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Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage Wireless Gaming Headset
Experience superior, static-free uncompressed wireless gaming audio without any latency.
Personalize your headset by customizing every aspect of your audio or earcup illumination settings exactly the way you want it.
Experience a high-powered, no-holds-barred 3D gaming audio experience with massive bass and detailed highs.
Free yourself from the limits of physical 7.1 audio. Immerse yourself right in the middle of your game.
Incredible sound deserves an equally incredible battery life. Play for up to 16 hours at a time with a single charge. You can recharge your headset even while in use, so you'll never need to put your game on hold.
Easily adjust your game volume or mute your microphone on the fly. With the rotary volume control dial, you can make faster, more precise volume adjustments.
Put on a color that fits your style or mood. Choose from a dizzying 16 million colors to complement your gaming team, rig, or aura.
With VoiceFX™, you can match your voice to your game avatar, be it an orc, elf or alien infiltrator. Dont just play your avatar, BE your avatar.
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15 of 16 found the following review helpful:
An excellent entry level gaming headsetDec 13, 2012
By Media Man
As a DJ and avid gamer I'm always in the market for new and decent quality headphones. I've owned and used dozens of headphones over the years and there always seems to be something new for PC, gaming consoles and DJing. As I always enjoy testing out new headphones here are my thoughts on the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Rage USB Gaming Headset;
+ Nice sound and noise isolation. The bass is warm and rich, better than many of headphones I've owned.
+ Sits snuggly on your head (comes with a con see below)
+ Detachable microphone.
+ Convenient volume controls.
+ Solid sounding treble and bass.
+ Plenty of audio controls.
+ Multi-platform use (PC, Mac and many mobile devices).
+ Ability to change the color/pulsation of the lights on the ear cups. Cosmetic only but still neat.
+ Braided USB cord (Although some may view this as a Con).
+ Easy to set up.
- Works on PC/Mac/Mobile Devices only, no consoles hence the lower price point.
- No storage stand, case or cover.
- Earphones are faux leather and don't breathe well resulting in quite a bit of heat and sweat around my ears. Also, if you're a glasses wearer (like me) the headphones can really cause your cause your frames to dig into the side of your head. Rather painful. Unfortunately, this is very common with most over the ear headphones.
- Audio controls can be troublesome to adjust in the middle of a game.
- May be too heavy and bulky for some.
- No software included. You must download it externally online.
At the $80 range, the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Rage USB Gaming Headset is really quite good, especially if you're a big PC gamer. The build quality is relatively solid and it feels like the headset would hold up to rough users. There are also plenty of controls that allow you to customize your sound depending on what you're playing/watching/listening too. Despite a small list of Cons the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Rage USB Gaming Headset is an all-around affordable, functional and quality gaming headset.
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Having some second thoughts....Jul 09, 2013
Here's an update after several months of using this headset. I've had time to thoroughly test it and I've sort of begun to have second thoughts about these..
-They still sound good after being broken in, though I've gotten used to them so they sound "normal" to me now. Though, they're still able to pump out sound as their name implies.
-Everything pretty much still works. Yes, even the LED lights on the earpieces...
-I'm able to find a comfortable medium even though they're not the most adaptable things in the world.
-The utility software still can interface with them okay and works as original.
-Here's where things start breaking down... I have trouble finding a tightness/looseness setting for my average-sized head. They're either too loose and shimmy around at the slightest movement of my head, or they're too tight and pull my ears upward. I've been able to "deal with" having them a bit loose all the time.
-The pads on the earpieces and the head band are not comfortable, they have either hardened over time (?) or were never that soft to begin with. They provide support but press too hard on the head.
-I've found that the little foam thing that covers the microphone is good for absolutely nothing but falling off and getting lost. While I haven't lost mine permanently yet, it's fallen off countless times after being merely bumped.
-The removable mic is not nearly as convenient as I had originally thought. I figured being able to remove the mic would make it easy to eat with these on, whereas I find myself usually trying to use the mic when I want to eat and having to bend it out of the way, or end my Skype calls. And you have to really bend it to get it out of the way. Numerous times the little foam mic cover has sponged up bits of soup or drinks.
-Therefore, the mic is also becoming loose and having a lot of play in it. It had lots of play to begin with, but this was alleviated by a little notch in the socket it plugs in to so that it can only go on one way. However, now, it has a lot of play in it and, while it still holds it in a spot (sort of) you have to put the mic down to the end of the notch, then bend it up to your mouth.
-A small bit of plastic has broken off of the little red bands that are right above the earpieces, the parts that they pivot about. This isn't major but these headphones have never been dropped or handled roughly.
-I feel like something in the micro-USB end of the cable is about to give out any day now. It feels loose. I don't know if it's the set itself or the cable. It's a fancy, woven-nylon cable, but it's too rigid and thus (I believe) hurts the internal socket of the headset, or the end of the cable from the rigidity. I mean, it's easy to replace, as it is a standard size, but still, it's quite annoying.
-And here's the biggest issue I'm having with them. It's a software issue now... This headset did not originally do this when I first used it, but it has begun to, under what seems to be a fairly heavy audio "load" (eg, lots of things playing/happening such as a game, notably I've been playing Arma II a lot with this set...), anyhow, when it's under a heavy load, the sound suddenly makes a pop and everything goes silent. After a few seconds, the audio returns, but at full volume, as the wheel on the headset is DIGITAL not ANALOG. I believe this is the audio driver stopping responding, or a loose connection in the headset somewhere. Skype will re-gain audio, but if I am in Arma II, the game must be re-started to re-gain my sound. This is absolutely infuriating, and has caused me to take off an entire one-and-a-half stars by itself, while all the other things add up to about half-a-star.
I originally thought I was going to never use an analog/3.5mm headset again with the high-power sound of USB, but this one has turned me off of larger headsets from Creative for the forseeable future.
My brother just got a Logitech G230, and it is of high build quality, and the mic folds neatly out of the way. I'm very seriously considering getting the Logitech G430, a slightly upscaled version of the G230, with an optional USB adapter and surround sound. It costs about as much as I originally paid for these, and Logitech has never steered me wrong, ever.
So that's what I say. Personally, I'd avoid this headset and would not recommend it to friends, unless you're able to pick it up for very cheap, as, as bad as some of the issues I've had are, the sound is still really REALLY good. So there's that. But that's about all I'd say this set has going for it anymore after a few months' use...
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Overall a Great Product, A few things to be aware of.Jun 09, 2013
I got this headset to replace my SB ArenaCreative Labs 51EF0180AA001 Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset after one of the headphones snapped off. I settled on the wireless pair because I constantly knocked my old pair off by tripping on the wire, so I figured these might last a little longer without having to suffer that trauma. Overall I am extremely impressed.
Things it does well:
* The sound quality is great, even though it claims to have the same range as my previous headset the quality is significantly better.
* The battery life is everything it claims to be (so far); I have yet to use them long enough to need a recharge. (after about 7.5 hours they were just over half charged)
* The included software is very user friendly and offers a ton of customization and profiles.
* They are very powerful, I rarely have mine set over 25% and at 50-75% volume it is loud enough to listen to music while they are around your neck.
Things that could use a little improvement:
* The first couple of days I wore the headset it was a little uncomfortable because it was so stiff, but it seems to be loosening up fairly quickly.
* The mic is very sensitive, moving it half a cm in one direction or the other can vastly change the voice quality
* The headset's noise isolation isn't as good as I expected. It does a fairly good job keeping you from hearing your surroundings, but not as good a job blocking your surroundings from hearing you.
* All the controls are on the left side, which isn't really a problem, just not what I expected.
* The wireless style is not compatible with mobile devices. (the specs say this, but I misread them)
Over all I am very pleased with them. I would also definitely recommend the wireless style if you are on the fence line because I already find my self taking advantage of it constantly. (ex. listening to music while I do housework, hearing conversations in TeamSpeak while I'm AFK, etc.)
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
headset useful for anything with soundApr 09, 2013
By Amazon Customer
-the design and look of the headset is very good.
-build quality doesn't look or feel cheap.
-Sound quality to me is very impressive, I'm not a headset snob so I'm not sure how it stacks up to others but by far the best I've had. Bass is also very impressive.
-Microphone on this is amazing clean and crisp without picking up any background noise.
-Microphone is detachable
-Once you put on the headset you end up in your own little world.
-Wireless allows you to move around a fair distance, went around my apartment with all the doors closed and had no problems with lag or with quality of sound.
- HUGE PLUS changing color side panels you can change with the computer interface
- buttons on the headset are easy to access
-comfortable after about 5 hours of wear so far
-fast charge, lasted the 5 hours of wear with 75% or more battery
-wire is really big but since its wireless after you charge no worries
Incredible headset with a lot of cool stuff, I use it for gaming and communicating with friends or teammates.
great sound quality with a very far range and no lag.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Many Headsets in One PackageJan 13, 2013
By Jason Jousma
I've dabbled in quite a few different headsets/headphones for different purposes (mostly all being budget headphones). This headset here is probably one of the best deals out there, if only for the versatility of the product.
The reason I purchased this headset was mainly to replace my wireless headphones. I had three pairs before and there were problems with each. The first was unbearably uncomfortable over time. The second had issues with interference and overall sound quality. The third was somewhat unbearable and somewhat unreliable.
I finally got myself to spend over $50 on my wireless headphones. After much deliberation, I went with this product. Upon opening the product, the headset looked and felt quite sturdy. Installation was relatively easy (had to download the software from the site as I did not receive and installation CD). It works quite well on Windows 8 and I have not run into many problems. One was with the HID Service not starting automatically and causing the volume dial to not actually adjust volume with my system, but that might have been a keyboard problem and was a simple fix.
So now, I start with what purposes this headset serves me...
Music... I enjoy listening to music and like to use my wireless headphones/headset around the house for this. The range of this headset is quite good and very consistent. Sound quality is incredible and the ability to customize with the software provided is excellent. Comfort level of wearing the headset for extended periods is a little bit of a downer. Still, my ears actually don't get as much discomfort as the top of my head (foam would've been better than the rubber-like padding). I've managed to soften up the top of the headset, which takes care of most the discomfort.
Voice... With the adjustable mic and range of the headset, voice chatting works quite nicely if I need to step away from the computer. There is even a setting for enhanced dialog with the software.
Gaming... This is now my preferred gaming headset. Being able to last as long as I'm awake during the day, I can save charging the headset for overnight and going back to using it again the next day. So, there's very little to worry about in regards to being disconnected. The software even provides you a display of battery life left on the headphones, so you can gauge if you need to switch headsets. Another option is just to plug in the headset, because it can operate while charging, and has a nice, braided cord provided for the USB port.
I also use this headset with watching many series or movies. The software enhances the audio quality a bit for this purpose. I'm not sure it's a major task I use this headset for, but it's still nice.
Bottom line; if you're debating over a wireless headset/headphones, something for gaming, something for music/entertainment, and/or something wired, you might be able to save yourself some money and get this set in the end. My biggest complaint is that the comfort is not a tad bit better. Considering how big a factor comfort is in any headset I use, these probably do just fine in that area anyways.
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