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Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset for Xbox 360-PC (Certified Refurbished) by Review Summary ,  Sep 7, 2015

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Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset for Xbox 360/PC (Certified Refurbished)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 159 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.0
Returned or considering to return: 8.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.6   average
Gaming4.6   average
Quality4.2   average
Price3.8   below average
Razer3.8   average
Sound3.5   below average
Microphone3.0   below average
USB2.3   mediocre
Noise2.2   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"A small caveat is that it takes up a USB port, the audio jack, and the mic jack."
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"Then razer says Unless it is abnormally loud and still audible when Audio is played through the headset, this would be considered normal and you will notice this sound when using any high quality analog headset that is capable of reproducing these higher frequencies."
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"If someone talks or you've got the regular game audio going you will not be able to hear this sound."
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"My other problem is that all the time there is a slight ringing, but if you are using it when audio is comming out, you can not notice it."
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"It's super comfortable, there are loads of audio settings on remote...thing, and the quality is really quite good!"
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"I haven't used such a out standing pair of Head sets phenomenal , just like he prompt on the advertisement fast shipment and even better what I was expecting ,nice pair of head set, audio on them are tremendous, the quality even better and the mic even better than the turtle beach that my son has overall I wont give a 5 stars ill give a 10 10 ,and how ever is reading this for a gaming head set for beginners or even enthusiast get them worth every penny you pay them !"
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"- The new remote gives you a lot more audio control, which would be nice if they even worked on my laptop... but I'll get to that- The headset came with all sort of connecting shenanigans that I would not need because I am not using this for an X-boxI opened the box, got the headset out and plugged it in to test it..."
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"and the audio is great when the both of the speakers decide to work."
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"The build quality is great, the price is great, the audio quality is AMAZING, and the mic is all you could ever need."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"ProsGood audioExtremely Comfortable, wont get hot or uncomfortable after hours of useEasy to cleanFits head with no problemVery long perfect for wiring around my desktopConsCable could have been higher quality"
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"The headset is super comfortable and I love the open design since it allows me to interact with the family while I'm playing games."
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"The sound quality is decent, build quality and comfort are great as well."
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"The headset is great, fast shipping, and awesome quality sound, as well as super comfortable headphones."
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"Great comfort to use all day."
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"They are really comfortable for long periods of use and provide you with accurate sound."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"My problem is I use it for gaming and it produces a horrible clicking noise over my microphone just constantly that no one can stand."
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"I love the way these feel , can wear them hours and hours without any discomfort and they sound really really good for a gaming headset, howeverthe build quality isn't good ."
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"Neoprene cushion around the top makes is fantastic for spreading the weight for long gaming sessions."
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"The best gaming headset I have owned."
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"Great gaming headset! "
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"Recommended for gaming; he uses them for playing on Xbox Live."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"After a couple of months of owning them, they made a horrible hissing noise in my ears, and also in my mic when using TeamSpeak."
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"However, when I received this new one I was a bit frustrated, because I was plagued with the scratchy mic, and low background fuzziness in my earphones that many people on forums have complained about."
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"I had to buy an extension cord to plug my A C adapter in, so I didn't have trouble reaching the mic head phone plugs, but other than that this resolve the problem."
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"Weird buzzing noise from microphone."
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"My problem is I use it for gaming and it produces a horrible clicking noise over my microphone just constantly that no one can stand."
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"My partners in games would complain my mic sounded grainy at times."
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"And great Mic quality."
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"The mic stopped functioning and I bought a stand alone mic that's how comfortable they are , then one side of the headset went out and you had to put pressure on the inline controls for it to work, then sadly it stopped altogether ."
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"People say the mic quality is bad, I asked a few friends about the quality, and they say it sounds good, so for the price you are paying, I believe that the mic is totally worth it, and its not as bad at it they reviews make them seem."
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"Without a mic, these are just a really comfortable pair of headphones with sub-par sound."
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"Sound from the headphones is good and I'm told the mic sounds fine."
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Noise

Noise:
"After a couple of months of owning them, they made a horrible hissing noise in my ears, and also in my mic when using TeamSpeak."
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"The buzzing noise is definitely a persistent problem."
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"Weird buzzing noise from microphone."
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"My problem is I use it for gaming and it produces a horrible clicking noise over my microphone just constantly that no one can stand."
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"Other reviews I've read here have talked about an irritating static noise, but I don't hear anything that I don't normally hear, but maybe that's just me."
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"Had background noise and mic wasn't very good."
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"the buzzing hissing noise can easily be fixed by plugging the usb into a phone charger brick instead of your pc ."
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"quite good in this price, the only thing is that noise resistance"
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"I originally had this product in its former glory and was really satisfied with the previous version that had the braided nylon cables, comfortable, no buzz noise, and wasn't made for Xbox."
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"This one has taken away the braided cable, the comfort has dropped compared to the other version, the buzz noise is serious, and the fact that its also made for the Xbox leaves me to believe that if they were to just specialize the product for PC and stop trying to make the company into something its not (its a PC accessory store not a console accessory store) then my product would have braided cables and no buzz."
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"Constant background noise as well as the lack of working mic made it a complete waste of money and time."
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Price

Price:
"Overall, I can't recommend this over the original Carcharias, which was a solid and relatively inexpensive headset."
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"its a bit loose fitting and the design is a little flimsy, but it will do for its price."
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"This design is honestly terrible, and the price is outrageous for such a defective piece of garbage."
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"This item is ripping money outa my credit card but its saying its wrong, why have I lost over 2 hundred dollars doing this when it says its wrong."
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"It was very disappointing to spend that kind of money to have to just send it back."
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"i regret buying these, they are a wast of money."
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"overall I would buy them again just for the comfort at the price of the refurbished ones for 18.99"
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"I love the headset, ESPECIALLY for the price, and I'd have given it 5 stars if it didn't require a ridiculous amount of googling to resolve the fuzziness issue."
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"Steer clear from this even if it's used and cheap."
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"Best pair for the price"
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"Very good price."
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Quality

Quality:
"The sound quality isn't really impressive, either."
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"I love the way these feel , can wear them hours and hours without any discomfort and they sound really really good for a gaming headset, howeverthe build quality isn't good ."
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"Their build quality and software is horrible."
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"If you want an extremely low build quality, crappy cord that will eventually mark the demise of your headset and an extremely low quality microphone... buy these!"
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"And great Mic quality."
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"Quick delivery great quality wish I would have gone wireless however lol"
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"I owned these headphones from Fall 2013 til about october 2015. little bit loose on my head, but the sound quality was great and the bass control was a plus."
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"People say the mic quality is bad, I asked a few friends about the quality, and they say it sounds good, so for the price you are paying, I believe that the mic is totally worth it, and its not as bad at it they reviews make them seem."
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"The sound quality is decent, build quality and comfort are great as well."
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Razer

Razer:
"There's no reason I should have so many problems with this headset when the razer kraken headset works absolutely fine in the same usb port, and I think it would be silly to have to run a usb cable to the headset just to have it work."
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"I'm quite disappointed by my first product from Razer."
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"Its pretty upsetting considering i have a razer keyboard and bought this to replace my old razer headset which lasted me years."
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"Then razer says Unless it is abnormally loud and still audible when Audio is played through the headset, this would be considered normal and you will notice this sound when using any high quality analog headset that is capable of reproducing these higher frequencies."
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"Looking around on the internet and Razer's support site, it looked like the problem was bad USB shielding, but I tried many different power sources -- different USB ports, different computers, and several dedicated AC USB converters (phone bricks)."
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"I am a bit of a Razer junkie and I was VERY disappointed when I plugged this headset into my PC and was treated with a nice bit of feedback."
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"The Razer Carcharias was an amazing experience."
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"I tried using these on 3 different PCs and it is still there so I find it hard to believe that it's a problem with all 3 PCs like Razer states."
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"This headset is very comfy and I can not complain for 22$ I say ballocks to that Razer Kraken go Carcharias but if you want a good microphone buy like a blue snowball."
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"Its pretty upsetting considering i have a razer keyboard and bought this to replace my old razer headset which lasted me years."
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"I love Razer products and have in a past had great experiences with them, but these Carcharias have spoiled it for me."
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Sound

Sound:
"My rig has all the grounding it should and this pair still has the annoying buzzing sound that everyone else has complained about."
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"The sound quality isn't really impressive, either."
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"People complain about the sound you always hear in the background, and honestly I could have lived with that and still enjoyed the headset."
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"it has a horrible sounds all the time."
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"i buy it and it's have a problem with left ear it's a noize sound come out from it it's like zazaa and the box come to me with liquid purple thing on it"
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"No one ever complains, and no I do not have a sound card."
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"I haven't used these for the PC but on the Xbox 360 it was outstandingly amazing sound."
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"I love the way these feel , can wear them hours and hours without any discomfort and they sound really really good for a gaming headset, howeverthe build quality isn't good ."
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"I owned these headphones from Fall 2013 til about october 2015. little bit loose on my head, but the sound quality was great and the bass control was a plus."
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"People say the mic quality is bad, I asked a few friends about the quality, and they say it sounds good, so for the price you are paying, I believe that the mic is totally worth it, and its not as bad at it they reviews make them seem."
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"Without a mic, these are just a really comfortable pair of headphones with sub-par sound."
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USB

USB:
"I've used all kinds of headsets in my front usb port, I have no idea what's wrong with this pair."
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"Like most reviews state, there is a very annoying and constant buzzing when the USB is plugged into my computer."
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"It is sad when a company refuses to acknowledge a defective design product after so many reviews exhibit the same problems, and they blame EVERYONE's USB grounding?"
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"A small caveat is that it takes up a USB port, the audio jack, and the mic jack."
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"Looking around on the internet and Razer's support site, it looked like the problem was bad USB shielding, but I tried many different power sources -- different USB ports, different computers, and several dedicated AC USB converters (phone bricks)."
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"However, I am very disappointed that this updated model requires the use of a USB cable for the headset to work."
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"the buzzing hissing noise can easily be fixed by plugging the usb into a phone charger brick instead of your pc ."
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"After testing them, trying each of my 8 USB connections, and even pulling out my volt meter to test the grounding at the USB's (all of which checked out perfectly within standards), I can safely say these latest Carcharias designs are deeply flawed."
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"Funny claim when 2x other USB headsets i have work 100% perfectly fine."
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"It says to buy a AC to USB adapter which I did at best buy for ten bucks, and it did not help at all."
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"I read a review where he plugged them into a USB charger for the apple products and they worked perfectly with that."
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