Razer Tiamat 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Razer Tiamat 7.1 Gaming Headset Review 

Introduction

As more and more PCs move from the dusty corners of your house into the living room, their multimedia capabilities combining with our high-definition outputs to become the centrepiece of our entertainment. This has lead to a surge in headphone users and a dramatic improvement in the quality of headsets designed for home computers.

Surround headsets aren't new, but usually stick to just 5.1 surround effects with varying degrees of success. Many claim to be surround but merely use software trickery to supply the effect. Managing to squeeze all the speakers needed for genuine surround sound in a headset is a complicated design challenge, which has led to some very curious designs.

Enter Razer, with the Tiamat. Not only is this a genuine 7.1 surround headset, but Razer have crammed a whopping 10 individual drivers into the ear-pieces. So theoretically this should provide incredible sound quality and the best surround audio we've yet seen in a headset.

Technical Specifications

With so many speakers the technical specifications of the Tiamat are lengthy indeed. When you've finished perusing them, move on to the next page and we'll take a look at the Tiamat in all its glory.


Sub woofer:

  • Drivers: 2 x 40mm Neodymium Magnets with Titanium Coated Diaphragm
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 16Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 116 dB ± 3dB

Front:

  • Drivers: 2 x 30mm Neodymium Magnets
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 123dB ± 3dB

Rear:

  • Drivers: 2 x 20mm Neodymium Magnets
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 120dB ± 3dB

Center:

  • Drivers: 2 x 30mm Neodymium Magnets
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 123dB ± 3dB

Side:

  • Drivers: 2 x 20mm Neodymium Magnets
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 120dB ± 3dB


Microphone

  • Frequency Response: 50 – 16,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity @1kHz: -36 dB ± 2dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 50 dB
  • Pick-up Pattern: Unidirectional


Volume Control Unit

  • Master Volume, front speakers, centre speakers, sub-woofer speakers, side speakers, rear speakers, microphone volume, microphone mute, audio mute, 7.1 surround sound & 2.0 stereo mode toggle and speaker/headset toggle
  • Cable: 3 metres, braided fibre sheath
  • Micro-USB Audio-Out
  • Micro-USB Audio-In


PC Connector: Microphone-In, 4x Audio-Out
Speakers Connector: 4x Audio-Out, 1x Audio-In

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Most Recent Comments

04-01-2013, 08:41:22

tinytomlogan
Today we're taking a look at the latest headset from Razer, a genuine 7.1 model, the Tiamat.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...093713723l.JPG


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04-01-2013, 08:48:17

dragoonk
Hello!
7.1 as in surround headsets. I'm curious to see what you think about this knowing you don't like surround... ( neither do i ).Quote

04-01-2013, 08:51:45

tinytomlogan
VB has done this review fella, hes a much bigger gamer than I am.Quote
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