|Razer Piranha Gaming Communicator
High quality audio is key to getting the most out of your gaming experience. With a quality audio setup you can find yourself truly immersed within the gaming environment. Whether it be the explosions that startle you a bit, or the near silent walking noises that alert you to enemies drawing near. A quality audio setup will definitely improve your awareness in any game.
In this review I will be analyzing the Razer Piranha Gaming Communicator. Razer is a company that helped establish a market for high quality and useful computer peripherals specifically for gaming, and were one of the first companies to market high precision gaming mice.
Before going any further with this review, let's look at some of the published data taken from the product page on the Razer website...
» True-to-life audio quality with superior clarity and bass
» Adjustable, noise-filtering microphone for clearer in-game communication
» Comfortable, ergonomic and adjustable earphones suitable for prolonged use.
» In-line remote control with convenient volume and microphone muting adjustments
» Single-sided cable for hassle-free usage
» Durable braided fiber cable protection
» Internet telephony compatible
» Compatible with most major operating systems
» Usable with CD, DVD and digital audio players (via 3.5mm minijack)
» Freq. response: 18 - 22,000 Hz
» Impedance: 32 Ohms
» SPL (@ 1 kHz, 1 Vrms): 114 dB
» Cable: 3.0 meters
» Freq. response: 80 - 15,000 Hz
» Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz, 1V/Pa): -38 dB
» Impedance: ~2 kOhms
» Pick-up pattern: Uni-directional
Packaging and Accessories:
Upon arrival I was quite impressed with the appearance of the packaging for this headset. The box itself looked "Gamer", and you can read about all of the specifications and highlights on the external packaging. This is one of the first PC peripherals that I took my time opening.
Inside the box there is an inner container lined with felt and molded to display all of the connectors and controls. Perhaps a little overdone, yet still a pleasure to look at.