Arctic Sound P281 DJ Headphones

 thumb1These headphones feature a DJ style coiled cable and promise to be comfortable and loud too. With a cheap price, sounds like a good recipe for some LAN party headphones as well.


, whilst relatively new to Viperlair's sponsor list, have shown us a good few of their products already. This is a company that many will probably recognize more for their cooling products, although they actually market more peripherals than cooling items these days. Their products have been the topic of many a review here, and once again it is an product we are looking at today.

The are a Stereo pair of headphones aimed at comfort and style of the budding DJ's in all of us. They are cheap, they fold up to become more easily portable and they have a coiled cable for flexibility where ever you may be using them. So let's take a look at the .



Frequency Response (Hz-kHz) 20-22
Sensitivity (dB/mW) 109
Impedance (ohm) 32
Driver Unit (Ømm) 50
Output Power (mW) 50
Plug Gold-plated 3.5 / 6.3mm adapter
Cable (m) 2.5
Limited Warranty
Dimensions (Packaging) 221 L x 102 W x 223 H mm
itemnumber ORACO-ER023-GBA01
UPC 0872767003521
Gross Weight 0.57 kg



The box for the Arctic Cooling Arctic Sound P281 DJ Headphones is a little different from the Silver and Black theme we've become used to from Arctic products of late. Replacing the Silver is a nice, almost Pearl White. I actually prefer this to the main Silver. As always, pertinent information can be seen on the front of the box, and you can clearly see the 3.5mm jack and the 6.3mm adapter as well as the headphones themselves.


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On the rear we find multilingual information that goes into greater detail as to what you're getting. Opening the box, everything is packed into a moulded plastic insert. The adapter and 3.5mm jack are presented at the front with the cable tucked and tied underneath. You won't have any problems getting the Arctic Cooling Arctic Sound P281 DJ Headphones out of the box and packaging.


In Arctic Cooling's own words “The 90-degree swivel mechanism on both ear-cups creates high flexibility for single-sided monitoring. The silver-grey metallic finishing gives the ARCTIC SOUND P281 a professional look. Moreover, the folding design makes the ARCTIC SOUND P281 easy to store on the go. The coiled cable gives maximum flexibility when using it in a disco setting."


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Starting at the top of the headphones, there is a black on black Arctic Sound logo that is gloss embossed across the top. Inside, the band is nicely padded for comfort. The band inside is a soft material in black with some almost silver black dots.


Moving down the arm, we find a common feature on Arctic Cooling headphones/headsets; the elbow is spring-loaded and marked for which side is which. You can see the Right side in the picture above. This is also the point at which the headphones can be adjusted to the size of your head.


The outside of the cup continues the black and silver theme, and you can see that the cup is quite large and will hopefully encompass your entire ear. There is also another Arctic Sound logo printed in white.


Inside, the cups are nicely padded with soft leather with the obligatory foam covering the drivers.


As mentioned previously, if you pull the headband adjusters to full length, you can quite easily fold the P281's for transport.


Helping to maintain a tidy and small foot print is the thick cable which is of the coiled variety and helps when it comes to portability.


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