I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying them, thanks for reading and for the comment!

I totally agree that the Arctis Pro acquits itself well compared to “regular” headphones. It’s got a sound signature that puts it firmly in the “good” camp, and features to match that. Its sound certainly might not be to everyone’s personal taste, and it is a high-end product as far as gaming headset prices go. That’s most of why I was a bit hesitant in my review.

I also personally think a number of other gaming headsets have sound quality levels that put them in the same ballpark as “decent” headphones.

The HyperX Cloud series (Alpha, Cloud II/X, Revolver), Original Arctis Lineup (3,5, and 7), Logitech Pro G Driver Series (433, 533, 633, 933), Sennheiser Game and GSP series, Plantronics Rig Series (400, 500, 600, 800), and Astro A40, A20, and A10 all meet the level I’d consider “acceptable/good” for sound quality.

But again, that’s just my opinion. And I’m nowhere close to being a definitive voice. I’d never claim that my choice was the only right answer.

Navigating the subjectivity of audio fandom once you’ve passed a certain quality bar is part of the fun/magic/nightmare of being a headphone fan, haha. But the conversation is fun, and when it’s civil, I really enjoy it. So thanks again for stopping by and sharing your opinion!

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