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Razer Megalodon -- does it still have problems? Any other headsets worth considering?

By marinkvasina
Sep 17, 2012
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  1. Hi,
    I have a few questions about this headset (only for people who used it).
    I've read in several places about the problems with this headset and win7 64bit systems, is this true and have they been fixed?

    Are there any other good/better headsets at this price? I like the controller on this one only :)
     
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    I've never liked remotes on the cable, they get in the way and weigh the cable down when you're wearing the headset. For that reason I got the Logitech G35 which has a roller and some buttons on the earcup, and I can really recommend them. The Corsair Vengeance 1500 also delivers excellent sound. Haven't tried the Megalodon but have owned the cheaper Carcharias and was not very impressed - sound was very average and felt a bit flimsy.
     
  3. marinkvasina

    marinkvasina TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 262   +9

    About the 2 headsets you recommender are they in the high end gaming headset price or?
     
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Well they're a bit cheaper than the Megalodon but they're the highest end headsets from Logitech and Corsair.
     
  5. marinkvasina

    marinkvasina TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 262   +9

    I've read a few reviews on the G35 it seems that it just breaks too easily/often?
     
  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Well I've had mine for about 3 years and it's never had a problem, but I treat all my gadgets carefully. In terms of general build quality I'd definitely say Logitech is superior to Razer, although Razer do seem to be improving. Logitech's customer service and RMA process is second to none though.
     
  7. Spruce

    Spruce TS Member Posts: 33

    I can recommend Steelseries, got a Siberia V2 and had the original Siberia before, good sound and fits extremely well.
     
  8. marinkvasina

    marinkvasina TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 262   +9

    Hmm @slh28 ,any other recommendations (the price point of that logitech headset seems lower here than megalodon which is a + for me)?

    @Spruce That headset is nice, bet it seems like it's an mid-end solution and I don't like the thin parts that go around the head, I want them to be full and wide like in most high end solutions (if not all).
     
  9. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Can't really give any more personal recommendations as the G35 and Vengeance 1500 are the only gaming headsets I've tried. They are both USB with built in sound cards so you don't need to buy a dedicated sound card and you can switch between the headset and speakers on a software level (rather than plugging and unplugging cables for analog headsets). I think the Corsair is slightly more comfortable and is better suited towards music as the bass and mid ranges are better. The Logitech has excellent positional audio though, and eventually I went for them because of the buttons and volume roller on the side which are extremely useful.
     
  10. marinkvasina

    marinkvasina TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 262   +9

    I see, is it possible (using Traktor 2) to have for instance a song played over the speakers (5.1 surround) and a different one directed at the headset? I know that there is a button for this in Traktor but haven't really tried it out yet?
     
  11. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    No idea about that I'm afraid :)
     
     
  12. marinkvasina

    marinkvasina TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 262   +9

    Checked out a few main shops in my country, the lack of different models is sad, but I found the G35 :) Thank you.
     


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