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Arctic P533 Racing Test - Gaming Headset

Test report created by Timo A. on February 13, 2016

Especially as a gamer, you often need a headset that not only sounds good, but also accurately transmits tonal subtleties. The voice quality also plays a decisive role, which is why the spoken word should be clearly transmitted to the other players. Whether the Arctic P533 Gaming Headset fulfills these requirements and how it works out, you will learn in this review.

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8.6
Our rating
Specifications
Overview
Manufacturer

Arctic

Model

Arctic P533 Gaming Headset (Racer)

Specifications

Wearing Style: Circum-Aural (over-ear)
Driver: 40mm neodymium
Frequency: 20Hz-20kHz
Impedance: 16 ohms or 32 ohms
Sensitivity:> 95 dB / mW
Microphone: 100Hz-10kHz (TBC)
Cable 1.2m + extension 2m (Y-cable)

What's in the box

1x P533 Headset
1x hard shell case
1x Y-cable
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.

Comfort

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.

Cable Management

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.

Microphone

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

sound quality

According to the product description, the P533 headset from Arctic uses two 40mm neodymium drivers. You can tell by the weight of the headset, as neodymium drivers can be made more compact. Personally, I like the sound very much. I can easily pick out the subtleties of Counter-Strike. Of course, the setting in the audio manager also plays a role here, but with these headphones I didn't have to make a lot of corrections. I only use an additional equalizer for listening to music. Even without it, this headset sounds good. The promised bass is also there, but it is not too audible. With the P533 headset, I could not notice that the bass area is pushed into the foreground.

voice quality

The voice quality is consistently good and clear. Of course, my voice was transmitted via Teamspeak and nothing was distorted. My interlocutors were also unable to detect background noises or background noises.

Rating
Positive

Clear sound
Very good voice quality
Great design
Long lasting wearing comfort

Negative

Volume control rustles
Mediocre workmanship

Summary

The Arctic P533 headset completely convinced me as a gamer. The headset is ideal for games, but also generally for listening to music, for example. The processing quality is good, only the volume control on the auricle caused problems for me at first, which I was able to fix myself quickly. The wearing comfort is very good. The headphones did not become uncomfortable even after long sessions. There are no pressure points and the upholstery feels comfortable.

The scope of delivery included everything you need to get started right away. Although the actual headphone cable is a bit short at 1.2m, the included Y-cable extends the length by an additional 2m. Overall, a really very good headset, not just for gamers, that lives up to its price.

8.6
Our rating
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Overview
Manufacturer

Arctic

Model

Arctic P533 Gaming Headset (Racer)

Specifications

Wearing Style: Circum-Aural (over-ear)
Driver: 40mm neodymium
Frequency: 20Hz-20kHz
Impedance: 16 ohms or 32 ohms
Sensitivity:> 95 dB / mW
Microphone: 100Hz-10kHz (TBC)
Cable 1.2m + extension 2m (Y-cable)

What's in the box

1x P533 Headset
1x hard shell case
1x Y-cable
1x Operating Instructions

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