Arctic Cooling Arctic Sound P531 5.1 USB Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2010-09-29

The Arctic Sound P531 is a 5.1 USB headset from Artic Cooling, very helpful in games which require 3D sound positioning, but also movies or sound files that have multi-channel sound content, and produces a very nice bass. The casing is built mostly from plastic, but does not give us a cheap feel and thanks to that it is very light. The software can even transform the stereo sound which we listen to the most into 5.1 so we can use the surround feature everywhere.

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A Closer Look Part 2

On top of the headband, the Arctic Sound logo can be found:

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The microphone is not removable and linked to the outside of the left cup; its cable is very flexible and we can put it to stay in any position we desire:

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The right cup does have the Arctic Sound logo on it, along with the product code name:

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On the inside of the headband, we can see some soft material that can keep the headset as comfortable as possible:

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The remote control on the wire can be accessed very easy and the Front/Rear/Center/Subwoofer along with General Volume can be controlled separately; we do also have a switch with which we can enable or disable the microphone; in the center, we can find a blue LED line which stays lit continuously when no sound is playing or nothing is recorded, but when it is, this LED will switch on and off continuously. This way we will know when audio data will be transmitted to the headset and from the headset to the computer:

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On the other end, we can find a plain USB connector which can be plugged in any spare USB port:

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Comment from jmke @ 2010/10/06
thought I recognized those audio config panels, have the same Xear3D chip on an older motherboard.
Comment from Stefan Mileschin @ 2010/10/06
Exactly, they have almost the same software interface and the same effects.

 

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