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The ARCTIC SOUND sub-brand is all about, you guessed it, sound - earbuds, headphones and speakers. ARCTIC employs an easy to follow naming scheme - E is for Earbuds, P is for headPhones, and S is for Speakers. All of ARCTIC's earbuds (except the most basic ones, E101) feature a gold-plated stereo plug, come with three sets of silicone caps (S, M, L), are available in either black or white, and are available with or without a microphone. In the photos below, you'll see that the letter after the hyphen indicates the color, and if there's an "M" after that, then that means its the microphone version. The E351 and E361 are almost identical - milled aluminum chassis, large driver coil, and a carrying case included - but the caps on the E361s are rotatable. If you get the microphone version of either one, the plug is a 3.5mm TRRS that can transfer both microphone and earphone signals for use with mobile phones. For devices such as PCs, which don't support that, an adapter is included to provide you with dual 3.5mm plugs.









There are eight headphones in the ARCTIC SOUND catalog. Going from low-end to high-end, we start with the P131. Featuring a gold-plated 3.5mm connector and in-line audio controls for volume and microphone, it's pretty much your standard headset. The P201 has the same features, but with moderate bass and clear highs. The P261 is a USB headset with in-line controls for volume and microphone, and features a built-in sound processor to ensure distortion-free digital audio.



If you're in the market for a professional DJ headphone, then ARTCIC has you covered with the P281. It features a gold-plated 6.3mm adapter, 50mm driver, and a headband with 90° swivel ear cups. The P301 is a professional headset with closed circumaural design. It features a gold-plated 3.5mm connector, in-line audio controls for volume and microphone, a retractable microphone, and extra-wide frequency response. If you look at the photos below, I think ARCTIC once again mixed up its displays, with the P281 and P301 swapped.



The P311 is a Bluetooth stereo headset, featuring a neckband and supra-aural ear pads. It features Advanced Clear Voice Capture (CVC) Technology and Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP). It's perfect for MP3 players, mobile phones, notebooks and more, with up to 20 hours of music play time. It also comes with a carrying case. The P321 is a USB headset with closed circumaural design. It features a retractable microphone, built-in sound processor, and an advanced in-line remote for track selection, volume and enhanced bass control. Lastly, there's the P531, a 5.1 channel gaming USB headset, with four individual drivers in each ear cup and deep bass thanks to a built-in subwoofer. It too features a microphone and built-in sound processor, and it has 90° swivel ear cups.



ARCTIC had five different speakers on display at Computex, but not much information on them. The only one with a bit of information was the most basic one, the S111. The S111 is a pair of dice-shaped lightweight speakers that's USB-powered and has a 3.5mm jack to use for computers or portable media players. For the other four speakers, you'll just have to make do with the pretty pictures.



  1. Introduction & The Flight
  2. Computex Day 1 Part 1: TITAN Cooler
  3. Computex Day 1 Part 2: OCZ Technology
  4. Computex Day 1 Part 3: NZXT
  5. Computex Day 1 Part 4: ECS
  6. Computex Day 1 Part 5: ECS (Continued)
  7. Computex Day 1 Part 6: ECS (Continued)
  8. Computex Day 1 Part 7: Corsair
  9. Computex Day 1 Part 8: Bigfoot Networks
  10. Computex Day 1 Part 9: Zalman
  11. Computex Day 1 Part 10: Zalman (Continued)
  12. Computex Day 1 Part 11: Enermax
  13. Computex Day 1 Part 12: Biostar
  14. Computex Day 1 Part 13: GeIL
  15. Computex Day 1 Part 14: PNY
  16. Computex Day 1 Part 15: MSi
  17. Computex Day 1 Part 16: Patriot Memory
  18. Computex Day 1 Part 17: KINGMAX Technology
  19. Computex Day 1 Part 18: COUGAR
  20. Computex Day 1 Part 19: Ozone Gaming Gear
  21. Computex Day 1 Part 20: SilverStone Technology
  22. Digital Plaza & Shilin Night Market
  23. Computex Day 2 Part 1: Antec
  24. Computex Day 2 Part 2: Antec (Continued)
  25. Computex Day 2 Part 3: Thermaltake
  26. Computex Day 2 Part 4: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake
  27. Computex Day 2 Part 5: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  28. Computex Day 2 Part 6: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  29. Computex Day 2 Part 7: QNAP Systems
  30. Computex Day 2 Part 8: ARCTIC
  31. Computex Day 2 Part 9: ARCTIC (Continued)
  32. Computex Day 2 Part 10: ARCTIC (Continued)
  33. Computex Day 2 Part 11: ARCTIC (Continued)
  34. Computex Day 2 Part 12: Lian Li
  35. Computex Day 2 Part 13: Lian Li (Continued)
  36. Computex Day 2 Part 14: TACENS
  37. Computex Day 2 Part 15: TACENS (Continued)
  38. Computex Day 2 Part 16: Aerocool
  39. Computex Day 2 Part 17: PowerColor
  40. Computex Day 2 Part 18: ADATA
  41. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 1
  42. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 2
  43. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 3
  44. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 4
  45. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 5
  46. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 1
  47. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 2
  48. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 3
  49. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 4
  50. Computex Day 5 Part 1: GIGABYTE
  51. Computex Day 5 Part 2: GIGABYTE (Continued)
  52. Computex Day 5 Part 3: ASUS
  53. Computex Day 5 Part 4: ASUS (Continued)
  54. ECS Night: Photos
  55. ECS Night: Videos
  56. Computex Booth Babes Part 1: Intro & AMD
  57. Computex Booth Babes Part 2: ADATA
  58. Computex Booth Babes Part 3: Coolmax
  59. Computex Booth Babes Part 4: Silicon Power
  60. Computex Booth Babes Part 5: Tt eSPORTS
  61. Computex Booth Babes Part 6: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  62. Computex Booth Babes Part 7: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  63. Computex Booth Babes Part 8: Apacer
  64. Computex Booth Babes Part 9: Apogee
  65. Computex Booth Babes Part 10: ASUS, Gigabyte, ECS
  66. Computex Booth Babes Part 11: Hitachi, Patriot Memory
  67. Computex Booth Babes Part 12: Global Mobile Corp.
  68. Computex Booth Babes Part 13: AVC, PQI, QNO Technology, Tyan
  69. Computex Booth Babes Part 14: NVIDIA, MSi, Ozone Gaming Gear, PNY, Corsair, THX, Mio, VMAX
  70. Computex Final Thoughts
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