Well this post is a brief deviation from my Dirt 3 material, but I thought it was worth posting. After mentioning that I purchased a wireless headset I had quite a few requests from YouTube and Twitter to provide a review. So here goes.............
To provide a bit of background behind the purchase, I initially owned an amazing (but very old) 400 watt RMS Panasonic midi sound system with a great amplifier. I simply plugged this into the standard 3.5mm on-board sound jack plug socket on the rear of my PC. This system had two super woofer speakers and a headphone socket. I had a half decent pair of wired Sony headphones which I would plug into the sound system when I wanted. This system made everything sound amazing regardless of on-board sound supply. This sound system recently died and this left me very confused as to what to do next.
The DecisionI wanted to refine my set up and save space. So I was looking at smaller PC speakers, but to get any comparable sound quality I would have needed to purchase a decent dedicated sound card for around £100. I had a look in my PC and realised that I didn't have space for a sound card due to my beefy 5770 GFX card. So I decided to go "USB" for everything. This meant an external USB sound card and a USB headset. In an attempt to refine my set up I decided to go wireless for the headset.
The HeadsetI did a lot of research with emphasis on sound quality for the headset. Sound quality is paramount! I wanted a set that I could use for everything from gaming to movies to music. I did find that there were a lot of USB wireless headsets with negative reviews for quality. The Tactic3D stood out as an odd ball high quality headset recently released by Creative Sound Blaster. This was given consistently good reviews. I ordered them from Amazon.
Unboxing of the Tactic3D WrathTo my excitement I received the Tactic3D headset much earlier than expected from Amazon! After removing the Amazon wrapping I noticed that Creative have "created" (pardon the pun....) a masterpiece with the retail box alone. This is the sign of a premium product. As always, I opened the box very carefully so as not to rip it in case I needed to return the item. My eyes were met with a very neatly packaged set of four items:
- A beautifully crafted and robust headset
- A detachable microphone
- A USB charger cable
- A USB audio transmitter
The headset itself is a sturdy design with an extendible arch. This arch contains a steel strip to add robustness. The ear drums light up externally to let you know if they are switched on. The cushioned pads on the inner side hug your ears tightly to block out ambient environmental sounds. Power, volume and microphone mutes controls can be found on the left ear rum.
The Tactic3d Wrath is designed for use with PC and Mac. If you want a headset that is compatible with consoles as well as PC and Mac, go for the Tactic3D Omega at the slightly higher price.
All in all I found this to be a great purchase for games, movies and music with no regrets. In hind sight it is providing by far a better quality of sound than my old set up. It has injected new life into everything! There are probably better wireless headsets out there but the Wrath is certainly worth more than it's retail price.
If you were to purchase the Tactic3D Wrath I would certainly get it from Amazon at a discount. I got mine for £82.50 but the discounts vary from time to time. The retail price at Amazon is by far the lowest price I have seen even without the discount. Factor in the fast delivery time it is a no brainer!!
At this point in time of writing it is selling for £86.00 with free delivery which cannot be beaten. The link is below for your browsing:
Bear in mind the headset is selling currently for 109.75 on Ebay and 139.94 from Overstock.com, Amazon is your best choice by far!