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A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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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.

Pros
  • Simple to setupGreat wireless performanceFold-down microphone
Cons
  • BulkyHeavyToo huge for normal heads
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Design and form factor

67
 

Comfort

67
 

Sound quality

80
 

Durability

80
 

Voice / mic quality

100
 

How It Stacks Up

82

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Critic

78
 

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54
 
82

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Critic

81
 

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88
 

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80
 

User

60
 
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82
 

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78
 
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Critic

78
 

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54
 
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88
 

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