something that’s a good all-rounder…so I’d think about how often you plan to use the Bluetooth wireless and bass vibration features on the Crusher Wireless. Do you plan to use those both regularly? Then it’s the better buy.

If not, then there’s no real reason to spend the extra money. The Arctis is a great-sounding headphone, and it’s flat enough that you could EQ some extra bass into it with no problem.

Hope that helps! Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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