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Razer Chimaera 5.1 Gaming Headset
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- 5.1 Channel Dolby Surround Sound for Pinpoint Positional Audio
- 5.8 GHz Frequency Headset for Interference-free Wireless Performance
- Dedicated Lag-free Local Team Communications
- Detachable 2.5mm Microphone Cable
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Razer Chimaera 5.1
The Surround-sound Gaming-headset for the Xbox 360
The Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox 360 gives you a true-to-life surround sound experience. Building on our extensive gaming audio expertise from PC gaming, this wireless headset offers pinpoint tournament grade 5.1 positional audio with extra large circumaural ear cups for maximum comfort.
The base station doubles up as a charging dock and audio processing unit, giving you the option to adjust the game sound and link up to four base stations to talk to your teammates over a lag-free, local communication channel.
5.1 Channel Dolby Surround Sound for Pinpoint Positional Audio
Offering the full range of surround sound, with drivers tuned for 3D positional audio the Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox 360 will allow you to anticipate your enemies’ every step and hear the true game sound in full detail.
5.8 GHz Frequency Headset for Interference-free Wireless Performance
The Razer Chimaera 5.1 allows a true wireless Xbox experience for up to 8 hours with no cables restricting your movement. Using the 5.8 GHz frequency protects this headset against almost all wireless interferences.
Dedicated Lag-free Local Team Communications
Up to four Razer Chimaera 5.1 base stations can be connected to create a lag-free, crystal clear voice channel for dedicated team conversations.
Technical SpecificationsWireless Headset
- Circumaural Design with 50mm Driver Units
- Volume and Mic Control Buttons on the Headset
- Detachable 2.5mm Microphone Cable
- Dimensions: 200mm(W) * 204mm(H) * 88mm(D)
- Inner Ear Cup Diameter: 55 mm / 2.16”
- Approximate Weight (including batteries): 369 g / 0.81 lbs
- Radio Frequency: 5.8GHz
- Dolby Headphone / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Digital
- Wireless Range: 33ft / 10m
- Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
- Impedance: 32O at 1kHz
- Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 105dB +/- 2dB
- Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium Magnets
- Batteries: 2 AAA Batteries (Up to 8 Hours Battery Life)
- Charging Time: 3 Hours
- Frequency Response: 130 - 10,000 Hz
- Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): -42 ± 2dB
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >55 dB
- Pick-up Pattern: Uni-directional
- Xbox 360 / PC
- RCA to 3.5mm Cable*
- Available 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- Available 3.5mm Microphone Jack
* RCA to 3.5mm cable required and sold separately
1 x Razer RZ04-00480100-R3G1 Chimaera 5.1
Charging Dock Base Station
2.5 to 2.5mm Stereo Cable (For Xbox LIVE connection)
2x AAA Rechargable Batteries
Quick Start Guide
Master GuideGaming Headset
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The sound quality is very good stunning infact it blows my xbox surround sound system out of the water (and that is a good system)
build quality is good, the only problem i see with it is that when the lights on the headset are on some of the light seeps out of the bottom but its nothing major. i've already dropped it a few times (while unpacking) and there aren't any marks form that, although finger prints do show on the base station nothing a go over with a cloth can't fix however.
It comes with a good selection of connections however as i own a laptop i don't have a left/right out. so i would recommended getting a 3.5mm to left/right cable if you own a laptop.
On to the microphone issue that people seem to report (about it being to loud) in the manual it says you can adjust the transmit and receive volume with the same set of buttons all you have to do is hold the mode button down for 3 seconds. This isn't an issue on the computer as you can just go into the microphone settings in-game. Connecting the microphone to the computer is hard though, i wouldn't recommend putting a 3.5mm jack out the back and into your microphone 3.5 in. for me playing TF2 this caused a lot of Lag between me speaking and it coming across. I would recommend getting a 3.5mm-2.5mm cable and using the xbox live version (although i have yet to test this)
Overall i would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a good 5.1 headset, just please before you go off complaining about the microphone volume, Read the manual that comes with it.
I hoped these Razer Chimaera's 5.1's would be the answer but their not, not only are these painful on the sides of the head where the ear parts clamp in, but the sound quality isn't breathtakingly amazing either.
Sound is not the loudest i've ever heard on a gaming headset and the bass is practically non existent.
I hooked these up to a Asus Xonar sound card with built in headphone amp and these headphones still couldn't cut the mustard.
My microphone seems to be broken also, tried it with both PC and Xbox 360, followed the help leaflet to the letter and still no joy.
The pro's to this headset is that they look gorgeous and are well designed from a control / base station point of view.
They also has removable batteries and excellent wireless range and performance that does not get interfered with like other wireless headsets that use the more congested 2.4ghz range like the Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless Headset (PS3).
Comparing the Chimaera 5.1's to the PX5's, i would say the PX5 beats them easily, not only are the PX5's more comfortable on the head but they are a lot louder, the only downside to them is that they are prone to wifi interference if you are near a wifi router or have lots of neighbours wifi signals coming through your house, they also need a line of sight.
I wish i could advise you on an outstanding pair of surround sound wireless gaming headphones (with removable batteries) but there isn't any yet. I will continue my search and if i ever find a pair, i'll update my review.
The cons: Compared to a standard Turtle Beach headset,its noticeably heavy, I find it a little bulky on my head. It doesn't give a lot of room to maneouver in terms of comfort and the weight of it isn't ideal for prolonged gaming sessions. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's impossible to play for long or anything its just the weight of the headset will be noticeable and a little troublesome.
Overall I'd give this headset 4 stars. Its well worth the money if you are in the market for a wireless, great sound quality headset. The sound is crisp and the bass is brilliant, although I normally use the treble setting. The only problem is comfort issues but I think thats more personal preferance than anything else.
Worth the money? For people who really play FPS games and feel they need to hear where people are, then yes. This is a competitive gamers dream.
For other casual gamers, I reccommend a Turtle Beach headset, they're simple, light & comfortable whilst still being very affordable (50 euro).
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