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All told, the Chimaera feels like a solid product that wasn't exactly executed to perfection -- the large, bulky design turned us off right away, and the shoddy 3.5mm input didn't do much to rebuild that lost confidence. quote


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Critic reviews

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  • Voice / mic quality
    10
  • Sound quality
    8.0
  • Comfort
    6.8
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    6.5

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8.0
Engadget Apr 1, 2011

All told, the Chimaera feels like a solid product that wasn't exactly executed to perfection -- the large, bulky design turned us off right away, and the shoddy 3.5mm input didn't do much to rebuild that lost confidence.

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8.0
TechCrunch Jul 27, 2011

Their bulk is somewhat off-putting, and sound is a mixed bag — good for games, a little too bottom-heavy for music. For an all-purpose PC headset, I’m not convinced it’s worth the $130, though it’s more in its element leaning back on the couch playing 360.

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8.0
IGN Aug 8, 2011

At $199.99, the Chimaera 5.1 is hardly cheap, and with no chat support for platforms other than the Xbox 360, it's aimed at a very specific audience of Xbox 360-only online gamers or those who forgo online communication across all platforms.

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8.0
Mitchellmckenna Mitchellmckenna

Cons: Warning for original xbox 360 owners: One thing I want to warn is this wasn't made to work with HDMI on the original Xbox 360 out of the box! After half an hour trying to get it to work I finally found out on their FAQ that it requires an additional component. You have to buy a RCA...

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