Razer Chimaera Gaming Headset Review

A Closer Look
Taking a closer look, the headset features the Razer logo on the outside of each earcup, along with power, sync, mic mute, and overall volume mute buttons. You’ll also notice the nice cushioning around the earcups and on the headband. The mic moves up and down, and while it’s in the up position, the mic is muted. You may remember from our review that the Logitech Wireless Headset F40 behaves the same. When you turn the headset on, you’ll be greeted with green LEDs illuminating each button. Finally, there’s a volume control for mic and overall volume behind the left and right earcups respectively.

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Upon inspection of the charge station, you’ll notice a few gold contacts on top. There are also gold contacts under the headband of the headset. When you rest the headset upon the top of the charge station, the headset will start to charge. If the headset is charged, then the charge station is a nice stand to display your Chimaera. The back of the charge station has two 3.5mm jacks (audio in, mic out), On/Off and Sync buttons, and a jack for the power adapter. The available inputs on the Chimaera are a bit pale in comparison to the Logitech F540, which has two RCA inputs, mini-USB, and a 3.5mm input.

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Although, the mic out on the Chimaera is a nice addition, especially if you are into recording voice chat on the Xbox 360. The LEDs on the charge station can be green, red, or off. If each LED is green, then the headset is fully charged and the base station is powered on. On the contrary, if each LED is red, then the headset is charging, and the base station is powered off. Finally, if each is off, then the headset is not being charged and the base station has no power.

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