Razer's True 7.1 Tiamat Gaming Headset Delayed... Again

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bling581

Does the microphone work? I spent a lot on the Meglodon phones and the microphone is crap. They're awesome otherwise and the sound is incredible, but for their cost you'd think the microphone would be decent. Nope. My cheap Logitech headset has a better microphone and I have to switch when I play online games with friends because they always complain they can't hear me. Even after spending hours messing around with settings it still doesn't work well.

If you don't play online games much then I would grab them. Otherwise I'd wait for reviews to make sure the microphone doesn't suffer the same problems.

Oh, and the Meglodons are so comfortable you can wear them for hours with no discomfort. I assume these have the same soft material. I wear glasses and they fit just fine and I can play all day marathons on the weekend with no sore ears.

How many games really utilize 7.1? I don't know the specifics but doesn't a game have to be written with 7.1 support for the headphones to really matter? The Meglodons I have are virtual 7.1 and I don't know of a single game I have that sounds better in 7.1. In fact, most games sound worse in surround sound mode, everything gives echo effects or sound distant or muffled, etc. I play everything in standard headphone mode and it actually sounds better. I've tried everything from BF3, Skyrim, WoW, SWTOR, and so on. Nothing seems to really utilize 7.1.

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Harv

I for one say that if reviews are good im defiantly in for one. i have 7.1 onkyo surround receiver with infinity separates and 2 10 inch subs, the g930's headphones and the recon3d champion but if these sound as good as they look $179 would be well worth it if that is the real price

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jerryfrost

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QuadraQ

Honestly surround sound through headphones is great, but research has shown that using sound processing techniques such as Dolby Headphone work BETTER than using multiple physical drivers. The reason is that there isn't enough space even with large headphones for the effect to be reliable and precise.

I have Dolby Headphone on my sound card and I can fully recommend it. Great for gaming and music is also better because the headphones just disapear and you can get lost in the music.

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hmp_goose

I just jumped though a mess of hoops to get a 5.1 set of 'phones. It's like pure luck to find anything that plugs into a sound card properly for the last couple of years: Everything is really just stereo, or some weird USB-only device that's got jack-all to do with the Sound Blaster you paid for. But my LTBs, and the Ultra I just replaced them with do the trick. These Razers? What's the price, again?

Gimmick? I take it you've never had 5.1 *speakers*, ether …

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TheAsianMongoose

If you're going to address a comment to someone, why not actually reply TO that post?

For your information, 5.1 speakers are far different from 5.1 headphones. There is simply not enough space within the cups for your ear to effectively differentiate the directions that sound can come from. The end result is a blurry, muddy experience that can't hold a candle to actual 5.1 surround. Do every audiophile out there a favour, and go look for a legitimate article that states 5.1 headphones are superior to open stereo cans. I won't be holding my breath.

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TheAsianMongoose

Surround sound headphones are a gimmick, ask any respectable audio forum. Invest in a good pair of open stereo headphones if you want positioning in games.

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0ly1r3m@1ns

i was thinking off but thats $180 CAN plus you have to add duty so it any where between $190 and $200 then add tax so that would be a cool $230 which i cannot afford but these definitely look interesting i will probably pick up the 2.2 version

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Raswan

Not planning on it. Got my logitech G930s, and they do a fantastic job. Besides the Das Pro S, best purchase for my computer ever.

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Biceps

At $179.99, it had better be a first. I am tempted all the same - love Razer gear.

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ApathyCurve

"Tiamat was 'the monstrous embodiment of primordial chaos'"

Lies! Filthy lies, I tells ya!

Tiamat is the Chromatic Dragon Queen. It says so right here *taptap* in my 1st Ed. Monster Manual! And we ALL know that volume is the penultimate academic authority on ancient mythologies, right? =oP

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Peanut Fox

Much agreed

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Biceps

Sir, I concur.

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Eoraptor

So, a teeshirt to wipe away the tears and a flask for your hooch as you continue to cry over this vapourware?

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kevaskous

Or the fact that 7.1 in a headset (Headphones if you like getting your money's worth and not ripped off) is completely pointless?

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Peanut Fox

I'll still hold to the fact that surround sound headphones are gimmicky. Creating spacial sound when the drivers are an inch away just isn't the same for me.

I'm more curious to the fact of why these are 7.1 Is the bass driver only in 1 ear or something?

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