Razer’s Chimaera wireless gaming headset for the Xbox 360 and PC is one bad ass looking piece of headphone kit.  But one thing it lacked was a full surround sound experience.  Fear not audiophiles, they just announced a 5.1-channel version of the ultra sleek and wireless headset.

Much like the stereo version it sports 50mm drivers for some serious, or so we hope, bass thumping sound and the ability to create a private chat when you’re in proxmity of 1-3 other Chimaera headset users.  One caveat to the full surround is a reduced battery life of 8 hours, which is 4 hours less than the stereo version.

Included is a docking base that transmit at 5.8Ghz and recharges your gaming headset.  There is also a set of adjustable circumaural ear cups, independent audio and microphone controls on the ear cups, flexible microphone boom, and a digital optical connection.

Word is that it will go on sale this April for $199.99, which is a $70 premium over the stereo version, which start selling February 28th for $129.99.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."