RAZER Piranha Gaming Communicator

Introduction

Introduction 
 
RAZER Piranha Gaming CommunicatorHands up those who take their gaming seriously. Let's face facts - nobody likes getting 'owned' at their favourite game. Whether it be a fast paced bout of Counter Strike: Source, Call of Duty 4 or even a little more mellow MMORPG, you've got to have the skills and equipment in order to survive. Let's use a simple CS:S scenario to help illustrate the point a little better:
 
You've been practising and training hard with your clan for the next comp and the stakes are high. Your team's tactics have been well thought out and rehearsed so they become second nature.
The day arrives for the big competition and you're going through the motions pwning the other team as if they were noobs, and then disaster strikes...BOOM HEADSHOT! You didn't hear him coming. Ok so your skills and accuracy are one thing, but a good set of headphones are a worthwhile investment to compliment your skill level. Ultimately you want to hear them before you see them right?
 
Today I have been given the opportunity to road-test RAZER' latest headphones for the serious gamer - the Piranha Gaming Communicator. Will they make the grade?
 
Let's begin the review of the RAZER Piranha Gaming Communicator by taking a look at its specifications. The specifications were unashamedly copied from RAZER' product page
 
Specifications
 
Headphones
Freq. response: 18 – 22,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ohms
SPL (@ 1 kHz, 1 Vrms): 114 dB
Cable: 3.0 meters

Microphone
Freq. response: 80 – 15,000 Hz
Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz, 1V/Pa): -38 dB
Impedance: ~2 kOhms

Pick-up pattern: Uni-directional
 
The specifications of the Piranha headset are pretty normal for a midrange headset as we can see from above, although it's nice to see that RAZER has included a nice amount of cable on the Piranha Gaming Communicator. There's nothing worse than having to deal with a short leash.
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Most Recent Comments

26-08-2008, 10:41:21

PV5150
OC3D took a look at RAZER' latest headset the Piranha Gaming Communicator. Does it have what it takes to match it with more expensive headsets out there?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...095531815s.jpg

Read the review to find out

27-08-2008, 09:38:08

Bungral
Nice review mate.

Was recently looking at which headset to buy. Was thinking of something from Razer but decided on some Sennheiser PC-161s. Haven't had a proper chance to play with them yet.

27-08-2008, 10:40:42

PV5150
Thanks for the feedback mate. The RAZER Piranha is certainly better than the budget options out there, but they just didn't dazzle me.

27-08-2008, 13:14:25

Bungral
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
Thanks for the feedback mate. The RAZER Piranha is certainly better than the budget options out there, but they just didn't dazzle me.
Got that vibe...

Ya need to search through plenty of ok sets to find a gem. Plus like ya said everyone has different likes with their sound.

28-08-2008, 15:02:20

Luigi
I like the way you recomend paying more from scan... Nice one
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