Razer Megalodon Gaming Headset (Black) review: Razer Megalodon Gaming Headset (Black)

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.0
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 9.0
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The Good Great sounding 7.1 surround sound headset; boom mic; comfortable; in-line control box; fully customizable surround sound and mic levels; Includes high-quality carrying case.

The Bad Won't work with Mac; USB only.

The Bottom Line While it may not be ideal for the casual PC gamer, the Megalodon is an incredible sounding and comfortable PC gaming headset that lets you fully customize your sound.

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We recently took a look at two wired PC gaming headsets that rest in the midrange spectrum. While the P21 from Turtle Beach performed well as a PC headset, we wish it offered an option to expand to surround sound. The G330 from Logitech also performed well--not to mention it's one of the most comfortable headsets we've ever tried. Alas, the G330 didn't offer anything other than standard two-channel stereo audio.

Last March we reviewed the Razer Carcharias , and while we found them to be the best-sounding headset we heard in a while, we still longed for the capability to play PC games in surround sound. Enter the Razer Megalodon, the company's most ambitious PC headset to date. While it may not be ideal for the casual PC gamer, the Megalodon is an incredible sounding and comfortable PC gaming headset that lets you fully customize your sound.

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.


The adjustable boom mic isolates ambient noise.

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Razer Megalodon - headset

Part Number: RZ04-00250100-R3U1 Released: 16 Jun 2009
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  • Release date 16 Jun 2009
  • Sound Output Mode 7.1 channel surround
  • Features volume control
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor ear-cup