Razer Carcharias headset not working

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Daeruin, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Daeruin macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2011
    Hi. I just bought a Razer Carcharias headset, but I'm having problems. First, the mic doesn't seem to work. I have it plugged into the line-in port on my iMac (Intel Core i5 with Snow Leopard, bought in July). I've done some searches online and apparently I need some kind of adapter. I was hoping someone could confirm this for me. I've seen a few posts that seem to imply maybe I shouldn't need one, and I hate to spend an extra $30 if I don't need to.

    Second, when I play music it sounds absolutely awful. The vocals are so quiet I can hardly hear them, the bass is muffled, and the high tones cause these piercing screeches and beeping noises. Any idea what's up with that?
  2. StopSign24 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2010
    I believe that a simple adapter would fix your problems. I found this one on Amazon for 5 bucks that should work just fine.
  3. Daeruin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2011
    Well, that's definitely cheaper than other adapters I've seen! How certain are you that will work? I have read about using adapters to fix the mic problem, but I have done a lot of searching and never heard anyone complain of the same problems I'm having with the sound output. If I wait another 2 to 4 days for that adapter to arrive I might miss my narrow 7-day return period for the headset. Thanks for the reply!
  4. Ted Liam, Jan 17, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2011

    Ted Liam macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2011
    Hi, I had the same problem and like you and me many have this problem. I bought this adapter and it worked like a charm also you may get to see reviews about the product here aswell. I hope this helps. thanks.
  5. Daeruin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2011
    Ted, thanks for the reply. I'm glad to know that adapter works for sure. I believe it's the same one that an earlier poster linked to (much cheaper on Amazon!).

    However, I ended up just selling the headset to a gaming friend who owns a PC. I bought a different headset that works with my Mac out of the box—the Plantronics Audio 770. It was cheaper thanks to a generous Amazon seller, and by most reports about the same or better quality. It works with Mac out of the box but also ships with a USB adapter if you want to use its sound card.

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