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Razer wows gamers with Megalodon 7.1 Headset

with 'Military grade' Maelstrom Audio Engine
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Aug 27, 2008 2:24 am

Razer has just unleashed a highly impressive set of gaming headphones dubbed the Megalodon. The first and most noteable feature of these headphones is 7.1 surround sound which uses Razer's new Maelstrom Audio Engine, said to be able to process algorithms up to 800% faster than traditional HRTF virtual surround technologies which results in a more accurate and convincing positional sound stage.


Razer wows gamers with Megalodon 7.1 Headset


What's also worth a mention is that the Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine originated as a military grade audio technology developed for fighter pilots who needed precise audio warnings for incoming missiles.


Included is a control pad connected to the headset which allows for easy adjustment of volume, mic, bass and positional sound settings.


Razer wows gamers with Megalodon 7.1 Headset


The Megalodon will become available sometime during Q4 of this year at a price tag of $149.99 USD. You can find more details on it at the official product page here.


Razer wows gamers with Megalodon 7.1 Headset

The Razer Megalodon encompasses a circum-aural headset with replaceable ear-pad cushions, a cushioned headband and an adjustable boom mic. The control pod is connected to the headset via a braided cable and comes in a glossy piano black finish with a rotating dial adjustment for volume, mic, bass and positional sound. Meant as desk controller, the control pod allows gamers to switch effortlessly between 2.0 stereo and 7.1 surround sound, even controlling which speakers gamers prefer to use in the 7.1 environment.


Razer also proudly presents the Razer Moray In-Ear Noise Isolating Gaming Earphones today at Games Convention. Designed for gamers, the Razer Moray delivers immersive gaming audio or music on the go in a sleek, compact package. Take your gaming on the road with the Razer Moray's powerful bass-driven stereo sound and mid/high range clarity. With a standard 3.5mm mini-jack, the Razer Moray is the perfect complement to any mobile gaming device such as the PSP®, Nintendo DS™ or any MP3 player.


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