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Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Gaming Headset - Xbox 360

3.1 out of 5 stars 200 customer reviews
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  • Extra Large 50mm Neodymium Drivers - For true-to-life gaming audio
  • Up To 8 Hours of Battery Life - For uninterrupted gaming
  • 5.1 Channel Dolby Surround Sound for Pinpoint Positional Audio
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Product Description

Style: 5.1 Surround

Product Description

5.8 GHz Wireless Audio Frequency - For optimal range and freedom

From the Manufacturer

The Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox 360® gives you a true-to-life surround sound experience. Building on our extensive gaming audio expertise from PC gaming, this wireless headset offers pinpoint tournament grade 5.1 positional audio with extra large circumaural ear cups for maximum comfort. The base station doubles up as a charging dock and audio processing unit, giving you the option to adjust the game sound and link up to four base stations to talk to your teammates over a lag-free, local communication channel.
  1. Adjustable circumaural ear cups for optimal sound isolation and comfort
  2. Flexible microphone boom and detachable Xbox LIVE® communication cable
  3. Rechargeable batteries for extended gaming sessions of up to 8 hours
  4. Digital optical connection for superior sound quality
  5. Docking base station for audio processing, recharging and advanced controls
  6. Independent volume and microphone sensitivity controls on the ear cups
  7. PC compatible** 3.5mm RCA cable required and sold separately

    Technical Specifications
    Wireless Headset
  • Circumaural Design with 50mm Driver Units
  • Volume & Mic Control Buttons on the Headset
  • 3 Preset EQ
  • Detachable 2.5mm Microphone Cable
  • Dimensions: 200mm(W) * 204mm(H) * 88mm(D)
  • Headphones
  • Radio Frequency: 5.8GHz
  • Dolby® Headphone / Dolby Pro Logic® II / Dolby Digital
  • Wireless Range: 33ft / 10m
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Wireless Range: 33ft / 10m
  • Impedance: 32O at 1kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 105dB +/- 2dB
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium Magnets
  • Batteries: 2 AAA Batteries (Max 8 Hours Battery Life)
  • Charging Time: 3 Hours

  • Microphone
  • Frequency Response: 130 - 10,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): -42 ± 2dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >55 dB
  • Pick-up Pattern: Uni-directional

5.1 Channel Dolby® Surround Sound for Pinpoint Positional Audio
Offering the full range of surround sound, with drivers tuned for 3D positional audio the Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox 360® will allow you to anticipate your enemies’ every step and hear the true game sound in full detail.

5.8 GHz Frequency Headset for Interference-free Wireless Performance
The Razer Chimaera 5.1 allows a true wireless Xbox® experience for up to 8 hours with no cables restricting your movement. Using the 5.8 GHz frequency protects this headset against almost all wireless interferences.

Dedicated Lag-free Local Team Communications
Up to four Razer Chimaera 5.1 base stations can be connected to create a lag-free, crystal clear voice channel for dedicated team conversations.

    Package Contents

  • Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Gaming Headset
  • Charging Dock Base Station
  • Cables
  • RCA Cable
    2.5mm to 2.5mm Stereo Cable (For Xbox Live® Connection)
    3.5mm to 3.5mm Stere Cable (For Base Station Link)
    Optical Digital Audio Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • 2 x AAA Rechargeable Batteries
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Master Guide


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Has everything you need for up to 12 hours of battling and smack-talking your friends in absolute comfort

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Product Information

Style:5.1 Surround
Product Dimensions 3.5 x 7.9 x 8 inches
Item Weight 4 pounds
Shipping Weight 3.7 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number RZ04-00480100-R3U1
Batteries 2 AAA batteries required.
Customer Reviews
3.1 out of 5 stars 200 customer reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #16,193 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
#98 in Video Games > Xbox 360 > Accessories > Headsets
#6,709 in Video Games > Accessories
Date first available at May 10, 2011

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Style Name: 5.1 Surround
To preface: I've never owned a headset for my TV or XBox. After enjoying my roommate's Tritons for an hour, I decided to purchase my own game console headset. (I already owned a Logitech for my computer.)

I purchased my Razer Chimaeras last year in anticipation of MW3 and ESV: Skyrim. After using a Razer mouse for a year, I looked into their selection. The Chimaera's looked cool, had several features, and most importantly, offer 5.1 surround sound in a Wireless option, something which other companies did not have at the time. I pre-ordered it and waited.

When they arrived, I immediately hooked them up and inserted CoD: Black Ops. I had to hook up the required Optical connection to my TV, since my XBox 360 was first-gen, but it was a minor oversight. The Surround Sound functioned all the same. This is my total, flat review:

+ Sound=9/10: Arguably the most important aspect of the headset, the Chimaera does little to disappoint in this area. It has a smooth consistency and doesn't apply any limiters, so sounds that are supposed to be loud, are loud, and soft, soft. I was expecting the headphone bass to be jacked up in order to appeal to the current market, but the Normal Sound setting (more on that later) is very equalizer-neutral and allows the actual game sound to come through without changing it. My only complaint in this area is the very slight signal hum that the headphones emit. While playing Skyrim, I came upon a particularly quiet area, and turned the game sound to 0% to check. It's extremely low, but still exists, and shouldn't.

+ Comfort:=7/10: When I first donned the headset, it was quite tight around my ears and the foam within the top (cranial) pads was also quite stiff.
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Style Name: 5.1 Surround Verified Purchase
I'm both and Xbox 360 and PC gamer so I needed a headset that would work for both. After a disappointing attempt with the Turtle Beach XP400s, I figured I'd give the Razer Chimaera 5.1 a try. In short, it does the job well but I needed some extra accessories and there were some quirks and cons to deal with. I'm giving it a 4/5 because of that. Below are the details:

Feature Highlights:
- AAA Rechargable Batteries. It can charge them through the base on which it sits, so I never need to take them out and if they die I can get an industry-standard replacement. Love it! I use Eneloop brand and get several hours of game time, but I'm sure the runtime will vary depending on what batteries you use (duh!).
- Wireless. No more running over the cord with your chair or tripping over it and sending the headset flying. The range is very good too, even going 20' through one wall or ceiling with no trouble. No clicking or hiss as in other headsets.
- Surround Sound. Technically not "real" 5.1 surround, but it does take clear optical audio and make a very decent imitation using Dolby Headphone. I'm not kidding: the room ambiance effect when listening to music made it sound like I was listening to my speakers, not my headset. Very happy with the quality, but I'm sure there are audiophiles that may not agree with me.
- Buttons. Easy to find without looking and the physical click gives you feedback that they registered.
- Mic Quality: Picks-up well and decent clarity for what it is. It's not a pro mic by any stretch, but it's a step up from the "average" PC mic. Xbox live chat worked well. Sensitivity was reasonable since it didn't register when I wasn't speaking even with some low background noise.
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build: it is made with mostly hard plastic matte plastic like 4gb xbox + glossy plastic like the 250 gb, plastic seems durable looks like it could take a beating but i wouldn't give it a drop test lol...but at the same time the plastic is kind of creaky like when picking it up by one cup or putting it on if you stretch them out to them out ull hear some seems to have gotten better and less creaky the more i use it though.

fit: the headset is big, and opens up 10 notches...i wear glasses and have a semi big head i have them opened to 3 comfortably and i could take off my glasses without taking the headset off, thats a big plus for me because with other headphones ive owned they have seemed to be tight and uncomfortable on my glasses...the padding is thick on the ears and the head it has the form fitting feel if they make mesh ear cups available i would purchase them, the headset has some weight to it but as soon as they go on my head with the padding it seems to form to my head i dont feel them one bit and have wore them for 3 hours at once without taking them of or adjusting them it was like i didn't have anything on

buttons: theres 2 buttons on the outside of each cup power and mic mute on the left mode and sync on the left...if your like me and only play online and are not going to be around other razer chimaera 5.1 then you'll use the sync button 1 time...there is mic volume up and down buttons on the headset too and headset volume...i feel the placement of them is ok i pick up my headsets/phones from the cups and put them on my head, if you do that your most likely going to be raising the volume its not a big deal ive learned to not do it.

setup : setup is very easy...
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