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The Razer Tiamat gaming headset produces surround sound and is down to $86

The Razer Tiamat 7.1 v2 gaming headset (opens in new tab) is down to $85.99 on Amazon, and you can even find it for a couple bucks cheaper if you don't mind going with a third-party seller. The headset more regularly sells for around $140 to $150. It dropped to $100 for Black Friday and for a week or so afterwards, but it has never gone as low as today's drop. It is a brand new low and a fantastic deal on a solid Razer headset.

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The headset uses 10 discreet drivers to deliver pinpoint positional accuracy, simulating 7.1 surround sound. Control the volume of each audio channel and toggle to stereo sound if you want. Uses unique construction for ultimate comfort and durability

It's hard to get real surround sound out of a headset. The Razer Tiamat does it by using 10 discreet drivers with five in each earcup. This helps the headset create pinpoint positional accuracy. That's huge for gamers because it means hearing footsteps from the invisible Loki running from you or the enemy soldier sneaking up behind you. Each earcup has a 40mm subwoofer, 30mm front (left, right and center) drivers, and 20mm rear drivers.

You'll also be able to fully control each audio channel and even switch to stereo sound. For this you'll use the Audio Control Unit, something new designed for the Tiamat. It includes a pass-through feature that lets you switch between your headset and your desktop speakers at the press of a button.

The Tiamat is a headset built on years of advice from engineers and professional gamers. The result of that is a headset built with a unique headband that balances weight distribution without clamping down too hard. It's comfortable enough that you can game for hours without noticing it. The digital microphone is also designed for natural sound reproduction and unidirectional pickup. You can pull it down or flip it up when it's not in use.

The Tiamat just needs a PC with a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB port for the surround sound.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.