Razer has launched updates to its Tiamat 7.1 and Tiamat 2.2 gaming headsets, bringing a couple of notable updates (opens in new tab) to each. And while both Tiamat V2 headsets might look rather similar, they have different aims.
First up is the Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2, which sits at the higher end of things. True to its name, this headset packs 7.1 surround sound — which isn't any different from its predecessor. Where Razer has changed things up, however, is with an included Audio Control Unit, which lets gamers set the volume of each channel and toggle between 7.1 surround and 2.0 stereo audio. The unit also features a pass-through, which means you can switch between the headset and external speakers with a button press.
On the inside, the 7.1 V2 is packed with 5 discrete drivers per cup. There's also a boom mic on board, as well as Chroma lighting on the outside of the ear cups and the Audio Control Unit.
The Razer Tiamat 2.2 V2, on the other hand, is a more staid affair. The main update here is the addition of two additional 50 mm subwoofer drivers per ear cup. The 2.2 V2 also sports a boom microphone, much like its pricier sibling. Razer is billing this as the go-to option for cross-platform play for PC, Mac, consoles and mobile. Unlike the 7.1 V2, the 2.2 V2 does not feature Chroma lighting of any sort.
The Tiamat 7.1 V2 is available now through Razer for $199.99. Likewise, the Tiamat 2.2 V2 is available through Razer, but at a slightly cheaper $129.99.
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While quite expensive, they look neat. But what about the sound quality?
I have v1 of Tiamat 7.1 for about 3 years. One of the best gaming headsets with real 7.1 sound. That means it has cords for each pair of channels. This is not USB simulation like headsets. The sound is excellent, I do not think V2 will be worse
I agree. The only dislike I had about mine is that the adjustable/retractable mic piece easily broke. I suspect it was the weak plastic design that did it. It lasted for 1 year and a half before that happened though. And everything still works.
No xbox support :(
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