Originally Posted by frizo
Wow, all this complaining over something that's personal preference. If you like surround/gaming headphones over traditional ones that's fine. If you think that gaming headphones are a total waste of money and vastly inferior to traditional headphones that's fine as well.
If one person likes one more than the other then let him/her be. You're not going to change anyone's opinion arguing about it on a forum. Let people like what they like (even if you don't agree) and just move on.
As for the Razer headset: I'm torn on the design and skeptical about how beneficial 7.1 (real or simulated) would be. At a certain point the distance between your ear and the drivers must come into play to where you genuinely can't tell the difference between the amount of drivers. I don't know if it's 7.1, 8.1, or 120.1, but it's eventually going to be little more than a gimmick in terms of practicality.
Preference is one thing. A bad headset is a bad headset. It's as if they announced they're coming out with grass-flavored ice cream. We don't have to wait for reviews to know it's going to be terrible.
Originally Posted by Homeles
The product isn't out yet. It hasn't been reviewed. All of you self proclaimed "audiophiles" are being judgmental brats.
No, Razer doesn't have the best track record of making great headsets. But the things don't even exist on the market yet. Relax.
Have tried numerous surround headsets, virtual and "real", and have tried almost all Razer headset/headphone products. They were all garbage for the money payed. Why should we expect this to be any different? Frankly, I can not for the life of me understand how Razer gets away with calling these the "first" of anything. There are plenty of these types of headsets around.