Arctic Sound P301 Headset Review

Editor: Vinh Thai  Date: 02-03-11   2 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Conclusion

The Arctic Sound P301 is Arctic’s headset for music and movie lovers. Its well balanced audio quality makes watching movies, listening to music and playing games very enjoyable. Even at high volumes, there is little distortion and white noise. Although the bass could be more aggressive, the headset still sounds good.

The in-line remote makes it easy to control the volume and the microphone mute function. The remote has the inconvenience of being positioned a bit too high at the shoulder.

Even after prolonged usage, the leather-cushionned earcups and headband provided good comfort. In my opinion, the padding could have been a bit softer. Although being a closed circumaural headset, it is lightweight and it will not make your neck sore.

Being a headset, the Sound P301 sports a retractable microphone. Its microphone quality is top-notch and it picks up sound without any trouble. Unfortunately, it does not cancel out background noise very well.


The Arctic Sound P301 exceeds expectations with its bargain price


The Arctic Sound P301 is one of the least expensive headsets offered by the company. It is sold by Arctic for as little as € 19.94 / US$ 26.46. The performance, the comfort and the feature set of the Sound P301 definitely exceeds expectations at this price. Overall, the Arctic Sound P301 provides exceptional value and it should please most computer users out there.

With all of this in mind, Vortez awards the Arctic Sound P301 the Vortez Silver Award and the Amazing Value Award.



Pros
+ In-line remote for volume and microphone mute control
+ Inexpensive
+ Lightweight for its size
+ Long 2.5m audio cable
+ Retractable microphone with exceptional quality
+ Sober but attractive design
+ Thick padding on earcups and headband for long-term comfort
+ Well balanced sound for music, movies and games

Cons
- Bass could be a bit more forward
- Damaged leather on the earcups because of packaging
- In-line remote is positioned too high
- Microphone picks up background noise too easily
- Padding could be softer
- Retracting system of the headband feels flimsy




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