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Razer Surround - 7.1 Gaming Surround Sound - Razer United States

For Gamers. By Gamers. At Razer, we believe in giving back to the community, and we believe that the community will pay it forward. From now till 31 Dec ’13, we’ll be waiving the US$19.99 charge for Razer Surround but instead call on you, the community, to through us give back to our adopted charity for Razer Surround – Child’s Play instead.

This is absolutely voluntary and you can choose to download it for free. If you choose not to donate anything, we’d love for you to help spread the word about Razer Surround and Child’s Play so that we reach everyone in the gaming community.

Razer Surround gives gamers the best virtual 7.1 channel surround sound experience with any stereo headphones.

Current generation virtual surround technologies are often inaccurate given that every individual has a unique response to simulated sound stages – as such, virtual surround sound is often regarded as inferior to discrete surround sound set ups.

Using state-of-the-art technology, the surround sound algorithms powering Razer Surround creates an unbelievably accurate surround sound environment and allows gamers to calibrate positional sound to match their own unique preferences. This level of calibration allows Razer Surround to provide an incredible level of precision in-game, allowing gamers to have the unfair advantage.
Best-in-Class 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound

Razer Surround is an advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine that immerses you deeper into the game. Traditional virtual surround solutions use a one-size-fits-all approach with algorithms built on averages of ear sizes and shapes attempting to create a generic virtual surround sound that is not personalized and optimized for each gamer.

Razer Surround allows a personal calibration fit for your ears, giving you the ability to configure your perfect individual setting. Experience a greater sense of involvement in your favorite titles through our advanced audio application that accounts for the particular shape of your ears and the features of your headphones.

Your personalized Surround Sound
in the Cloud

Through a series of simple listening tests, you’ll be able to intuitively map the way you listen to your games. By taking into account time delay, audio interference, amplitude, and other complex factors, our industry-leading gaming audio algorithms convincingly create sounds from any direction and distance. Your personal audio calibrations will automatically be saved in the cloud, ready for use wherever you game.

Login at your local LAN-Café, at your friends place or at your next competition and experience the best possible surround sound based on your personally calibrated audio algorithms. Getting into the game has never been easier.
Works with any Stereo Headphones!

Razer Surround is compatible with any headphones, headset and even earphones. You are experiencing only half of your game audio’s true potential with the technology of your standard stereo headset.

Create your personalized positional audio calibration and unleash the full potential of next-gen video game sound with Razer Surround., taking your ability to pinpoint foes to the next level. Experience the sweet sound of gaming that will immerse you in your games in a whole new way.

Razer Surround Demo

Listen to the 7.1 Surround Sound sample track on your stereo headphones and experience the soundscape processed
through Razer Surround’s 7.1 virtual surround sound engine, compared to standard stereo.

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Note: This is a playback of a pre-recorded sample of a track virtualized through Razer Surround with default calibration compared to standard stereo. While it provides an incredible representation of the advanced virtual surround algorithms of Razer Surround, It will not give you the individually optimized positional audio that is available only on the software client. To enjoy the best Razer Surround experience, installation and calibration of the Razer Surround software is required.

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