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Razer Megalodon Over Ear 7.1 Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset by Review Summary ,  Sep 7, 2015

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Razer Megalodon Over Ear 7.1 Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset
Report Date: 12/09/2015
Based on 366 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.6
Returned or considering to return: 7.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Weight5.0   above average
Comfortable4.7   average
Packaging4.7   above average
Plug4.6   exceptional
Fit4.5   average
Surround4.5   average
Gaming4.4   average
Control4.3   above average
Level4.3   average
Audio4.2   average
Price4.1   below average
Quality4.1   average
Sound4.1   average
Music3.8   below average
Sensitivity3.8   average
Skype3.8   below average
Microphone3.6   average
Speaker3.6   average
Razer3.3   below average
Setting3.2   below average
Cable3.0   below average
USB2.9   below average
Noise2.7   mediocre
Support2.6   below average
Windows2.1   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Audio

Audio:
"Problems with the mic beam but otherwise, these have great audio and comfortable fit."
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"i bought this headset after reading all of the reviews and it looked very good judging by the rating and whatnot but after returning this headset for the second time i can say i will never buy this product again and possibly never buy a razer headset, the reason i returned it the first time was because if the cord was not held in place i would hear the audio cut out with some annoying buzzing sounds."
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"The one complain I have about the 7.1 is that it has an odd echo when watching 2.0 and 5.1 audio, like it sort of distorts sounds."
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"Great headset does what you need it to do great audio quality only problem was the mic having some static but that is easily fixed great headset though"
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"Razer Megalodon Headphones are great and works perfectly just an issue .. if you're an laptop user check the update of your usb driver because i got a problem when i use skype only 1 thing work.. or audio or mic.. the problem was the driver of the pci usb extension was outdated.. i changed the headset on the usb of the MB and worked perfectly.. Im not an Audiphile but heres my ratePD: GET the UPDATED FIRMWARE on Razer homepage that will fix the mic issues-- Sound 5 5-- Mic 4 5 (They works fine you just need patience to configurate the sensibility and the level correctly)-- confort 5 5 (hear me bro at least for gamers theres no other headphones more confortably than this one)-- Sound isolation 3 5 (there no a extreme sound isolation but is good enough.. thats because this headset got some ventilation holes... believe me is not big deal and it worth it no more ears with sweat)-- control 5 5 (you can control all what you need in a simple way)overall (4 5) for a 2.1 7.1 headset of 140$ worth it all.. im very happy with them"
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"I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a pair of headsets that compare to Senhheiser (Spelling may be wrong 3= haha) Steel Series and even Audio Technica's...***For instruction on how to update your Razer Megalodon check out Razers youtube channel and find their video Razer Megalodon Firmware Update Tutorial at [...] ***"
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"While it is a good product, the headset audio randomly stops working."
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"Problems with the mic beam but otherwise, these have great audio and comfortable fit."
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"The audio is fair, it's comfortable."
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"This headset is by far the best audio quality I've ever heard on...well...ANYTHING!"
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"It means you will have to keep your finger on the Maelstrom button at all times if you want a perfect audio experience."
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Cable

Cable:
"The first time, the microphone connection broke; the second time, the cable connection from the control unit to the PC broke."
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"The thing I was actually disappointed about is the length of the cable."
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"The braided cable is a LIFESAVER for those of you who have had countless headphones in the past which have broken from cable problems."
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"Only drawback is the cord constantly curls up and tangles, thus shortening the length that it can be worn, since its one of the fabric-y cords."
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"No complaints, great cord length, no problems."
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"I tried to take good care of it, but the cord would get tangled and wound up no matter what I did... non-replaceable cord means I won't buy this device again."
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"Great song but the cables came loose."
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"Aside from that the actual headphones are very comfortable, and the device attached to the cord to change your options around is very neat and looks kinda cool."
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"The cord for the headset is also a decent length so it shouldn't be any real issue."
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"the headphones are nice but the cord constantly gets twisted and the huge inline box is annoying but manageable considering the sound from these rock."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I wear an extra-small hat size (6-7 8) and these still grip securely without pinching and causing headaches, and my ex who usually complains that hats are too small for him found them comfortable to wear for several hours as well."
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"I usually don't like big headsets as I find them uncomfortable after a while, but despite the lack of padding and some complaints of them being too tight, I actually found these to be quite comfortable."
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"This headset is extrememly comfortable and I have not felt an ounce of discomfort when wearing them."
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"It's a good headphone and the quality is very good and comfortable but there is 1 BIG ISSUE that made me give it 3 starts and now I bought the Kraken Pro."
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"Pros:* Amazing sound quality* Very comfortable* Nice UI box, very nifty and easy to use."
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"Problems with the mic beam but otherwise, these have great audio and comfortable fit."
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"They got 2 stars because they feel solid, they are packaged well and were comfortable."
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"The earphones are very comfortable, made from a very nice fabric of some sort."
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Control

Control:
"The first time, the microphone connection broke; the second time, the cable connection from the control unit to the PC broke."
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"Good sound but mine failed a year after purchase, with the wire going into the control box no longer connecting."
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"You're right, this would be an all right work around, but this brings me to my second point.2) (-1 1 2 stars) The rotary volume control sticks terribly."
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"Only drawbacks is the volume control (I keep dropping it because it's in the way)."
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"Only Problem I have with the control though is the cord between the headset and the control is short and if you aren't careful you will pull it off the desk."
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"The overall length is great but the distance between the control and the headset is to short."
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"Otherwise, very good sound quality, and a nice control box."
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"I would recommend setting your mic level on the control module to around 2-4 bars."
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"Comfortable, USB powered, excellent sound quality and control, perfect for online interactions and musical enjoyment."
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"One would think that's not a problem as you can just turn the volume control up on the Megalodon controller."
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Customization

Customization:
"This headset was recommended by many people for its great sound quality and also for its customization options, and the reviews were dead on."
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"Amazing how much customization this headset comes with, in the little box-soundadjuster-thing."
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"The Good: Customizable Sound angles, Great for Music and Games, Very comfortable, even if you wear glasses."
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"All of these are easily customizable with the device outside of any program."
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"It's easy to use and has a lot of customization you can do on the fly."
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"This headset was recommended by many people for its great sound quality and also for its customization options, and the reviews were dead on."
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Fit

Fit:
"The only complaint I have with it so far is it fits a little tight during the first few days of use."
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"One more thing about the headset is that if you aren't playing games that have 7.1 surround sound don't bother with this headset because you will end up having to use the stereo mode to have decent sounding audio since it makes it sound echoy and muffled at times same goes for videos and movies if its not 7.1 the 5.1 won't come out well in the 7.1 setup overall this headset was probably released to quit they didn't fit it well enough for today's use and more for the years to come as hardly anything has 7.1 and the mic is just garbage."
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"Problems with the mic beam but otherwise, these have great audio and comfortable fit."
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"It looks pretty and the sound is good but the mic is rubbish, on the lowest setting it still picks up my wife talking in the other room and the fan on my case on the other hand they fit my head comfortably and that was the reason I bought them....And then I upgraded to windows 8Anyone who is still interested in buying them know the Megalodon does not work with windows 8 or 8.1 their customer service told me thisHey there Alexander,My name is Matt and I will be assisting you today."
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"Very soft and comfy, fits my head nicely, and the surround sound is quite nice!"
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"I have a big head and they fit comfortably."
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"It seems very well built, It sounds great, it fits my big head and I can wear it for long periods of time."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"Unfortunately, the market for gaming headphones is very limited, and many of the other competitors suffer from similar problems."
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"They sound amazing the 7.1 surround sound is amazing for gaming however isn't so great for listening to music and other things but that's the great thing about these because you press one button turn them to 2.1 and the music or whatever your watching sounds just as good."
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"Pros:Packaging and headphones both look *awesome*Extremely lightcloth-woven covering on the cord makes it durableMusic sounds fairly good in 2.1 modeHard-side zipper case for carrying the headsetCons:****NOT Dolby certified***** They will not mix stereo and 7.1 input natively...this can be a problem with voicechat and online gaming (I think that is what certified IIx would bring)The sound just isn't that crispThe bass isn't that deepNot very configurable (no equalizer type control software)They're a 3+ year old headset and still $120They do not turn off: the bright blue lit-up puck and headphones will remain bright blue and lit-up even when your computer is off."
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"While 3.5ft of wire is fine for gaming & music listening while working, it's not so great when leaning back to take in a movie or relax while listening to some tunes."
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"When thinking about the mic problem I would take into consideration that a lot of mics for online gaming, or chatting have a problem with sensitivity."
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"In gaming when you use the 7.1 I was disappointed with the sound for as you know a lot of recent games are 5.1 and according to Razer advertising the headphones automatically adapt to the 5.1 when you are in the 7.1 mode."
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"Great for gaming."
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"Pro: Very enjoyable gaming headset!"
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"IF YOU WANT A GREAT GAMING HEADSET BUY THIS!"
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"The Razer Megalodon headset is the best gaming headset on the market now that is digital."
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"The sound quality is great with these guys, for gaming and skype calls."
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Level

Level:
"If there's one thing missing it would be assignable profiles for the surround speaker levels."
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"At this price level to have a mic like that is completely unacceptable."
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"I would recommend setting your mic level on the control module to around 2-4 bars."
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"There is a control module puck in line with the cable that will handle treble, bass, mic levels, as well as switch between 2.1 and surround."
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"When I received the package and opened it up, I was pleasantly surprised at the level of quality of these headphones."
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"These will take you're mutliplayer games to another level, being able to hear players behind you is sooo helpful."
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"The sound audio Q in both 2.0 and 7.1 are amazing, and being able to control each channels audio level is an added bonus."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"As it turns out, there are some pretty flimsy connections inside of the headset where the mic wires are soldered in."
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"The first time, the microphone connection broke; the second time, the cable connection from the control unit to the PC broke."
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"Headphones worked fine with the exception of microphone problems."
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"Main downside is the speaker on the same side as the microphone went out after a couple months of use."
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"Problems with the mic beam but otherwise, these have great audio and comfortable fit."
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"While the sound is good, the microphone is the absolute worst one I've ever used."
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"mic is clear sound is great."
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"As it turns out, there are some pretty flimsy connections inside of the headset where the mic wires are soldered in."
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"Extremely lightweight and comfortable, but after about a year the mic started to cut out with no visual external damage."
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"That words goes to my ear speakers and the mic is able to pick it up and sends it back to who I was talking to you."
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"Tried to fix it but couldn'tOverall its a pretty good Headphone except for the mic."
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Music

Music:
"Deduction:Even if you just plan on listening to music and maybe playing some games, I couldn't recommend this."
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"The bass is good but not great, so if you were planning on getting these mainly for music and you like a lot of bass, then these aren't for you."
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"They sound amazing the 7.1 surround sound is amazing for gaming however isn't so great for listening to music and other things but that's the great thing about these because you press one button turn them to 2.1 and the music or whatever your watching sounds just as good."
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"While 3.5ft of wire is fine for gaming & music listening while working, it's not so great when leaning back to take in a movie or relax while listening to some tunes."
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"Listening to music is the first thing I did when I got the headset and after that short period of confusion I was listening to music like never before."
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"the sound r just the best sound that i hear from a headphones in my life, its not heavy and VERY comfortable, when i put then in 2.0 the music and games sound just amazing but when i use then in 7.1 mode the music take a weird echo or something... same with the games but the sensation of 3d sound its very good... but in 2.0 i got better sound quality."
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"The Good: Customizable Sound angles, Great for Music and Games, Very comfortable, even if you wear glasses."
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"They are amazing on MMO and music."
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"I enjoy listening to music and playing games with it."
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"So if using this for music, 2.1 seemed best, also the bass is pretty good - not over amplified fuzzy crap but somehow real, just louder."
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"The music on this is off the charts good, because the balance with everything mids, treble, and bass is mind blowing!"
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Noise

Noise:
"However upon analyzing the headset again, the microphone is so bad, it detects every kind of noise and the sound quality isn't very good."
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"Second, the headset doesn't do a good job of noise cancellation, people over skype can hear the background of the Tv and the pressing of the keyboard(i have a mechanical keyboard so this might differ)."
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"my only complaint is the mic, It has some noise that I cant get rid of, my recommendation lower the mic sensitivity to minimum and it wont be noticeable."
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"I have found other ways around this too by decreasing the mic sensitivity all the way down, and then using Sony Vegas which automatically eliminates the background noise while rendering (don't know how but it does).The last problem that I have had with the headset that really sent me over the edge to take off once star even though I didn't want to is that it might not work with your motherboard USB's."
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"One downside to this is that the headset also can pick up background noise."
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"Constant popping noises and random failure after a few minutes."
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"Funnily enough, this is because they do their job a little too well: they block outside noise extremely well, and the sound is supurb, but this also results in the heat from your ears getting trapped inside the headphones."
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"The first month worked really well then out of the blue a small white noise started on the left earpad only to get worse over time, needless to say for this wonderful product to go sour so soon really makes me wonder if razer products are worth the trouble at all."
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"my only complaint is the mic, It has some noise that I cant get rid of, my recommendation lower the mic sensitivity to minimum and it wont be noticeable."
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"Unlike my old headphones, these deaden out ambient noise rather well."
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"There is a great deal of white noise in the background when using this mic."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"The packaging looked terrible, only 1 speaker worked, and that speaker only worked part of the time."
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"They got 2 stars because they feel solid, they are packaged well and were comfortable."
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"These guys come in the most impressive packaging I have ever seen!"
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"When I received the package and opened it up, I was pleasantly surprised at the level of quality of these headphones."
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"Very good packaging :D"
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"When I got it, it came in very nice packaging."
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Plug

Plug:
"However, the only problem I've faced is that on Windows 8.1 I have to plug them in and out after turning on the computer because Windows 8.1 for some reason doesn't recognize them right away."
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"Excellent 7.1 sound quality, Easy plug and play set up, Still comfortable after hours of gaming, Right sided or Left sided mic."
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"Great sound, easy plug and play."
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"I had no problems with this headset just plug and listen to sounds in your games you have never heard."
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"The only complaint I have is that it take a little before I could get them to work with the drivers your have to install (about 10 mins) would of just been nice to plug them in and they work."
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"First I saw a review regarding this 7.1 headphone , Than I decided to buy one for 192 $ ( this was before 1.5 years)I will talk about :1- Build quality > 9 10it's better than Bose or Audio technica headphones .2- Noise cancellation > 6 10average becuase it dosen't has Active mic .3- usage > 10 10Very easy actually , no setup or drivers Everything is plug and play , the controll unit is very easy to use you can switch between 7.1 and 2.1 , also you can change the volume of each channel .4- Games & movies > 9 10Sadly there aren't alot of games that support 7.1 but I tried alot of games like ( Mass effect 3 , Fallout 3&NV; , NFSU2 , Metro2033 , crysis ...) unbelievable !"
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Price

Price:
"After a couple of hours of use they tend to get a little uncomfortable, although for the price this is to be expected."
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"If this was a cheap $15 headset and it broke after a few months, I'd say fine, whatever, it was cheap."
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"In speaking with friends, I'm told this is a common problem with USB headsets, but for this price I expected much better from a gaming company like Razer."
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"I seriously regret ordering this - especially for the price."
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"I bought these originally to give them a try because I bought an expensive pair of Turtle Beaches and the cheap plastic broke on them in 3 days."
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"You can probably find better sound quality for less money but overall I'm satisfied with this product."
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"The sound quality is great for the price."
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"Steer clear and spend the extra money on a set that will actually work."
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"Bought this phone on a clearance for what seemed a very good price."
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"UPDATE:With the price drop to $121 this product is now a good buy, it's still one of the most comfortable headsets I've ever worn for long durations and you don't know it's on your head."
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Quality

Quality:
"trust me when I see this the sound quality is terrible and they do not last long."
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"I rarely use the virtual surround sound because I think it degrades the sound quality."
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"First off, the surround sound does not work, it echos and the quality is horrible."
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"The phone, besides having a bulky brick in the middle of the cable, and worrying more about razer childish aesthetics than actual quality, has never solved compatibility problems with windows 8, which renders the phone useless to me, since it's USB and cannot be used with any other device."
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"The in general sound quality of this headset was disappointing."
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"However upon analyzing the headset again, the microphone is so bad, it detects every kind of noise and the sound quality isn't very good."
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"Great build quality."
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"It's a good headphone and the quality is very good and comfortable but there is 1 BIG ISSUE that made me give it 3 starts and now I bought the Kraken Pro."
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"You can probably find better sound quality for less money but overall I'm satisfied with this product."
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"Considering you can find headsets with just as good sound quality and better mic quality for a cheaper same price."
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"Pros:* Amazing sound quality* Very comfortable* Nice UI box, very nifty and easy to use."
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Razer

Razer:
"I'm really disappointed after spending over $200 on this headset and being unable to return it to Razer due to the 1 year warranty."
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"Terrible this product is horrible please do not buy razer headsets of any kind."
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"My g930's broke so I decided to get some of these and since razer had such a good reputation I had high hopes for these."
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"I have even tried using a powered usb hub and disabling USB 3.0 (the two most common recommended solutions).Unfortunately, Razer has no plans to support these in any way."
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"Razer's support simply informed me that the Megalodon is incompatible with Win 8 and there were no plans to release any device drivers for Win 8 users."
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"Plugging them into my Razer keyboard fixed the problem."
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"It's great, but Razer hasn't supported its product with drivers since Windows 7."
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"Terrible this product is horrible please do not buy razer headsets of any kind."
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"My g930's broke so I decided to get some of these and since razer had such a good reputation I had high hopes for these."
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"Razer had no problem replacing it but the replacement is dying also."
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"I have even tried using a powered usb hub and disabling USB 3.0 (the two most common recommended solutions).Unfortunately, Razer has no plans to support these in any way."
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Setting

Setting:
"The mic never sounded good, no matter what settings or anything I used, they use a cheap microphone and people with $20 headsets from target or walmart will make fun of your mic quality."
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"Razer refuses to own up to the problem, suggesting firmware updates and settings which mute the volume in an attempt to hide the static."
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"Setting everything up and updating the firmware is kind of annoying but it's not really complicated and doesn't take long at all."
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"You have to watch your mic sensitivity on the adjustments because if you have the mic settings up to high, they will not be able to make out what you are saying on the other end."
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"I rate this 5 stars knowing no thing or product is perfect, downloading the updated drivers and sensitivity settings is the only downside of the headset afterwards it works as a charm day in and day out."
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"Many have complained that it did not work well at all or had a very hard time setting it up to work with an OS, or the mic was overly sensitive etc.."
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"It looks pretty and the sound is good but the mic is rubbish, on the lowest setting it still picks up my wife talking in the other room and the fan on my case on the other hand they fit my head comfortably and that was the reason I bought them....And then I upgraded to windows 8Anyone who is still interested in buying them know the Megalodon does not work with windows 8 or 8.1 their customer service told me thisHey there Alexander,My name is Matt and I will be assisting you today."
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"I would recommend setting your mic level on the control module to around 2-4 bars."
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"I like the ease of ability to change volume settings as well as mic sensitivity as well."
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"Awesome headset, took a few minutes to get used to the settings and getting it the way I liked it."
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"However, if you're the kind of person that has an appreciate for good sound - doesn't mind playing with settings - and has 110 (I paid 110) bucks to spend - this is my favorite headset to date."
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Setup

Setup:
"however heaps of people seem to have had the setup problem so you can find guides on how to install."
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"It's also attached (Ear Force has it plug in so it's easy to get it dislodged or have it come out completely by mistake).And the setup is a piece of cake."
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"One more thing about the headset is that if you aren't playing games that have 7.1 surround sound don't bother with this headset because you will end up having to use the stereo mode to have decent sounding audio since it makes it sound echoy and muffled at times same goes for videos and movies if its not 7.1 the 5.1 won't come out well in the 7.1 setup overall this headset was probably released to quit they didn't fit it well enough for today's use and more for the years to come as hardly anything has 7.1 and the mic is just garbage."
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"Comfort 5 5Setup couldn't be simpler."
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"Honestly though, the best option that you have is to buy a good quality speaker system (I bought a great Logitech 5.1 Setup that is great in quality and durability for $99 almost six years ago that is still amazing) and get yourself a dedicated USB Microphone."
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"the first set was out of box failure.... Amazon replaced quicklyThe second pair install like a breeze and sound great setup was very easy."
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"First I saw a review regarding this 7.1 headphone , Than I decided to buy one for 192 $ ( this was before 1.5 years)I will talk about :1- Build quality > 9 10it's better than Bose or Audio technica headphones .2- Noise cancellation > 6 10average becuase it dosen't has Active mic .3- usage > 10 10Very easy actually , no setup or drivers Everything is plug and play , the controll unit is very easy to use you can switch between 7.1 and 2.1 , also you can change the volume of each channel .4- Games & movies > 9 10Sadly there aren't alot of games that support 7.1 but I tried alot of games like ( Mass effect 3 , Fallout 3&NV; , NFSU2 , Metro2033 , crysis ...) unbelievable !"
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"Easy PC setup, good positional sound, and lightweight(which is very nice), don't even know its there, no fatigue."
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Size

Size:
"I wear an extra-small hat size (6-7 8) and these still grip securely without pinching and causing headaches, and my ex who usually complains that hats are too small for him found them comfortable to wear for several hours as well."
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"- The Microphone - The mic is extremely sensitive...Actually too sensitive, but this really isnt a problem if you can get over small problems...All you need to simply do is update the driver software from razers site and your are good to go."
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"I was expecting the headphones to be much bulkier, but the Megalodons are very light and are small enough to not look completely ridiculous on your head."
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"4 5 for me, good headset, small minor problems."
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"I wear an extra-small hat size (6-7 8) and these still grip securely without pinching and causing headaches, and my ex who usually complains that hats are too small for him found them comfortable to wear for several hours as well."
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"My head is sort of small, I was expecting a nice snug fit like my Bose headphones."
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"The first month worked really well then out of the blue a small white noise started on the left earpad only to get worse over time, needless to say for this wonderful product to go sour so soon really makes me wonder if razer products are worth the trouble at all."
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"4 5 for me, good headset, small minor problems."
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"This headset has remarkable sound, and with some small adjustments has a great mic."
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Skype

Skype:
"Second, the headset doesn't do a good job of noise cancellation, people over skype can hear the background of the Tv and the pressing of the keyboard(i have a mechanical keyboard so this might differ)."
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"The only thing I don't like about them is they're not terribly compatible with Skype."
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"Razer Megalodon Headphones are great and works perfectly just an issue .. if you're an laptop user check the update of your usb driver because i got a problem when i use skype only 1 thing work.. or audio or mic.. the problem was the driver of the pci usb extension was outdated.. i changed the headset on the usb of the MB and worked perfectly.. Im not an Audiphile but heres my ratePD: GET the UPDATED FIRMWARE on Razer homepage that will fix the mic issues-- Sound 5 5-- Mic 4 5 (They works fine you just need patience to configurate the sensibility and the level correctly)-- confort 5 5 (hear me bro at least for gamers theres no other headphones more confortably than this one)-- Sound isolation 3 5 (there no a extreme sound isolation but is good enough.. thats because this headset got some ventilation holes... believe me is not big deal and it worth it no more ears with sweat)-- control 5 5 (you can control all what you need in a simple way)overall (4 5) for a 2.1 7.1 headset of 140$ worth it all.. im very happy with them"
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"The sound quality is great with these guys, for gaming and skype calls."
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"The only thing I don't like about them is they're not terribly compatible with Skype."
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"The audio is more than good enough for Skype or gaming voice chat, but not for professional recording."
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"The sound quality is great, and although I haven't had a chance to try them out with a game that has 7.1-compatible audio, it performs very well on Skype and lesser games."
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"Whenever I wear it, I have a go-to auxiliary that I can put on top of my head under the headset strap so that it sits well, and then I'm off to enjoy games and Skype and all that fun stuff."
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Sound

Sound:
"Good sound but mine failed a year after purchase, with the wire going into the control box no longer connecting."
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"trust me when I see this the sound quality is terrible and they do not last long."
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"It's not really surround and the conversion sounds no where as good."
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"Bought a better headset, but gave this to a younger family member - he likes it, but the left ear does not sit well over the ear (it is a minor defect that diminishes sound quality just a bit) yet enough that I had to purchase better product."
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"I rarely use the virtual surround sound because I think it degrades the sound quality."
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"mic is clear sound is great."
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"so if you can install a 5.1 or 7.1 sound card in you system trust me you will have crystal clear sound and voice."
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"Great surround sound in most modern games, even if they don't explicitly support 7.1 sound output."
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"IT did have great sound"
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Speaker

Speaker:
"Main downside is the speaker on the same side as the microphone went out after a couple months of use."
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"EDITSept 2014.A little more than a year after purchase, my headset's left speaker went dead completely."
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"If there's one thing missing it would be assignable profiles for the surround speaker levels."
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"The packaging looked terrible, only 1 speaker worked, and that speaker only worked part of the time."
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"That words goes to my ear speakers and the mic is able to pick it up and sends it back to who I was talking to you."
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"The megalodons do just what i was looking for good speakers(the 7.1 is okay really only turn it on for FPS) but the 2.0 does sound pretty good."
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"It also makes in easy and quick to switch in between 2 speakers and 7.1 speakers, to boost your bass or higher frequencies, to mute your mic, to adjust the mic's sensitivity and receive levels, and to make certain directions louder in 7.1."
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"Use of this for control is nice, with easy switching between 2.1 and 7.1 surround, and control of each individual speaker's output."
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Support

Support:
"I have even tried using a powered usb hub and disabling USB 3.0 (the two most common recommended solutions).Unfortunately, Razer has no plans to support these in any way."
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"Razer's support simply informed me that the Megalodon is incompatible with Win 8 and there were no plans to release any device drivers for Win 8 users."
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"Support for this product is 0 5, I do not recommend this headset."
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"Went through a lengthy process of getting the most up to date drivers (404 error on their support page, I had to find them somewhere else)."
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"Music is generally fine (since it's not really 7.1) but playing games that support (or don't) surround sound creates this weird hollow sound, like you're in the middle of a big round chamber."
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"This happens whether I'm playing a game (and thus am taxing my CPU) or just listening to music on iTunes while working (i. e. NOT taxing my system).I upgraded to the latest drivers (which was easy with Razer's firmware utility you download from their support site) but still the same problem."
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"I don't use the 7.1 surround sound all that often but the mic and sound from the headset are good especially when you play it with games that supports surround sound."
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"Support is great but not worth my time to deal with."
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"I don't feel that razer support is doing a good or fair job at helping my resolve my issue by offering to replace a broken headset with the same model in a possibly used condition."
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"The game supports 5.1 Surround Sound, which does sound great, but all cut scenes, character dialog, and echo casts are all played in stereo."
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"This headset is a great 7.1 headset when you have a game or movie that supports it."
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Surround

Surround:
"all of the so called 7.1 headsets are virtual sound (not real surround) every thing I get from razor is just junk wonder how they stay in business?"
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"It's not really surround and the conversion sounds no where as good."
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"I rarely use the virtual surround sound because I think it degrades the sound quality."
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"If there's one thing missing it would be assignable profiles for the surround speaker levels."
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"If you like big booms and realistic surround the Megaladon is NOT a good option."
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"Music is generally fine (since it's not really 7.1) but playing games that support (or don't) surround sound creates this weird hollow sound, like you're in the middle of a big round chamber."
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"Great surround sound in most modern games, even if they don't explicitly support 7.1 sound output."
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"I don't use the 7.1 surround sound all that often but the mic and sound from the headset are good especially when you play it with games that supports surround sound."
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"Pros: Lots of configuration, easy to switch between surround and stereo, clear mic, comfortableCons: 8 months later and something disconnected in the headset disabling first the right ear and now both."
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"The sound quality was great, the surround sound, superb."
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"There is a control module puck in line with the cable that will handle treble, bass, mic levels, as well as switch between 2.1 and surround."
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USB

USB:
"I have even tried using a powered usb hub and disabling USB 3.0 (the two most common recommended solutions).Unfortunately, Razer has no plans to support these in any way."
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"Now, plugging them into a usb port only yields errors about the device not being recognized."
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"Additionally, when used on a USB 3.0 port, these problems are much worse."
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"My biggest gripe is the fact the headset does not play well with the intel usb 3.0 drivers."
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"Also the headset is opened (this means that there less noise isolation and other people are likely to hear the sounds the headsets make, which might be a deal breaker for some) Over all, this was a nice headset but the faulty usb port is really frustating me and i might give it a 3 once it actually happens."
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"There are some problems though, I've owned the product for a year and the Usb port is getting faulty."
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"I have even tried using a powered usb hub and disabling USB 3.0 (the two most common recommended solutions).Unfortunately, Razer has no plans to support these in any way."
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"If you are looking for a nice headset, I would recommend skipping USB and finding a nice analog set instead."
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"So after researching nice usb headsets that would let me power my desktop speakers again, I settled on the Razer Megladon headset."
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"Also the headset is opened (this means that there less noise isolation and other people are likely to hear the sounds the headsets make, which might be a deal breaker for some) Over all, this was a nice headset but the faulty usb port is really frustating me and i might give it a 3 once it actually happens."
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"Comfortable, USB powered, excellent sound quality and control, perfect for online interactions and musical enjoyment."
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Voice

Voice:
"I've been on my backup headsets for 3 weeks and my gamer friends are all complaining that I don't get on voice comms as much, or that I don't stay more than an hour or so when I do--and that's because my backup headsets HURT."
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"i bought these brand new and could not control the background hiss while recording gameplay with voice over for youtube...i would not recommend these to anyone, unless of course I wanted them to have poor quality"
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"I've done the firm ware update and still my sound will randomly cut out, I will get error messages in vent and other popular voice systems and the sound will randomly go fuzzy and tin like."
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"so if you can install a 5.1 or 7.1 sound card in you system trust me you will have crystal clear sound and voice."
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"The mic was very clear and people said my voice came across well."
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"Friends have noticed a significant improvement in my voice quality over a cheap mic, and I enjoy the deep sounds I get from the headset."
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"However, no amount of mic sensitivity adjustments could prevent my friends from hearing their own voice echo back to them while still being able to hear me."
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"The audio is more than good enough for Skype or gaming voice chat, but not for professional recording."
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Weight

Weight:
"Extremely lightweight and comfortable, but after about a year the mic started to cut out with no visual external damage."
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"Lightweight with great sound!"
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"Another thing I really love about these are that they are really lightweight."
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"Good sound quality, light weight, and accomplish the basic tasks of headphones."
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"Some may perceive this to be low quality, but I believe Razer intended them to be lightweight for comfort, and the quality is still there, so relax."
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Windows

Windows:
"The drivers are horrible for windows 8. they keep disconnecting."
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"The phone, besides having a bulky brick in the middle of the cable, and worrying more about razer childish aesthetics than actual quality, has never solved compatibility problems with windows 8, which renders the phone useless to me, since it's USB and cannot be used with any other device."
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"However, the only problem I've faced is that on Windows 8.1 I have to plug them in and out after turning on the computer because Windows 8.1 for some reason doesn't recognize them right away."
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"Though with my three systems over the last two years with windows 7 I get many problems."
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"With each one it would take me days to get them working, as there are so many problems because of all the driver related sound card related mother board related windows related conflicting problems that this headset has."
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"Razer now states they are not Windows 8 compatible."
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"Great headset but dont buy if you have windows 8."
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"It looks pretty and the sound is good but the mic is rubbish, on the lowest setting it still picks up my wife talking in the other room and the fan on my case on the other hand they fit my head comfortably and that was the reason I bought them....And then I upgraded to windows 8Anyone who is still interested in buying them know the Megalodon does not work with windows 8 or 8.1 their customer service told me thisHey there Alexander,My name is Matt and I will be assisting you today."
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"Windows 8 (not pro... fails major in pro)... you have to keep unplug plugin to get the headset recognized... no booting with headphones in does not help either."
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"The sound quality is right where it should be for a headset in this price range and the virtual 7.1 sounds great AFTER you disable all Windows enhancements."
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"If the Mic Sens on the control pod is above 3 or so, and your volume in Windows is above 20 or so, that's being pretty generous, by the way, both options should be 1 and 15 respectively, then it sounds like dubstep is coming through your microphone."
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