$160 Headphones Inspired by WoW

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.

  • shiftstealth
    The $199.99 USB headset can be pre-ordered here.
    thats the link to the $119 dollar headset
  • JohnnyLucky
    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!
  • mickey21
    I'll stick with my Logitech G35, thank you very much...
  • Onyx2291
    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.
  • mtyermom
    Can I get one with the same advanced features but costing less without all the WoW related gimmicks?
  • lancelot123
    USB? From Creative? So you can't even use these with a nice sound card?

    I'll stick with my Sennheiser PC 350 tyvm.
  • brother shrike
    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....
  • ominous prime
    Bleh Creative..will stick with the Sennheiser 595's.
  • cory1234
    Rocat Kave all the way
  • micky_lund