RAZER Piranha Gaming Communicator

RAZER Piranha Gaming CommunicatorHands up those who take their gaming seriously. Let’s face facts – nobody likes getting ‘owned’ at their favourite game. Whether it be a fast paced bout of Counter Strike: Source, Call of Duty 4 or even a little more mellow MMORPG, you’ve got to have the skills and equipment in order to survive. Let’s use a simple CS:S scenario to help illustrate the point a little better:
You’ve been practising and training hard with your clan for the next comp and the stakes are high. Your team’s tactics have been well thought out and rehearsed so they become second nature.
The day arrives for the big competition and you’re going through the motions pwning the other team as if they were noobs, and then disaster strikes…BOOM HEADSHOT! You didn’t hear him coming. Ok so your skills and accuracy are one thing, but a good set of headphones are a worthwhile investment to compliment your skill level. Ultimately you want to hear them before you see them right?
Today I have been given the opportunity to road-test RAZER’ latest headphones for the serious gamer – the Piranha Gaming Communicator. Will they make the grade?
Let’s begin the review of the RAZER Piranha Gaming Communicator by taking a look at its specifications. The specifications were unashamedly copied from RAZER’ product page
Freq. response: 18 – 22,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ohms
SPL (@ 1 kHz, 1 Vrms): 114 dB
Cable: 3.0 meters

Freq. response: 80 – 15,000 Hz
Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz, 1V/Pa): -38 dB
Impedance: ~2 kOhms

Pick-up pattern: Uni-directional

The specifications of the Piranha headset are pretty normal for a midrange headset as we can see from above, although it’s nice to see that RAZER has included a nice amount of cable on the Piranha Gaming Communicator. There’s nothing worse than having to deal with a short leash.