Summary: Just got these as an upgrade from my Philips SHG7980 headset. Straight out of the box, they sound great, no equalizer setting modification required. Just plug the headset and get immersed in movies and games. The bass is definitely what makes this headphone shine.
Club/rock/dubstep music: perfect with Asus Xonar DGX sound-card (dolby headphone: enabled)
Gaming: best when used with Razer Surround 2.0 and all sound card effects disabled.
Pros: Great bass. Great positional audio, strong build, great immersion, braided 10ft cable
Cons: slightly heavy, ears get warm, bass may sometimes drown out details, but not so much.
Summary: Ease of use- Not really a big deal however the sound is mediocre and the mic picks up internal and external sounds better than your voice until you download Razer software to set up nicer sound(don't know if it has to be Razer software but that's what i used)
Pros: Comfort- this is by far the most comfortable headset i have ever owned, the band at the top is extremely nice and auto adjusts to your head, the ear cups are extremely thick and its not heavy or pressing like some headsets.
Cons: Mic- the mic sounds awful compared to some other headsets i have owned, even cheap 20 dollar headsets seem to have better sound quality.
Summary: The mic, when fully extended wobbles around helplessly at even the slightest movement, It's horrid. However! if you extend it half way out or so its very snug and you can still turn the flexible part of it a bit.
Pros: This is my first quality headset so my views may be biased, but I didn't think it would feel like I have two sub woofers attached to my ears, for the bass in these is quite nice. (compared to my brother beats -bah)
Cons: Maybe personal, but the headband hurts my head. Maybe I'll get used to it. not worth taking a egg off though.
Pros: They sound great, the bass is incredible!! They are very snug on the ear. They look very good. They feel durable. There is a very large amount of padding to provide a comfortable fit on the ear.
Cons: There's only a small piece holding the headphones to the headband, but it holds very well. If you have big ears you might need to finagle your ear into the cup a little bit, but its not much of a problem.
Pros: I've never really had a high-end headset before, with the most expensive being a 50 dollar Logitech headset years back, I don't even remember what the model ID was. But the Razer Tiamat produces sound so much better than anything I've ever used before, so I'm very impressed with it. It's very comfortable, it also comes with a lot of cord. I was a bit surprised when I first got it, due to the fact that it's 10+ft long.
Summary: This headset really kicks. There are 2 40mm speakers in each ear and the rear one sits in a bandpass enclosure designed for deep, thumping bass. If you like dubstep, these headphones are for you. I've loved them so much I carry them around with me and use them with my Galaxy Player and now my CMoy amp. They have pristene sound with clear highs and mids and insane bass. I have recommended this to over 4 friends who immediately bought a pair after listening to mine.
Pros: EPIC BASS, Comfortable one-size-fits-all headband, noise cancelling, immersion++, great positional audio, wonderful for listening to music
Cons: may need a headphone amp to really make it bang, slight quality control issues (first pair had to be sent back (this is why there is -1/2 star))
Pros: I didn't buy the headset here or any other e-tailers, but I did buy it at Best Buy. Now, the headset itself looks great and sounds great as well. The mic is clear too, at least that's my friend told me over Skype. However, there's a catch. See "Other Thoughts."
Cons: I own the Razer Electra. And this might sound picky, but after getting used to the retractable headband, I expected that the Tiamat would have it as well. However, when placed, it actually doesn't seem bad at all. It fits quite snugly on my head.