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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Razer SWTOR Headset Review

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,632MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

In the second of our hardware reviews for gear related to Star Wars: The Old Republic, we take a look at the SWTOR Razer Headset. See how well it does sending us the sounds of the SWTOR universe in our new review. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

I’m not the technical wizard that Carolyn Koh is when it comes to headsets, but when I got my Razer SWTOR Gaming Headset in the mail (I really needed a new one aside from the one tethered to my Xbox 360 controller) I knew I was in love. It may look a little silly (unless you’re a Star Wars fan like me), and the cost may be a bit high, but the comfort and sheer fidelity of the sound to my ears was well worth looking dorky to my wife. Besides, once I’m in any game the 7.1 surround makes sure I can’t hear her laughter and poking jokes (note: my wife isn’t that cruel, she’s just being used for ‘t3h funn3h’ here). It’s not noise-cancelling, and it’s not endorsed by the MLG, but it’s comfortable, it sounds great and glows pretty colors. For my needs: it’s perfect, though it may not be for everyone.

Read more of Bill Murphy's Razer SWTOR Headset Review.

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Comments

  • GrayImpactGrayImpact NetherlandsPosts: 985Member Uncommon

    Enjoyed the review.. but the aesthetics? God this thing looks horrible o.o...

    I guess its a matter of personal preference though, not to mention comfort/performance > looks

  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,367MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

    Yeah, I actually love the way they look and glow. I love that they have the hexagonal shape to the phones. But I can see why some folks might be turned off by the gray and bulky nature. Honestly though, I don't play in front of a mirror, so they could look like molded poo as long as they sounded good and felt comfortable.

  • thamighty213thamighty213 NewcastlePosts: 1,630Member

    They are hideous and no offence to Suzie as you even mention it yourself at the begining of the article your no Carolyn Koh who is about the only person on the planet I will take serious when reviewing headsets.

  • nyxiumnyxium Posts: 1,222Member Uncommon

    TK-421, do you copy?

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  • vinillavinilla PernikPosts: 21Member

    Awesome, like everything else from Razer  ^_^

  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,367MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

    Originally posted by thamighty213

    They are hideous and no offence to Suzie as you even mention it yourself at the begining of the article your no Carolyn Koh who is about the only person on the planet I will take serious when reviewing headsets.

    Suzie didn't write the review, I did.  And that's really fine.  Carolyn will be doing more and more headset reviews for us in the future.  :)

  • VyethVyeth Fayetteville, NCPosts: 1,459Member

    Nothing has even come close to my Tritton AX Pro's..

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  • barasawabarasawa Eugene, ORPosts: 274Member Uncommon

    At least it's not princess style cinnamon buns. (aka the leia hairdon't)

    Lost my mind, now trying to lose yours...

  • Lazarus71Lazarus71 Celina, OHPosts: 1,025Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Vyeth

    Nothing has even come close to my Tritton AX Pro's..

    Tritton AX 720's here and I love them. They do have a short now after a few years though so I need to get a different pair, just can't decide what to get. I wish there was a good wirelss option.

    No signature, I don't have a pen

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member Common

    I need a new headset. These might just fit the bill. Also, I like that the mic looks like an antennae when in the upward position. Looks kinda like my Trooper did for a while.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,724Administrator Uncommon

    Honestly, I was pretty stoked for a lot of the SWTOR Razer products, but this one just never looked like a good buy to me. I am VERY particular about headphones/headsets and I cannot wear them for an extensive period of time without them driving me nuts. These things looked pretty heavy so I took a pass.

    I ended up going with a pair of Astro A40s w/ Mixamp and I can wear the things for hours! Ironically, I realized how awesome they were at a SWTOR event in April of last year when BioWare basically had us wearing the same cans for our entire two-day play session.  I was pretty surprised with how comfy they were and so I eventually picked up a pair during the Xmas shopping rush. :)

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • stealthbrstealthbr BrasiliaPosts: 1,053Member

    One day you folks will realize that a pair of headphones like the Denon D2000's or the Beyerdynamic DT 880/990 with a good sound card like the Xonar Essence or the Titanium HD pretty much destroy these headsets in every aspect. Of course, they are more expensive, but they are well worth it if you consider sound to be of utmost importance to your overall enjoyment.

    If the microphone is the deciding factor, just get a stand-alone, like the Logitech USB microphone.

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,724Administrator Uncommon

    Originally posted by stealthbr

    One day you folks will realize that a pair of headphones like the Denon D2000's or the Beyerdynamic DT 880/990 with a good sound card like the Xonar Essence or the Titanium HD pretty much destroy these headsets in every aspect. Of course, they are more expensive, but they are well worth it if you consider sound to be of utmost importance to your overall enjoyment.

    If the microphone is the deciding factor, just get a stand-alone, like the Logitech USB microphone.

    I used a Zalman ZM-MIC1 clip on mic with a pair of Sennheiser HD555s for awhile, but I prefer the A40s for gaming now, honestly.

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • hcoelhohcoelho Rio de JaneiroPosts: 529Member

    Originally posted by stealthbr

    One day you folks will realize that a pair of headphones like the Denon D2000's or the Beyerdynamic DT 880/990 with a good sound card like the Xonar Essence or the Titanium HD pretty much destroy these headsets in every aspect. Of course, they are more expensive, but they are well worth it if you consider sound to be of utmost importance to your overall enjoyment.

    If the microphone is the deciding factor, just get a stand-alone, like the Logitech USB microphone.




     

    This !!!!!

     

    And you don't need a killer setup like you said. I'm using a Creative X-Treme gamer Fatality Pro (old one) with a pair of JVC HA-RX700 and i'm sure this setup is better than any Razer/"Gamers" brand headset you will find out there. For the mic i use a usb logitech as well, very good indeed. 

    Those headsets wont last 1 year or so... at some point the microfone will stop working or one of the speakers and you'll have to buy a new one.

  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,645Member Uncommon

    Those are fugly headphones lol

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