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Razer Tiamat World's First 7.1 Surround Sound Headset

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Razer Tiamat 7.1Don't have a surround sound system in your house? No worries, just buy one of these latest Razer Tiamat 7.1 surround sound headset.

Peripheral manufacturer Razer revealed the "world's first" discrete 7.1 surround sound gaming headset, the Razer Tiamat 7.1.

The headset packs a total of 10 discrete drivers, 5 in each circumaural ear cup. These drivers represent the 7 surround sound channels plus subwoofer: 2 for center, 1 each for the left and right, surround sound left and right and surround back left and right, and 2 for the subwoofer. In addition to the 7.1 model, Razer also revealed a heaper Tiamat 2.2 version using 4 discrete drivers, two of which are dedicated to bass.

Both models feature leatherette ear cushions and a precise, unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone.So far both headsets are slated for a Q4 2011 release. 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).