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Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine Unveiled At Games Convention

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Razer, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming peripherals, has unveiled the Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine at Games Convention, Leipzig at Hall 4, B01. The Razer Maelstrom is a highly upgraded virtual surround sound system found in the Razer Megalodon, Razer’s latest 7.1 surround sound gaming headset.




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goddamnit razer.....looks like Imma have to buy this headset.....
 
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im loving the look and info of the razor moray, very appealing since im looking for extremely good quality ear phones to use all the time, oh yeah but the other stuff is crazy appealing too
 
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I would do some research first.. I picked up my Sennheiser CX300B for slightly cheaper than these are and just quickly looking at the specs, the Sennheisers seem much better. Even my old Phillips IEMs were better than those for the same price.

Yet again, I'm not completely impressed by Razer.
 
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thanks for the tips xvi, and i get what your saying. ive seen a few of there headphones break far too easily, but never heard complaints of the audio quailty so far, i denfidently wouldnt go and buy them without looking into it first, seeing if theres equivlants out there for less which may be better and more durable, the durability is important to me, its too easy to go and spend a good amount on a small accessory only to have it break due to flimsy cabling, ect. well that is if you go and get said small accessory without researching it/reading reviews/talking to existing owners; first. :)
 
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Looking at this, it kinda makes me wonder why we don't see any sort of USB or Firewire external sound systems that you can plug into your PC in order to get the performance gains (if any) and audio quality that you would from a stand alone PCI sound card.

I bet the majority of users who don't have a sound card chose that route because either A) Cost or B) There GPUs block the PCI access.

Going external would be awesome. Strap it to the top of your case and away you go.
 
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Looking at this, it kinda makes me wonder why we don't see any sort of USB or Firewire external sound systems that you can plug into your PC in order to get the performance gains (if any) and audio quality that you would from a stand alone PCI sound card.

I bet the majority of users who don't have a sound card chose that route because either A) Cost or B) There GPUs block the PCI access.

Going external would be awesome. Strap it to the top of your case and away you go.
Both Creative and Asus have USB audio options.

Creative has their Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 and Asus has their Xonar U1... just to name a few.

So, yes. It exists.

Edit: Huh! Zalman has one too as do many other manufacturers. Go here.

Most of them are just going to be a USB cable attached to your run-of-the-mill C-Media USB audio chipset.
 
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Hmmm the Razer Moray seems a bit inferior to the V-MODA Bass Freq earbuds I use....
Bass Fréq Level: 122dB at 20 Hz
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And the V-MODA ones are cheaper too i think,$30 on amazon. :D
 
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Good; just goes to show how much I neglected following the sound market.