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Razer giving you a true 7.1 surround sound headset

Posted by: John at 8/18/2011 9:04 AM
You want true 7.1 surround sound from a headset? Look no further than the Razer Tiamat 7.1. This beast of a headset features 10 drivers (5 in each ear) and is capable of producing true surround sound.

The Tiamat 7.1 also gives you options to switch between various modes such as 2.0 stereo and external speakers, which is pretty slick. You can fine tune a few variables such as bass, position, and volume of course.

Razer is also releasing a Tiamat 2.2 with 4 discrete drivers, but  the Tiamat 7.1 is the one you really want. It'll be available in the fourth quarter of this year at a price of $179.99.



RAZER ANNOUNCES THE WORLD’S FIRST TRUE 7.1 SURROUND SOUND GAMING HEADSET

The Razer Tiamat 7.1 brings true-to-life pinpoint positional gaming audio with up to 10 discrete speaker drivers in each headset

Gamescom, Cologne – August 17th, 2011 –Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming brand, brings true pinpoint positional audio to hardcore gamers everywhere with the Razer Tiamat headset range – the world’s first discrete 7.1 surround sound and 2.2 stereo gaming headsets. Get the tactical advantage in combat when you can hear and react to every gunfire, explosion and voice realistically all around you. And with bass so powerful, the Razer Tiamat will blow you away.

“The Razer Tiamat headset range is the pride of our audio engineering, the world’s first 10 driver headset, built to deliver the most powerful, clear and accurately produced positional audio gamers will ever need for the competitive edge,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “Surprise the enemy trying to creep up for a stealth kill, when you can hear their footsteps loud and clear behind you.”

The Razer Tiamat headset range includes the Razer Tiamat 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset and the Razer Tiamat 2.2 Stereo Gaming Headset.

The Razer Tiamat 7.1 packs a total of 10 discrete drivers, 5 in each circumaural ear cup to give you true pinpoint positional surround sound – a one-up on your enemies when you can hear everything around you with three-dimensional clarity. The 10 drivers represent the 7 surround sound channels plus subwoofer; 2 for center, 1 each for the left and right, surround sound left and right, surround back left and right, and 2 for the subwoofer. All drivers work in unison to produce a true surround sound experience.

The Razer Tiamat 7.1 also gives gamers maximum customizability of their audio experience adjustable on a sleek control unit. You can precisely fine-tune the volume of every audio channel, position, and bass depth, as well as conveniently toggle between the headset’s 7.1 surround sound mode, 2.0 stereo mode or external speakers as long as they are also hooked up to the unit, so you’ll have the right setup for your entertainment at all times.

The Razer Tiamat 2.2 is outfitted with a total of 4 discrete drivers, 2 dedicated especially to bass to give your head that rumbling sensation every time you calmly walk away from an in-game explosion.

Both versions of the Razer Tiamat come with leatherette ear cushions to keep you comfortable during long-haul gaming marathons, and a precise, unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone so your battle chatter stays as sharp as your audio.

The “Experience the Power of 7 – with the Razer Tiamat 7.1” Contest at Gamescom 2011

In line with Razer’s announcement of their new Razer Tiamat headset range, the world’s first 7 Razer Tiamat 7.1 gaming headsets are to be given away to 7 lucky winners.

The Razer Tiamat 7.1, the world’s first true 7.1 surround sound gaming headset, awaits contestants at www.razerzone.com/Powerof7.

About the Razer Tiamat 7.1

True pinpoint positional audio for the tactical advantage is the only way to go for victorious gaming, and that’s what the Razer Tiamat 7.1 was built for. 10 discrete drivers, 5 in each ear cup produce 360 degrees true surround sound so you can hear and react to everything around you with three-dimensional clarity.

The versatile control unit lets you tweak every audio channel’s volume and positioning, as well as bass depth to your exact preference. With a single button press, toggle between the headset’s 7.1 surround sound, 2.0 stereo and external speakers when both are connected to the unit to have the right audio setup for your specific entertainment needs at all times. Packed with so many features in one device, the Razer Tiamat 7.1 is the ultimate beast of gaming audio.