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post #21556 of 24808
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Originally Posted by SaLX View Post
 


Alas, MLE, being a private individual can only review headsets/phones from his own purchases and from loaners kindly sent from posters here, or from actual companies willing to submit them for review (like the recent Alphas review).

 

If anybody from Razer's reading this.... get in touch with the man.

 

*** I wonder what the complete dollar value would be of all the headphones he's reviewed???***

I got razer tiamat 7.1, would gladly loan it to him if we would split the shipping prices. I just want to see how it compares to the others here :P

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Originally Posted by SaLX View Post
 


Alas, MLE, being a private individual can only review headsets/phones from his own purchases and from loaners kindly sent from posters here, or from actual companies willing to submit them for review (like the recent Alphas review).

 

If anybody from Razer's reading this.... get in touch with the man.

 

*** I wonder what the complete dollar value would be of all the headphones he's reviewed???***

Given my personal experience with Razer products (headsets in particular), I very much doubt they are interested in having their cans reviewed by anyone with discerning/critical taste (or anyone that has actually listened to a set of quality headphones).  Having tried the Carcharias and Megalodon, I can say without a doubt that Razer makes the cheapest and most gimmicky overpriced garbage I have had the displeasure of using.  From build quality to sound quality, they are an absolute waste of money.

 

That being said, I guess I have no idea about the Tiamat.  I just wouldn't count on Razer to make anything that comes anywhere close to a worthwhile price/performance recommendation.  Marketing to 17-23 year old gamers is their only strong suit, and even those attempts are quite painful at times.

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I'd be interested in seeing MLE review the Tiamat 7.1 at some point; it's meant to be one of the very best of all the multi driver headsets, therefore a comparison would be very interesting. I can't imagine the SQ being stellar but the 3D imaging might be good.

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I've just heard from a few reviews that the actual driver quality is terrible in the Tiamat (because they had to include so many while still trying to keep a profit margin), so instead of a couple of quality 50mm drivers, you end up with a whole buttload of really crappy 40/30/20 (or whatever) drivers.  So the positional is impressive, but the sound quality is so muddy/imaging so poor that you end up at an overall disadvantage.

 

But I guess for the most part I'm talking out my ass as I haven't heard them.  But I can't imagine dropping $200 on a headset with the lifespan of a Razer product.  I went through 3 replacement sets of Carcharias in a year before they stopped replacing them (their excuse being they were now out of warranty)--then my friend gave me HIS replacement Carcharias (his first set also died in 4 months), which then frayed out on the FIRST DAY of him giving it to me.  I'm a 32 year old dude who takes seriously good care of his stuff, and I didn't get more than 4 months usage out of any set.  This is just more anecdotal BS, I realize, but their build quality is just abysmal.  The idea of handing them $200 for headphones makes me shudder.

 

But yeah, the real 7.1 might be a novelty, so I guess it would be interesting to have them reviewed.  I would just expect Razer to shy away from any truly critical review of their sound.

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@prankies: Also I hear the Tiamat's are very very heavy (as you'd expect).

 

Thing is though, a lot of these 'true' 5.1 or 7.1 headsets get very good reviews with exclamations of 'fantastic bass, clear punchy mids and euphoric uplifting highs'...... repeat to fade. I simply cannot believe that in stereo mode (if indeed these 'journalists' actually switch to it) that 6 or 8 little speakers can sound as good as quality 50mm drivers. Plus, as you've pointed out (ouch).. there's so many more components in the mix that can go wrong.

 

I bought a pair of true 5.1 Medusa's absolutely ages ago (stupid me) before getting a quality stereo pair (closed - ATH A700 - not that good, but were far better than the Medusa).

 

@nissen ... what's your thoughts on the Tiamat (and sorry, don't mean to rubbish them by any means)?


Edited by SaLX - 3/8/14 at 12:39pm
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Oh dang, I hadn't even considering the weight of such a monstrosity.  I was going to say that comfort was usually one of Razer's few redeeming qualities, but I can't imagine how they'd manage to make 8-10 drivers comfortable for long sessions.  But now to be honest, the more we talk about this hideous and impractical hodgepodge of low-end parts, the more I want to try it.  It seems like SOMEONE out there could pull off a convincingly awesome 7.1 headset, but to really do it right would probably end up costing as much or more than existing flagships, which is already too rich for my blood.  But here's hoping a company out there can prove me wrong!

 

We have a similar story of Razer headsets driving us into the arms of Audio Technica--hearing my friend's $80 AD-700s next to my $70 Razer Carcharias drove me to order the AD700s immediately.  I was pretty furious with myself when I thought about how much money I had flushed on junk headsets over the years.  I guess in a twisted logic, it was Razer's terribleness that started my genuine interest in headphones.

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Oh well my fat PS3 just died today. No fixing it. YLOD.
Worked flawlessly for 6 years but it suddenly passed away ;/
Gotta get the Super Slim now... Hopefully I'll get a good piece again.
I bet it was because I played New Vegas... That game is f'ed up pretty bad on the PS... will be a good test for the SS.
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Oh well my fat PS3 just died today. No fixing it. YLOD.
Worked flawlessly for 6 years but it suddenly passed away ;/
Gotta get the Super Slim now... Hopefully I'll get a good piece again.
I bet it was because I played New Vegas... That game is f'ed up pretty bad on the PS... will be a good test for the SS.


You can get a next gen now mate!


Edited by martin vegas - 3/8/14 at 2:51pm
post #21564 of 24808
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Oh well my fat PS3 just died today. No fixing it. YLOD.
Worked flawlessly for 6 years but it suddenly passed away ;/
Gotta get the Super Slim now... Hopefully I'll get a good piece again.
I bet it was because I played New Vegas... That game is f'ed up pretty bad on the PS... will be a good test for the SS.

 

I know someone, here on head-fi, who might be able to fix that baby for ya...

 

Send me a PM if interested...

post #21565 of 24808
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

I know someone, here on head-fi, who might be able to fix that baby for ya...

Send me a PM if interested...

Thanks change but if he isn't from EU then it's not worth it for the shipping charges alone.
I am getting a SS for 199$ which is pretty good. It will keep me occupied till I get a PS4.
Appreciate the gesture though wink.gif
post #21566 of 24808
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Thanks change but if he isn't from EU then it's not worth it for the shipping charges alone.
I am getting a SS for 199$ which is pretty good. It will keep me occupied till I get a PS4.
Appreciate the gesture though wink.gif


Get a ps4..use the 199$ for a deposit in your local gamestore and just keep paying a bit off when you can..better than buying old hardware!

post #21567 of 24808
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Thing is, ps3 has a lot of good games coming out this year. Almost all my anticipated games are on ps3, not ps4. Thats why I personally wouldn't trade off a ps3 for a ps4 just yet
post #21568 of 24808
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Thing is, ps3 has a lot of good games coming out this year. Almost all my anticipated games are on ps3, not ps4. Thats why I personally wouldn't trade off a ps3 for a ps4 just yet

Yes, exactly.
Thanks MLE.
Besides, other than the games that I already have that need finishing, there are a bunch that I still have yet to get.
PS4 will probably come at the end of the year.
post #21569 of 24808
I have both playstations and the ps3 gets 90% of my attention bcoz of the vastness of games available and their cheaper price
post #21570 of 24808
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Thing is, ps3 has a lot of good games coming out this year. Almost all my anticipated games are on ps3, not ps4. Thats why I personally wouldn't trade off a ps3 for a ps4 just yet


Dark souls 2 being one of them..but if you have a pc you can play it..don't know why they never brought dark souls 2 to next gen!

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