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Razer vs. SteelSeries Headset Comparison - Mic Check 3..4..

Today we have two competing companies with headsets to compare; SteelSeries' 5H v2 and Razer's Piranha gaming headsets.

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

Razer Piranha - Continued

 

When it comes to the multiplayer gaming aspect, these units have you covered nicely. They give a definite clear vocal range that lets me hear every word of the insults being thrown. The mic on the other hand does not perform as well as the previous unit; my pals informed me that I was always quiet with this unit on, so I often had to speak up which led to shouting when I got enthusiastic. This led to people knocking on my door, telling me to shut up; viscous circle.

 

 

The microphone quietness I attribute to one of the design choices by Razer for the microphone boom, which results in less flexibility in mic positioning. It's not a real killer, however, as you can always dial in the microphone gain under Windows to get it right.

 

 

The biggest problem I had with these units was the pinch factor; they did unfortunately grip the ears a bit to ensure they stayed on, and this resulted in my ears getting hot as well as the usual pinching associated with prolonged usage.

 

 

There is one more feature of the Razer Piranha that is pretty cool; they have a USB plug attached with the stereo jacks. This does nothing like adding USB stereo and microphone support unfortunately, but it does make the in-line control and the cans themselves light up the Razer tri-snake logo in blue; giving you the total bad-ass factor when you rock up at the next LAN party, especially with your Razer blue desktop setup as well.

 

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