The Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset is one of the few wireless headsets designed for gamers which reviewers, on the whole, like. The "World of Warcraft"-themed styling includes glowing multi-colored Alliance and Horde logos on the ear cups, and the built-in microphone has an FX setting that changes players' voices to sound like game characters. But reviewers find that the underlying sound quality is quite good, making them a suitable choice for non-gamers too. The Sound Blasters feature a close-cupped design, but they fold flat when not in use. The headset is controlled with slick software that is fully compatible with both PCs and Macs. However, reviewers say that the headset's simulated surround sound could be better, and some think that the Sound Blasters have a little too much plastic for the price. Though it's a little more expensive, the Logitech G930 (*Est. $140) also gets strong reviews for sound quality.
We found a number of in-depth assessments of Creative's most distinctive wireless headset. The Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset is lauded by PC World and TomsGuide.com, though critics at Pocket-Lint.com are slightly less impressed.
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1. PC World
PC World only occasionally reviews wireless headphones, but reviewer Jason Cross takes an in-depth look at the new Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset. Cross says that it is his new gaming headset of choice, thanks to its high quality audio and microphone and its comfort. However, he says he is disappointed by the surround sound, and he admits that the unit is expensive.
Review: Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset Review, Jason Cross, Feb. 12, 2010
Devin Connors notes that the majority of gaming headphones are "mediocre at best," with the exception of the Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset. Connors says it is the best by far, but Connors questions whether going wireless is worth the extra cost, when Creative makes a wired version as well.
Review: Creative Sound Blaster WoW Wireless Headset, Devin Connors, Feb. 10, 2010
Writing for Britain's Pocket-Lint.com, Duncan Geere calls the Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset an "interesting bit of kit." While Geere is generally positive about the set's audio quality, he says it's not good enough considering the Sound Blaster's price and build quality.
Review: Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset Review, Duncan Geere, March 15, 2010
More than 200 Amazon.com users weigh in on the Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset. While many give the headset a full 5-star rating, nearly the same number rate it poorly, with construction/durability issues leading the list of complaints.
Review: Creative Labs Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset, Contributors to Amazon.com