The less cords the better, I say, and if your Xbox controller is already wireless why deal with a headset that keeps you tethered to it? That’s like one of those chains that goes from your lip piercing to your nipple piercing. Anywho, Razer’s new Chimaera headset, which works with both the Xbox 360 and PC, pumps out Dolby 5.1 surround sound and will keep you alert to enemy movements for 8 glorious, wire-free hours on a single charge.
Each isolating ear cup has a fat 50mm driver, and a flexible mic lets you talk trash to whatever 13-year-old you’re playing against (or communicate with up to three teammates in the room with locally networked Chimaera base stations). The 5.1 surround sound Chimaera will be available in April for $US200; a stereo version will pop up a month earlier for $US130. [Razer]