Who makes it?

The Arctis Nova 5 is made by SteelSeries, a respected brand in the gaming peripherals industry.

What is it?

The Arctis Nova 5 is a wireless gaming headset with over 100 game-specific audio presets. Through a companion app, the headset allows users to easily switch between presets in real-time for customized EQs explicitly designed for popular titles such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, Minecraft, and more. Depending on the game, these presets sonically emphasize footsteps, voices, or other elements to enhance gameplay.

The headset works with PCs, Macs, PlayStation 4/5, Nintendo Switch, mobile devices, and Oculus Quest units using Bluetooth 5.3 or the included 2.4GHz USB-C transmitter.

When/Where is it available?

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 will be available starting today, May 14, 2024, through SteelSeries’ website and authorized retailers.

Why should I care?

The 60-hour battery life, fast-charge technology, 360-degree audio, and game-specific presets are advanced features typically found in more expensive models. These features, combined with the QuickSwitch wireless feature, which allows seamless transitions between Bluetooth and 2.4GHz connections, make this a compelling offering at its price point.

How much does it cost?

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 is listed at $129.99, positioning it as a mid-range option with premium-leaning features.