The SteelSeries Arctis 7X saved (and almost ruined) my vacation trip.

One of the perks of reviewing headphones for a living is being able to play with devices like the SteelSeries Arctis 7X. When the device was released in late 2020, I called it “one of the best gaming headsets ever” and the last two years haven’t changed my impression. The Arctis 7X is basically everything I’ve ever wanted in a gaming headset: comfortable, feature-rich, and compatible with pretty much every gaming system on the market.

However, what I didn’t realize at the time was how useful it would be as a travel accessory.

The Arctis 7X has become my favorite travel headset, which turned out to be a great idea – except for the one time it wasn’t.