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Razer Carcharias

67% Positive Reviews
Rated #7 in Gaming Headsets

Posted

Pros: very comfy, i like the line control, long nice cable; sounds ok

Cons: blacksharks are better for a tad weeny bit more dosh

somewhere in the middle is where these belong. 3 stars for the very very comfy wear factor

Posted

Pros: Comfortable

Cons: Poor range, echoing microphone

This is the most comfortable headset I have ever worn, especially for long gaming sessions, but the audio is so bad and the microphone echo so frustrating that I cannot possibly recommend these to anyone. If all you want is something comfortable on your ears, strap a pillow to your head.

 

So, specifically, *how* is it so bad?

 

The drivers have very little bass, making them useless for anything but gaming, and poor at that: I like the full experience of the game, and when a machine gun sounds like a cap gun, it ruins the experience.

 

The microphone picks up the drivers a little *too* well. After multiple complaints from teammates, I made some recordings of what was being picked up by the mic while performing various activities. The mic clearly picked up everything from the drivers, from teammates' speech to background music.

 

The in-line volume control provides a flaky, inconsistent connection and has a microphone "switch" which isn't attached to anything, as far as I can tell, as it doesn't affect the input volume.

 

The headband and sliding sizers feel flimsy and loose, requiring re-adjustment once or twice a session. I can only imagine how they would hold up to actual transportation.

 

Overall, I strongly recommend against paying $80 for these, as their sound quality and poor microphone put them solidly into the $20 price range.

Posted

Pros: Very comfortable, cable is nice, fairly good value

Cons: one headphone in mine broke, mic is sensitive

when i first got this i had high hopes, and to begin with they did meet my hopes, fairly good sound quality, extremely comfy ear pads, but then set in the truth. as with most headsets the audio is far less Superior than most other audio outlets, i use my Soundsticks 2 and cx890i's as a comparison, the bass is basically non existent which may be good for those who just want to game, but i used these to listen to music in the evenings. after a while one of the headphones became temperamental and then broke, then set on the real problem i have with these. using these with skype for example causes many problems, the microphone al of a sudden became more sensitive, this caused people that i was in chat with to even be able to hear everything that was coming out of the headset even louder than what i could hear it, and created a whistling affect for those who had fairly sensitive.

 

i reccommend these to anyone who just wants these to game and to game only, from my experience i would be tempted to buy from razer again but i am not a convert of headphones + detachable mic 

Razer Carcharias
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Description:

Get ready to experience extreme comfort and quality audio as you have never experienced them before. Were proud to introduce the Razer Carcharias. Like its ferocious predecessor the Razer Megalodon the Carcharias delivers superior, realistic audio with clarity and deep, thumping bass. The headset encompasses a circumaural earpiece with interchangeable leatherette ear-pads for maximum comfort during extended gaming sessions. The in-line remote control provides fast and easy volume control while the adjustable, noise filtering microphone ensures high quality audio clarity. The Razer Carcharias is fully geared and ready to plug-and-play. The Razer Carcharias is a circumaural gaming audio headsetdesigned for extended hours of gameplay with superior gaming audio, clarity and bass. The Razer Carcharias is a complete and comfortable gaming communications package that gamers can wear for hours on end.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandRazer
ColorBlack
EAN0879862000486
FeatureExtrasoft earpads, headband cushion, size-extenders, adjustable microphone
Height10.24 inches
Length4.33 inches
Weight1.45 pounds
Width8.66 inches
LabelRazer USA
List Price$79.99
ManufacturerRazer USA
ModelRZ04-00270100-R3U1
MPNRZ04-00270100-R3U1
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameCOMPUTER_INPUT_DEVICE
PublisherRazer USA
StudioRazer USA
TitleRazer Carcharias Gaming Headset (Black)
UPC879862000486
Hardware PlatformPc
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Operating SystemPC
Warranty1 year limited warranty
LanguagesEnglish
LanguagesFrench
Number Of Items1
Release Date2009-08-01
SKUA01V390
PlatformWindows XP
Part NumberRZ04-00270100-R3U1
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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