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7.9 out of 10

Razer Chimaera T1 5.1 headset (RZ04-00480100-R3U1)

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Reviews and Problems with Razer Chimaera T1 5.1 headset (RZ04-00480100-R3U1)

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Overall 6
6.0

Good enough

Paul H., Amazon
1 December 2013
  • Summary: Was great to start with but it broke after 8 months which is pretty disappointing.Usually have good experiences with Razer products so probably just a bad one off
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty Awesome Set of Cups

John E., Newegg
4 September 2013
  • Summary: Honestly for the price I got it I don't mind it at all. To me these things are a 5 star rating, I already had some extra cables laying around and knew I was going to have to rig it up abit to make it work in my system, but to someone spending 200 bucks only to find out they need to buy more cables just to get a simulated 5.1 experience without the use of their microphone, I can see how it might be a little bothersome.
  • Pros: First off, I'd like to admit that I didn't get my Chimaera from Newegg. I was able to get a pair second hand for a great deal. That being said i'm still fairly pleased with the overall performance. I received it with what i think were the original batteries and drained as they were they still provided a few hours at a time. Thank goodness you can use any AAA rechargeable though.
  • Cons: The set up to get surround sound on PC is a bit laborious. If you have an optical jack I suppose you just plug it right in and you're good to go. But if you want 5.1 surround with a pc and you only have rca cords then it takes a bit of tinkering.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good sound quality, battery life should be a lot better

Mark, Amazon
4 June 2013
  • Summary: The sound quality of the headset from playing Call of Duty MW3 and Black Ops 2 is great. You can hear footsteps easily with Sitrep Pro and Dead Silence/Awareness. However, the battery life is awful, I can't get more than 2 hours of gameplay with these on before I have to recharge it. The microphone works well too, just if you were wondering about that. I would recommend another headset because for the price, the battery life should be a lot better.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good "mostly" wireless headphones

Neo47, Bestbuy
31 May 2013
  • Summary: The sound direction and ability to have a microphone built in that was wireless is why I purchased this headset.
  • Pros: Wireless, good sound, and directional sound is pretty accurate in games like COD Black Ops 2 and Hitman Absolution
  • Cons: Battery life is poor. I requested new batteries from the manufacturer and they helped but NO 7-8 hour
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Richard_G, NCIX.com
4 January 2013
  • Summary: Good overall headset. I would recommend getting your own SPDIF, RCA and 2.5/3/5mm cables if you do purchase this headset. Cables bundles are short and are not shielded well. Feedback is a certainty picking up humming either from your PSU or other moving parts on your PC/X360. Base station is large, but not unsightly with nice red glow and very clear LED notifications on the charging bar. Which leads to final gripe, it is rather inconsistent when fully charged.
  • Pros: Nice carbon fibre aesthetic, great range, multi use between PC/X360
  • Cons: Base station is large, cables bundled rather short, difficult to run SPDIF and voice chat on PC, inconsistent holding of charge from battery.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but not Great.

W. Showers "ageless14", Amazon
20 June 2012
Overall 6
6.0

No Pivot but great sound quality

Charles J., Newegg
29 May 2012
  • Summary: Overall this is a great headset, but the lack of pivot for the earpieces means a less than optimal fit.
  • Pros: Great sound, excellent base/charger design, digital input, range - can walk all over the house.
  • Cons: Earpieces do not pivot. This headset is not as comfortable as the Logitech Wireless Headset F540.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but wish I would have stuck with Turtle Beach

Shotgunn66, Bestbuy
11 April 2012
  • Summary: These head phones are worth keeping but they are not the greatest. They are very quiet and they sound more like stereo headphones than surround.
  • Pros: Charging station, Well Built, Good Mic
  • Cons: Price, Volumes to low, not very good surround sound.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad, but falls short of expectations

Colin C., Newegg
21 March 2012
  • Summary: I want to love this headset, but a few things just fall short, despite Razer's claims to the contrary. First, the batter life is literally half of what it claims. Razer says 8 hours, but I barely get 4 before it starts beeping at me. Second, and most importantly is that the voice chat volume is way, way too quiet. Even with voice maxed out in the xbox menu and the "independent" voice control turned all the way up, it is still drowned out by the game sound.
  • Pros: Excellent sound quality for movies and games.
  • Cons: Voice chat volume not nearly loud enough.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent Headset but not for $200

Montoya, Bestbuy
17 March 2012
  • Summary: I bought these to compare to my Astro A40s. I have owned Trittons, Turtle Beach and Astros before.
  • Pros: Wireless, directional sound
  • Cons: Comfort, price, value
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