Arctic Sound E351 and E361 Earphones - Features, Specifications and More

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Arctic Sound E351 and E361 Earphones
Features, Specifications and More
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General Product Info:

The following information has been pulled from the Arctic Cooling product pages for these products and posted here for your convenience.  For full details, please head on over and check out all of the information at the author site.

Its unique aluminium chassis and large drivers deliver deep bass and precise highs right into your ear canals. The ultra-soft silicone caps in multiple sizes block most outside noise, giving you comfort fit and undisturbed audio experience.

Main features

  • Large driver coil leads to ultimate bass performance
  • The precisely milled aluminium chassis transmits a perfect balance of high and low frequencies
  • 3 sets of silicone caps (S, M, L) minimize ambient noise and enrich bass response
  • Ultra-soft material fits gently in your ears providing hours of wearing comfort
  • Gold-plated stereo plug for uncompromised signal transmission

   
This outstanding earphone delivers high sound quality in every aspect. Deep and powerful bass is one of key features of the E300 series. Each model is equipped with large driver coils (Ø10mm / 9mm) which reproduce dynamic and super deep bass without any distortions.

Quality of the chassis is also critical for authentic sound quality. The E361 aluminium chassis is precisely engineered and sealed for top class sound isolation. It guarantees full and accurate sound transmission into your ear canal without internal sound leakage.

 

Specifications are often fudged by companies and aren’t always that import when considering picking between two sets of headphones but they are worth mentioning.  They can give you an idea of what to expect and I actually really appreciate the graphic that Arctic Sound has included with their audio products so that you know what to expect with them.

 

E351 Specifications:

Frequency response:  10 Hz -24k Hz
Impedance:  32 Ohm
Sensitivity:  104 dB/mW
Output power:  15 mW
Cable: 1.3 m with 3.5mm stereo plug
Weight: 5g
Warranty:  2 year

Chart

 

According to the chart, the E361’s have better highs, but not quite as strong of bass response.  They have clearer highs, better clarity but aren’t quite as comfortable.  That of course is a bit subjective and we’ll take a better listen as we go along. 

 

Frequency response:  18 Hz -24k Hz
Impedance:  32 Ohm
Sensitivity:  105 dB/mW
Output power:  15 mW
Cable: 1.3 m with 3.5mm stereo plug
Weight: 5g
Warranty:  2 year
 
Chart

 

Closer Look:

Both sets of earphones have a built-in microphone and a jack with a triple connector.  This provides stereo sound as well as a mono microphone all on a single plug.  This works great for the iPhone, iPod touch and other devices that support this style of plug.  That is why Arctic Cooling has provided the “Y” adapter for laptop/PC use.  If you want to use it on your phone that doesn’t support this jack, Arctic Sound has an adapter available for phones with smaller jacks.

 Connector
Connectors

Even though the microphone is very small, the sound quality is still pretty good.  I’ve recorded some audio on my iPod Touch – via Skype and the quality is more than acceptable.  The microphone also has a button on it that can be used to answer / disconnect calls on your phone.  This doesn’t seem to do much for the PC application though.

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The E361 earphones are labeled right and left, but the E351s have no markings on them to indicate which ear side goes where.  The only thing that helps you know which is right is that the left side is usually the side with the microphone.  Keep that on your left and you’re golden.

On the last page we’ll take a listen to these two sets and find out which one we like better and why.