SteelSeries Nova 7X Wireless
Don’t let the colorway fool you. The Xbox-styled Nova 7X Wireless works with the same consoles and platforms as the other colorways.
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There is a high barrier to entry for the Nova Pro Wireless headset. If you want to get just a fraction of the features of the headset in a package, the Nova 7 Wireless is a good choice. It lacks swappable batteries, active noise cancellation, and a wireless base station. Some of the most important features of the Nova Pro Wireless, like simultaneous multi source audio, are retained.

SteelSeries is announcing a new line of wired headsets today that are even more affordable, as well as the Nova 7 which is a variation on the Pro's refreshed design. They have elastic bands for head support, extendable side arms, and ear pads that are comfortable.

There are a lot of buttons in the ear cups for the Nova 7 wireless. There is a 3.5mm port and a volume dial on the left side. The retractable microphone can be found there. There is a power button on the right, as well as a dial to adjust the mixing of chat and game audio.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless
The ear cups feature SteelSeries’ magnetic caps, which can be replaced with different designs.
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The Nova 7 Wireless is compatible with a wide range of platforms, from the Sony PS4 and Xbox consoles to the Nintendo Switch and PC, as well as the iPad. The Nova 7P and Nova 7X are identical in design, features, and price, save for having a blue or green elastic band for head support. There is a black elastic band on the nova 7 wireless.

According to SteelSeries, the Nova 7 Wireless can last up to 38 hours per charge and can play for six hours. To get its full range of features, you will need to install the SteelSeries GG PC software, which will allow you to adjust sidetone and spatial audio.

SteelSeries Nova 3
Here’s the Nova 3, which has RGB lighting and connects to devices via USB-C.
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The Nova 3 has many of the same features as the Nova 7 Wireless, but it is wired and can only be plugged into devices that have a 3.5mm audio jack. The Nova 1 change theusb-c jack into a 3.5mm jack to plug into controllers and other devices.

I will be testing these models as soon as I can to see if they make it into our buying guide for the best headset. Based on its features and price, the Nova 7 Wireless could be a contender for a mid-range headset that ticks a lot of boxes.