The SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC are good for wired gaming. They're comfortable and their wired design means you don't have to worry about lag. While they can sound different depending on who's wearing them, the DAC has a built-in EQ that allows you to tweak the sound to your liking on-the-go. The DAC also allows you to control channel mixing and it offers more connection options. Their retractable boom microphone captures voice clearly and can it can separate voice from background noise. Unfortunately, they aren't extremely well-built, as the yokes and hinges are prone to cracking and breaking.
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC are good wired gaming headphones. They have a comfortable design and offer a lot of customization and connection options. They also come with a DAC that makes them a good choice for gaming on PC, but they aren't as convenient as some of the wireless models below for gaming on consoles. Unfortunately, users have reported that the hinges tend to crack or break, so they aren't very durable.
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC is a slightly better gaming headset overall when compared to the Audeze Mobius. The SteelSeries have a more premium-looking design and come with a DAC that gives them a lot of control over their active features. With the DAC you can easily change the EQ mode's inputs, outputs, surround sound effects, and the RGB lighting options. The SteelSeries also have a more customizable sound and microphone options via their app. On the other hand, the Audeze have a unique head-tracking feature that helps them build a larger soundstage (which unfortunately we couldn't measure with our current test bench). The Audeze also have a slightly bass-heavy sound profile, which some users may prefer, and an over-ear fit that works for a wider variety of gamers, unlike the SteelSeries' elastic strap design. You can even use the Audeze a bit more casually with your phone since they are also Bluetooth headphones.
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC are better gaming headphones than the SteelSeries Arctis Prime. While both headphones are comfortable, the Arctis Pro GameDAC have more robust controls, and are compatible with SteelSeries Engine software, allowing you to customize their sound with a graphic EQ or presets. Their mic also does a better job of separating your voice from ambient noise around you. However, the Arctis Prime are better-built, and their boom mic delivers a better recording quality.
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC use an uncommon mini B 8-pin connector cable, which may be hard to find if you need to replace it. It also comes with an analog audio adapter so that you can listen to your favorite tunes on most devices. These headphones have voice support if you connect to your PS4 controller using the USB cable. However, if you're on the Xbox One, this USB cable only gives you audio support, so you won't be able to use your microphone. 2b1af7f3a8