SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC Review 14

SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC Review

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The Package

Staying true to their awesome product packaging design, the Arctis Pro + GameDAC comes in a good-looking box that's as sturdy as it is informative. The pictures on its front and back show us what the headset and sound card look like, and what their key features are.

To find out more about the exact specifications of the headset and the sound card, you can look at the left side of the box. The right side contains a bit of inspirational text that goes over SteelSeries' philosophy of making a high-end gaming headset.

Upon inspecting the right side of the box more closely, I noticed a funny Easter egg that reads, "LOL an easter egg. Nosey, aren't you?". SteelSeries is well aware of the fact that gamers eat up details like that with a spoon.

Here are the contents of the box. You get the Arctis Pro headset itself, GameDAC sound card, a set of cables you'll need to connect the sound card to your PC and the headset to the sound card, an optical cable, an adapter you'll need to plug the headset into any device with a 3.5-mm audio output (it's 4-pole TRRS, so you can still use the microphone when you connect it to a smartphone), a microphone windscreen, user manual, and foldable piece of paper that asks you whether you love or hate the product and instructs you on what to do in both of those scenarios. Two additional things I'd like to see included are a Y-splitter for connectivity to a sound card that uses separate 3.5-mm audio in and out (SteelSeries sells it as an $8 accessory) and a simple audio cable with 3.5-mm male jacks on both ends.
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