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.
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Cons: Little too small of bass for me, Not for those with small heads (pro for me, con for others)
Conclusion: On the design front the Carcharias continues to impress. It is one of the most comfortable headsets available thanks to the way it sits on our head and the pressure used to hold the earcups around our ears. The sliding mechanism to extend the length of the headset is also an impressive aspect of the headset and increases the chances of finding a fit which suits every user.
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. Those who say that closed headphones suck just haven’t heard a good one...
Excerpt: We tested Razer’s Carcharias gaming headset immediately after we finished our review of Logitech’s G35 headset , which is also largely targeted at gamers. As we unpacked the former, two things surprised us: Its light weight and the fact that it relies on analog connections to your PC’s line-out and mic-in jacks. The Carcharias is definitely old-school. There’s no surround sound, no programmable buttons, and no glowing LEDs.
Pros: Lightweight and very comfortable; good-quality sound; in-line volume control and mic switch
Cons: Mic does a poor job of rejecting extraneous noise; no detents in the headband
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.