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Cyber Monday Headset Deal: SteelSeries Arctis 3 On Sale For $40

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Finding the perfect headset is often a challenge. After all, all of us have different tastes, different shaped heads, and different preferences on sound. When you’re on a budget, trying to factor all these variables in can lead to a headache. That said, in our opinion we believe Steelseries’ Arctis 3 is one of the best budget headsets around, it may not be as flashy as the Arctis Pro, or as a low-grade as super cheap as the Arctis 1, but  this Black Friday holiday it’s currently on sale for just $39.99. That’s 43% off its retail price.


SteelSeries Arctis 3 Headset

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Headset was $69.99 now $39.99 @ Amazon

The Arctis 3 is a fantastic budget solution, powered solely by a 3.5mm analog connection. Complete with extended frequency response (20 Hz - 22 kHz), a comfortable ergonomic design, and strong inline mic, at this price it’s a steal.


Arctis 3 Features

The Arctis 3’s case, that means 40mm Neodymium drivers tuned to a slightly expanded frequency of 20 - 22,000 Hz, a sensitivity level of around 98 dB, and a reported total distortion level of less than 3%. Not too shabby, couple that with a fairly substantial bidirectional retractable microphone, and a sweet $40 price point like we’ve found here and you’re on to a winner. 


Driver Type40mm Neodymium
Impedance32 Ohms
Frequency Response20Hz - 22,000Hz
Design StyleClosed Back
Microphone TypeRetractable Bidirectional Mic
Connectivity4-pole / dual 3.5mm Analog
Cord Length10 ft / 3M (detachable)
Zak Storey

As Associate Editor of Tom's Hardware's prestigous British division, Zak specializes in system building, case reviews and peripherals, and has a particular penchant for liquid-cooling. He's also a lover of all things Viking/Scandinavian (thus the poor attempt at a beard).