Conclusion: What Arctic have produced is a pair of speakers that they have decided belongs strapped to your head for some reason. The complexity of the volume control means that achieving optimum sound quality quickly is out of the question. I found myself using the P531 as an ad hoc pair of speakers more often than as a traditional headset. Though they might be branded as “Ultimate Gamer’s Headphones” they are in fact “Ultimately Complicated Headphones”.
Pros: Amazing sound quality
Cons: Heavy, uncomfrotable over long periods, Distracting, Complicated volume control