• Driver size: 40mm(sub), 30mm(front/centre), 20mm(rear/side)
  • Impedance: 16ohms
  • Frequency range: 20Hz-20,000Hz
  • Ports: 4x 3.5mm jacks
  • Connectivity: USB and audio jack
  • Pros:
  • Comfort
  • Sound control unit
  • 7.1 surround sound
  • Cons:
  • None

Sound Is Vision

As you trudge through the wastelands and the battlefields in the cyber world, you immerse yourself deeper into the game the one thing that will affect you the most is sound. And what’s a better way to experience your surroudings than with a 7.1 surround sound headphone? Nothing feels better than forgetting the world around you as you jump into a whole new one.

The Tiamat 7.1 V2 brings 7.1 surround sound right on your head, by using a total of 10 drivers – five in each cup – to provide gamers with an immersive experience. The surround sound works great while we played FPS games, and it comes as an advantage to know accurately where your enemies are when close to you. When it comes to games like PUBG and CS:GO where a tenth of a second would end the game for you, having information on your opponents is key to winning.

At first the Tiamat looks bulky and we thought that it might be heavy once on your head, but it turned out different than expected. The headband does a great job of alleviating much of the weight and instead directs the weight to provide a tighter clamp over the ear. Comfort was not an issue at all, because the Tiamat is incredibly comfortable with the pads being supple and the clamp being just right. Although we do think the sound isolation could be better, since quite a bit of outside noise does get in.

We also like the audio control unit, because it not only allows us to control each channel separately when in 7.1 mode but also acts as an audio passthrough, so you can connect your speakers to the control unit and easily switch between them at the push of a button. Also, if you’re fan of some RGB bling, the Tiamat also sports Razer Chroma. With it, you can even complete your whole RGB experience using Razer Synapse along with whatever other RGB peripherals and hardware you have.

CHIP CONCLUDE: A great gaming headset for the FPS player. Not only does it provide excellent comfort, it also gives you an advantage.

(previously published in issue February)Tamplet-600x500