(Pfäffikon/Switzerland, August 6 2010) - As an extension of the series, proudly introduces seven new headphones for different applications and purposes. In this series, is launching multiple levels of headphones – from basic, mediocre to high-quality and professional. They are ideal to use for various purposes: for simple online communication, for pure enjoyment of music and movies, for ultimate gaming experience and for mixing music in disco settings. With these new headset models, is ready to further secure their grounds in the computer peripheral audio market.
ARCTIC SOUND P131 – For Office Users
ARCTIC SOUND P131 contains all the necessary features that any users may look for in a basic headset. Since microphone is included, this headset is ideal for MSN, Skype and gaming. The adjustable headband and soft cushioned ear pads are designed for comfort. In-line audio controls for volume and microphone are very convenient for users as well. The ARCTIC P131 features a bending-resistant, lightweight and space-saving cable. Its compact and simplistic design is very space-saving for storage and portability.
Although the ARCTIC SOUND P131 is small, it offers standard performance and a reasonable quality. The 40mm drivers produce moderate bass and clear treble sound. The ARCTIC SOUND P131 uses a gold-plated 3.5mm standard connector. Thus, it fits iPod, MP3 and MP4 players or any other audio devices that support standard 3.5mm audio jack. This makes the ARCTIC SOUND P131 to be versatile as its size and specifications are suitable and compatible with a wide range of devices.
ARCTIC SOUND P201 & ARCTIC SOUND 261 – For Home and Office Use
ARCTIC SOUND P201 and ARCTIC SOUND P261 both share a similar design, in terms of their headband and earcup style, and speaker system. These are mediocre headsets that provide decent performance and quality. Microphone is attached onto the headset with a bendable probe to capture user’s voice accurately. Since the headsets deliver moderate bass and clear highs, they work seamlessly for home and office use. The ARCTIC SOUND P201 and ARCTIC SOUND P261 are ideal for call centers, music, internet phone, and frequent online conferencing.
Both of the earcup style in ARCTIC SOUND P201 and ARCTIC SOUND P261 features fabric lining cushioned earcup to provide comfort over hours of use. These earcups are also flexible to fit and wrap user’s ear comfortably and tightly. The outer head band is adjustable, while the inner head band frame is to ensure secure fit.
The ARCTIC SOUND P201 uses a gold-plated 3.5mm jack as connector, thus it is versatile for MP3 players or anything with mini jack. This connector also allows users to take the most from their high performance computer sound card. It contains an in-line audio remote for adjusting volume and muting microphone.
As an advanced version of the ARCTIC P201, the ARCTIC SOUND P261 is connected via USB. With USB cable and its built-in sound processor, users can enjoy distortion free and superb audio quality as the sound is transmitted digitally. The in-line remote control contains buttons to manage volume level, microphone and sound muting.
ARCTIC SOUND P301 & ARCTIC SOUND P321 – For Music and Movie Lovers
ARCTIC SOUND P301 and ARCTIC SOUND P321 are both designed for enjoyment and pleasure. Both of them feature a high-fidelity driver to ensure minimal amount of noise and distortion while maintaining an accurate frequency response at the same time. Each contains a 50mm diameter driver that can accurately reproduce ultra-low frequency sounds and deliverer superb audio quality. Since both of the ARCTIC SOUND P301 and ARCTIC SOUND P321 are able to play powerful bass and crisp highs, they are premium audio headsets for movies, multiplayer gaming, and audio listening. The retractable and adjustable microphone on the headsets is also convenient for users to start voice communication at ease.
The ARCTIC SOUND P301 and ARCTIC SOUND P321 also share a comfortable and closed circumaural headset design to ensure optimum noise isolation. The leather-cushioned earcups not only give the headset a stylish appearance but also provide all-day comfort and additional durability. The adjustable headband with padding delivers versatility and maximum comfort as well.
The difference between ARCTIC SOUND P301 and ARCTIC SOUND P321 is their connector and in-line control panel. The ARCTIC SOUND P301 has a gold-plated 3.5mm connector for signal transmission. This connector is common and versatile for other equipments that supports 3.5mm jack. Its in-line control panel is integrated with volume control and mute function.
In contrast, the ARCTIC SOUND P321 uses digital USB connection to provide superior clarity and distortion-free audio from any computer or laptop. It also contains an advanced in-line remote for track selection, volume, mute, and bass boost control. The bass boost control allows users to intensify the bass and enhance their gaming and listening experience relatively. The plug-and-play USB connector along with the one-touch remote control panel in the ARCTIC SOUND P321 delivers convenience and simplicity.
ARCTIC SOUND P531 – For Ultimate Gamers
ARCTIC SOUND P531 is the most professional computer headset and literally elevates gamers to a new dimension of sounds. It is like having a home theatre crammed into a headset. This 5.1 channel surround sound gaming headset that can be connected via USB. This headset is designed for ultimate gamers as it features four individual drivers in each earcup to provide true surround sound. To enhance exceptional gaming experience, the ARCTIC SOUND P531 is integrated with vibration units on the earcups to provide extra sensation. The ARCTIC SOUND P531 is installed with a special subwoofer to produce deep bass sounds. The illuminated remote control is dedicated to tune the drivers individually. Thanks to the 5.1 surround sound system, gamers can experience 3-dimensional game settings during their game play. From enemy footsteps, to grenade explosions, gamers can experience everything on a whole new level with this headset. With its integrated microphone, gamers can easily communicate with their teammates.
The ARCTIC SOUND P531 features premium soft fabric and ultra-thick cushioned earcups to provide optimum comfort for long-hours of game play. Its circumaural design and padded adjustable headband is to provide secure fit and eliminate any noise interruption. The earcups are reversible for added flexibility and the 90-degree swivel earcups mechanism is designed for easy single-ear monitoring. This foldable design allows users to fold the headset into
a compact unit for protection and portability. Since the ARCTIC SOUND P531 uses an USB connector, it delivers pure digital audio straight from the source without much distortion. The distortion that affected analog devices from alternating current is no longer an issue because the built-in sound processor ensures superb quality. Gamers can concentrate on their intense game play without being interrupted by much distortion.
ARCTIC SOUND 281 – For Professional DJs
ARCTIC SOUND P281 is a pair of DJ headset that combines stylish appearance, durability and practicability in an affordable package, made to meet the specific requirements of professional DJs. The ARCTIC SOUND P281 contains a 50mm drive to ensure high-fidelity sound and is constructed with ergonomic features for long hours of usage.
The ARCTIC SOUND P281 has an adjustable and padded headband to provide excellent listening comfort. Leather lining and soft cushion on the earcups provide secure fit and allow the headset to rest comfortably over the ears. Upper headband is made of artificial leather lining to emphasize its stylish appearance, while the underside headband contains netted nylon for sweat absorbing. Its circumaural design wraps firmly over the ears and provides a high level of noise isolation. Hence, this tightly closed and highly insulated structure captures delicate sounds for DJ in noisy ambient settings.
As a DJ headset, the ARCTIC SOUND P281 is designed for music and sound monitoring. The headset can be bent and flexed in many ways. Its 90-degree swivel mechanism on both earcups allows DJs to have the flexibility for single-sided monitoring. The folding design in the ARCTIC SOUND P281 has flexible joints, allowing DJs to fold the headset to half its size for space-saving, travel, and protection. Coiled cable on the headset is heavy and sturdy to prevent excess cable from sitting on the floor or DJ table.
Since the ARCTIC SOUND P281 is targeted at a niche market for professional DJs, its exceptional performance appeals to most of their preferences. The headset has a gold-plated standard 3.5mm plug and comes with a 6.3mm adapter for wide compatibility. While the headset uses a strong and sensitive driver, it produces an ultra-wide frequency response, and maintains crisp highs, full mids and strong bass. It is able to make dynamic and 3-dimensional sound for DJs to do their music mixing. It can handle high volume level; hence it is suitable to use in disco surrounding.
The P-Series headphones come with a 2 year limited warranty. They are available in September 2010.