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$160 Headphones Inspired by WoW

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Creative Labs has developed two Sound Blaster headsets with custom World of Warcraft themes.

Fans of World of Warcraft may dig the new WoW-themed Sound Blaster headsets from the master of sound, Creative Labs. While we can't guarantee that the headsets will improve your 1337 level-grinding skills, they definitely look as if you'll be brought closer to Blizzard's virtual fantasy world. Creative is offering two versions—wired (USB) and wireless—costing $119.99 and $159.99 respectively.

The headsets themselves are on the big side. Both models sport two sets of interchangeable headset lenses featuring Horde and Alliance artwork—both lenses also sport 16 million color LEDs. Although the headsets look somewhat heavy, the cushioned earpads and light, flexible headbands reportedly reduces "listening fatigue."

Want to really get into the character? The headsets offer custom World of Warcraft-themed voice presets to make you sound big and bad to other players. Additional bells and whistles Creative threw into the package includes an interface that resembles the MMORPG, advanced uncompressed wireless technology, THX TruStudio PC audio technology, and a battery that recharges even while in use.

Gamers can pre-order the$159.99 wireless version over at Amazon here. The $199.99 USB headset can be pre-ordered here.

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    mickey21 , February 2, 2010 11:36 PM
    I'll stick with my Logitech G35, thank you very much...
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    shiftstealth , February 2, 2010 10:49 PM
    The $199.99 USB headset can be pre-ordered here.
    thats the link to the $119 dollar headset
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    JohnnyLucky , February 2, 2010 11:21 PM
    I guess you have to be a die hard WOW gamer to want something like that. On the other hand some of the features sound very cool!
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    mickey21 , February 2, 2010 11:36 PM
    I'll stick with my Logitech G35, thank you very much...
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    Onyx2291 , February 2, 2010 11:37 PM
    If it wasn't so expensive and if I heard it was good I would probably get it if I didn't already have a pair. That thing would never leave the house though.
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    mtyermom , February 2, 2010 11:38 PM
    Can I get one with the same advanced features but costing less without all the WoW related gimmicks?
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    lancelot123 , February 2, 2010 11:55 PM
    USB? From Creative? So you can't even use these with a nice sound card?

    I'll stick with my Sennheiser PC 350 tyvm.
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    brother shrike , February 3, 2010 1:35 AM
    They actually don't look as bad as I expected, but my G35 headset is perfect and it'd be a little weird to have a headset inspired by a game I don't play....
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    ominous prime , February 3, 2010 1:46 AM
    Bleh Creative..will stick with the Sennheiser 595's.
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    cory1234 , February 3, 2010 2:48 AM
    Rocat Kave all the way
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    micky_lund , February 3, 2010 3:03 AM
    cheap
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    sicpric , February 3, 2010 4:01 AM
    Meh, I'm still digging my half broke, duck-taped together plantronics headset. :) 
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    vicsrealms , February 3, 2010 4:03 AM
    Thank goodness, as I first read the article's title I was expecting a set of headphones that looked like a couple of Orcs attached to you ears. Thankfully, I was wrong. Still, I will stick with my Sennheiser PC350's.
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    kelfen , February 3, 2010 4:30 AM
    sounds good but I always question quality with these types of products
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    falchard , February 3, 2010 7:22 AM
    USB, lol. They don't even look comfortable.
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    liemfukliang , February 3, 2010 8:40 AM
    Where is X-Fi 2?
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    jay2tall , February 3, 2010 11:57 AM
    WOW, WOW people will pay anything for anything WOW.
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    Scotteq , February 3, 2010 12:23 PM
    From Creative, huh?

    Well... As long as you don't run Vista or Win 7, and don't dare ever write fixes for their craptacuar drivers (and 'force' Creative to SUE you)... I guess they'll be OK.
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    monkeysweat , February 3, 2010 12:41 PM
    i wonder if some people think "hey, i'm not quite geeky enough playing wow for 8 hours a day, i need an accessory, hey big headphones that have wow design on it, PERFECT! - MOM!! CAN YOU BUY ME A PAIR??"
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    theholylancer , February 3, 2010 12:54 PM
    I wonder if vent spamming sounds like the kickass and bubble gum thing is there, all I can think of macroed sounds are the annoying ones rofl
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    Anonymous , February 3, 2010 1:10 PM
    Hmmm WoW headphones.... Can I get a pair looking like ..... Troll ears please!
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