Arctic P533 Racing Test - Gaming Headset
Arctic P533 Gaming Headset (Racer)
Wearing Style: Circum-Aural (over-ear)
Driver: 40mm neodymium
Impedance: 16 ohms or 32 ohms
Sensitivity:> 95 dB / mW
Microphone: 100Hz-10kHz (TBC)
Cable 1.2m + extension 2m (Y-cable)
1x P533 Headset
1x hard shell case
1x Operating Instructions
First impression of the Arctic P533
The Arctic P533 Gaming Headset was delivered (Link to the manufacturer) in one of the target group appropriate cardboard box, which provides already insights to the scope of supply, but also to the technical data. Unpacked you will find a rubberized hard case case, which is finally the P533 headset, a user manual (English) and a Y-cable with headphone and microphone port. The case is designed to save space and offers sufficient protection. A really great addition for those who want to take the headphones on LAN parties or friends.
The headset itself has a typical racer design. The earcups are similar to those of a hearing protector, but the artificial leather ear cushions are much softer. Inside, the ear cushions are additionally padded with a thin fabric cover. The comfort is really very good and could convince me personally. Even after prolonged wearing my ears did not hurt. Nothing pushes or sits unpleasantly. The ear-enclosing shape also isolates external sounds quite well.
The P533 is also adjustable in size via side-mounted metal rails. The headband is also made of imitation leather and is softly padded.
The cable management of the Arctic P533 is interesting. The cables going to the earcups and to the microphone unit are very well routed, so they did not bother me during the longer gaming sessions. The cables are also freely movable in the individual eyelets, whereby no voltage is created at the cable ends and a frequent cable break is avoided. The built-in audio cable is only 1.2m long, but with the Y-cable, the length can be extended by 2m. One should also use the Y-cable, as this separates the audio signal and the microphone signal and only by using this cable the microphone can be used.
The microphone itself is made of plastic and can be tilted via a bracket located on the right auricle. On the left auricle is also a wheel, with which you can change the volume. After the first use of this cog stuck with my P533, but I could hear inside a slight rustle. Only after I pulled on the wheel, I could suppress the rustling noise. Here, the manufacturer might be able to repair something, where you can solve the problem itself quickly.
Sound and voice quality
According to the product description, the P533 uses Arctic headset two 40mm neodymium drivers, You can tell by the weight of the headset, because neodymium drivers can be produced more compact. I like the sound personally. I can easily hear subtleties from Counter-Strike. Of course, the setting in the audio manager also plays a role here, but with this headphone I did not have to correct much. Only for listening to music I use an additional equalizer. Even without this headset is good sounding. The promised one Bass is also there, but it is not too noticeable. That the bass area is pushed into the foreground, I could not find the P533 Headset.
The voice quality is consistently good and clear, About Teamspeak, of course, my voice was transmitted and nothing seemed distorted. Noise or background noise could not be determined by my interlocutors.