Arctic Cooling E361-WM Headphones

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Published: March 8, 2010
Author: Ville Ilonen
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Arctic Cooling

Introduction

Arctic Cooling is well known of their coolers. Their newest product isn’t a cooler, but headphones. We will take a look at their E361-WM headphones which are built to be portable gaming headphones. How will they perform against similarly priced Koss and Sennheiser headphones? Let’s have a look!

About Arctic Cooling:

Who we are?

ARCTIC COOLING is a privately owned company founded in 2001 with headquarters in Switzerland, offices in Hong Kong and the USA and production facilities in Asia. The ARCTIC COOLING team consists o­f international highly educated people with business, technical and communicational skills. The attitude to work is based o­n Swiss principles of innovative spirit and high standards of workmanship for which it is recognized internationally.

This striving for excellence is integrated in all processes as a matter of course. ARCTIC COOLING´s core competencies are multifarious including systematic noise reduction,copper and aluminum heatsink development, customization of thermal solutions, as well as designing quiet fans. More recently quiet and cool PC Cases and Power Supplies have been developed.

What we do?

ARCTIC COOLING is a leader in creating thermal cooling solutions for personal computer systems that enable CPU (Central Processing Unit), GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) and PC case cooling whilst reducing the noise level. Increased heat generated by modern computer systems has overwhelmed most existing cooler manufacturers in their efforts to keep pace with the demands in terms of noise level and cooling.

The noise pollution caused by today´s IT systems has increased, severely affecting productivity in open office environments. ARCTIC COOLING has been working closely with globally recognized companies such as Inno3D, ECS, Galaxy, Sapphire, Powercolor and ATI.

Through these partnerships ARCTIC COOLING has been able to adapt to the changing market requirements and has quickly developed the optimal solutions. ARCTIC COOLING combines the Swiss art of engineering to realize innovative cooling ideas.

Thanks to the low labor cost in Asia, ARCTIC COOLING has consistently produced innovative solutions which lead the market in price / performance. Cooling solutions are created from the demand of our customers. Due to the continuous product development at ARCTIC COOLING the demands of end-users will always be satisfied.

As a result of the head-start ARCTIC COOLING has in knowing end-user´s requirements, manufacturing possibilities and ARCTIC COOLING´s strong R&D, ARCTIC´s products will continue to be market leaders in cooling solutions and provide assemblers, computer hardware distributors and IT-technicians with innovative, virtually silent, cost-effective cooling solutions for CPU, GPU and PC-case worldwide.

Our Vision

Providing thermal solutions optimized to reduce noise for our global customer base.

ARCTIC COOLING GmbH was founded in 2001. The initial start-up with a registered share capital of 20´000 CHF began with sales in Switzerland and Germany. In May 2003 ARCTIC COOLING GmbH transformed from a limited liability Company (GmbH) into a corporation company (ARCTIC COOLING Switzerland AG) with a registered share capital of 100´000 CHF.

ARCTIC COOLING (HK) Ltd. was founded in 2002 to be close to the mainland manufacturing facilities.

ARCTIC COOLING Inc. was founded in 2005 in New York City to support customers in North and South America. In spring 2007 the company ARCTIC COOLING Inc. moved to California where it has a local warehouse.

Specifications & features:

* Large driver coil leads to ultimate bass performance
* The precisely milled aluminium chassis transmits a perfect balance of high and low frequencies
* 3 sets of silicone caps (S, M, L) minimize ambient noise and enrich bass response
* Ultra-soft material fits gently in your ears providing hours of wearing comfort
* Gold-plated stereo plug for uncompromised signal transmission

Frequency response  18 Hz -26k Hz
Impedance         32 Ohm
Sensiticity         105 dB/mW
Output power   15 mW
Cable      1.3 m with 3.5mm stereo plug
Weight       5g
Warranty     2 year

The Product:

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E361-WM comes in grayish retail packet. The front side gives us a clear view of the earphones themselves with a bag where you can store the earphones when you don’t need them.On the backside there’s the usual features and specifications on it.

Arctic Cooling E361-WM
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Opening packet was fairly easy. Inside we find the headphones and an adapter to be used with an iphone. As mentioned before there’s also a bag for keeping your earphones in when they’re not in use. There are also a couple pairs of changeable earplugs provided with the set. This is a common feature in many this kind of earphones as one size isn’t suitable for everyone.

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