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ENTER A NEW DIMENSION OF SOUND

Nahimic is a premium audio driver and app built into the heart of select PCs. Break every sound barrier.


Not compatible with Nahimic?
Take your gaming audio even further with Sonar.


AUDIO PROFILES FOR EVERY WORLD

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GAMING

FOR EVERY BATTLE


Pinpoint the building collapse from twenty feet to your right, or the quiet footsteps of someone sneaking up from behind. Improve your gameplay with clear audio from every direction.


MOVIE

FOR EVERY SCENE


Feel the screeching tires of a car chase and the nearby explosion that has you ducking for cover.
Experience each moment from inside the scene.

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MUSIC

FOR EVERY SONG


Customize the treble to bring your favorite vocalist to the forefront, or drop the bass on a big release. Turn every listening experience into front row concert seats.


COMMUNICATION

FOR EVERY CHAT


Be heard with crystal clear audio that captures what matters most, and nothing more. Sound your best in every conference call, podcast and gaming session.

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AUDIO SETTING

FEEL THE STORY IN EACH SOUND


10band 10-band equalizer

Tailor each sound profile to your own preferences. Tweak settings for voices, bass, and treble for clearer audio.


NahimicSurround Som surround

Hear every sound on your stereo device placed with surgical precision to recreate a n immersive multichannel experience.


Volume Volume stabilizer

Balance your volume across every element of the audio experience to avoid spikes or dips in dialogue, soundtrack, explosions and more.








MICROPHONE CONTROL

BE HEARD WITHOUT THE NOISE


Mic Microphone profiles

Set separate profiles for gaming and conference calls so you sound your best in every battle and boardroom meeting.


Voice Voice stabilizer

Level your voice to maintain consistent volume without risk of distortion so you can defeat zombies, not sound like one.


Noise Noise cancellation

Enable static noise suppression, echo removal, and lateral sound cancellation so others hear you over the coffee grinder.


SHOP AWARD-WINNING AUDIO

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SOUND SHARING

GREAT AUDIO IS
MEANT TO BE SHARED


dual Dual headphone connection

Share your system audio without sharing headphones. Connect two separate headphones via USB, Bluetooth or jack for easy listening with friends.


Individual Individual volume control

Account for different headphone capabilities with individual volume controls so each listener can have the best audio experience possible.


WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING


  • Microsoft Update


    "Smarter noise canceling happens to be a shared obsession with Nahimic Audio by SteelSeries."


  • PCMag


    "A Nahimic software app lets you tweak basic audio settings or create your own EQ."


  • Ausdroid


    "Nahimic® Audio by SteelSeries [offers] smart noise cancelling for sound tuning… and directional sound."

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HOW CAN WE HELP?

Check compatibility

Nahimic is only available on select computers. See if Nahimic technology is built into yours.

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Contact support

Review our FAQ for instant answers or visit support to connect with our team.

Nahimic Basics

VIDEO TUTORIALS

FAQ

If your PC was shipped with the Nahimic audio driver pre-installed, a recent update to the driver added the companion app to provide a user interface for the driver and allow you to add additional Nahimic features. In the past, if your PC was using the Nahimic audio driver to optimize sound quality, there was no user interface letting you know when it was being updated or used. The companion app is there to let you know the version and to help you maintain your drivers.

The Nahimic audio driver is audio software that optimizes the performance of the speakers in your PC.

The Nahimic audio driver adds speaker correction (fine tuning), which lets your PC achieve the original sound design planned by your PC manufacturer. PC manufacturers work with Nahimic to optimize the sound design and performance of the PC and the driver and companion app ensure that the sound is optimized. Without the Nahimic audio driver your PC may not sound as intended by the manufacturer. An added benefit of the Nahimic audio driver is protecting your speakers by reducing excess vibration, ensuring you can enjoy higher volume without buzzing or distortion.

The Nahimic audio driver is preinstalled on many PCs, Motherboards and Headset/Headphones by manufacturers like MSI, Lenovo, Dell, Alienware, Gigabyte, Huawei, Honor, Machenike, Thunderobot, AsRock.

If you uninstall the Nahimic audio driver:

Sound quality may noticeably decline. The volume you experience may not be as loud as with the driver installed. The speakers may begin buzzing or vibrating at when listening at higher volumes. It is possible to damage the speakers when listening at a high volume. You will lose all the additional features included with the Nahimic application. (EQ, Surround Sound, Bass boost, Treble boost…)


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