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  • SilverRubicon - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    I ordered from Amazon back in March and they were delivered a few days ago. They're not bad headphones, but I find the cups to be on the small side and the leather to be very, very hot. I'm going to try and finesse a pair of Beyerdynamic velour pads on them. Reply
  • csroc - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    In general I've not been impressed with any I've tried before but I'm always curious to try the latest attempts. I still maintain a preference for a good pair of standard stereo headphones, if I need surround affects the psychoacoustic surround processing tends to be quite effective with good headphones. Reply
  • csroc - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    whoops, surround effects Reply
  • imaheadcase - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    I bought the Naga MMO and Vespula mousepad about 8 months ago %15 coupon at newegg, since then the mousepad wore off the coating it had on both sides, the wrist wrest completely feel apart in the first month .

    The mouse? 2 buttons work now out of the 15. The plastic on bottom is not uniform. Its wavy, and starting to peel.

    Conclusion. My gaming "gear" is now me server setup mouse and my $50 MS mouse is my gaming mouse.
  • Gnarr - Sunday, June 17, 2012 - link

    I have the same story with my Razer DeathAdder. It was good for about 2-3 months and then the left button started double and triple clicking if touched. I now use my 9 year old Logitech MX510 as my gaming mouse and the DeathAdder is hooked to the server. Reply
  • aguilpa1 - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    MX510 is an awesome mouse, just keeps going and going unlike those fancy schmancy mice. Reply
  • Stoogie - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    ever heard of WD-40? open it up and drop a couple drops on the click mechanism and click it a bunch of times, put it back together and bam brand new Reply
  • SAimNE - Friday, October 19, 2012 - link

    i cant vouch for the vespula, but i bought the naga a year and a half ago along with a steal series aion editon mouspad, and a goliathus control edition. after a year and a half of heavy use the only thing that has gone wrong is the mouse feet, which are easily replaced for a very small fee, and the chord slipping out of its casing(my fault due to accidentally getting it rolled under the chair leg). not to mention ive been using my nostromo, and my megalodons for the same amount of time with no problems.

    the difference.... i bought it oem from razer. dont get me wrong, new egg is a great site, but i have a suspicion that many times those discount items are unlabeled refurbished items because most of the time i hear of razer breaking down, its from that origin.

    anyway point being razer has outperformed, outlasted, and outclassed every single product i have gotten from logitech or other competitors(the R.A.T.7 was close to being competition, but fell through on several points)... well except astro a40s... but even with all it's flaws i enjoy the simulated 7.1 so it's all good.
  • brucek2 - Saturday, June 16, 2012 - link

    I'd be pretty worried about the five 3.5mm input jacks coupled with it being a very long set of cables. That's a lot of length to pick up interference, plus the average PC has fairly crappy analog output coming out of those jacks in the first place (both from mediocre sound processing in general and then interference from an acoustically hostile PC environment.)

    I long ago switched to digital output from my PC, to a nice receiver well away from the PC, and then plug high quality stereo headphones into that when desired. I may lose a little on positioning (although on most games I find it pretty accurate even from just two channels), but the overall sound quality is richer and cleaner.
  • SilverRubicon - Saturday, June 16, 2012 - link

    The Beyerdynamic EDT 250 Velour ear pads make a nice replacement for the stock leather ear pads of the Tiamat. These are the same ear pads that fit the Sony MDR-V6 headphones. They don't make the Tiamats as comfortable as my V6's, but they definitely help and they're not as sweaty as the leather cups. Reply
  • Ninhalem - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    This reminds me of the Tritton AX-720, but way less comfortable. I have worn the Tritton for more than 6 hours of gameplay without it every cramping my ears unlike Razer's design. The sound quality, however, could be significantly better on the Razer than the Tritton (I don't know how many drivers the Tritton uses), but I would rather give up sound quality instead of comfort. Reply
  • rms - Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - link

    The biggest problem is buzzing, modulated by mouse movement. Razer blames this on dirty usb power, and suggests an external usb power block, which hasn't helped here. I haven't tried ferrite beads or usb isolator, though it may come to that.

    Ear cups much too small, and sweaty (sennheiser 595 cups are a full 1/2" larger). I see another poster has gotten velour pads to fit, I might try that.

    Heavy, and tethered :) I might have been happier with a usb Mixamp dolby headphone + my sennheisers, but wanted to try 'true' surround, and it does add a subtle depth to the soundscape of games that keeps me using them. They are lousy for music/stereo, and I keep the 595's hooked up to an old x-fi pci card for that and switch between them in control panel. This would be another reason to go the Mixamp route, as presumably surround effects could be easily switched off and you won't be playing musical headsets, as I have to do now.
  • Murm - Thursday, September 06, 2012 - link

    I feel like Razer puts out quality products, I have had the Razer Naga for a very long time and all the buttons work and the mouse pad from Razer hasn't worn off after extended use.

    I feel like the earcups are very comfy and I thought the weight would be a problem but, the head band on these headphones really take the weight off, the earcups are fine in my opinion and even after extreme extended use they don't hurt (17 hours+) , I don't sweat in these headphones but maybe thats because the AC keeps this room 72 degrees all the time.

    Obviously they aren't for listening to music, and you should really get different headphones for listening to music. They aren't pricey when your paying what 400 or 500 for music headphones? Spending 200 isn't that bad when it offers an amazing way to tell where your foes are, I play many FPSs and in sneaky games like SnD for Modern warefare I can tell if theres an enemy behind me or running in the next room or not. I can tell where they are in relation to me easily and without effort.

    They are premium headphones for gaming, don't buy razer products expecting them to be good for anything else besides gaming. They are made for gamers and focused on gamers needs.

    Althought I have one complaint. The mic looks rediculously gay, and very small compaired to these gigantic headphones. BUT I love that it goes into the headphones, between me breaking mics over and over somehow and my dog chewing them it helps that it goes up into the headphones.
  • Pips - Monday, January 21, 2013 - link

    Anyone wanting to buy a gaming headset has one requirement across the board: A microphone. If it doesn't have a mic, it's not a gaming headset. Otherwise people are most certainly better off buying a Grado, Sennheiser, Sony, etc headphones.

    I just wanted to comment that I found it odd, that a "high end" gaming headset review suggested a pair of non-gaming headsets as an alternative. Those have no place and don't cross paths. You don't see people over at Head-Fi saying if people are looking for a mic on their $1000 Grado cans, they might be better off looking at a Razer. Ridiculous.

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