The Arctic Sound P531 5.1 Surround Headset features a closed circumaural ear cups with soft padding for comfort and noise reduction. While most headsets have an adjustable headband, not all of them include adjustable ear cups like the P531 does. The ear cups swivel 90 degrees and rotate 180 degrees to make the most comfortable fit possible.
The flexible boom microphone also swivels about 75 degrees.
The ear cups have nice foam padding around the outside which is about 0.5 inches thick, 3 inches in diameter and a 1.5 inch gap. The 1.5 gap isn’t really the biggest and probably won’t house most ears inside.
The inside of the headband has the same fabric and similar padding that is found on the ear cups. A leather-like fabric covers the top of the headset which makes it easier to grip.
Each of the ear cups has a main center circle cup with two smaller cups expanding on either side. These additional cups house some of the speakers. Since it’s a 5.1 system, the extra room is needed.
Both sides of the headband expand up to seven slots which are easily labeled. This way you know that you have the headset aligned properly on both sides. The settings seem to be about a centimeter apart, making a total expansion of 7 centimeters.
What’s fascinating about this headset is the 5.1 channel built in sound processor and multitude of in-line adjustments. Since the P531 features 8 individual drivers, 4 in each side, including center speaker, front speaker, surround and subwoofer, you have the ability to adjust the volume of each, or all at once.