With a slogan of ‘For Gamers, By Gamers’, Razer create a big image to live up to. This is something that they have done repeatedly for many years by releasing high quality, high performance peripherals aimed at the gaming market.
With the release of the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic (SW:TOR) which has been developed by RPG Power house BioWare, it is not surprising however, that they decided teamed up with the MMO to release some branded hardware. In total they have designed and released the SW:TOR Gaming Headset, MMO mouse, Gaming Surface and the Keyboard. As far as immersion is concerned in gaming, a headset can be the most important peripheral available, being able to completely immerse someone aurally into the game world.
As one would expect, being a branded product tie in, the price tag can be inflated accordingly as it’s a ‘licensed product’, but can Razer deliver a product that not only looks good, but whose quality and performance can also be justified by the price tag?
This review will be focussing on the headset and answering just that.
Before we have a look, lets review the specs from the site:
- Dolby® 7.1 surround sound
- Circumaural headset design with 50mm speaker units
- Multi-colour lighting
- Boom microphone with adjustable tension
- Interchangeable faction emblems
- Volume & mic control buttons on the headset
- Adjustable headband structure for optimal comfort
- Approximate Size: 195 mm / 7.7” (Width) x 180 mm / 7.1” (Height) x 100 mm / 3.9” (Depth)
- Approximate Weight: 318 g / 0.70 lbs
- Drivers: 50 mm neodymium magnets
- Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
- Impedance: 32 Ω
- Cable length: 7ft braided cable
- Connector: USB
- Frequency response: 50 – 16,000 Hz
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 50dB
- Sensitivity (@1kHz): -37 dB +/-4 dB
- Pick Up pattern: Uni-Directional