How to make SteelSeries Arctis 7 louder

Hi guys, to make your Arctis 7 louder you should focus on the problem, why Arctis 7 volume is low. The audio sensitivity of the SteelSeries Arctis 7 wireless gaming headphone is 98 dB which should be enough loud. But sometimes wrong settings like volume limit, controlling audio output, connectivity problem, age of headphones, battery condition make this quieter. I also faced this problem, my Arctis 7 volume was too quiet. But I solved this. How I made solve Arctis 7 volume low ? Lets discus.

Why a premier headphones like Arctis Pro Wireless, 7 etc. facing this problem?

Actually, this is not a problem, SteelSeries claimed that this a protection system. So that, you can serve the harmful effects of high sensitivity, high frequency, and suddenly increasing noise, etc.

By default, SteelSeries set a maximum limit on output to prevent irritating sounds or noise. However, this can cause headaches or pain in the ear if you use headphones for too long. Arctis 7x and Arctis Pro wireless headsets contain this limit to help prevent these issues.

But different people have different thoughts. If you think the sound is too low, you can increase the sound output and turn off this protection system. SteelSeries gaming headsets have already given this control. 

How to make SteelSeries Arctis 7 louder?

You can make your headphones louder by using the following methods:

  1. By turning off the volume limit
  2. By increasing Audio Gain 
  3. By using external software

1. How to turn off the volume limit on SteelSeries headphones?

Follow the following steps:

  • Press the main knob to enter the main menu
  • Now Scroll down to Options and select
  • Scroll down to Vol Limiter and select it
  • Switch the Vol Limiter setting from Yes (default) to No

Complete? That’s great. Now check how much louder your headphone is! Are you satisfy? If you are satisfy then you do not need to follow next. But if you are not, then –

2. How to increasing Audio Gain? 

If after turning off volume limit, headphone does not get loud enough, then you should think the headset is not loud. To make it loud you can increase sound gain by using amplifier or amp, extra software and also default option of Arctis 7. To do that follow my instruction:

  • Press the main knob to get main menu
  • Scroll down and find “Audio” option. Select that.
  • Select “Gain” to get gain level.
  • Increase gain level as you need.

As you increase the gain level, your headphones will get louder. If you decrease the gain level, the sound will be lower.

3. Using external software

Nowadays, there are so many software or apps are available in online. You can use them to produce more sound gain and making more louder headphone. Some of the software are free of cost. But some of software or app are paid. You may pay something for them. But I recommended to use free app for you. Though free apps can not give same output as a paid app can. But some free app provide quite close result that we need.

Apps for Android to make your Arctis 7 louder:

If you are computer user and trying to make louder with your computer (desktop or laptop), then you should use these SteelSeries Arctis 7 software for better experience –

How to make SteelSeries Arctis 7 louder
How to make SteelSeries Arctis 7 louder

You can use software to control the volume of your system. You can increase or decrease the volume as you wish. Some software allows you to control the output of media players and others individually. For example, you can change the level of gain individually for MX player, VLC, skype, chrome, Mozilla Firefox, brave, and other browsers.

Arctis 7 equalizer settings

When your Arctis 7 volume is low, to improve your listening experience you can use Equalizer APO software. Arctis 7 volume too low problem will be solved by this. Are you ready? Let’s follow –

  1. Launch Windows Explorer and go to the C:\Program Files\EqualizerAPO\config directory. You should locate the files config.txt and example.txt there. Equalizer APO will automatically load the primary configuration file, which is called config.txt and is located in the config folder.
  2. To check if the APO is working, open config.txt in a text editor and change the preamp value. You should notice the volume changing immediately each time you save the file.
  3. To begin creating your individual filter configuration, install and run Room EQ Wizard.


If your headset is not enough louder don’t be panic. How to make Arctis 7 louder? this is not to hard to solve. Simply you should do 3 steps to make it louder. Firstly turn off Arctis pro wireless volume limiter, it helps to disable volume control of headphone.

Secondly, increase Audio gain level. It will help to increase Arctis 7 bass level and treble. By mixing extra wave, it can gain louder sound. The upper level of the gain level, indicate the more volume. You can also change your eq settings.

And the final step is use extra software on your mother device such as smartphone (android phone) or PC or laptop. This gives some extra gain of sound that make you SteelSeries Pro wireless headphone specially Arctis 7 and 7x louder.

If after all, you are facing any problem, you can contact use. We are ready to support you.

One more thing, Last time I got a mail where a user asked how to make SteelSeries Arctis 3 louder. You may turn off volume limiter, increase your player sound, make sound gain by extra driver software. All are the same. For this, we do not make any different post for you.