Believe it or not, but stellar audio can mean the difference between winning and losing a frag session.  If you can’t hear your opponent creeping up from behind, they’ll probably get the jump on you.  And to be some what fair, and hopefully realistic, no home theater system can ever deliver enough detail to provide that winning edge. That’s why, assuming you’re a die hard COD or HALO player, you’ll need a pair of rock solid surround sound headphones.

That’s why we’re happy, and actually a bit giddy, to introduce Razer’s newest headset, the Tiamat.  It comes in two flavors: 7.1.-channel and stereo.  Why you’d opt for the latter we don’t know, but perhaps budget and a sense of nostalgia has got the best of you.

Razer says that the 7.1-channel Tiamat is the “world’s first 10 driver headset”.  Each cup contains 5 discrete drivers; 1 for center, 1 for the left or right, surround sound left or right, surround back left or right, and 1 for the subwoofer.  What it boils down to is pinpoint positional surround sound, at least that’s what Razer is laying claim to.

Included in the $179.99 package is a control unit that allows gamers to adjust the volume of each audio channel, position, and bass depth, as well as toggle between the 7.1 surround sound mode, 2.0 stereo mode or external speakers, provided of course that they’re hooked up to the unit.

If that’s a bit too rich for your blood, you can opt for the stereo version, which costs $99.99 and includes a total of 4 discrete drivers, 2 dedicated especially to bass.

Both versions of the Razer Tiamat Headset, 7.1-channel and 2.0-channel, will be available sometime in Q4.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."