The New Steelseries Arctis Nova Pros were released on May 24, 2022, as a new version of the original Arctis Pro headsets. Users can see the differences between the two headsets from the get-go, but this article will feature a detailed comparison.
The Arctis Pro headset was well-known for its comfort, as the ear pads were incredibly soft and comfortable. The ear cushions on these headphones could be changed very easily. Their headband was also really soft, and they adjusted themselves accordingly to the size of the head.
Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset
The Arctis Nova Pros have full leather type ear pads, which are less comfortable than the originals. However, the plus side to the leather type ear cushion is minimum sound leakage. The quality of the headband is different compared to the originals, and the Nova Pros have a manually adjustable arm.
Both headsets have earcups that can move in and out and fit any head size as needed!
The Arctis Pro Wireless gaming headsets are mostly made of a lightweight aluminum alloy, except for the steel headband that runs along the top. The left ear cup contains the microphone, which can be extended outwards.
Arctis Pro Wireless
The Arctis Nova Pros’ design is pretty similar to the originals with the ski-goggle design. The Nova Pro ear pads slightly extends outward compared to other Steelseries headsets, and both cushions are removable. On the left earcup cover is a USB-C port and on the right is the removable battery. The left side also houses the microphone.
Arctis Nova Pro
The controls on the Arctis Pro Wireless headset are very simple. The left earcup cover has a mute button, a multi-functional scroll wheel used for volume adjustment, two wired audio outputs, and a micro-USB port for charging. On the right side of the headphones, we have the power and Bluetooth connection buttons.
The Arctis Nova Pro’s controls are slightly different than the originals. The left earcup cover has a power button, a scroll wheel for volume adjustment, a mute button, and a 3.5mm port for more flexibility. Whereas the right side only has the Bluetooth connection button.
The Arctis Pro Wireless’ Base Station has a screen in the middle, which is controlled by the scroll wheel beside it or the one on the headset itself. It also has a swappable battery on the right side!
Arctis Pro Wireless Base Station
The Nova Pro’s Base Station has a sleeker design than the original one. Its screen shows more stats, and it also features a swappable battery, just like the original.
Nova Pro Wireless Base Station
The original Arctis Pro headset has a ten-hour battery life per battery. Whereas the Nova Pros have an eighteen to twenty-hour battery life, depending on the type of connection you use; 2.4 GHz or Bluetooth.
The Arctis Pro’s sound quality has a lot of clarity to it and is outstanding overall. It even features lossless audio and Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)!
The new Nove Pro’s sound quality is superb, with a punchy base and sound clarity that will help you enjoy your music even more. It has a frequency range of 10 - 20,000 Hz and outstanding Active Noise Cancellation.
The microphone quality on the Arctis Pro Wireless is clear and flawless. It even cancels out any background noise from your surroundings, so you can comfortably take a call in a busy environment.
The Arctis Nova Pro’s mic quality is also amazing, just like that of the Arctis Pro Wireless. Moreover, the users can modify the microphone input using the Sonar control.
Steelseries GG Software
Both headphones are controlled by the same software called Steelseries GG. Users can utilize this software to customize their listening experience with options like Bluetooth settings, Eq settings, etc.