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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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  • Caleb K.
  • 11/8/2015 4:55:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth time or money

Pros: They have 7.1 surround sound, comfortable, block out all outside noise(including my wife).

Cons: After having these for just over a year, the ear cushions fell off completely, contacted razer support regarding the issue because they don't see cushions for the tiamat, they told me to watch their online store and wait to see if they ever did sell them, gave no furthur help. Attempted to glue cushions back on, didn't work.

Other Thoughts: I bought these from razer store, not newegg. For these to fall apart right after warranty expires, seems legit. Apparently tiamats and other razer headsets have a history for falling apart like mine did. Wish I had done research before buying, do not recommend getting these. Did research into my replacements, HyperX Cloud's come highly recommended.

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  • Randal J.
  • 11/8/2015 9:55:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Good build quality, good microphone, really nice in-line controls.

Cons: Does not encompass the entire ear, rests on ears, pressing them against head. Sound quality and 3d positioning was better with Turtle Beach HPA2, but they died. I upgraded from Turtle Beach x12, which were more comfortable and had better bass, and after purchasing the synapse software for simulated surround, were much more impressive, having 50mm drivers. These were about $200, I guess I expected to be blown away like I was with my HPA2's when I got them, but these have nowhere near the sound quality, despite a much better reliability. But things that break are not really much use anymore are they?

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  • James P.
  • 10/30/2015 10:47:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Headset --IF-- you have a 7.1 sound card

Pros: The Tiamat 7.1 is a large, somewhat heavy headset, but it is actually very comfortable to wear. It self-adjusts to your head and doesn't squeeze your ears with excessive pressure. Physically, the equipment is beautiful--you can see the drivers through the clear backings on the ear pieces; however, if you prefer, there are magnetic opaque covers if you don't like the "see inside" look.

The mic tucks inside the left earpiece when not in use.

The desktop control is both attractive and functional, giving you quick access to volume for each channel, overall volume, 7.1 / stereo selection, and mute for the mic.

When setup correctly, the sound from these headsets is phenomenal for games that support surround sound--the positioning is absolutely accurate once the headset is correctly adjusted.

Music and video also sound very good. The bass is strong, mid-range is clear and clean, and treble response is good as well.

Cons: There are a couple of things worth noting. The color bands on the plugs require bright light to distinguish blue from green and yellow from light red. A bright flashlight can be a great help when installing.

Also, the markings on the desktop controller are hard to identify without shining a bright light on it. Not a big deal as you quickly learn what each is, but a brighter or higher contrast lettering would have been welcome.

Other Thoughts: You --NEED-- a good 7.1 sound card for these to work. While some motherboards do offer 7.1 sound, be aware that these headphones will NEVER sound any better than the sound system that is driving them.

I think a lot of people experience frustration with this headset because they expect a headset to be a very plug-and-play, easy to install, easy to adjust piece of equipment.

Don't think of the Tiamat 7.1 as a headset--and in fact, don't select "headset" in games. To your sound card, this is a full set of 7.1 surround speakers. You have to know how to install and adjust 7.1 speakers to make these work well--and if you don't know how to do that, and aren't willing to put some time into learning, that's not the headset's fault.

Some tips: make sure 7.1 output is enabled on the sound card and no channels are muted. Make sure you turn bass redirection on and set the crossover frequency to 80 Hz...if you don't do this, the subwoofer channel will not work correctly and you won't get good bass reproduction. Set the sound card for "small" or "desktop" sized speakers. You may need to adjust the volume on each channel to tune the positional sound, and you will also need to use the sound card's equalizer to adjust the output for best sound quality.

This is a high-end piece of equipment, and it's worth taking the time to learn to use it correctly. The benefit of doing so is absolutely stunning sound reproduction.

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  • Jonathan B.
  • 10/28/2015 11:33:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReview of, and Guide to razer Tiamat initial set up

Pros: The best sounding headset I have purchased to date. Bass is great and when new it will go down to 1-4db range. Clear sounding. The control box is nice and easy to use once you get familiar with it. It is also VERY comfortable to wear, which allows for many many hours of use at a time. Sometimes I just wear it because I'm so used to having it on my head. The noise cancellation is also great compared to other razer headsets like the carcharias. The surround sound feature is also pretty cool, and is a nice feature to have if you watch lots of movies on your computer.

Make sure to read the other thoughts section if you decide to buy this headset. It will save you a headache or two.

Cons: Like the last two razer headsets I have owned, the right ear piece starts to die after a year and a half. They were supposed to have fixed that with this model, but did not.

Other Thoughts: They should light up the sound options on the dial so that those new to the product can find what they are trying to adjust in the dark.

On some installations of windows (even of the same version) the realtek sound drivers don't always want to work properly. Make sure you are using realtek high definition audio driver v6.0.1.7404 and not virtual surround sound as that will defeat the purpose of buying this headset. If you have this audio driver and don't get a pop-up when you plug in this headset, try reinstalling it. If that doesn't work then I'm sorry I don't know how to fix that issue (i struggled with this problem for a long time and it just suddenly started working one day...) This can cause major issues with how the headset sounds. If it sounds bad then it is not set up properly under the realtek (not the razer virtual sound) driver. There should be a window that pops up with a red and black color scheme when you plug each of the jacks in. You will then be prompted to choose which ports correspond to which part of the headset (headset, bass, mic, etc). This will select a type of sound to output to headset (5.1, quadraphonic, stereo).

If you are plugging this headset into a laptop with only 3 auxilary ports I recommend using the following settings for best sound:
green pin - Front Speaker Out
orange pin - Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
black pin - Rear Speaker Out

On the control box I would light up each selection with the following number of lights to get started with:
side - 9
center - 9
front - 9
rear - 9

Yes these are all equal but it can be frustrating when you first get this headset to find good settings for sound. Bass and main volume you can vary depending on what your listening to. On certain (but very rare occasions) when watching a movie you may have to adjust the other settings or just live through the small patches were the sound doesn't sound that great. Also make sure that the 7.1 button on the bottom edge of the control box is green.

For those of you that care, the cord is long enough to stretch across the average dorm room XD. So no more taking off your headset to go shut the lights off or lock your roommate out. It is also vary durable like all cords from razer products and has been run over with my chair many a time with no rip. (DO NOT RUN OVER IT ON PURPOSE). The headset doesn't look like it but it will most definitely survive a fall from your computer desk onto hard floors.

This is a great headset, but get a 2-3 year warranty with it (like you would do with any other razer headset right???).

One last thing: pay attention to how high you have the volume in your headsets. Because of the increased pressure in the ear cups, normal volume sound is actually harder on your ear than it would be coming out of a table top speaker. This of course increases with higher sounds. This goes for any headset/earbud. Don't destroy your hearing over a desire to constantly listen to loud music.

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  • Kyle P.
  • 10/27/2015 12:36:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCheap Qaulity and Sound

Pros: Looks good and a true 7.1 headset is very hard to find. The little control module is a nice touch and the option to hook up a full 7.1 system is a good feature.

Cons: Hard to begin really, there is a lot I was unhappy with. For 160$ you can do A LOT better.
The headset itself feels extremely cheap. I already returned them, but I have absolutely no confidence that the Tiamat is a long-lifed headset. The entire thing is plastic and it creaks and stresses right out of the box.
The sound quality is also terrible, my little Sony earbuds sound better. The first thing I noticed was the lack of any real bass in my music. After looking through dozens of threads and trying all sorts of settings/drivers/equalizer changes, nothing made the Tiamat sound good. The bass was either non-existent or a muddy unclear mess. People online are saying the headset just isn't capable of capable of high-quality sound, while others say you need a 100$+ sound card to make it sound good. I'm a little hesitant to spend money on a dedicated sound card and still feel disappointed with them.
The last thing is the lights on the speaker groups. They stay on, even when the computer is off. Since my computer is in my bedroom, I would have to unplug the USB cord every night. I wanted a headset, not a super-bright green nightlight.
My old, half broken, 80$ headset still sounds better to me than this Tiamat which costs twice as much

Other Thoughts: Ended up returning them after only a day of use. I'm going to be looking for a nice 5.1 home theater headset. These 'gamer' headsets seem to deliver a lot less for a much higher cost.

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  • Devin K.
  • 10/23/2015 2:53:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsthe 1st year i loved it

Pros: love the audio controls and the sound is nice and its works fine for a long time.

Cons: after about a year it started makeing a craking sound if i moved the wire a bit it works fine if i move now wires but thats a bit hard to do and id like to use a headset for more then a year at this price.

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  • 10/15/2015 10:57:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice

Pros: very comfy, awesome sound with or without a dedicated sound card

Cons: i see no cons

Other Thoughts: Deff worth the money trust me i gaurentee!

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  • 10/15/2015 9:41:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice

Pros: very comfortable

Cons: no cons

Other Thoughts: great

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  • eli i.
  • 10/12/2015 4:23:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPoor build quality

Pros: Good sound quality. I've used other 7.1 surround headsets, mainly G930s and the sound quality on the Tiamats is pretty good.

Comfortable. The earphones are quite comfortable, though there is no adjustment and maybe I just have a big head but they feel a little tight like they're squeezing your head.

They look good. The sleeved cables are very nice.

Cons: Build quality. This is a pretty big one. The plastic is quite weak that holds these together, and they broke within 6 months of ownership. The part where the earphones connects to the head band part is just thin plastic shell and quite brittle. The entire headset is mostly cheap flimsy plastic. Just feels cheap overall.

The microphone. The sound quality is mediocre at best. The little boom the mic is attached to is very flimsy and feels really cheap.

Overpriced. The cost for what you get is not ideal. You are buying the name and design more than the components, for sure.

Other Thoughts: Overall I would not recommend these. There are superior 7.1 headsets for the price, and the build quality is pretty poor.

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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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