Razer Tiamat 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

Up Close Continued

Razer Tiamat 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

Up Close Continued

The side of the ear-pieces have a very nice touch, with the cover being transparent. You really get a sense of the quality of the speakers, and how much thought has been put into the design. It's very cool.

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If you prefer the more usual cover, the Tiamat comes with blank black covers which attach via magnets to the side, covering up the speakers. We can't see why you'd choose this option, but it's nice to have.

The heavily padded leather cups pull off with plastic studs, and you can see the complicated arrangement of speaker grills.

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The volume control and mixer is another clever piece of design. At the top is a rotating selector to choose which element you wish to control the volume of. The big dial has a lovely smooth action, and if you click it down it mutes the volume. At the bottom are the buttons which mute the microphone and switch between stereo and 7.1 surround.

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As well as the lights on the volume mixer there are Razer logos that light up at the base of each ear-piece.  

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Most Recent Comments

04-01-2013, 08:48:17

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

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

04-01-2013, 08:55:09

Ahh, ofcourse.
The link wasn't there before...

04-01-2013, 09:11:31

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

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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