Razer announces new Tiamat gaming PC headsets

Razer's latest product announcement is for all of you gaming audiophiles out there. The gaming PC peripheral company officially revealed plans at Gamescom in Germany today to release two new gaming PC headsets under the Tiamat label. One of the headsets supports 7.1 surround stereo while the other supports 2.2 stereo sound.

The Tiamat 7.1 headset will have 10 drivers, five in each earcup, to make the user feel that they have a 7.1 stereo set up inside their head. The headset will also come with a controller that allows for more control of each audio channel. It also allows the user to switch between 7.1 stereo and 2.0 stereo support. They can also be hooked up and used with external speakers. The 2.2 stereo version of the Tiamat has support for four drivers with two of them dedicated to bass.

Both versions of the Tiamat headsets will have leatherette ear cushions and will also include a retractable noise cancelling microphone. Both headsets will be released in the fourth quarter of 2011. The 7.1 version will sell for $179.99 while the 2.2 version will sell for $99.99.

Razer continues to reveal new gaming PC products at a rapid pace and later this month the company is scheduled to reveal a major new project at PAX Prime in Seattle. The reveal will be made during a panel on Saturday, August 27. Razer has already promised the product that will be announced during PAX Prime will be "the hottest thing to redefine the industry."

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Looks awesome, would like to have them, but I'm not paying that much for a headset, especially a Razer headset. My current headset is a Razer, and I was never 100% pleased with its quality (mic volume is really low, had to turn the mic boost up all the way just so people I talk to could hear me, otherwise they couldn't hear me at all even at max volume on their system), but it so far has lasted longer than other headsets I have owned.

Nagisan said,
Looks awesome, would like to have them, but I'm not paying that much for a headset, especially a Razer headset. My current headset is a Razer, and I was never 100% pleased with its quality (mic volume is really low, had to turn the mic boost up all the way just so people I talk to could hear me, otherwise they couldn't hear me at all even at max volume on their system), but it so far has lasted longer than other headsets I have owned.

You could enter the competition to win one: http://www.razerzone.com/PowerOf7/AqAe

Nagisan said,
Looks awesome, would like to have them, but I'm not paying that much for a headset, especially a Razer headset. My current headset is a Razer, and I was never 100% pleased with its quality (mic volume is really low, had to turn the mic boost up all the way just so people I talk to could hear me, otherwise they couldn't hear me at all even at max volume on their system), but it so far has lasted longer than other headsets I have owned.

You could enter the competition to win one: http://www.razerzone.com/PowerOf7/AqAe

Is it just me or are headsets just getting WAY too big and bulky. Can a get a sleek headset that sounds decent and doesn't look like futuristic demi-helmet?

FFS!

I buy the Mamba, 2 months later the Mamba 4G comes out

I buy the Megalodon, 2 months later the Tiamat 7.1 comes out

I can't win lol

Holey said,
FFS!
I buy the Mamba, 2 months later the Mamba 4G comes out
I buy the Megalodon, 2 months later the Tiamat 7.1 comes out
I can't win lol

Haha lol... just make sure u don't buy the BlackWidow then, or else a new mechanical keyboard might come out in 2 months too

:: Lyon :: said,

Haha lol... just make sure u don't buy the BlackWidow then, or else a new mechanical keyboard might come out in 2 months too

Already have the BlackWidow Ultimate LOL

sounds interesting might just be first venture into razer products ... only providing that mic can be removed or folded away.

Digitalx said,
sounds interesting might just be first venture into razer products ... only providing that mic can be removed or folded away.

oh man, their mics suck so bad it hurts. At least on the three sets I've had. (two HP-1 one Carcharias)

I ended up just getting a Orca and a seperate mic this time.

randomevent said,

oh man, their mics suck so bad it hurts. At least on the three sets I've had. (two HP-1 one Carcharias)

I ended up just getting a Orca and a seperate mic this time.

Yeah, I've got 2 seperate mics I can use. I just dislike headset mics in general but many normal headphones aren't well suited for PC gaming. Currently have some JVC RX300's but could certainly do better although these have served me well.

Edited by Digitalx, Aug 18 2011, 11:59am :