The difference between standard audio stereo headphones and Surround sound headphones either multichannel or driver powered stimulated ones is that the stereo headphones come with a speaker in each ear and a small microphone while the surround sound headphones either come with multichannel surround sound speakers or create driver powered digital surround sound to make you comfortably hear sounds from the surrounding environment.
Razer has come up with another headphone after Razer Piranha, Razer Megalodon being dubbed as the big brother of Razer Piranha and goes one step further to it’s predecessors. Razer have developed an audio solution to digitally create 3 dimensional surround sound in this product rather then providing multichannel speakers.
Razer Megalodon is powered by Razer Maelstrom audio technology and performs right on the money for software supporting 7.1 stimulated surround sound and for default audio performance, it depends on the software we are running, to it’s full potential it gives fuller listening experience.
It comes with an on board audio processing and takes the audio processing burden off your pc, and noise filtering microphone to provide you with the crisp communication during your team matches.Megalodon has a pretty much comparable design to Razer’s stereo gaming headset Razer Carcharias and is a plug and play system, plug it into your system as the operating system configures and installs it automatically.
Plug and Play feature may be handy but the lack of any dedicated software to tweak audio settings is a drawback. Razer Megalodon comes with control pod to tune very limited audio settings. The adjustment controls on the control pod are limited to volume part of each area, center, front surround, sides, rear surrounds, back and base levels.
Also included on this control pod are microphone settings and a toggle feature to switch between stereo sound headset and stimulated 7.1 surround sound.
Here are all the technical specifications of Razer Megalodon:
Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 O at 1kHz
Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 102 Ã‚Â± 4dB at 1 kHz
Max. Input Power: 200 mW
Drivers: 40 mm, with neodymium magnets
Frequency Response: 50 – 16,000 Hz
Sensitivity (-37 Ã‚Â± 4dB @1kHz, 1V/Pa): Variable (user adjustable
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 50 dB
Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
Audio Processing Unit
Master volume, center speaker, front speakers, side speakers, rear speakers, bass level, mic sensitivity, mic leveling, mic mute, Razer Maelstrom on/off, active/standby toggle, reset
Cable: 3.3 meters, Braided Fiber Sheath
Connector: Gold-plated USB
PC with built-in USB port
Windows® XP / x64 / Vista/ Vista64