ARCTIC P533 Racing Radio Gaming Headset with Boom Microphone & 40mm Neodymium Drivers!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Today, I am taking a look at a NASCAR-style racing radio headset by ARCTIC, called P533 Racing, which features 40 mm neodymium drivers, a boom microphone, integrated volume control and 3.5 mm TRRS plug. These headphones also come with a lovely sturdy carrying case and 3.5mm headset splitter extension cable that is 2 meters long.
These ARCTIC gaming headphones really have a wow factor to them. Right out of the box, the quality build and intricate detailed stitching of the headphones really jumps at you with the super soft memory foam ear pads, articulated boom microphone and leatherette headband.
The 40mm driver units of these headphones are not conventional ceramic magnet speakers, but neodymium speakers which are lighter and produce a higher quality sound. The frequency response of the headphones is 20Hz to 20kHz, sensitivity is > 95dB/mW and Impedance is 16ohm/32ohm. The microphone has a frequency response of 100Hz to 10kHz  and sensitivity >-40dBV/Pa.
As far as the sound, the ARCTIC P533 Racing sound similar to open back headphones where sounds feels like it's coming from the room around you, instead of being played into your head.
The articulated boom microphone arm can be raised and moved away from your mouth thanks to two adjustable bending joints that allows you to perfectly place the microphone in front of the mouth.
As far as the 3.5 mm plug, the P533 Racing headphones have a TRRS plug configuration which features a microphone channel for stereo headset sound. By the way, TRRS stands for:
T = Tip (left sound)
R = Ring (right sound)
R = Ring (ground)
S = Sleeve (microphone)
For more information on headphones check out the Headphones Explained article.

The Verdict
The ARCTIC P533 Racing gaming headset works great on my ASUS Republic Of Gamers G751J PC laptop, but it is also compatible with Xbox and Playstation, Mac, tablets, smartphones, and any other devices that use a 3.5 mm plug. The volume level is controlled via a wheel dial built on the side of the right ear cup so adjusting the sound volume is quick and easy.
The P533 Racing headset is very well put together and provides a very involving experience with good isolation ear pads and soft headband (both of which are very comfortable on the ears and head, even after long gaming sessions). The ear cups can be adjusted in and out to accommodate the shape of your head. The drivers are made using neodymium magnets so the headset is light with very powerful bass and crisp highs (treble). Check out the ARCTIC P533 Racing gaming headphones. There is also a military model called, P533 Military, which you can also get from Amazon.

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