Tiamat 7.1 or Strix 7.1

Discussion in 'Audio' started by SnipeAHolic12, Feb 24, 2015.

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  1. SnipeAHolic12

    SnipeAHolic12 Active Member

    The Strix is not released. But it is said to be released this year. I like the look of Tiamat better, however, the Strix is USB, the Tiamat uses all the other ports. I have the Asus Maximus VI Formula Mobo, so it could use the Tiamat, however, where would I plug my speakers into? I do not have a dedicated sound card. What would you guys get? Wait for the USB powered Strix, which I like, or the go for the Tiamat, which I would rather have Razer plus it looks better than Strix.

    Is Razer going to update the Tiamat to USB? I'd wait a year for that rather than get one now.

    What would you guys get and why?
     
  2. Verum

    Verum Member

    I am using the tiamat 7.1 and use a splitter so that both speakers and headphones receive audio. The done side is that the 2.1 speakers are sent a 7.1 signal. Using the razer audio software that emulates 7.1 fixes this but has to be disabled when using the headphones
     
  3. Semperr

    Semperr New Member

    Its hard to beat the tiamat when it comes to comfort.
     
  4. ironcrow

    ironcrow Active Member

    I have the same mobo (M6F) as you, @SnipeAHolic12 and the Tiamat 7.1. The great thing about the Tiamat is it comes with this adapter that plugs into the control box, and you can plug in your external speakers into that. Hit one button, and bam! You're listening to your speakers instead of the cans. I only use the awesome little Razer Ferox for speakers on my rig, because when you have a Tiamat, why would you listen through anything else? ;)

    I will tell you that getting great sound out of the Tiamat when used with the onboard audio on the M6F is an involved process. The Realtek config has a lot of presets, but not all of them will work for every game. I'm still hunting for that low-end bass during the Skyrim intro that I used to get with my Xonar STX and Sennheiser PC360's. Once you get it tweaked for a game though - the surround on the Tiamat 7.1 is a huge advantage.

    Now if I could only get my Asus Sonic Radar app working... ;)
     
  5. PeterB

    PeterB Active Member

    Razer won't make a USB Tiamat unless they supply their own USB 7.1 card cause the main feature is the analog surround sound.
    Great Headset, comfertable, sounds good, works fine.
    No issues apart from the headband which has potential obvious problems.
     
  6. Verum

    Verum Member

    personally I prefer analog audio over digital. Analog has a warmer sound and uses less to process DAC. Nothing is wrong with digital. I just prefer analog. People with limited sound card options should look for USB.
     
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