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Razer Tiamat 7.1 Surround Sound Over Ear PC Gaming Headset
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great Sound. 02/26/2015

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

Pros: I am going to start by saying that I have held off on the review of this because I've had a lot of up and down moments with these and while the end result is the main thing that matters, I do want to go over a few things for those who may be looking into getting these.

The end result is amazing sound, and great clarity to your surroundings. I play CoD and CS and I find it significantly easier to position myself based off of the sounds heard in game. Far better than some of the Virtual 7.1 headsets i've had in the past.

For music, with the help of months of tweaking, i've come to hear true sound quality. Not necessarily saying its the best as I plan to get myself of high-quality beyerdynamics soon.

I am able to swap between the speakers I have and the Headset, through the audio knob connected to the cord of the headset. Through this, there are the controllers for all of the separate drivers in each earcup that allows extreme personalization of the sounds you with to hear.

They are also comfortable for extended usage. And the Mic is retractable.

Cons: While there may be alot in terms of cons, most of them can be work-arounds.

I will agree with most that this headset has a low amount of base. But the work around is just having a good sound card set-up. I personally have the standard on-board realtek 1150 which is great for this headset. It has allowed me to work around this easily. The problem i feel is that most people treat this like a headset software-wise. When I plugged in my set, i've come to set it as a speaker in terms of the realtek drivers that I have so it can treat it like the TRUE 7.1 that is is. In addition to this, ive gone through tons of tweaks with the equalizer, the driver control on the headset, and the speaker boost. I've given up on using the equalizer but I have turn't the sub-woofer control on my realtek driver to a total of +10db. While you may not enjoy this sound, I on the other hand love my base. Also I've used the driver controll on the headset and turn't down all of the earcups except the subwoofer, which is left at max. These settings have given me great clarity in games and in my music.

TL;DR I invested ALOT of time into tweaking the sounds to specifically what I sought.

The right earcup for me; under extreme base, will distort the sound a little. Sometimes not audible, but it can be annoying at times. But this is possibly due to the fact that ive turnt my base up to the max.

The earcups, in my personal opinion, are hard to clean.

The mic quality is bad, which is normal for most headsets but somehow I expected more quality given the price tag. Don't let it scare you away though.

When my speakers are plugged into the headset drivers and the speaker is on, there are a large ammount of interference sounds that get played out of the speaker when it isn't in use. Work-arround: Turn off the speaker when its not in use.

While it sounds great, don't try to use the other modes. The sounds a diminished in 5.1 mode i feel. And its worse if your sound card is set to 5.1 or stereo.

Other Thoughts: Overall, great headset. Make sure your on-board sound card can handle it or buy a dedicated sound card. And play with the settings, turn on Base Management, Play with the speaker fill. Change some of the equalizer settings, or use room correction.

These have also turn't me into a bit of an audiophile. Beware of the daaark side.

RAZER Vespula Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Everything I needed. 02/26/2015

This review is from: RAZER Vespula Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat

Pros: The foam pad is comfortable and doesn't dent in-wards permanently after extended usage. The surface is smooth and doesn't inhibit mouse movement for the games that I play. It also has two sides, one that has slightly more resistance than the other allowing you to choose how smooth you want the mouse to glide.

Cons: There aren't much cons. However it is suggested that if you use, clean the surface every once in a while. The mouse I use is an old Laser Razer Death Adder and if you attempt to use when it is dirty, the movements of your cursor/clicker will freeze up a little. Nothing that warrants the drop of an egg. It just needs a little TLC.

Other Thoughts: The way my wrist sits with out this mouse pad is on the edge of my desk; which caused a red mark to appear on my wrist. I've placed the cushion of the pad at the tip so that my wrist is elevated and doesn't give me these marks. If you don't really need the pad, you can remove it easily.

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Mechanical PC Gaming Keyboard– Cherry MX Blue (RZ03-00810200-R3U1)
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: The keyboard is great. Small and slim, because I don't really feel much for the number pad on my keyboards. The keys are very responsive and as my first mechanical keyboard, I have fell in love. On the other hand, the others in my household hate the clicking noise that it makes but for them, its a symbol of my POWER! :).

Cons: While the keyboard may be awsome in action, this is only the case when it is working. Around 1-2 months in, the USB connector for the keyboard has become extremely unreliable. The cord itself i'm fairly confident that it isn't damaged, but any rustling of this cord will automatically disconnect it. Even if its a slight movement, if i'm in a heated battle, I lose control. And getting it back connected takes careful re positioning of the cord which can take anywhere ten seconds to a full five minutes, just to position a cord.


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Display Name: Matthew B.

Date Joined: 02/06/12

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