Razer Announces 5.1 Channel Chimaera Wireless Headset for Xbox 360

Gaming peripheral maker Razer continues to make a play for console gamers, this time with the release of a pair of new wireless cans, the Razer Chimaera 5.1 Surround Sound and Razer Chimaera Stereo Gaming headsets. Both of these are intended for use with the Xbox 360 console, and both give you the freedom to jump around and do cartwheels without getting tangled up in cords.

"Putting on this headset may cause serious jaw-dropping aural intensity," said Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, President Razer USA. "With the Razer Chimaera 5.1, we're giving every gamer the opportunity to experience surround sound in complete wireless freedom. We drew from our expertise in PC gaming audio and worked with Dolby® to develop a headset that lets you hear everything with absolute clarity to pinpoint enemy locations, prevent backstabs, and just take your gaming enjoyment further. I recommend using it with the Razer Onza controller for serious Xbox ownage."

Razer says you can expect up to 8 hours of battery life on the 5.1 set and up to 12 hours on the stereo edition. Both feature a docking base station for recharging and storage, adjustable circumaural ear cups, and independent audio and microphone controls.

Look for the 5.1 set to ship in April for $200 and the stereo edition later this month for $130.