Looking to get the most out of your Arctis headset? Are you trying to hear footsteps a bit better in games like PUBG or Rainbow Six so you can get the drop on someone better? Or what about just wanting a better music listening experience? We asked five of our stream team members what EQ settings they used on their Arctis and why. Check em’ out below:
I basically use the “Immersion” preset but tweaked slightly to bring out a little more in Rainbow Six: Belägring. I also have the compression on low so footsteps are a bit louder and explosions are a bit softer. The settings I’ve screenshotted here have the compression just right for me so it doesn’t come out too muddy.
When I first unboxed and set up my SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC I was instantly comparing it to my Arctis 7's in sound quality. I said to myself "I dont seem to hear a difference", plus the fact that the Arctis 7 were wireless I needed a lot of convincing in the sound department to make me fully switch. Then I found the custom equalizer and my goodness did the sound pour through once I set my custom setting to my liking! I am a fan of good mids, little above average bass boosting and solid mids. When gaming with games such as Fortnite, MMO's, and single player games that have sound play an important role, I wanted to make sure I customized my settings so I can hear the slightest movement in game. Loving this headset and the control base that comes with it is amazing providing sound above my expectations!
I have set the preset to 'Music' as this gives me a good punchy bass and immersion feel at the FPS games I play. By tweaking the EQ manually, I notice that the sounds are a bit more crisp and warm. A low Dynamic Range Compression allows me to filter out those 'peaks' in volume which gives me a nice and even sound in my ears throughout my streaming sessions.
When I play Fortnite, the DAC makes it a completely different experience--sounds are individualized for me when I use the "Smiley" preset. From footsteps to gunshots, sounds are more clear and precise, allowing me to pinpoint exactly where someone is engaging from. I can hear the subtle details in the background, from the nearby water to the birds chirping.
Tweak your Arctis EQ settings using SteelSeries Engine to find what exactly sounds best for you!