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Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Gaming Headset

Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Gaming Headset
alaScore 81

16 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Gaming Headset. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The comfort and sound are also appreciated, but reviews about the microphone and portability are mixed. There are some less positive opinions about the price.

sound, comfort, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Gaming Headset is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 16 reviews)

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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

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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.


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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.



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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...

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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...

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Does what it says on the tin!


Welcome to the cult of Razer!

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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...

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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...