Arctic Sound P531 5.1 Channel Gaming USB Headset Review

In the past we’ve reviewed many different cooling products from Arctic Cooling, but today we have the opportunity to check out their take of a 5.1 USB Gaming Headset dubbed the Arctic Sound P531. The P531 features 4 individual drivers in each of the two circumaural ear cups with soft fabric and foam padding.  The headset also features plenty of adjustments from ear cups to headbands. Read on further to see how well it sounds.

Special thanks to Arctic Cooling for providing us with the P531 5.1 USB Gaming Headset.


  • Features 4 individual drivers in each ear cup for uncompromised 5.1 surround sound details and dynamics
  • Integrated vibration units provides an extra sensation to your game experience
  • Closed circumaural design blocks outside noise
  • Illuminated in-line volume control for front, center, rear and subwoofer speakers
  • Adjustable headband with 90-degree swivel ear cups to ensure maximum comfort
  • USB connector delivers pure digital audio straight from the source
  • Built-in sound processor ensures superb quality. Signal distortion from the sound card and other components in a computer do not affect it.


Speakers Center Speaker Front Speaker Surround Subwoofer Microphone
Frequency Response 20 – 20KHz 18 – 20KHz 20 – 20KHz 10 – 400KHz
Sensitivity 108dB 100dB 108dB 39dB±3dB
Impedance 32Ω 32Ω 32Ω 2.2KΩ
Driver Unit Ø30mm Ø40mm Ø30mm Ø27mm Ø9.7 x 5mm
Output Power 200mw 400mw 200mw 600mw
Plug USB
Cable 3m
Weight 462g


The Arctic Sound P531 comes packaged in a fairly simple silver retail box. The front of the package has a clear window, allowing you to see exactly what the headset looks like.  The back of the package goes over the features and specifications in multiple languages and also shows the movement options of the headset.

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The headset and cable are conformed into a plastic container which is pulled directly out of the box.  Also inside the box is the user’s manual and software CD.

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