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Razer Megalodon Over Ear 7.1 Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset

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  • 7.1 Surround Sound
  • Integrated Digital Sound Processor
  • Onboard Audio Processing
  • Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine
  • Noise Filtering, Amplified Microphone
  • Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine
  • Onboard Audio Processing
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Product Description

Product Description

The Razer Megalodon is a 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset designed specifically to incorporate the Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine, making it the definitive headset for gamers today. Utilizing next generation HRTF technologies and a superb DSP with unheard of processing power, the Razer Megalodon is the most advanced audio headset of its kind.

From the Manufacturer

The Razer Megalodon is a 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset designed specifically to incorporate the Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine, making it the definitive headset for gamers today. Utilizing next generation HRTF technologies and a superb DSP with unheard of processing power, the Razer Megalodon is the most advanced audio headset of its kind.



  1. Amplifying and noise filtering microphone
  2. 7.1 virtualized surround sound
  3. Toggle the Razer Maelstrom on and off
  4. Independent control over the center, front, side and rear speakers
  5. The control wheel allows for on-the-fly adjustments of every function
  6. Convenient access to mute the microphone
  7. Mic Sens controls the amount of background noise filtered out
  8. Mic Level controls the volume the microphone outputs to teammates
    Headphones
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32Ω at 1kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 102 dB ± 4dB at 1 kHz
  • Max. Input Power: 200 mW
  • Drivers: 40 mm, with neodymium magnet

  • Microphone
  • Frequency Response: 50 - 16,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (-37 dB ± 4dB @1kHz, 1V/Pa): Variable

    (user adjustable)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 50 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional


               

Engineered for gamers on the go, the Razer Megalodon combines comfort, portability, and performance into a surround sound headset and sound processing solution. The Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine brings out the optimal surround soundstage in games by delivering deep booming bass and crisp, clear highs allowing you to hear and feel every shot that whizzes by.

Razer Maelstrom™ Audio Engine
Hear your enemies before you see them with 7.1 channel virtual surround sound. If the sound source does not support 7.1 or 5.1 Surround Sound, the Megalodon will also perform as a quality Stereo Headset with a deep thumping bass.

Onboard Audio Processing
Offload the virtualization of Surround Sound to the internal sound card and take the demand off your CPU.

Noise Filtering, Amplified Microphone
Be heard loud and clear.






  • Razer Megalodon Gaming Headset
  • Carrying Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Master Guide
         






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Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.4 x 7.4 x 7.8 inches
Item Weight 14.9 ounces
Shipping Weight 3.1 pounds
ASIN B002EVPBH0
Item model number RZ04-00250100-R3U1
Customer Reviews
3.2 out of 5 stars 375 customer reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #476 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Game Hardware > PC Game Hardware > Headsets
#9,679 in Video Games > Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com June 30, 2009

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By R. Holley on July 16, 2009
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I bought pre-ordered this headset from Razer's website a few days before they were released. I eagerly popped the awesome packaging open (watch Razer's unboxing video on YouTube if you haven't already) and threw them on.

The Megalodon's are by far the most comfortable computer headphones I've worn. The headband padding is cushy and keeps the headset from feeling too heavy on your noggin. The earcups, which go around your ears, are very soft and padded well. If anyone owned the Barracudas, some people (myself included) had issues where their ears would actually rest directly on the speakers and get sore after a while. Not with these babies! The padding is excellent and the earcups are very deep.

The mic is permanently attached and can rotate 270 degrees. The control pod is easy to use and let's you adjust the volume of each individual speaker channel and the bass separately. You can also of course switch between 2.1 and 7.1 modes with the press of a button.

The only issue though is to check and make sure that your movies and games can output 7.1 surround sound. If not, some sounds will be a little distorted and muffled. In these cases you are supposed to use 2.1 mode. Check your compatibility to see if what you watch/play is compatible now, but also keep in mind that future games and blu-ray releases should support 7.1.

One example of a standout game was Fallout 3. AMAZING. I could hear the wind blowing, characters talking, and could pinpoint exactly where bullets were being fired from. It truly rivaled my own conventional 5.1 setup. I'm going to have a hard time going back to stereo headsets!

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Short Version

They are worth they money, they are very comfy to wear, the sound quality and bass are great and the Microphone works properly. People don't take the time read manuals and troubleshoot when they go wrong and assume its the products fault. PC parts do not always jive well with each other without a little fussing. If you wanted simple and easy go buy a console.

Long Version

Ok I hope people see this review before they read all the posts about how bad these headphones are and how they are not worth the money. Because they are wroth the money.

First off to everyone who complains about the microphone quality. You need to realize that this headset has a built in sound card via the USB cord. There are controls and settings on the panel you need to set up. You need to both fiddle with your control panel microphone settings on your PC and the headphone controls on the actually control panel via the cord. There are both microphone output settings and noise cancellation levels for the microphone on the device itself. So when you're trying to set up these headphones you need to make sure you test and tweak theses settings. By default they are up to high and you also must make sure your using a high quality encoding with whatever voice chat system your using. Some built in game voice chat uses really low quality codec's so no matter how good your microphone is its going to sound like crap. This is not the fault of the headset. This is also the case with Ventrilo, the few posts I saw regarding that. If you sound like crap check the sound settings next time. I have done very extensive testing and everyone says I sound better than ever now on my voice servers.

Second to those who are reporting actual sound issues.
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Mixed, is the most accurate word that describes how I feel about this headset. I've had it for nearly 5 years, and it's intermittently failed me often enough to really irk me. In general, the audio is great. No real problems there. The mic, then, is the problem. Rather often it spirals out of control and destroys the eardrums of all the people you're trying to talk to. It worked fine for a few years, but the first year and the last several months I've had severe issues getting it to work. Until a week ago when I learned I could only use the headphones, or the mic, but never both at the same time. This was after fixing a similar problem where you had to disable the xHCI in the BIOS to make the headset work with certain motherboards. The one constant problem was the 'Mute' function, that never worked correctly. Any time I unmuted, my mic would cascade to an unbearable roar to anybody listening to my mic. A headache, is what this set has given me for too long.
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Comfortable to wear for hours at a time eventhough it's heavier than most the fabric on the sides of the headphones doesn't bother you or develop an odor although it needs to be cleaned from dust (preferably with alcohol).

The 7.1 feature is pretty useless. It's not really surround and the conversion sounds no where as good. So I almost always use it in 2.0 mode. It is very sturdy and will last for years. The sponges in front of the headphones won't degrade and fall apart like others.

Out of hundreds of games the 7.1 mode of this headset prevented one (one of the Cabella hunting games) from launching due to conflicts with Raxers 7.1 drivers. This happens in 2.0 mode too. Not a big deal since it's one game but worth mentioning.

I would give it 3 stars except it is half functional. The microphone on this headset has a serious design flaw. It is not shielded properly so even at lowest volume and sens (sensitivity) setting, it will pickup feedback from the speaker part and develop echo, noise and distortion. It makes it completely unusable in conferencing. Everyone will complain about the feedback, it is really bad. This is simply unaaceptable for a headset of this price range. I can expect it from a cheap $10 knock-off. There is also no noise reduction to speak of.
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