The main problem with newcomers like Razer is the lack of support. I had a pair of Zalman 5.1 headphones, but had to ditch them since they don't sell replacement ear cushions. Now I only use Sennheiser - an established audio brand and you can buy replacement cushions for all of their headphones. Not to mention their build quality is better - I haven't had a need to replace air cushions to my oldest headphones and I've had them for over 5 years. Of course the primary reason to get Sennheiser is the outstanding audio quality for a relatively reasonable price... I'd consider multichannel (5.1 perhaps) headphones again if they made such.
Best Buy had some Beats headphones on display. I don't think I ever heard a wider soundstage with so much bass from headphones before. It was way better than Sennheiser headphones and it's extremely difficult to make better sounding headphones than Sennheiser headphones.
I have a Razer Barracuda audio system, which is the combo of the first (and so far only) Razer Soundcard + 5.1 Surround headphones (8 drivers total).
I can completely assure you that they DO deliver true surround, and I recommend you find reviews about it (overclocker's club has a great one).
If its any like the Barracuda it will be as good as they claim.
Oh, and I forgot. Bass is a weak point in most surround headphones. Mine are a beast in that matter, if I crank up the volume and place them on the table I can feel the entire room vibrate with it. THE BASS MAKES IT SO WORTH IT.
It is a little heavy, but I have a big head so I don't tend to notice. It's still quite comfortable to wear for hours on end.
[citation][nom]the_krasno[/nom]Oh, and I forgot. Bass is a weak point in most surround headphones. Mine are a beast in that matter, if I crank up the volume and place them on the table I can feel the entire room vibrate with it. THE BASS MAKES IT SO WORTH IT.It is a little heavy, but I have a big head so I don't tend to notice. It's still quite comfortable to wear for hours on end.[/citation]
You're room vibrates from a set of headphones? Must be a damn small one.
"The Razer Tiamat 7.1 will be priced at $179.99 (179.99 euro) and the Razer Tiamat 2.2 will be priced at $99.99 (99.99 euro)."
So $1 = 1 Euro again? More profit in Europe, but do the Europeans really have more money? If I compare to the wages listed here: http://www.worldsalaries.org/usa.shtml - average in 2005: $42,028 http://www.worldsalaries.org/germany.shtml - average in 2003: 30,207 Euros ($36,444)
it is clear that a 1 to 1 translation is definitely not the case. On average the income is even LESS! (although I am comparing two different years.
According to this simple comparison and todays exchange rates the prices should be:
The Razer Tiamat 7.1 will be priced at $179.99 (108.65 euro) and the Razer Tiamat 2.2 will be priced at $99.99 (60.35 euro).
I've been using a Logitech 7.1 headset for a few months now. It works well. I play mostly Left4dead and I can hear if the zombies are behind or on the sides of me, which is a huge advantage over 2 channel headsets.
You can hear from a stereo headphone a 360 degree sound effect but in a loop, with multiple speaker its possible to simulate a 7.1 sound effect but only thing headphone wont enable to simulate is the bass vibration, unless they add a vibrator that you strap on you but that would be stupid to wear !
So instead of two high quality drivers in each ear (like Sennheiser, Audio Technica, etc.), they are putting 5 shit ones in each ear?
Think about it, they can't be good quality drivers since a) they are extremely limited space-wise, and b) the headphones don't cost $500+.