Seven discrete surround sound channels, five drivers in each earcup making a total of ten drivers. Those are what the new flagship headset Tiamat 7.1 V2 from leading gaming lifestyle company Razer has to offer. That’s right. 10 freaking drivers and 7.1 surround sound on a pair of headphones. Those are something of a dream when I started gaming with a pair of headphones wrapped on my head. But of course, back then, that wasn’t possible. Technologies have since evolved leaps and bounds, making what used to be only possible with clunky external speakers a possibility on a thing you wear on your head. It is a good time to be alive, at least it is for gamers.
Each earcup packs a large 40 mm subwoofer, 30 mm front and center drivers, and 20 mm rear and side surround drivers – all of which are of Neodymium magnets with the 40 mm drivers boasting Titanium coated diaphragm, working to deliver highly accurate directional audio. If you are looking for the ultimate in positional gaming audio, this is it. No longer you have to guess where the shots are coming from, or if someone is sneaking on you as are picking out enemies out from a cosy location. FPS gamers will know the implications.
But positional audio is not all Tiamat 7.1 V2 has to offer; each channels’s volume is individually adjustable with the included Audio Control Unit and the same control unit also lets you flip between true 7.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo audio in case music is all you want to hear. Additionally, the pass-through feature allows you to switch between Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 and an external speaker setups, if you have one, at a press of a button. Finally, the Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 is outfitted with a unidirectional digital boom microphone, which can be stow away by rotating along the earcup when not in use, that promised to delivery crisp, natural voice. And oh yes, it is Chroma-enabled too, so if you feel like being a little fancy, you totally can do.
Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 True Surround Sound Headset is available as we speak in the U.S. and globally, priced at $199.99 a pop. If that’s a little on the high side, there’s a lesser version, the Razer Tiamat 2.2 V2 going at a little more affordable $129.99. While more affordable, you’d be forgoing the surround sound. Your choice. Skip ahead for a few more product looks.
Images courtesy of Razer.