Excerpt: When I hear “Razer,” I think “dedicated gamer.” The two are almost synonymous. This headset brushes by this brittle but crucial association. The Razer Carcharias slogan reads “Command in Comfort.” and rightfully so. This is a headset that delivers a reliable experience well worth exploring. It’s designed and priced for the gaming crowd with a budget who still need an immersive, quality gaming experience. It’s both PC and Xbox 360 compatible and great for co-op games.
Excerpt: Razer are best known for their mice and to a certain extent a good keyboard range however as experience has taught us they also know what it takes to make a quality audio product. In the past we have reviewed the majority of their audio range and each time they were award winners with the most impressive being the USB based Megalodon 7.1 headset and the stunning Mako 2.1 speakers.
Conclusion: Even after 8 hours of constant use, this headset was still comfortable. Since the large padded cans rest against the user’s head rather than the ears, there is no sharp pain after wearing them for a couple hours like some other headsets.
Summary: So in retrospect I’ll look at the Razer Carcharias one more time in a gamers mind et, in this I will also grade it.
The thing that puzzled me is: if this is supposed to be a game’rs headset, then why did they opt for a open design? A closed headset will provide natural noise reduction and won’t give off as much sound/noise to the surrounding, as an open system will provide a better sound quality.
Excerpt: You may remember that a while ago I set up a two-way duel between a pair of Razer and SteelSeries gaming headsets . During that battle Razer came out tops for sound, but I felt there could have been some improvements to the headset itself.
Conclusion: Razer’s Carcharias delivers a solid audio experience when gaming and can keep its own when going up against dedicated music headsets, at least in terms of volume and bass levels. We also loved its super long tangle-free audio cable that even allowed us to watch a series on our PC’s large full HD screen at night while in bed with the headset on. The Carcharias Professional PC gaming headset carries a recommended retail price of R750.
A light, comfortable Razer headset designed for marathon gaming sessions.
Good Gear Guide.au
12 September 2010
Summary: The Razer Carcharias is a headset aimed at gaming enthusiasts, with good sound quality and a noise-cancelling microphone. This gaming headset is light and easy to wear for long periods. Apart from a few small annoyances, the Razer Carcharias is a very competent product that is worthy of consideration.
Pros: Light and comfortable, felt ear-pads limit fatigue, good sound quality for gaming
Cons: Unnecessarily bulky volume control, microphone not very flexible, sound leaks easily