Razer Tiamat 7.1 Review

Review Author: Craig H

Review Date: July 27, 2014

Rating: Tiamat 7.1 RatingTiamat 7.1 RatingTiamat 7.1 RatingTiamat 7.1 RatingTiamat 7.1 Rating (4.0 / 5)

Summary: The Razer Tiamat 7.1 is an actual 7.1 Surround Sound  headset.  Ten drivers inside the earcups provide you with true surround sound.  The connected all in one volume control provides an easy place to customize your sound field.

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Razer Tiamat 7.1 Details

Dimensions: Powerful 40mm diameter speakers with neodymium magnets
Features: While the Tiamat doesn’t have all the voice morphing and presets that come with many of the Turtle Beach higher end units, this headset has been optimized to provide great sound in-game.  The best feature that the Tiamat 7.1 provides is a fully functional 7.1 Surround Sound.  This needs to be complemented with a sound card that supports 7.1 surround however to get the full benefits of the headset.
Connection: PC with 3.5 mm connector jacks and one USB Port
Functions: Master Volume, front speakers, center 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
Compatability: PC

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What’s Awesome:

  • The headset’s sounds is sweet with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound with a sound field that you can customize to get the full experience from your audio.
  • The mic is retractable and slides into the headset when not in use.
  • Comfort is high with oversized cushioned earpieces.
  • All-in-one Volume control is easy to use to customize your sound field and to tailor it perfectly to your game.

What Sucks:

  • The microphone is unidirectional but sounds like you are talking out of a tin can.
  • USB port has a hum unless you have a dedicated ground.  This was really annoying until I got it right.

The Bottom Line:

 

This is a good headset if you are really in need of the 7.1 Surround Sound.  The ten drivers do a very nice job when hooked up to my Creative Sound Blaster Z but without the addition of a Quality sound card, this headset is just run of the mill.  It develops good Bass and good separation with 5.1 games, and is quite comfortable.

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