SteelSeries Arena 7 Speakers

SteelSeries Arena 7 Speakers Review

SteelSeries has always been known for providing high-quality audio in their headphone range, but their latest speaker range is definitely something to be excited about. The SteelSeries Arena 7 Speakers, the middle child in the SteelSeries Arena lineup, are gaming speakers with some remarkable pristine audio. As someone who regularly used SteelSeries headphones with my PC, the Arena 7 speakers have quickly risen to the top as my favorite audio option for video games.

Design and Features

The SteelSeries Arena 7 offers a modern design and impressive sound quality. Without any aggressive or flashy aesthetics, SteelSeries opted for a more refined design with smooth curves, making it a visually appealing addition to any setup. For gamers who like color and lighting, the device comes with customizable and vibrant RGB lighting that can be personalized and paired with all SteelSeries devices.

The Arena 7 package includes 2 speakers and a 6.5-inch subwoofer to enhance the bass and make music, games, and movies more engaging. The speakers provide excellent clarity and detailed sound that are beyond what you would typically get with a set of gaming speakers. While the subwoofer maintains a simple design, it is an integral part of the system, providing deep and impactful bass that enhances the overall audio experience. If the bass is too overwhelming, users can adjust with a dial on the subwoofer.

SteelSeries Arena 7 Set up on Desk
SteelSeries Arena 7 Set up on Desk

Technical Specifications

Speaker Drivers2-way
Subwoofer Driver6.5″ Down-firing
Full Range Response35-20,000 Hz
Sensitivity89 dB
Max SPL100 dB
Driver MaterialOrganic Fiber and Silk
Speakers (W x D x H)104.9mm x 196.1mm x 126.2mm (4.13in x 7.72in x 4.97in)
Subwoofer (W x D x H)235.0mm x 239.0mm x 325.1mm (9.25in x 9.41in x 12.80in)
PC ConnectionUSB
Headset Connection4-pole 3.5mm
Auxiliary Connection3.5 mm
Optical PassthroughToslink
Included ConnectorsUSB-C to USB-A Cable (6’5″ / 2m), Power Cable (6’5″ / 2m)
RGB4-Zone, Reactive (PC Only)
Multi-Function ButtonMute, Headset Toggle, Bluetooth Pairing, LED Toggle
CompatibilityWindows, Mac OS X (USB), PlayStation, Bluetooth, Audio Device with Optical Connection, Audio Device with Stereo 3.5 mm
Box ContentsRight Speaker
Left Speaker
USB-C to USB-A Cable

Performance and User Experience

In terms of performance, the SteelSeries Arena 7 Speakers are excellent in providing immersive audio that enhances both the gaming and audio experience. The two-way speaker design makes the audio feel crisp and accurate, and the 6.5″ subwoofer delivers impressive bass, adding depth to in-game sounds and creating a more dynamic audio environment. It’s never been more satisfying to defeat bosses in Elden Ring. There is a conveniently located volume dial on the right speaker, making it super easy to adjust the audio while playing games, listening to music, or watching a movie.

The only gripe I’ve experienced with the speakers, besides minor configuration bugs and issues, is the overall size. While the two speakers take up minimal room on the desk, they must be connected to the subwoofer, which can be a chunky nuisance at your feet. It’s important that you take note of the size before purchasing, as the Arena 7 Speakers are too large for smaller gaming setups or those with limited desk space.

SteelSeries Arena 7 Set up on Desk with Subwoofer
SteelSeries Arena 7 Set up on Desk with Subwoofer

Integration and Configuration

The SteelSeries Arena 7 offers seamless integration with various devices thanks to its versatile connectivity options. Whether connecting via USB, Bluetooth, optical, or 3.5mm Aux, users can easily set up the speakers to suit their preferences. The inclusion of Bluetooth makes connecting to mobile devices to play music particularly useful and very easy. Holding a button on the right speaker triggers Bluetooth Pairing, and it was as simple as selecting the Speakers on my phone for them to connect.

The SteelSeries GG app enhances the capabilities of the SteelSeries Arena 7 and ties it together in a nice package. The software is entirely free and provides advanced audio customization options such as a 10-band Parametric EQ and RGB coloring. It’s completely compatible with Prism, so you can easily create a rainbow across all of your SteelSeries devices.

Value for Money

Considering the robust design, immersive audio experience, and versatile connectivity options, the SteelSeries Arena 7 Speakers offer a premium product for a high price. For RRP AU$619, the speakers more than justify their price tag but are isolated to only those who can fork out the money. I’d recommend purchasing them on sale; fortunately, they regularly drop in price at JB Hi-Fi. Ultimately, the Arena 7 Speakers provide a compelling package for gamers looking to elevate their audio setup while also paying a premium yet justified price tag.

Disclosure: Game Crater was provided the tech for this review. Some links provided in this article are affiliate links. Game Crater will be paid a commission if you use this link to make a purchase.

SteelSeries Arena 7 Speakers
SteelSeries Arena 7 Review
The SteelSeries Arena 7 Speakers deliver on both performance and aesthetics, offering immersive audio and customizable features that enhance the gaming experience. With a sleek design, versatile connectivity options, and impressive sound quality, these speakers are a worthy investment for any gaming enthusiast.
Immersive audio
Bluetooth connectivity
Customizable RGB
Convenient controls
High price

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