SteelSeries promises high-fidelity gaming audio with its new headset

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SteelSeries has been making gaming headsets for a while now, but today, it’s introducing its first pair designed to handle high-res audio: the Arctis Pro.

There will actually be two models of the Arctis Pro, one wired and one wireless. Only the wired pair is capable of supporting 96kHz/24-bit audio — far higher than CD-quality — which is what SteelSeries is hyping up here. The wireless pair can’t because the audio needs to be compressed for transmission.

Even then, the Arctis Pro can’t support high-fidelity sound on its own. It also requires SteelSeries’ new GameDAC (a digital-to-analog converter) to improve the audio signal. But if you buy both the Arctis Pro and the GameDAC, SteelSeries is promising the ability to get some very…

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