I've spent a very good amount of time reading reviews and viewing youtube videos of these headphones. And I know it's a mostly subjective matter. But still wanna know which one should be "better" and why. I'll use them for gaming, movies and music. Let me summarize my thoughts so far. The main pro of the Arctis 5 are: 1.Its non-gamer, non-aggressive yet stylish look 2. Overall very positive reviews throughout the net despite being a new product 3. Steelseries using the same high-end drivers in all their headphones in the Arctis series. And the high-end drivers which are used in the Siberia 840 and similar products are really good in that price range as far as I've read. 3. dts 7.1 surround sound (I know virtual surround sound is considered inferior to real surround but still it's something I wanna experience, mainly because I never used any surround sound headphone and I wanna experience on my own. So please don't tell me it doesn't matter) 4. Most importantly the conception I got after reading the reviews is it boasts a more "natural" sound without any boost to the bass, mid or treble (unlike most of the gaming headphones which are bass heavy and using distortion to sell as "bassy gaming sound") source: https://medium.com/@Xander51/steels...dphone-and-headset-on-the-market-e4b311d9b452 5. I've no inclination for bass-heavy sound. Also Steelseries Arctis 5 can be customized with their own software which as far as I've read has a broad range of options. So if I need a bit of extra bass I can always enhance it. The main pro of the Cloud II are: 1. I can't go wrong with it. I know The original Cloud were very good. And so is it. It's an old proven headset. 2. Again very good reviews on the net. 3. Cloud II are a rebranded Qpad QH-90 with a few tweaks which again were very good. My problems with choosing the Cloud II: 1. It's relatively bulkier and gamer look 2. It's being relatively bass heavy and Arctis reportedly having a more neutral sound. source: https://medium.com/@Xander51/the-headphone-showdown-steelseries-arctis-vs-everything-eef7f6cfb286 3. Cloud II scoring rather poorly in audio quality in this test: http://www.pcgamer.com/we-tested-23-mainstream-gaming-headsets-to-find-the-best/2/ Steelseries Siberia 350 did better in the same test in terms of audio quality (on page 5 of the same article). And Arctis 5 should have a superior driver than Siberia 350 if its true that they are using the same high-end drivers in the Arctis series which were previously used only in their high-end models. The real problem is that I've not found so far any review/video that compares the two headphones directly apart from the medium.com link I gave. All other comparison are reader-made and done in response to posts similar to mine. Also I've read about the Razer Kraken Pro V2 and other headsets. But I don't like their bulky gamer looks. And I know Sennheiser Game Zero/One are supposedly the best headsets for pc gaming in 150/160$ price range, but I won't go over around 100$ . You can tell me if you have other suggestions. Also please don't tell me to buy a separate headphone and microphone. I know that is a very good option, but not a viable solution right now for me. So share your thoughts on these two headphones and any suggestion you have as to what should I buy or if you have suggestions on any other headphones in this price range. Thank you.