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Razer Tiamat 7.1 Surround Sound Over Ear PC Gaming Headset

  • True-to-life 7.1 surround sound from 10 discrete drivers
  • Retractable, noise-filtering unidirectional mic
  • All-in-one volume control unit for multi-channel customization

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The Razer Tiamat comes in two versions: The Razer Tiamat 7.1 and the Razer Tiamat 2.2. The Razer Tiamat 7.1 is the world’s first true 7.1 surround sound headset, providing a true-to-life positional audio depth through 10 discrete drivers. You can even fine-tune each audio channel, position, and bass depth to your exact enjoyment. With padded leatherette ear cups, you can stay plugged into the soundtrack of your life with no fatigue.

  • newegg 7.1 Surround Sound with True-To-Life Positional Audio A world’s first, the 10 individual drivers in the Razer Tiamat 7.1 provide immersive, crystal clear surround sound. The reproduced audio is so rich and lifelike that not only will you feel like you’re right there, you’ll have the edge over your enemies. Let ‘em try sneaking up on you now.
  • newegg Full Audio Customization Easily and accurately fine-tune the level of each audio channel, position, and bass depth to your exact enjoyment using the supplied control unit.
  • newegg Maximum comfort, maximum durability The Razer Tiamat 7.1’s sturdy construction and padded leatherette ear cups ensure extended headset life and ultimate comfort so you can keep going during those hardcore marathon gaming sessions.
  • newegg Retractable, noise-filtering unidirectional mic Speak and be heard with complete clarity. Stores away easily and quickly when not in use.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the RAZER Tiamat 7.1

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  • Eric G.
  • 10/2/2015 2:33:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNothing Beats True Surround

Pros: Sound quality is great after some Trial and error tweaking. fairly comfortable for long game sessions. Mic quality good and clear. Not simulated surround!

Cons: Tweaking this thing can be annoying to get the sound field adjusted to where you like it.

Other Thoughts: I've used true 5.1 headsets, several simulated surround sound headsets and the Razer Tiamat 7.1. By far nothing beats true multi speaker surround sound. Tweaking the volumes for each channel can be very annoying. But the effort pays off once you get it set right. Definately reccomend this to anyone looking for a good surround sound headset.

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  • Samuel M.
  • 9/18/2015 9:11:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood sound after fighting for 2 days

Pros: Good looking analog 7.1 sound!

Cons: The feats you have to go through to set these speakers up is horrid. they should give you some guidance took me about 6 hours to figure out how to get some bass out of the 40mm drivers.

Other Thoughts: Now that everything is working I would tell people to buy them but I don't wanna help with setting it up. It's really a pain I use to owned a 5.1 headset from razer a few years back and sold it with the pc I was using and they were just plug and play everything sounded great. This headset is a nightmare to set up to make it sound good but once you get it figured out they are soooooo worth the time you fight with em.

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  • Scott C.
  • 8/10/2015 4:20:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The 7.1 surround sound is pretty neat. Build quality seems to be pretty sturdy. Comes in a nice box.

Cons: I find myself constantly having to adjust my EQ levels for for different things. One setting might sound decent for listening to music, but then sound terrible for listening to videos or gaming. The ear cups are a tad small for my head, so my ears barely fit inside them. The headset itself is a bit weighty, and not comfortable after about two hours of use. The mic is just downright bad, and is by default very quiet. I had to go into my motehrboard's audio program and turn the recording device level up to 100%, and turn the mic volume level up to 100% on the headset controller. On top of that, the mic does not register as an audio recording device anywhere.
Honestly, I've had far better quality in both the speaker and mic in much cheaper headsets. This product needs much more refinement before it is worth the current steep price. The audio is similar to that of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones: very bass heavy, and muddy, while mids and highs are not very clear or crisp.
I had very high expectations for this headset, and Razer disappointed me greatly on this product.

Other Thoughts: You -must- have a 7.1 capable audio device, either a sound card or built in audio on your motherboard. I personally had a difficult time noticing the 7.1 surround sound anyway.

I'd like to see a feature on this headset that allows me to control the basic EQ levels (bass, mid, treble), and allows me to independently control the volume levels of game/music audio and communications audio.
This headset has the potential to be great, but just is not there yet in my opinion.

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  • Alexis C.
  • 7/20/2015 2:51:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsRazer Tiamat 7.1

Pros: -Awesome sound quality (more thoughts on this below)
-Very Comfortable
-Lightweight construction yet surprisingly sturdy
-3.5mm jacks instead of audio over USB (yes, that's a pro, not a con)

Ok, first off I want to put you at ease. I've seen so many video and written reviews saying how terrible the audio quality is on this headset and I must protest and say that those people obviously don't know how to set up a new headset. Being 7.1 surround sound, it REQUIRES that you have a sound card (obviously). THIS HEADSET HAS 10 SPEAKERS!! No, it won't sound good when you first plug it in. Every sound card is different and your sound card's EQ will have to be tuned to these speakers. In addition, all speakers have a break in period. A speaker will need to be used for a while in order to get the full quality. When all said and done, it really does have good sound quality. The bass is enough to contend with Beats headphones if you configure your EQ that way and the mids and highs blend very nicely.

As for the surround. MIND BLOWING is the first thing that came to mind after I was done picking up what was left of it. It's the crown jewel of this entire Headset and it blows all of the other 'simulated' 7.1 surround headsets out of the water. I frequently catch myself wanting to turn to face a sound that is coming from behind me in game. On that note I will say again, if you don't have a sound card, this headset will not work. Typical motherboards will not come with support (nor have the necessary audio jacks) for 7.1 surround. A decent sound card will run you between 80-100 dollars.

As for the design, I really have nothing bad to say about it other than how cheap they feel. When I first picked them up I was quite dissapointed at how inexpensive they feel in your hand. But, after I messed with them and "assessed" their sturdiness, I was impressed at how solid they actually are. They did an excellent job of balancing lightweight materials and solid construction.

Cons: -The mic is one of the worst let-downs I've ever experienced
-When connected to the in-line control box, external speakers pop
-Cheap materials maybe?

I really hate not giving this product a 5/5 but Razer REALLY messed up on two things...the mic and the in-line control box. I really have no idea what the heck Razer was thinking when they decided to use this mic, but it is absolute garbage. It has zero I'm glad I can fold it up and never look at it again. You will need to buy another kind of mic to use in conjunction with this headset if you're like me and require a good sounding microphone.

The in-line control box is the other "oops" that Razer made when either in the engineering or production phase. It's a very sturdy box, looks nice sitting on your desk, and has great potential to be the silver lining of this headset. Buuut it isn't. The audio out plug that I so looked forward to having available isn't properly grounded (or something like that) and when you have external speakers connected, it pops to the beat of whatever you're listening to in the headset. Which honestly wouldn't be so bad if I was single and living in a soundproof room at the bottom of a missile silo. But my wife complains about it and I ended up having to keep my external speakers unplugged from the control box until I have to use them. And it's not just me that has this problem. I've read on more than a few forums people reporting the exact same issue. The control box just wasn't put together as well on the inside as it was on the outside.

Other Thoughts: In conclusion, the terrible mic and the incessant popping of my external speakers is what really takes away from this headset's potential of being (dare I say) the best gaming headset I've ever owned. But, I would still recommend this headset to my friends and to anyone that wants an awesome 7.1 surround sound experience and doesn't mind too much about the quality of the microphone. And, if you can find this product (or a stand alone microphone) on sale, then it's a steal ;)

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  • Tristan H.
  • 6/16/2015 7:42:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOne of the better gaming headphones.

Pros: Physical sound drivers make 3D sound locating better than virtual / simulated 3D sound.

Excellent for earlier COD games such as Modern Warfare 4. Black Ops muffles positional sound to prevent users from taking advantage of players without headphones.

BF3 / BF4 / Hardline's positional audio also works great for these headphones.

Games with high ambient sounds or scripted "scare" sounds come through with greater realism and direction. Dead Space, Resident Evil, Silent Hill etc...

Cons: Buzzing when using USB ports built into the Motherboard.

Buzzing is removed when using a powered USB wall wart as they are called (phone charger).

Often on sale / Black Friday, that's when I would pounce on these.

Have to use the 7.1 for full effect, otherwise it's a waste of money, so invest in a soundcard if your motherboard does not have a built-in 7.1 audio chipset. I.e. if you don't have Green, Pink, Grey, Black, and Orange inputs for Audio (blue is line-in), get a sound card.

Heavy, so you should position yourself with good posture to avoid cramping / stiff necks.

Other Thoughts: Great product even though Razer's taking hits on release quality products.

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  • Michael R.
  • 5/13/2015 12:51:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat headset

Pros: Comfortable, great sound.

Cons: Price,

Mic seems cheaply made, i feel like I'm going to break it. Others on Team speak say the mic is very low. I have adjusted the setting but still have trouble with the mic volume.

Other Thoughts: Overall a good headset. I would have expected a better made mic for the high price point

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  • Ryan B.
  • 5/9/2015 9:34:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Headset

Pros: Extremely good headset, Great sound and comfortable. I've owned just about every headset Razer has had to offer, and this one has lasted me the longest (usually I get a lifespan of about 1 year before they break in one way or another)

Cons: Mic is kinda loose and kinda cheap-ish, but it actually functions perfectly.

Other Thoughts: I use the built in 7.1 on my Sabertooth 990fx and it works great, some people will say you need an additional 7.1 surround and maybe it would sound better, but to me this works perfectly and sounds perfect.

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  • Jakob G.
  • 4/30/2015 6:38:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The headset is amazing. Its comfortable, the sound is absolutely immaculate. The mix amp isn't too large, it isn't heavy. The headset was fairly simple to set up and simple to understand how to change it to how you like/want it.

Cons: No problems at all.

Other Thoughts: I was reading many of the reviews just before i had purchased it. many people were sating that the bass was lacking or there was a constant buzzing sound. I however did not have the buzzing sound and im sure the reason the bass wasn't good enough for some people was because you hadn't had the correct software (Realtek audio manager works fine, perfect in my opinion)
But i would agree that it is pricey, but well worth it.

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  • Matthew H.
  • 4/12/2015 5:07:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat set of Headphones

Pros: Very easy setup. Make sure you enable 7.1 in windows. I've read reviews that these headphones are lacking bass, but I beg to differ. These things BUMP! Tested with multiple Bass heavy songs that many tech sites use to test bass and was thoroughly impressed. Best with sound card, or a motherboard that has 7.1 built in. Very clear and crisp sound. Great range and none of the echo you hear in "virtual 7.1."

Very comfortable, not too heavy, and still comfortable after hours of play. Chord is very thick and solid and overall, very solid build and product. Mic folds into earcup very nicely, and has decent mic quality.

USB control pad works nicely and cleanly designed.

Cons: None that I've found.

Other Thoughts: Got it for $175 and it was well worth it.

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  • Matthew D.
  • 3/24/2015 11:12:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorked great!.....for 16 months

Pros: Great directional sound

True surround sound drivers

Looks sweet

Cons: Warranty blows

Can be uncomfortable with long term use

Other Thoughts: I loved this headset for over a year. Sound in games was excellent for a pair of cans. I generally don't believe the digital 5.1 and previously owned a Logitech G35 that was pretty good, but not nearly as good as my speaker system. I always preferred Logitech 5.1 surround sound systems, but I needed to limit the noise due to my wife complaining. So, I bought these hoping it would be just ok.

I was surprised at how amazing these were at directional sound, especially if you get the right settings for each direction. Its got a sturdy design, good base and pretty comfortable and combine it with a good x-fi soundcard and you get some great directional audio. Worked great for CSGO and Skyrim. I gave it two stars because it was good sound, but I did have issues with warranty and company (see below)

I was happy with them for 16 months and then all of a sudden, the sound started popping. I did as much testing as I could, but have come to the conclusion that the cans are the cause. Can be really bad if audio is turned up, almost unbearable. Not sure what exactly is causing it, but with music and some in game noises it will "pop".

So, now I have a $170 paperweight. Its a little unfortunate that Razer wouldn't support their expensive products for more than a year. Pretty pathetic and I should have known better before I bought it. If you want to have a product that will last more than a year, go with the Logitech products. The sound isn't as good, but you can save $100 and get a pretty good set of cans that will have a 3 year warranty. Ya, 3 years with Logitech and 1 year with Razer. Which is a better policy for the customer? Razer told me I'm basically "sorry out of luck" with this issue. >.> Pathetic.

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