Six years after the original Tiamat 7.1 was announced by the company, Razer has finally launched an updated version of the headset. Just like its predecessor, Tiamat 7.1 V2 is designed to deliver true 7.1 surround sound experience to gamers.
Instead of depending on virtual surround sound software, Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 provides the surround experience using 5 actual audio drivers on each of its ear cups. In addition to that, users are also able to control each audio channels using the headset’s newly redesigned Audio Control Unit (ACU).
Users are also able to toggle between 7.1 surround and 2.0 stereo mode using the dedicated button on the ACU. Not to forget, users can also switch to their desktop speakers at any time from the ACU since it is also equipped with a pass-through port.
Of course, it will not be a gaming headset without a microphone – so, Razer has equipped Tiamat 7.1 V2 with a foldable unidirectional microphone. Yes, Razer fans, customizable Razer Chroma RGB lights have also been implemented on the headset’s ear cups and ACU indicators.
For gamers that prefer a much more down-to-earth setup, Razer has unveiled Tiamat 2.2 V2 which feature two 50mm audio drivers on each of its earcups. No physical surround setup on the headset but gamers can always utilize Razer Synapse to obtain adjustable 7.1 virtual surround sound experience.
While the Tiamat 2.2 V2 doesn’t come with any Razer Chrome RGB lights, it still features a foldable unidirectional microphone. Equipped with an in-line volume control which also include a microphone mute switch, the headset can be used with plenty of devices that supports 3.5mm audio jack.
Price-wise, the Tiamat 7.1 V2 is listed at RM 1,249 at Razer’s own online store while the Tiamat 2.2 V2 goes for RM 799. Expect to see these new headsets from Razer at your favorite retailers shortly.