Creative World of Warcraft headphones

Creative World of Warcraft headphones

Wireless gear for weekend warriors

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Business security measures using SSL

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. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

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

More from The Register

next story
Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed
It feels very familiar - but it's still good
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND
4Gb/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone?
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
prev story


Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.