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Razer Tiamat Over Ear 7.1 Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs These are great! 03/31/2014

This review is from: Razer Tiamat Over Ear 7.1 Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset

Pros: The directional sound on this headset is great. I play mostly Counterstrike: Global Offensive these days and these work great for footsteps in this game. The game only supports 5.1 so I can only imagine how well they replicate direction in a 7.1 application.

This is also the most comfortable headset I have worn hands down. The pads on the earcups are so soft you almost can't tell they are there after 10 minutes.

Cons: Listening to music with these is a mistake. With some tweaking you can make them sound decent in 2.1 stereo, but it's probably worth the investment to buy a set of audiophile headphones if you're interested in music.

This may not be as big of a problem for some, but I came from a wireless headset, and the cable for this headset is braided which is awesome, however, the memory on the cable is so bad that it is constantly twisted or bent in places. Doesn't detract from the headset much at all. Just an annoyance at times.

This headset isn't great out of the box. It requires a good sound card. Chances are your onboard audio isn't going to make these shine even at 7.1. Even with a good sound card some settings need tweaked to get what you want out of this headset, but it's well worth the time involved.

Other Thoughts: There are a lot of naysayers on the internet regarding this headset. This headset is no gimmick. I think a lot of the negative reviews are by people who haven't used this headset, or are not tech savvy enough to make it great.

Comments about the bass are most likely because Windows disables that channel by default. So like I mentioned above there are things that need to be addressed before it's used.

I previously used a Logitech G930 headset which was excellent for the cost, wireless connectivity, and the programmable buttons. I highly recommend that headset as well, but in terms of directional audio the Razer Tiamat 7.1 blows it out of the water. I also purchased the Turtle Beach XP Sevens, and after one month have had to RMA them. They sounded much better, but similar to the G930 did not produce directional audio nearly as well and cost much more.

All in all I think this is a good buy, and will certainly be the replacement for my current set when they finally take a dive.

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ASUS VG248QE Black 24
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: This monitor is probably my single favorite purchase I've made here. I could not be happier with it. Any negative reviews made by someone using this for anything other than gaming should be disregarded. Playing games is a completely different experience than before. It reminds me of booting my computer for the first time on an ssd. Every time I open a new game I'm blown away at what I've been missing. I generally only expect performance like this from items much more pricey. I haven't even played Bioshock yet.

Cons: The colors are noticeably less vibrant than my previous LG monitor, but I really only notice it while doing menial tasks that require no high end monitors. I notice it while using web browsers or something like that.

Other Thoughts: I use this with a GTX680, Core i7 3770k, 8GB 2166 GHz Memory, 128GB SSD.

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Razer Mamba Rechargable Wireless PC Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Worth Every Penny 03/27/2013

This review is from: Razer Mamba Rechargable Wireless PC Gaming Mouse

Pros: This mouse works very well for any game using a mouse. For a long time cables stressed me out while playing games. This thing is a breeze. It has no detectable lag via wireless.

Cons: Battery life is always an issue regardless. Gives me probably 3-4 hours of use, but more would always be nice. My previous one died after about a year of owning it. It was treated very well, and rarely fell from any considerable height. I wish it would have lasted longer, but I can't complain. I do think it's overly pricey beside comparable wireless mice. Mouse does not appear to charge while plugged in.

Other Thoughts: Will continue to replace broken ones every year until I find something new, though I'm not actively searching.

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Display Name: Nicholas W.

Date Joined: 07/19/10

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  • First Review: 02/20/12
  • Last Review: 03/31/14
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