Friday, May 21, 2010
Razer's latest headphone product is dubbed the Megalodon. Behind the odd name hides a well performing USB headset with all the usual Razer trimmings. The Megalodon features a driverless USB sound card and has a neat little control box that allows you to control all aspects of its performance.
Right out of the box, the Megalodon reminded us of the Carcharias. You'll find both headsets carry the same basic design. The Megalodon is outfitted in a stylish all-black design--from the headband right down to the boom microphone. The ear cups are large, padded, and easily fit entirely over our ears. The soft foam headband makes for an even more comfortable experience while the adjustable wire-framed sliders helped mold the headset to our head. The outer ear cups are covered in slick, dark metal grilles with the Razer logo emblazoned on each side. Like the Carcharias headset, the Megalodon is large though it's surprisingly lightweight, which allowed us to have extended sessions of play time and chatting.
On the left ear cup you'll find the protruding boom microphone that can swivel 270 degrees around--completely out of sight if you'd like. With that feature, we have no hesitations about recommending the Megalodon for use with other media other than gaming.
Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 O at 1kHz
Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 102 ± 4dB at 1 kHz
Max. Input Power: 200 mW
Drivers: 40 mm, with neodymium magnets
Frequency Response: 50 - 16,000 Hz
Sensitivity (-37 ± 4dB @1kHz, 1V/Pa): Variable (user adjustable)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 50 dB
Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
USB Sound card:
Master volume, center speaker, front speakers, side speakers, rear speakers, bass level, mic sensitivity, mic leveling, mic mute, Razer Maelstrom on/off, active/standby toggle, reset
Cable: 3.3 meters, Braided Fiber Sheath
Connector: Gold-plated USB
Is optional to install the driver as the sound card and system is already built-in with it.