Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset

  • Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset
86
Based on 12 scores, 15 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Relatively inexpensive.
  • Lightweight and flexible.
  • Stereo music sounds remarkably LOUD and clear.

Cons:

  • Appears as a Stereo-only device to Windows 7.
  • Limiting surround sound compatibility to roughly 60% of titles tested.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tweak.dk on 95

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...

By Everything USB on

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

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 90

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...

By TechRadar on 80

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...

By GamingShogun on

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 70

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....

International Review By eReviews on 90

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...

International Review By Gamezoom.net on 80

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...

International Review By Technic3D on 90

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...

International Review By Tweak.dk on 95

At have ARENA forbi testbænken har været en sand fornøjelse. Her er der virkelig tale om et gennemtænkt produkt med masser af lækkerier. Hvis vi ligger ud med designet taler det jo næsten for sig selv. Den hvide stilrene...

International Review By PC-tidningen on 80

Det består nämligen ­inte enbart av lurar och en mikrofon som filtrerar bort störande ljud i omgivningen. Headsetet ansluts till en usb-port och anslutningspluggen inne­hål­ler ett komplett ljudkort. Det är inte...

International Review By iTrends.dk on 85

Så skal vi for første gang, i iTrends historie, kigge på et produkt fra Creative. Det er deres seneste gamer headset, som hedder Arena og som har fået meget ros rundt omkring. Sættet er beregnet til gamere og sådan...

International Review By Gear Online on 83

Jeg husker første gang, jeg så en Darth Vader-maske, der kunne forvrænge brugerens stemme, så man lød som Imperiets onde håndlager i egen person. Slut med forgæves at prøve at efterligne Darth Vaders...

International Review By Digitale-Generation on 89

Hier haben wir wirklich ein ausgezeichnetes Headset. Der Sound ist in allen Bereichen (Musik, Voice-Chat, Games) einfach hervorragend, das Design klasse und der Anschluss simpel. Auch in Sachen Verarbeitung und Mikrofon kommt das Modell ganz knapp an...