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Razer vs. SteelSeries Headset Comparison - The Competition

By: Andrew Jones | Headsets in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 3, 2008 4:00 am

Razer Piranha


Razer are well known for their gaming peripherals, and now it's time to see if the Piranha will be another welcomed addition to their gear set.



These units are smaller than the previous pair, but like the girls keep saying, "It's not the size that counts...", so again it's time to plug these babies into the 3.5mm ports on the back of the PC.


Colour coded jacks once again are a welcome sight, but these ones are a little smaller than the previous ones, so if you have big clumsy fingers like mine it might be difficult getting them in if it's tight with other cables down there.



We will keep the same WAVs and MP3s as the first time around to ensure that it's a fair comparison of units, and remembering to turn the volume sliders all the way back to 50%.


The soft crescendos of Mr Dougan's melodies grace my ears, and this time it is a lot louder than the other cans. This can be accounted for by the smaller unit size meaning the drivers have to work less to give me the same volume levels.



Because I like my music loud, I crank it right up to see how much the units can handle before they start to distort. The Piranha delivers when it comes to sound quality, too. It gets the highs and the thumping bass just right. This is all thanks to the smaller volume to fill between driver and ear canal.


Plugging these into the amp, I really get a sense of how good these units are with loudness vs. quality; every time I turn it up I get a great response and no distortion coming through.


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