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The Razer Megalodon is Razer's top of the line headset.

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includes hard-shell case for protection while not in use / while being transported

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lightweight whilst still being large enough to cover your ears completely (circumaural)

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control built into the line for 7.1 channel balance / volume, microphone mute / sensitivity

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virtual 7.1 surround works quite nicely

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boom microphone which can be swiveled away when not in use

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2 quality large drivers is far better than multiple smaller, poorer ones

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10-foot cloth-braided cord

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driver-free installation

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stylish all-black aesthetic

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Side lights on headset (Razer Logos) stop working after a short while for many.

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high price

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microphone background hiss

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not compatible with Mac

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USB only - won't be able to implement all of the special audio technologies found on most audio cards, supported by most games

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only 2 drivers - far from capable of a true surround sound experience

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The Razer Megalodon is Razer's top of the line headset. There are three component to this headset, the headphone itself, a noise filtering microphone, and lastly, an external audio processing unit. The entire set is connected via a single USB port where the audio processing unit will act as an external sound card in place of your computer's sound card. With the external audio processing unit (Razer Maelstrom), it is able to produce 7.1 virtual surround sound. Note that it is not true 7.1 sound, but only a software produced virtual 7.1 sound. the Razer Maelstrom can also be used as a volume control for the headphones and mic. The headset and microphone themselves are largely identical to the mid range Razer Carcharias headset, the only difference being the Megalodon's headset is connected to the Maelstrom unit.

Features / Specifications


  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32Ω at 1kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 102 dB ± 4dB at 1 kHz
  • Max. Input Power: 200 mW
  • Drivers: 40 mm, with neodymium magnets


  • Frequency Response: 50 - 16,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (-37 dB ± 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
Post Review
11/12/2010 02:04

I just got this headset the other day, and I keep thinking about it while i'm at work. It's really cool, and the sound is the best I've ever heard in a headset.

I used to have an extremely expensive pair of huge headphones from Sony, 7 years ago, these are blowing them out of the park.



11/18/2010 10:07

After a few days, finally used to the surround sound :) It really is awesome still, and i can actually (Razer is not paying me for this) hear where the enemy is at in Team Fortress 2 (game i play a lot right now). It's excellent!

One con is that my ears get hot and steamy kind of quick when wearing this, but I would rather melt than take this thing off!



03/23/2012 03:26

Now, after some time with this headset, the illuminated Razer logos on the outside of the headset "burnt out" or stopped glowing after 1 and a half month. Not a huge problem, doesn't affect the functionality but I was disappointed. I take great care of my gear, so it's not a user problem.

Joe Hurshman
07/16/2010 04:17

Headphones and Microphone do work with Mac, limited 7.1 and 5.1 support. No testing from razer yet on full mac functionality. Still a fantastic headset even in 2.0

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