Razer Chimaera Gaming Headset Review

Chances are if you’re a gamer, you own a Razer product or have at least thought about buying one. Mainly known for their mice, Razer products have an attractive look, and often outperform the competition. In this review we’ll be checking out a headset. More specifically, the stereo version of the Razer Chimaera. It has the good looks that every Razer product shares, and a fancy spec sheet. But how does it perform, and can it stand toe to toe with the similar Logitech Wireless Headset F540? Dive into the complete review to find out.

Specifications & Features

Radio Frequency: 2.4GHz
Wireless Range: 32.8 Feet / 10m
Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 32Ω at 1kHz
Sensitivity: (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 105dB +/- 2dB
Drivers: 50 mm, With Neodymium Magnets
Batteries: 2 AAA Batteries (Up to 12 Hours Battery Life)
Charging Time: 3 Hours

Frequency Response: 130 – 10,000 Hz
Sensitivity: (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): -42 +/- 2dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 55 dB
Pick-up Pattern: Uni-directional

Packaging & What’s In The Box
The box is all black with green highlights. These are common colors for Razer products, but they’re also common to the Xbox 360. Since the Chimaera works with the Xbox, the color scheme serves a dual purpose. Right away you can see the headset and the charging base. The backside features a product image with a feature breakdown. Specs from the section above are also on the back of the box.

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Each side of the box shows of features of the Chimaera. The left has a message from “RazerGuy” aka Robert Krakoff. Although the message feels a bit more like marketing blab than a message from the President of Razer. The right side has a simple diagram demonstrating how to setup the Chimaera for use with the Xbox 360.

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After opening the box and inspecting its contents we’ll find the headset, charge station, RCA to 3.5mm cable, 2.5mm to 2.5mm cable, power adapter, user manual, quickstart guide, and some stickers. The first thing you’ll notice is the presentation of the product. Razer has done an excellent job on the look and organization of the package. The back is home to a rectangular box that says, “Welcome to the cult of Razer”. This box is storage for another smaller box, which holds the user manual, quickstart guide, and the stickers.

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If you’d like even more info about the packaging and what’s in the box, check out our unboxing below.