To be honest, I tried it just briefly and it was more hassle than its worth, and another program that has to run. It didn't make any significant difference in battlefield BC2 and it messed with skype (which was fixable, but annoying). I uninstalled it pretty fast. I'll stick with regular old stereo headphones rather than try and make them something they're not, because they're not 7.1 Surround Sound
From the Razer Synapse TOS agreement:
“User Generated Information” means any information made available to Razer through your use of the Software.
right to use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, broadcast, and
otherwise communicate, and publicly display and perform the User Generated Information and derivative works
thereof in any form, anywhere, with or without attribution to you, and without any notice or compensation to you
of any kind.
By using Razer Synapse 2.0 (“Synapse”), the Subscriber agrees that Razer may collect aggregate information,
individual information, and personally identifiable information. Razer may share aggregate information and individual
information with other parties. Razer shall not share personally identifiable information with other parties, except
as described in the policy below.
Something to think about before you download. Which, by the way, the installation felt quite intrusive.
Razer Synapse 2.0 registration (requiring a valid e-mail), software download, license acceptance, and internet connection needed to activate full features of product and for software updates. After activation, full features are available in optional offline mode.
From what i read synapse is also part of all their mice drivers, so you have to give them your email and whatever info it collects to use their hardware. After people raised a stink that "optional offline" mode was added.
In my opinion they are just giving this software away to get thier synapse software installed on more machines.
Creative labs got a bad rep from techies for trying to make money off driver updates and intentional obsolescence. I don't understand why so many gamers are giving razer a pass on this. In my mind this seems far worse.
Has anyone tried to install this on a Windows XP SP3 32-bit machine? Razer Synapse installs fine but it won't install the Razer Surround drivers/software. Synapse just shows a blank window. It works fine on my Win7 machine.
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