Excerpt: Gamers looking for a good immersive experience often depend on headphones over speakers. Speakers can be loud, but they're not as accurate as headphones can be, in an online multiplayer arena. Professional gamers also need a good microphone using which they can quickly signal to their teammates what their next move is going to be. With a speaker setup, there’s bound to be issues using a desktop microphone.
Excerpt: Creative's THX headsets are widely regarded as some of the best out there, and the Tactic3D Sigma reaffirms that. This offering has everything gamers are looking for in a headset - clear, accurate sound reproduction with THX quality, an adjustable noise-canceling mic, durable construction and a lightweight, comfortable fit.
Excerpt: (1 items) Creative’s $90 Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma is one of the best headsets to use if you want to tune out the world around you. Creative claims that the headset’s earphones let you hear sounds from multiple directions, (above, below, and around), so you feel almost fully immersed in sound environments. It does a great job at doing what it promises, though it could produce better bass, and its microphone could be less powerful.
Pros: Excellent surround sound reproduction, Good design
Cons: Microphone seems sensitive to extraneous noise in our testing
Excerpt: It seems that producing an algorithm based surround headset is becoming quite a trend of late with several already having made their way to us for testing over the last few months. Customize your own TacticProfile� EQ and audio profiles, and then export and share them with other gamers. You can also use pre-configured audio settings from world-renowned gamers such as Fatal1ty, compLexity and Team Dignitas.
Conclusion: The Creative Sound blaster Tactic 3D Sigma has a lot of good things going for them. They are comfortable to wear, block outside noise and have a lot of customizable settings for gamers looking to get that extra edge in-game. From a hardware perspective, it would have been nice if the Sigma had a little sturdier construction, but overall it feels like they will hold up in the long run.
Pros: Comfortable to wear, 3D directional audio works well, Very customizable
Cons: Construction is a little flimsy, Muddy, flat bass, Software is not included, has to be downloaded
Summary: Creative and Sound Blaster are longtime name brands when it comes to personal computer sound products and recently it has been diversifying even more. One the heels of its WoW headset, now comes the Tactic 3D Sigma. Worth your hard earned money?
Excerpt: The Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma is one of the best headsets to use if you want to tune out the world around you. Creative claims that the headset's headphones let you hear sounds from multiple directions, (above, below, and around), so you feel almost fully immersed in sound environments. It does a great job at doing what it promises, though it could produce better bass, and its microphone could be less powerful.