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Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega review

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

Our Verdict

For

  • Great sound quality
  • Comfortable headset
  • Great for gaming
  • Great for music and movies
  • Good software

Against

  • Expensive
  • Fiddly to set up
  • Battery life could be better

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.

Verdict:

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?

Tech Specs

Product TypeHeadset
Earpiece TypeBinaural
Driver Size50 mm
Minimum Frequency Response20 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response20 kHz
Product FamilySound Blaster
Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Brand NameCreative
Form FactorEar-cup
Sound ModeStereo
Earpiece DesignOver-the-head
Microphone DesignBoom
Detachable MicrophoneYes
Driver TypeNeodymium
FeaturesNoise Cancelling
ManufacturerCreative Technology, Ltd
Product ModelTactic3D
Product NameSound Blaster Tactic3D Headset
Product LineSound Blaster
Impedance32 Ohm
Manufacturer Part Number70GH013000003
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.europe.creative.com
Marketing Information

Evolve your game: Connect wirelessly
Seldom are gaming headsets designed to work on more than one platform. The Sound Blaster Tactic3D Omega Wireless cross-platform headset however brings the renowned Sound Blaster audio quality and experience to not only your PC and Mac, but to your Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well.

The slick design featuring illuminated earcups houses massive 50mm Full Spectrum drivers for a superb audio performance. This premium headset also has a detachable noise-canceling microphone for crystal-clear voice communications as well as convenient onboard volume and mute controls. Next-generation wireless technology is incorporated to deliver mind-blowing cross-platform gaming, music, and movie audio. If you're serious about your game, get serious about how it sounds?