The Tiamat 7.1 is a high-end headset focused on gaming by Razer. The Tiamat features five different speakers in both earcups, which results in a true 7.1 surround experience. The headset also comes with a pod-like controller.
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Pro Fantastic sound quality and 7.1 surround experience
The Tiamat 7.1 is mostly praised for it's superior sound quality, especially in gaming situations. The real surround experience is also noticeable and is an improvement when comparing this 7.1 surround solution with 10 different speakers to other headsets with only virtual headphones.
Pro Extremely comfortable
The Razer Tiamat is definitely a bulky headset, but luckily that doesn't result in bad comfort. The headset is remarkably comfortable, even for longer gaming sessions.
Pro Useful control pod
You can control the audio of the Razer Tiamat via the included control pod, where you can adjust the volume of all the different speakers (front, center, side, sub, rear, mic) on the fly. There's also a dedicated mute-button.
Con Requires expensive soundcard to unlock full potential and 7.1 Surround
While the Tiamat 7.1 is generally praised for its sound quality, it requires a rather expensive 7.1-capable sound card in order to reproduce the best possible sound quality due to the use of multiple 3.5 mm analog jacks. Sound quality is reported to be lackluster on average or integrated soundcards and is also limited to the usual stereo with two channels.
Con Weak microphone
The Tiamat has a very weak microphone performance, especially for a headset in this price range.