Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega review

New gaming headset works with PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PS3

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Creative sound blaster tactic 3d omega

The Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega is a great headset. If offers truly excellent, versatile sound quality across the board which is something hard to find in many gaming headsets.

We liked:

The headset is very comfortable to wear and easy to set up on a computer – the software and drivers auto-install when you plug the dongle in via USB.

Sound quality is excellent, and the THX software works well and enables you to set up your sound profile any way you see fit.

We disliked:

Battery life of the headset is perhaps the only disappointment. We found the batteries last around 10 hours or so, though if you've got a long enough microUSB cable/charger, you can use the headset while plugged into the power.

The price is also a bit steep. £150 may be a good price for a headset that works with all these different devices, but you won't be using it with all your devices. It's only really designed to work with one device – it's too fiddly to be unplugging it and plugging it in somewhere else.

If we have to nit-pick we'd also say that the press-and-hold method of turning the headset on and off is just a tad too slow - it takes too long for the headset to turn on and off.


As far as gaming headsets go, this is a good'un. Excellent sound quality, mixed with versatility and a variety of settings and options make for a very attractive option. But can you justify £150 on a gaming headset?


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