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Razer Chimaera 5.1

Razer Chimaera 5.1
alaScore 82

25 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Razer Chimaera 5.1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets for all reviews. Reviews about the design and usability are overall positive. The comfort and sound are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price, and opinions about the microphone and portability are different.

sound, comfort, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Razer Chimaera 5.1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 25 reviews)

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Expert review by: Darren Murph (



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...

Simple to setup ; Great wireless performance ; Fold-down microphone

Bulky ; Heavy ; Too huge for normal heads

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Scott Lowe (

Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Gaming Headset Review


New wireless headset brings creative new ideas to surround sound gaming audio, but comes with a few limiting factors.

Others may feel differently or focus exclusively on Xbox 360, but for us cross-platform players, it's a tough sell.

Aug, 2011


Expert review by: Stuart Davidson (

Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Gaming Headset Review


Today we have a chance to look at the stereo Chimaera's big brother, the full 5.1 surround sound model and find out if the addition of Dolby technology has taken the Chimaera from excellent gaming headset to a high end high definition media peripheral.

The Chimaera 5.1 is a high quality wireless surround sound headset which performs exceptionally well with all genre's. Interference-free lossless sound with great range and some unique features certainly stands the Chimaera 5.1 out from the crowd.

May, 2011


Expert review by: Taimoor Hafeez (

Razer Chimaera 5.1 X360 Headset Review


Bringing pro competition closer to home.

Noise isolated 5.1 surround sound; Good range at 30 ft.; Decent battery life at 8 hours; Easily connects with PC & X360; Very comfortable; Easy setup; All cables provided

Need a wire between headset and X360 controller to use mic (but that's Microsoft's fault)

When the base station is turned on, there a nice green glow coming from the bottom of it, meanwhile there are no lights on the headset; understandable, since battery conservation is high priority. The base station is the place that charges the two...

May, 2011

Consumer review by: CompletelyPissedOff (

total ripoff


can't do zero or negative eggs

wireless, comfortable

total garbage ; had to return the first pair after a few months ; went to return the second pair after another few months but decided to go with another brand ; constant screech of a 1990's impact printer outbound to all people on the other end ;...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (



for a $200 head set i should be able to walk 80ft away, and it should auto detect which sound devices i am using. Not all motherboards have optical in and out.

optical audio, comfortable, stylish, light weight

pricey, the range is only about 15ft with no LoS, 20 with LoS. Standing right outside the office window I get lots of interference, while 20ft away in the kitchen there is none... so long as I can SEE the transceiver, as soon as its out of LoS i get...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: hazza006 (

Does what it says on the tin!


Welcome to the cult of Razer!

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Bevan (

Worth it..."


I was actually surprised due to the stereo like speaker setup but thisheadset actual provides very good positional surround sound with a decent soundquality. The headset is also very comfortable and this comes from someone thatusually cannot stand to...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: ImSimmo (

Awesome Headset !


This razer gaming headset has fantastic looks and the sound quality of its 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound is so clear i can hear people walking accoss the map on some shooter games like call of duty and gears of war ! HIGH RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANYONE...

Jul, 2011