Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage
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The wireless interference issues, and difficult installation.
24 November 2014
Summary: The device is solid, and doesn't give me the impression that it's going to fall apart immediately, however, the installation and the audio quality are horrible. The device uses the 2.4Ghz Band for it's wireless connection, which pretty much everything else uses as well, so it creates a lot of distortion in the audio, random pops, and this constant waterfall sound because of all the interferance.
WILL NOT play through your dedicated PCI sound card EVEN IF ITS A SOUNDBLASTER
Matthew Buchwalter, Amazon
14 September 2014
Summary: I really wanted to like these headphones, they were comfortable, had cool lights with on-headset mute and volume controls. However, if you have a dedicated sound card, EVEN a SoundBlaster series it WILL NOT play through that PCIe bus because it is a USB device. You have to MANUALLY go into the control panel and CHANGE the default sound device TO THE HEADPHONES or else you wont hear any of your games or music.
the sound is GREAT but the ear pads are to thin & the ...
7 September 2014
Summary: the sound is GREAT but the ear pads are to thin & the head band makes the earphone press against the head far far to much. because of the before mentioned my ears get very hot. after 2hrs, i have no choice but to take a break from the headphones for the ears to recover. i have now ordered a cheap set of headphone that someone i know has & i have worn. i will NEVER order headphone again without being able to try them on FIRST.
Summary: The sound quality is great but the microphone picks up all background noise (no noise gate). For a gaming headset this is unacceptable. It is kind of assumed the microphone's user will be very close to a keyboard / mouse that makes noise. Second to that, I've owned it for 8 or 9 months and it won't hold a charge very well. If you try to plug it in and use it while its charging, it kicks it off every 5 mins. update: 10 months, and now it barely stays on my head.
After about a month it loosened up enough to be quite comfortable. Which would of been perfect except it kept ...
someone3x7 "someone3x7", Amazon
13 August 2014
Summary: Pros: The sound quality was phenomenal compared to what I was used to. Cons: The cheap plastic construction proved fatal after a few months. At first it fit too tightly on my cheese-wedge shaped, yet otherwise average-sized, head. After about a month it loosened up enough to be quite comfortable. Which would of been perfect except it kept loosening up until the slightest movement would send it sliding off my head.
Summary: The sound is GREAT, unfortunately the pivot on the left headpiece is cheap plastic and broke a month into ownership. IF amazon sells a warranty, I would STRONGLY recommend you purchase it also.
Summary: I can't really wear these things for more than an hour at a time without them being too uncomfortable. The top piece doesn't have sufficient padding, it's also a little too tight, and the ear cups are uncomfortable. I think having glasses might be contributing to the ear part, so your experience may vary. Sound is good, mike works well in my experience, but overall it's tough to justify because of lack of comfort.
Pros: Sound is fairly strong, simulated surround sound is fairly decent. USB cable doesn't tangle or come apart.
Cons: "3D surround sound" isn't. Bass is overdone - blows out some other audio. I had to set EQ to reduce bass for things to sound right. Volume control is digital, and sets system volume rather than any internal setting, using a "beep" tone that doesn't indicate how loud/quiet the setting is (I take time to tune system settings, but this ruins that). Ear cups don't seal well, they block very little external noise. The headphones get uncomfortably heavy after a few hours of...
Summary: It's really sad, as Creative used to be a really nice audio manufacturer. My friend has a pair of the first generation Fatality gaming headset (basically this set's little brother) and it sounded and felt amazing. Build quality and all. I thought maybe buying a larger version of that set later down the line would work, but I've been disappointed by this set, unfortunately...
Pros: -The USB cable that comes with this set is a very nice, braided nylon cable that is thick, robust, and never tangles -Sounds fairly good, good bass and such -Decent driver software utility -Pretty lights that can do some interesting gimmicky things -Can use 3.5mm headphone jack if you want -You can use them as speakers if you use USB, they're so loud -Uses a USB-A to USB Micro cable to connect to PC -Removable mic...
Cons: ...That actually isn't all that good of an idea. -Mic boom loses rigidity over time as it is bent, starts becoming almost too easy to bend -The socket it plugs into has a specific shape so it can only fit into the standard 3.5mm hole one way to avoid rotation. However, I believe this groove got worn down over time, and the mic started rotating all over the place. Soon, I just preferred it be removed... -The foam that covers the microphone is good for nothing but getti...