Arctic Cooling was founded in 2001 and their headquarters are located in Switzerland. The company mainly specializes in CPU and GPU quiet cooling solutions, while producing various multimedia products. Today we are looking at the Arctic Cooling E361 earphone set, which is an affordable high-quality product aimed mainly to users who seek satisfying sound performance at low cost.
Let’s have a look at the Arctic Cooling E361 specifications, taken directly from the company’s official website:
We can see that the model comes in various colours and there are versions with or without a microphone. The sample that Arctic Cooling kindly sent us for testing purposes was the white version with a microphone.
A Closer Look – Package and Accessories
The earphones come in a shiny transparent box with a transparent part so that the buyer can see the actual earphone set. It is stated that the set is compatible with the PC and the iPhone. At the back side we find a detailed specification report. In the package we can also find an optional cable clip to attach it to your shirt, two spare sets of silicon caps for big or small ears, as well as a user manual.
Inside the Arctic Cooling E361 package we will also find an elegant carrying case, which has a nice Arctic Cooling logo on the top.
A Closer Look –
The Arctic Cooling E361 have a solid build quality and you can tell that by the time you unpack the set. The cable is long enough and there is a small microphone extension for use with a phone or making a PC voice chat. The silicone caps feel very soft and ensure that the user will not be tired after long-
Performance and Verdict
The Arctic Cooling E361 has a great design and its build quality is great. The earbuds supplied will surely make the set comfortable for any ear type and will not tire the user after long usage. The embedded microphone is surely a big plus, as the set can be used with phone and PC for voice chatting.
We tried the earphone set with our iPod Touch listening to some hip-hop and house music. The sound quality was awesome, delivering deep bass with no distortion even when used at max volume. The trebles also sound nice without hiss.
We tested the set also for gaming and we were quite satisfied, after playing Crysis 2. The sound was realistic and we could not hear any outside environment factors. Even when using Skype for voice chatting, the set performed very well as well, we were assured that the other side heard us clearly and loudly.
Overall, If you’re looking for a decent set of earphones without blowing your budget, these ones are well worth considering their price tag, as the sound quality they offer is really satisfying, combined with the embedded microphone that adds up much usability. At the moment of the review the retail price is 24.00€.
(+) Good sound quality
(+) Confortable to use
(+) Embedded microphone
(-) For this price, none
Thus, we would like to give the Arctic Cooling E361 our Value For Money Award.