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on March 7, 2013
This is my first Razer product, and I couldn't be happier. I've tried their gaming mice in the past, and always thought they were well designed devices, so I had high expectations for this headset. Before you even get to the headset you have to admire the packaging. This is a premium product, and you get that distinction before you even try it on. First is a solid cardboard box with the printed materials nicely stowed in the lid. Next is a very nice zippered ballistic case where the headset resides. I've seen these included with expensive headphones costing much more, so its nice Razer took notice. After taking out the headphones I was surprised at how light they were. Some may perceive this to be low quality, but I believe Razer intended them to be lightweight for comfort, and the quality is still there, so relax. They should hold up to daily use just fine. The ear cups have a plush fleece material that's really comfy. The adjustable headband has soft memory-foam. Overall this is a very comfortable headset. I hardly noticed once I put it on, and it practically disappears after prolonged gaming sessions. Comfort 5/5
Setup couldn't be simpler. There's only one usb plug that connects to your PC since the break-out box has everything on-board. Once plugged in the controls light up blue along with Razer's logo on each side of the drivers. I wish it was their signature green instead of blue to match the rest of my system, but this is a personal preference. It still looks great. Setup 5/5
To test the audio I fired up some music. The audio controller automatically selected 2.0 for stereo sound, and the corresponding lights indicated that it was a 2.0 source with just the front (simulated) speakers active. I was pleasantly surprised how well these drivers performed given that they're intended use is for 7.1 sources. I've tried a variety of circumaural headphones for audio monitoring, and the the Megladon performed very well for a gaming headset. Clean audio with nice imaging. The bass thumps. Even when turning it up the drivers did not distort or sound muddy. They just hit harder. Very nice. Stereo Sound 4/5
The first game I tried was Battlefield 3 since its audio is mastered in Dolby Digital. I have Turtle Beach's excellent XP400 headset for my 360, and have played this game extensively with them, so it was a good basis for how well the Megladon would perform. I'm happy to say this headset passed with flying colors. The Maelstrom audio engine processed the 7.1 effects perfectly with excellent separation. They might be even better than the XP400's. For a headset with only 2 drivers I'm really impressed. That brings me to the surround sound settings. Everything is controlled through the break-out box. You don't even have to bother with Windows. You press the middle button with the Razer logo, and the corresponding speakers will light up allowing you to adjust the levels. "BASS" will light up to control just the bass frequencies. It couldn't be simpler. Surround Sound 5/5
I haven't had a chance to test the mic extensively, but so far it works great. It bends for easy adjustment with sensitivity and gain controls on the break-out box. The mute button will turn red when activated.
If there's one thing missing it would be assignable profiles for the surround speaker levels. This would allow you to have different settings for various games. Instead it retains the same settings for all 7.1 sources. Not a deal breaker though. The XP400 has presets for different surround angles, but they're not customizable. Also, the ear pads leak a significant amount of ambient noise. This can be good or bad depending on your environment and preference.
In conclusion, if you're looking for a versatile wired gaming headset with excellent audio, extreme comfort, and no nonsense controls, the Megladon should be on the top of your list.