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Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset

By: Andrew Jones | Headsets in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Mar 5, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 84%Manufacturer: Razer

Mic, Check 1..2..

 

It's easy to forget that these cans have a mic-boom attached to them. It folds up so neatly with the headband to keep it out of the way that you just don't even realise it is there.

 

 Razer Carcharias

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Putting it to some use in TF2, you can tell that Razer have taken pains to ensure that the filtering and pickup is really tailored to the frequencies associated with speech.

 

Very little background noise, such as computer hum and breathing, is picked up which really helps you to be understood when you are trying to co-ordinate an attack.

 

The mic boom is bendy at the mid-point, so it can be positioned as required and will swing through a full 180 degrees (should your mouth be under your chin).

 

 Razer Carcharias

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Also worth mentioning is the in-line controls that Razer have included; they allow quick and easy volume adjustment as well as mic-muting, with a clip to attach it to an item of clothing to keep it in easy reach.

 

The only real gripes I have about these headphones are firstly, the price. At 79.99 U.S. Dollars from Amazon, this is a bit steep for the amount of features being offered and there aren't even any blue LEDs! - Secondly, there is no muting ability for the headphones, only for the microphone. Although this is a minor niggle, it's still a feature I would have liked to have seen.

 

Despite these issues, I would say that if you can flash the cash, these should be on your list; they won't disappoint.

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