PCMag

“The Razer Tiamat headset is one of the most comfortable headsets I've tried. During testing, the large, padded cups and padded headband sat over my large head without pinching or tugging, and there was no looseness around the ear cups.”

“The Razer Tiamat 7.1 is comfortable, performs well, and comes closer to actually offering a surround sound experience than I've seen in any gaming headset.”

Score: 4/5 – Editor’s Choice award
eTeknix

“The Razer Tiamat is the world’s first true 7.1 surround sound headset, and boy have Razer set the bar high for any future true 7.1 headsets we may see. With so many features crammed in, and all of exceptional performance, we can think of nothing better than to award the Razer Tiamat 7.1 with our most prestigious award. These are now officially our favourite headset.”

Score: Editor’s Choice Award
Kotaku

“These ten little drivers we're doing a better job of keeping me surrounded on all sides by crystal-clear audio than anything else I'd plugged into my PC earlier.”

“And I can't recommend the Razer Tiamat 7.1 surround sound headset enough either, though keep in mind this is coming from someone that's gone from "okay, that works" to "more sound than I knew existed".”

PCWorld

“The toggle switch is arguably my favorite feature. You can use it to quickly swap between the headset's individual speakers, and adjust each volume level independently -- the lighted dial around the volume knob indicates each level individually.”

Score: 4/5
Examiner

“The Razer Tiamat offers superior comfort and sound in an exceptionally well-designed package.”

Score: 5/5
GadgetReview

“Voice communication is spot-on. The mic can’t be removed but it is retractable and tucks away completely inside the left earpiece. It’s also very malleable so you can adjust its distance from your mouth and prevent that dreaded Darth Vader mouth-breathing effect ever social gamer hates.”

“This units sits at the bleeding edge of uber-enthusiast with a familiar price point, handsome feature set and absolutely canorous performance.”

Score: 4.5/5 – “Excellent”
IGN

“The Tiamat 7.1 is more than just a surround sound theater wrapped around your head.”

“As far as 7.1 surround sound is concerned, Razer has achieved its goal. Audio is delivered through each driver with precision.”

Score: 8.5/10
Destructoid

“I was impressed by what the Tiamat does for immersion, and the fact that Razer managed to fit ten drivers into a single headset is absurd.”

HardwareHeaven

“That said the microphone does perform well, offering clarity and minimal background noise with the headset overall being an exceptional performer.”

“Would we choose the Tiamat over that product or the various virtual 7.1 headsets that we have previously tested for gaming/movies? Without doubt.”

Score: 10/10 – Gold Award
Gamespot

“The included 7.1 speaker-input adapter also interfaces with the control unit and is enabled via a third button. This allows you to divert audio to speakers without having to disconnect the Tiamat's connections.“

“The 7.1 Tiamat sounds great and the individual drivers are more effective at reproducing and manipulating a 7.1-enabled soundscape than traditional virtual solutions.”

Wired

“The padded anchoring strap holds the unit firmly on my head without pinching or squeezing, and allows a measure of breathable comfort during long gaming sessions.”

“So the question on everyone’s mind now is “how the heck do they sound?” My excursions through the dystopic expanse of Eve Online never sounded so good.”

Curse

“With a grand total of 10 individual drivers, easy on-the-fly customization, and wonderfully comfortable ear cups, Razer has done a great job with this new headset.”

“Overall the new Razer Tiamat True 7.1 circumaural headset is a great addition to any gamers repertoire and should go a long way to helping you get that extra kill or dodging that deadly claymore click.”

GamingShogun

“Razer’s Tiamat 7.1 elite gaming headset represents a new generation of PC gaming audio.”

Yahoo!

“I highly recommend the Razer Tiamat for a top of the line full 7.1 surround sound headset that sounds excellent and is very comfortable for long gaming sessions.”

Score: 91/100
Übergizmo

“My take on the Tiamat 7.1 headset is that it is a formidable headset design, which is functional, nice, and aggressive (as in “badass”) at the same time.”

“In the meantime, this is one of the coolest gaming audio accessory that I have seen in a while.”

AnandTech

“In gaming situations (assuming the game supports surround), the Tiamat shines. It’s pretty helpful in placing opponents (especially in racing and FPS games), and the overall experience is pretty stellar. This holds true for well sound-engineered action movies, too. Razer has done a good job optimizing the directionality of the speakers, so you really get a sense of the surround effect.”

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