Creative World of Warcraft headphones

Creative World of Warcraft headphones

Wireless gear for weekend warriors

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Remote control for virtualized desktops

A small USB transmitter provides a 2.4GHz wireless connection that sends out uncompressed audio, and pairing the transmitter to the headphones is a simple matter of pressing the ‘Connect’ button on each device for three seconds. The transmitter registers as a standard USB audio device on a Mac or a PC, so you don’t need to install any software to use the headphones.

Creative World of Warcraft headphones

Speak Elf? Tweak this utility and you'll sound like you are

I initially found that higher frequencies sounded a little muffled at lower volumes, but they come out more strongly as you increase the volume, and the overall audio quality was very good – although I still reckon that Sennheiser’s RS 160 pair has a slight edge with the clarity of its higher frequencies.

But, in addition to wireless music playback, the headphones also provide some extra features for WoW players. Although you can use the cans without any additional software, Creative does provide an optional control panel program for both Macs and PCs as a free download from its web site.

Creative World of Warcraft headphones

Adjust your set

As well as a providing a full set of equaliser controls and presets for adjusting music output, this software allows you to alter the colour and intensity of the logo lenses, or make them cycle through a range of colours. There’s an option for emphasising voice output as you bark orders at your guild-mates, and even a ‘voicefx’ option that modifies your voice as you speak into the mike to make you sound like an elf, dwarf, or one of the other races found in World of Warcraft.


A price tag of almost £150 might seem like a lot for a set of gaming headphones, but it’s not unreasonable when compared to similar wireless headsets such as the aforementioned Sennheiser RS 160.

In addition, the WoW headphones also provide some fun customisation options that will appeal to the game’s many dedicated followers, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if quite a few guild members find themselves settling in for a long evening of gaming with the World of Warcraft headphones quietly glowing atop their pointy little ears. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Creative World of Warcraft headphones

Creative World of Warcraft headphones

Pricey, but the many customisation options will appeal to dedicated WoW fans.
Price: £150 (wireless) £110 (wired) RRP


Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.