Razer Tiamat 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

By Mark • PC Headsets, Razer, Reviews • 2 Dec 2012

The Headset

Behold the Razer Tiamat 7.1, the world’s first circumaural gaming headset with 10 discrete drivers built-in to deliver the ultimate 7.1 Surround Sound experience. Dominate deathmatches when you can hear incoming enemy footsteps to prevent backstabs and pinpoint enemy locations through gunfire with absolute precision. No other surround sound headset has been engineered to produce such lifelike positional audio geared for the ultimate tactical advantage.

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Features

* True-to-life 7.1 Surround Sound from 10 discrete drivers
* All-in-one volume control unit for multi-channel customization and toggling between headset and speakers
* Comfortable, snug fit for extended play
* Retractable, noise-filtering unidirectional mic
* Interchangeable ear cup covers
* Replaceable soft-touch leatherette ear cushions
* Braided fibre cable

The Numbers

Headphones
10 discrete neodymium drivers:
Sub woofer:

Drivers: 2 x 40mm Neodymium Magnets with Titanium Coated Diaphragm
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 16Ω
Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 116 dB ± 3dB

Front:

Drivers: 2 x 30mm Neodymium Magnets
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 123dB ± 3dB

Rear:

Drivers: 2 x 20mm Neodymium Magnets
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 120dB ± 3dB

Center:

Drivers: 2 x 30mm Neodymium Magnets
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 123dB ± 3dB

Side:

Drivers: 2 x 20mm Neodymium Magnets
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 120dB ± 3dB

Microphone

Frequency Response: 50 – 16,000 Hz
Sensitivity @1kHz: -36 dB ± 2dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 50 dB
Pick-up Pattern: Unidirectional

Volume Control Unit

Master Volume, front speakers, centre 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
Cable: 3 metres, braided fibre sheath
Micro-USB Audio-Out
Micro-USB Audio-In

PC Connector: Microphone-In, 4x Audio-Out
Speakers Connector: 4x Audio-Out, 1x Audio-In
System Requirements

PC with built-in 3.5mm audio jacks & 1 USB port
7.1 Surround Sound-enabled Sound Card (for 7.1 Mode)

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