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Creative World of Warcraft Wireless headset review

For the Horde! Talk to your Warcraft guild in style – or in a squeaky voice

Our Verdict

It performs brilliantly but feels a bit cheap, even without the gimmicks

For

  • Excellent sound
  • Voice switching is fun…

Against

  • …but very gimmicky
  • Cheap build quality

This isn't simply a headset, it's a World of Warcraft headset. When you wear it, your ears glow with pride as colour-shifting, pulsating LEDs illuminate your choice of logo. Donning it is like putting on that new helm straight from the Lich King's corpse and… We'll stop there.

Your tolerance for this headset's gimmicks will be entirely down to your love of the game. Either you'll be excited by the idea that you can buy replacement logos for the earpieces, or annoyed that you're expected to buy new ones, and that's your call.

What we can say is that technically, these are good headphones. The build quality isn't the best, feeling distinctly plasticky, but they're extremely solid, and sound great.

The microphone is locked in position and a little sensitive, and could do with a muffler to stop it picking up the air rushing past it, but there'll be no problem hearing or communicating with your guild, either here or in other games.

The big gimmick feature is that you can change your voice. It's standard pitch-shifting stuff, with names like 'Blood Elf Female' or 'Malganis' (oddly, there's no auto-echoing Death Knight) that's fun for a while, but not very convincing.

Luckily, more subtle tweaks are also available, with the interface making it easy to tune up the EQ and THX settings to your liking, as well as saving presets and controlling the system with keystrokes.

It may be expensive, but this is a sound headset indeed.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeHeadset
Earpiece DesignOver-the-head
Earpiece TypeBinaural
Driver Size40 mm
Minimum Frequency Response20 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response20 kHz
Microphone DesignBoom
Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Brand NameSound Blaster
Form FactorEar-cup
Sound ModeStereo
Detachable MicrophoneYes
Driver TypeNeodymium
ManufacturerCreative Technology, Ltd
Product Model70GH010000002
Product Name70GH010000002 World of Warcraft Headset
Impedance32 Ohm
Manufacturer Part Number70GH010000002
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.europe.creative.com
Marketing Information

Experience the sounds of Azeroth and beyond like never before with the Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset. Designed specifically for World of Warcraft gamers, the headset features cutting-edge uncompressed wireless audio technology and THX TruStudio PC, offering you a truly unforgettable gaming experience. The Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset features a professional grade microphone, ensuring everyone can hear your shout of "Heal Me! Heal Me!" in all of its resonant glory. You can even declare your staunch allegiance with the interchangeable headset lenses bearing the marks of your chosen faction and 16 million programmable color illumination options.

Microphone Sensitivity-48 dB
Microphone TechnologyNoise Cancelling
Package Contents
  • 70GH010000002 World of Warcraft Headset
  • USB Wireless Transmitter
  • Travel Pouch
  • USB Type A Plug to mini-USB Plug Cable (for charging purpose)
  • Quick Start Booklet
  • 2 x Sets of Interchangeable Headset Lenses (1 pair of Horde symbols & 1 pair of Alliance symbols)
  • Online Software Installation with User Guide