Bearman, just a suggestion but would you agree that a stickied thread with sub forums would be better then this rolling thread. Information gets lost way too easy here and what we have is 10000 posts asking the same thing...I dont care for the cable between the headset, I use a wired controller anyway.
- wireless - Yes
- rechargeable via station so there is no need for battery changes (BIG plus for me!) - Yes
- 5,8 Ghz, means no interference with other devices, right? - Yes, I have mine next to ALL my electrical equipment.
- amazing sound (somewhat subjective though) - Yes (Not subjective at all with these )
- great look and build - YES YES YES! They are built to last, robust and sexy. They look clean and professional.
Im actually going to post my PM replies to another member, Im sure they wont mind!
"Bass is powerfully awesome on the Chimaera. Not too much that it becomes muddy, just right.
Look for member PixelPixel, I managed to convince him to give the Chimaera a go over the other mass produced and overhyped headsets.
I have nothing but praise for the Chimaera so Pixel would be great to ask as well.
The Chimaera are a little more chunky than other headsets but you get 2 quality 50mm drivers and they are built to last. Really do look clean and professional. The sound is just divine really. haha Ive all but given up promoting them in forum as people dont seem to wanna know, opting for turtle beach ect.
To give you an idea of how sweet they sound, I actually use them more than my £500 dedicated Onkyo 5.1 The soundstage of the cans are great and really intimate, like a soundgasm in your mind "
I knwo that PixelPixel has these cans too tehe, feel free to hassle him and ask his opinion. Tell him I sent you Any other questions, just PM me
Took just over a year for 1000 posts to be made in the previous thread so not sure if there is the need for one. Agree the same questions do get asked, but then it's not hard to search through previous threads, its how i chose my current setup. http://www.avforums.com/forums/xbox...ting-headset-headphones-check-here-first.html is a sticky but stickys tend to be ignored, could be updated though if someone wants to take on the task? If there was to be a subforum just the one 'Headphones and Gaming Audio' rather than every manufacturer would be betterBearman, just a suggestion but would you agree that a stickied thread with sub forums would be better then this rolling thread. Information gets lost way too easy here and what we have is 10000 posts asking the same thing...
The sub threads could be - Turtle Beach, Tritton, Astro, Razer, Sharktoon, Other (Other would include Sennheisers/those that are headphone/amp setups.
1. On the Xbox Dashboard or in-game, press the Guide button. That is the center Xbox button on the controller.Alright, so I got my Razer Chimaera 5.1 today and I gotta say I am utterly disappointed!
I connected them to my Xbox via optical cable but even if I turn up the volume to full on the headphones and in game (COD MW2) they are not at all loud. Shooting sounds dull and not powerful at all.
Also connected them to my digital cable box - the same! If I chose a channel that offers digital dolby surround and I turn up the volume to full it is very, very, very "not loud".
Is this normal? Can´t be, right?????
Or am I doing something wrong? I already checked the Xbox, dolby 5.1 is activated.
Didn´t try chat, so I can´t say anything about the voice volume.1. On the Xbox Dashboard or in-game, press the Guide button. That is the center Xbox button on the controller.
2. Select Settings > Preferences > Voice.
3. Voice volume - Adjusts the volume of your friends incoming voice.
4. Game volume - Adjusts the game volume during chat.
Is your game volume set to 10 (Max)?
that dont sound right,i have tried mine on bf3 and they are very loud if i turn my volume up,i have mine on normal settings and the volume is not on full,even with skyrim they sound ace.that is with digital optical connected,dolby on,settings on green.Didn´t try chat, so I can´t say anything about the voice volume.
But yes, game volume is set to max!! And it is MW3 of course, not 2.
Also I tried it again with some movie with Dolby Digital audio and it is just soooo quiet. There is not movie feeling what soever.
Will try it with a DVD on my xbox again real quick.
Now I don´t hear anything at all - don´t know what I just did.
Anyway, i just tried a DVD (300) over Xbox and it sounds much more like iPhone speaker than almost 200 surround headset. I can hear the surround effect, but still it doesn´t sound any good at all. I got the green Dolby digital light an as well as the EQ on green.
Is there anything that can be messed up on either Xbox or on the headset?
I it is connected to the Xbox via optical cable on the component connector (so not on the xbox itself!). But that should´t matter right?
They are not loud on my digital cable box as well (also optical out) so I think the headset is just broken. Now I don´t hear a peep.im not sure,i have my optical lead plugged directly into my xbox 360 slim,and it sounds fine,sounds like there is either a fault with the headset or the component connector.the headphones should sound very good and very loud.
if i were you,charge the batteries for a few hours then try them.the batteries though should not be in the headset,mine were sealed up in the box,sounds like they might be a faulty pair,and someone has sent them back already.They are not loud on my digital cable box as well (also optical out) so I think the headset is just broken. Now I don´t hear a peep.
I there anything I need to do after unpacking them? I plugged the optical cable in my xbox, connected them to power, turned the station on, synched them. That´s all I did.
BTW: strange thing, the batteries were already in the headset!