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.
I've owned these headphones for about a year now and they still perform just as well as when I first opened up the box. Razer includes a nice nylon carrying case if you want to carry these headphones around. They are sturdy enough and I don't use the cushioned case since I only use them at home. The headset isn't heavy and the Maelstrom mixer box has two settings, stereo or surround (the Maelstrom logo is the button to switch). The 2.1 option works best for music and online video since both sources are usually restricted to stereo anyway. I use 7.1 whenever I'm watching a TV show or a movie and when playing games. The emulation is good, however it is not the same as an actual surround headset with 4 speakers in each headphone. The emulation does allow you to accurately gauge where sound is coming from, although I don't play online so I can't tell you how much this will help on Battlefield or COD. The headset is comfortable and I never felt like I needed to remove the headset even after a few hours of gameplay. My only real complaint is that the felt cups tend to attract dust quickly. Another minor gripe is that Windows 8 tends to forget that the headphones are plugged in and play sound through my other sound system instead, very simple to fix just unplug and plug it back in. When I was buying these headphones it was either this or the Cooler Master Sirius surround headset. I owned a Sharkoon surround sound headset before and knew that while they were very very accurate in sound direction it was also balanced out by two downsides. The bass would not be very powerful since it's squished underneath the surround speakers and that there would be at least three thick cables to manage on my table (one for power, one from PC to mixer box, and one from mixer box to headset). With the Megalodon I only had to deal with one USB connection for power and sound and that was that. Overall I like these headphones and I hope Razer improves on the design so that I may upgrade to them a few years down the road.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Razer Megalodon Elite 7.1 Gaming Headset
Comfortable, not good emulation.
PostedSeptember 1, 2013
This headset is comfortable, I can wear it for hours, but when It comes to the "7.1 ch. Surround Sound" it sounds like its being projected through a thick plastic box. It sounds like someone has added a channel of the sounds coming through the headset 2 octaves up. This can get irritating. Put that aside and you have a wonderful headset! Cant seem to get it working with newer laptops though because of the USB cable instead of the headset jack. Overall, this is an OK product, I would have rather gotton another headset that ran through the 3.5mm headset jack instead of this.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Razer Megalodon Elite 7.1 Gaming Headset
Excellent comfort and performance
PostedMay 6, 2013
Very comfortable for extended wear. Surround sound is excellent.