Top view of the Arctis 7 shows off the stylish headband. Inspired by the material used on 'ski goggles', it promises to help evenly distribute the weight, ensuring the most comfortable fit.
The inside of the frame is lined with a soft rubber cushion, giving a little extra support to the headband, as well as preventing any vibrations caused by the steel frame.
The headband itself is removable and washable. The included headband is rather neutral in colour but features an interesting design.
The plastic parts are high quality and feature a textured surface. The joint for the earcup allows it to rotate and swivel enough to have a good range of motion and fit.
The Arctis 7 can fold flat, convenient for storage as well as aiding us in showing off the earcups themselves. They are lined with SteelSeries' Airweave fabric, which is soft, and airy, giving good ventilation to prevent a warm and sweaty build-up. Should you prefer different materials, they are removable, SteelSeries have a selection of leather or velour replacements.
The base of the headset features the power-on button, the retractable clear-cast microphone, microUSB charging port, audio share socket, and a proprietary socket for analogue connection.
Flipped over we find the volume dial and the chat mix dial, as well as a microphone mute button.
The side of the earcup has a rubberised coating, which looks good but holds on to dust like velcro.
The clear-cast microphone is retractable and features a mute LED indicator to remind you when you have muted it.