Razer Tiamat 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

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Razer Tiamat 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

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As you'd expect from a headset costing the thick end of £160, the packaging is excellent. A beautiful cardboard sleeve highlights the key features, including the incredible job the designers have done in fitting so many speakers into a relatively compact ear-piece.

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Sliding the cover off and opening the box reveals the Tiamat, with the documentation in a separate compartment. The first thing that strikes you is the depth of the padding and the weight. Although it's not the heaviest headset that we've reviewed, it's by no means a featherweight.

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The headband is leather on the top-side, with an embossed Razer logo. On the underside it is heavily padded which helps spread the weight evenly and make the Tiamat very comfortable to wear.

Connection is a USB for the in-line remote, although it's far more than a mere volume wheel, and the five standard connections for the audio and microphone.

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Considering the price the microphone is extremely cheap and plastic. That isn't to say it isn't going to be high-quality durable plastic, but initial impressions certainly aren't great. 

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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

04-01-2013, 08:55:09

dragoonk
Ahh, ofcourse.
The link wasn't there before...
Thanks!Quote

04-01-2013, 09:11:31

PingPangBV
Would like to add that the quality of the microphone wasn't really looked upon. In the first "Up close" VB mentioned that the microphone seemed incredibly cheap for the pirce of the headset, but really no testing and opinions on the sound quality the microphone delivers.

Just want to say that I own one of these and I'd just like to add that the microphone not only looks cheap, it performs like a cheap microphone too as the sound revieved is unclear and it sounds like I'm standing far away from it.

I also noticed when I plug in the USB-power cable in one of the USB ports in my computer that there can be heard a little buzzing sound even though I'm not playing any audio. To get rid of the buzzing sound I had to buy a wallsocket-USB thingy (hopefully you know what I mean) which was slightly annoying.

But everything regaring audio quality and esthetics I couldn't agree more. The audio clarity the headset delivers is stunning, the surround is perfect as I can pinpoint everything around me and the headset really looks amazing.Quote

04-01-2013, 09:38:34

dragoonk
I don't think I would pay that much money for a gaming headset. With that money I can get a decent surround sound system or two speakers, oor... I can build my own sound system ( which will make it more interesting, fun and satisfying ).
At the same time I do think a headset like this will be beneficial in gaming where sound plays an important strategical role.
I don't understand why they didn't use a decent mike on that thing. It looks horrible.
I don't dispute the quality of the audio or the sweat that the engineers that racked their brains to make this as good as possible have put into this project, it's
still a crapload of money ( for me atleast ).Quote
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