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Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Review

 Today, we are writing our Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Review to discuss the headset. 

The Nova 7X is a wireless gaming headset that delivers and caters to every gaming needs. It has excellent audio, a comfy fit, and outstanding cross-compatibility. Moreover, its Bluetooth functions allow you to stream audio via phone while gaming. 

Continue reading our Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Review to learn more about the headset. We will discuss its appearance, features, specs, how it works, and how well it performs. But before we delve deeper into the product, let us look at its packaging and contents. 

Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Packaging

Like other Steelseries headsets, the Nova 7X ships in a standard-looking package from the company. The front displays an image of the product, its name, company branding, and compatibility. 

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On the side of the box is various information about the product, while the rear displays more details. 

Inside the box, the Nova 7X ships with several accessories, including the following: 

  • A compact USB-C Wireless Dongle
  • 1.5m USB-C to A Cable 
  • 1.5m USB-C to A Extension Dongle Cable
  • A 3.5mm Audio Cable
  • x2 Detachable Magnetic Ear Plates

Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Review – Design and Functionality

This headset sports a design that is not common for gaming products. And we noticed its aesthetics while writing our Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Review.

On the Nova 7X, the headband and earcups are robust to keep the ski-band style on this product. The latter is considered a hallmark element of Steelseries, hence, why the company included it in the headset. 

The weight of this headset became lighter, with its 325g being about 15% more lightweight than the earlier model. This weight reduction decreases the chances of discomfort, especially during long hours of gameplay. 

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Additionally, its body has plenty of plastic parts. However, it still has a quality and premium feel. Plus, it is highly flexible. 

We also noticed its fabric memory foam cushions while testing the product for our Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Review. It is comfortable and relaxing, despite not having the biggest cup size compared to similar products. 

What is its most notable change in aesthetics is its overall look. The headset also sports a stylish look usual in Sony products, far from pure gaming headsets.

Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Microphone

The mic completely retracts into the Nova 7X. And with Bluetooth, you can now take the headset on the road, albeit without any integrated ANC. 

Additionally, you can also choose to stream audio via multiple devices. You can even take calls from your Smartphone without pausing the game you are playing. Moreover, the headset will allow you to chat while continuously playing, which is convenient for every gamer. 

Key Features of the Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless 

Nova Acoustic System

The top-notch Nova Acoustic System delivers deep bass, precise mids, and crystal-clear highs. It uses powerful customised High Fidelity Drivers and works with Steelseries Sonar. 

Parametric EQ on Sonar

The professional-grade parametric EQ offers comprehensive control over your audio. Steelseries Sonar provides X-Ray Hearing, which lets you identify vital in-game sounds like footsteps. Since eSports pros enabled this audio, you can take advantage and win your battles with the Nova 7X.

Later in our Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Review, we will discuss more about the Parametric EQ.

Supporting Multiple Platforms

The Nova 7X allows you to play, communicate, and swap from one device to another. Steelseries provides a pocket-size USB-C dongle for versatile compatibility. It lets you use 2.4GHz wireless on PC, Playstation, Xbox, and Switch.

USB-C Connection

The newest USB-C connection on the Nova 7X is for flexible headset charging. You will no longer need multiple cables, which makes things more convenient. 

In addition, USB-C lets you quickly get back into your game since it offers fast charging. Enjoy six hours of use after a 15-minute charge.

Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Lasts for 38 Hours

The Nova 7X offers up to 38 hours of playback and lets you stay connected to your favourite game worlds.

360-degree Spatial Audio

Thanks to the 360-degree Spatial Audio, you can hear opponents when using the Nova 7X. The headset allows you to identify their directions and plan your next move. Enjoy the immersive audio from every angle that sets you at the centre of the action.


ComfortMAX is a unique design system used on the Nova 7X, providing increased comfort. It has height-adjustable rotating earcups, breathable AirWeave foam cushions, and a stretchy overhead band. Plus, the fitting options let you choose from four adjustment points.

Steelseries constructed the headset using a PVD-coated steel headband. As a result, it is lighter than its predecessors.

Onboard Controls of the Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless

Our Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Review also discusses one of the best features of the headset. Its onboard controls provided adequate convenience, especially during intense gaming sessions.

The Nova 7X keeps you in the game with accessible onboard controls. You can increase or decrease the volume level, tweak ChatMix, or quickly mute your microphone. Also, a single touch of a button allows you to answer calls via Bluetooth.


  • Interface: 2.4 GHz Wireless, Bluetooth, 3.5mm
  • Drivers: 40mm Neodymium
  • Headphone Frequency Response: 20-22,000 Hz
  • Surround: Sonar (for PC only)
  • Battery Life: 38 Hours
  • Microphone Pick-up Pattern: Bi-directional, Noise-cancelling
  • Cable: USB-C to USB-A (1.5m)
  • Weight: 325 grams
  • Compatible Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Mobile

Hands-on with the Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless

Before focusing on its performance, our Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Review will discuss the Steelseries GG and Sonar. 

When connecting the headset to a PC, we could use Sonar in addition to the Steelseries GG. In the latter, we had control over firmware, EQ, and most features, yet we could access the Parametric EQ in Sonar. 

The neutral and flat balance of the headset still offered adequate clarity and detail to enhance frequencies. Moreover, we were able to use several presets and could also create our own. 

Using Sonar allowed us to notice that vocals were not pronounced compared to some of the higher-end frequencies. There is an easy fix for such issues during audio listening or PC gaming. 

Sonar customisation will be unavailable when pairing the headset with the Xbox or your Smartphone. 

The customisation options in Sonar extend to tweaking the chat audio via audio. These include received vocal audio and what the microphone captures. 

The software also features ClearCast, an AI-based noise-cancellation technology. During our tests, it worked excellently in eliminating background noise from our keyboard and mouse.

Steelseries also added the Less Nasal microphone preset, which worked perfectly in reducing the nasally sound of our voices.

Audio Quality of the Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless

Overall, the Nova 7X sounded excellent for both gaming and audio listening via PC. We enjoyed our experience since it gave us a varied and rich profile. 

We did not notice or experience distortions. Plus, the 40mm drivers were consistently crystal-clear. 

Its 40mm drivers gave us balanced and neutral audio. We enjoyed its warm, precise bass response, crisp highs, and clear mid-range.

It had adequate mid-range clarity, adding depth to various audio and tunes. Plus, it had pronounced stereo separation that was also evident for spatial audio when we enabled it. 

That is what we appreciate about Steelseries. The company never had issues delivering a perfect and unparalleled audio experience to every user. And with the Nova 7X, this headset continues its tradition while staying affordable. 

The microphone was not broadcast-grade or comparable to a standalone model, but it works well for streaming. However, we still recommend getting a separate USB or XLR microphone if you plan to take streaming or podcasting seriously.

This integrated microphone on the Nova 7X was as good as those in other Steelseries products. Although it only had a minimal buzz, it was precise and allowed clear communication. 

ClearCast did not need updates when we tested the Nova 7X. It worked effectively out of the box, and we did not experience any issues.

Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Review Summary

Fans of the Arctis Range from Steelseries will love the Nova 7X due to its overall improvement. It is sturdy, comfortable, and has a modern design.

Aside from the improved looks and construction, Steelseries enhanced its software. While tweaking the settings on Sonar for our Steelseries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Review, we noticed its comprehensive menu. It has all the necessary options and impressively tuned presets for the top video games.

The Nova 7X is one of the new products joining the new generation of wireless gaming headsets. It caters to all gaming needs, including comfort, durability, and versatility. Most importantly, it delivers high-quality audio.

Learn more about the Arctis Nova 7X Wireless by visiting the official product page of Steelseries