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Questions about Razer 7.1 headsets

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Spodiesie, Oct 8, 2015.

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  1. cringecreations

    cringecreations New Member

    As said above, Indeed it does!
  2. Thannis86

    Thannis86 Active Member

    All Krakens have 7.1 sound
  3. Spodiesie

    Spodiesie Member

    no they don't.
  4. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    There are SO many threads that discuss this, I'd recommend doind a search for all the various discussions. Tons of info regarding how people feel about their Tiamat 7.1 headsets, pros, cons, etc.
  5. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Alright, let me see if i can clear up a few questions here. :)
    First, Kraken headsets are not all surround sound by default. That is why there is the software, Razer Surround, to obtain virtual surround sound.

    Next, while the Kraken is labeled 7.1 it too is a virtual surround with USB connector. You asked about Razer Surround, i happen to think it's great and I use it for my Hammerhead Pros and love the sound I get. Two other family members use Surround as well and speak highly of it.

    The only true surround headset is the Tiamat 7.1 which has the multiple 3.5mm plugs (front, right, left, center/sub and mic) to conect directly to a sound card or onboard sound. You do not want to use Razer Surround to attempt a virtual surround while using a true surround sound headset, so don't bother with it if you go with the Tiamat 7.1 headset.

    Hope that helps you out a bit. :)
  6. Spodiesie

    Spodiesie Member

    I think im going to buy the razer tiamat.
    should i do it?
  7. SMiyoshi

    SMiyoshi Member

    I use the Tiamat 7.1 for a few years now. I haven't experienced any background noises due to the usb.
    The sound is quite disturbing at the beginning. It's neutral as hell (no loud bass or noisy treble). Once you've used to it, games take a new dimension. You can hear every single sound and locate it precisely.
    The headset is also very comfortable to wear and the mic works great.
    I won't change it for anything else.
    I use it on a Asus Xonar DX. I never tried to use it on my motherboard.
    I haven't tried the Kraken pro but a friend has it and told me that the bass are really too loud.
  8. Spodiesie

    Spodiesie Member

    thanks for that, IM BUYING IT!
  9. SMiyoshi

    SMiyoshi Member

    Thanks for the link, it was really instructive. I bought my sound card to avoid a freeze problem I had with some games on my previous motherboard due to the integrated sound card. I'll do some tries.
  10. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    As mentioned above, I highly recommend it. But you still need to consider if there are other factors. Do you want to travel with it? Do you like your soundcard/onboard sound and does it have the correct plug connections?

    But, if you plan on just leaving them at your desk and the connections are right, then the Tiamat 7.1 is very mch worth it! Just don't use Razer Surround with the Tiamat 7.1 headset.
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