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Razer Carcharias

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Now this is more like it. Unlike the Meglodon, the Carcharias have a much simpler design which fitted my head much better. It has yet has a few tricks up its sleeve, such as the noise filtering microphone, which did wonders for my in-game conversation over Skype. The bass response is excellent too and the higher frequencies are clear.

They are so comfortable I often forgot they were on my head when getting up from my chair – lucky the cable is nice and long. Razer, you have my heart with all that velvety ear cushion action.

The volume control is very sensitive, so I found it worth using the clip on the volume control to avoid it get accidentally tweaked after a couple of near-deaf experiences. I think these headphones gave a noticeable tighter audio response than the Roccat Kulos that are in the same price range.

Razer Carcharias

Reg Rating 85%
Price £75
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Roccat Kave

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The Roccat Kave has oval-shaped, rather than circular, padded ear enclosures that fitted very well, directing the sound from its separate speakers in each earpiece to deliver an immersive 5.1 surround soundspace.

The solid aluminium hinges and the Tip’n'control desktop remote were well built, but the appearance of the three pads in the headband rather cheapened the overall look. Moreover, the Kaves are way too heavy in comparison to the Logitech G930 and Razer Meglodons.

I can’t deny the sound was great with strong, pulsating audio tones from explosions, gunfire and casting sound effects. Maybe more boost in the top end for a bit more bite. Still, the mic proved just as crisp and well-defined as some of those above its price range. If you can live with the weight, these are an excellent gaming 5.1 experience for the price.

Roccat Kave

Reg Rating 85%
Price £80
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