77
Global
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77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Razer Chimaera wireless Xbox 360 headset review

Summary

from $339.34+
Pros
  • Simple to setupGreat wireless performanceFold-down microphone
Cons
  • BulkyHeavyToo huge for normal heads
Razer Chimaera wireless Xbox 360 headset review

When a product takes well over a full year to go from introduction to release, it's natural for consumer expectations to amp themselves up a notch or two. Such is the case with Razer's Chimaera, an Xbox 360-centric wireless gaming headset that was initially teased at CES 2010, and just started shipping to end users early this year. The company's been in the gaming headset business for some time now -- if you'll recall, we thoroughly enjoyed our time with the (wired) Carcharias headset right around two years back. This 2.1 system promises to give Xbox Live yappers exactly what they've been waiting for, but is it really worth the $129.99 entry fee? Head on past the break for our take.

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Scores

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Breakdown

Comfort
6.7
Sound quality
8.0
Durability
8.0
Voice / mic quality
10.0
Design and form factor
6.7
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Specs

Chimaera

Form factor
Over-ear
Channels
Surround
Controls
Volume, Mute
Connections
2.5mm stereo, Wireless
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Specs

Chimaera

Form factor
Over-ear
Channels
Surround
Controls
Volume, Mute
Connections
2.5mm stereo, Wireless
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