Lightweight and flexible.
Stereo music sounds remarkably LOUD and clear.
Detachable microphone features impressive quality and noise canceling.
Earcups swivel flat for storage / transport.
Circumaural leatherette earpads filter amb.
Longterm comfort on even the largest of heads.
Appears as a Stereo-only device to Windows 7.
Limiting surround sound compatibility to roughly 60% of titles tested.
CMSS-3D stereo upmixing doesn't suit most music.
Silencer technology silences a bit too much.
By Tweak.dk on June 27, 2010
Testing ARENA was a true pleasure. This is really a well done product with lots of delights. The design speaks for itself. The white stylish coior and the soft lines. The black cushion pads on the earpads and the headband look great in contrast to...95
By Everything USB on May 21, 2010
A lightweight contender with excellent sound quality and spatialization for native 5.1/7.1 sources, the Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround's game compatibility unfortunately suffers from what can only be described as a stupid oversight in the...-
By ComputerPowerUser on March 12, 2010
n gaming, we found that the Arena excels in making a very wide sound field with excellent lateral distinction, but its front/back simulation is fairly vague. Put it in perspective, though. For $99, this is a very comfortable headset with excellent voice...-
By Bit-tech.net on January 03, 2010
We’re not entirely convinced that naming your latest headset the Carcharias is a good idea. Even if you didn’t know that it was the name of a type of shark, it...90
By TechRadar on January 01, 2010
Arena Surround sounds like it should be the name of a Swedish chubby-culture porn star, but actually it's the name of Creative's new £90 gaming headset.It's Creative's first headset to carry the Sound Blaster brand, and features...80
By GamingShogun on November 17, 2009
For the money, this set of cans makes for a really good value-to-performance headset. Great for the gamer that needs to keep the massive explosions or loud music to themselves, or even the user on the go. Read our full review, After the Break!Full...-
By Good Gear Guide on October 12, 2009
Creative’s Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset is two products in one -- a pair of headphones and a soundcard -- at a reasonable price. It’s a good buy....70
By eReviews on October 13, 2010
Der er vel et eller andet sted ikke ret meget andet at sige end at Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround er et rigtig godt køb.Prisen er pt. Omkring 460,- rundt omkring på nettet, og for under 500,- får du et headset der har udseendet med...90
By Gamezoom.net on September 21, 2010
Beim Creative Sound Blaster Arena gibt es kaum Raum für Kritik. Das Headset bietet eine solide Verarbeitung, einen angenehmen Tragekomfort sowie eine gute Sprachübertragung. Auch der digitale Surround Sound weiß, mal abgesehen von den...80
By Technic3D on July 28, 2010
Das Arena Surround Headset von Creative bietet neben einer hervorragenden Mikrofon-/Sprechqualität auch im klanglichen Bereich viel Positives. Dem Nutzer muss klar sein, dass hier per Software (X-Fi-CMSS 3D und Creative Alchemy) der Surround-Effekt...90