Summary: Before you read this, I think you should know that I'm not an audiophile and that English isn't my native language.
Let me start this on a positive note.
The design of Razer Tiamat 7.1 is very good. Even though the actual headset is big, it looks quite nice. The Razer logos on sides light up making this headset even more beautiful. But because the headset is big and heavy, it's not very comfortable for long periods of time.
Pros: Nice design, lights up
Cons: Very heavy, horrible sound quality, can't hear people behind or in front of you, not very comfortable
Summary: Honestly I was open minded as I am with most things and really disregard reviews with pretty much most things, I should have headed the warnings ... I previously had a Sennheiser PC G4ME 360 headset and decided it was about time to upgrade my trusted headset to a 7.1 as most people who love technology and advancing with the times cost was not really an issue I searched for reviews of the headsets that were available and bought into the whole "TRUE 7.1 SURROUND SOUND...
Summary: The fact that this headset only lasted one year really puts a sour taste in my mouth, especially for the amount charged for it.
Pros: While they worked, the sound quality was great and I had no complaints.
Cons: Removing the headset on night and the outside frame snapped, like it was made from cheap plastic. Razer support wasn't any help either when it came to inquiring about possibly repairing the headset.
Summary: Had my eye on these for a while and finally decided to stump up the cash and buy them. They arrived 2 days later and the un-boxing and first impressions of the build quality were pretty good. Then on closer inspection there seemed to be a lot of plastic for such an expensive headset instead of metal as with my Mad Catz FREQ5's. Then I plugged them in and tried a series of games, some music off Itunes and I downloaded some demo samples from the Dolby website. WOW!!!!
Summary: I tried everything. Latest drivers and all the correct software for sound manipulation. But it just wasn't great sound quality. The surround just sounded forced. You had to add your own base, and it just never sounded right. Also the headset is unnecessarily heavy. I've decided to go for a decent pair of headphones and attachable mic rather. If sound quality for music and gaming is important to you do NOT buy these.
Summary: do not buy this product. I have a high end gaming system, i bought the best recommended sound card just for the headphones. My observations are: 1) the microphone is very bad 2) the sound is good, but not special, the surround sound is lost on almost every game. 3) for some reason the headphones get a clicky noise going on, the forums mention it as well (a lot), that is why i bought a top end sound card, thinking that would fix it, it didn't.
Summary: Snagged one of these on their initial pre-release last year and was sadly unimpressed. I sold this headset after 2 weeks of use and have no regrets. Since day one of having the Tiamat there was a constant interference/noise that made wearing them very unpleasant. The ear-cups get hot very quickly, making it uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. The sound quality is definitely not what you would expect from a high-end headset either.
Pros: Retractable Boom Microphone
I guess they look neat
Cons: Uncomfortable, Ear cups get very hot in a short time, Cheap drivers, Constant Interference/Noise omitted from headset (with recommended sound card / external power source), and the sound quality is mediocre at best.
Summary: Got to agree these are terrible the mic is just shocking you may as well just buy a cheap £2 mic of ebay which will sound better. Got these else where and returned them due to them being of such low quality should have learnt my lesson when i brought a razer naga...razer can make good quality gear.
Summary: Hi All, First of all a quick overview of the Good and the Bad and then I'll go into detail. The Good: - Amazing presentation, I've rarely seen such a nice box for a computer product - feels very good when you take it out - Looks awesome The Bad: - Horrible microphone quality. - permanent crackling white noise - ear cups sit on the ear - microphone fiddly - desk unit too light Review: This headset was bought as a replacement for an aging (and ultimately broken) Sennheiser...