Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma
Creative is back at the forefront of gaming headsets yet again with their latest model, the Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha. This one is touted to be the first of its kind in the world to deliver a true 3D immersive experience, where your ears will be able to hear sound coming from around you, above you and right from below – imagine if we had this kind of audio capability back in the days where we played Alone in the Dark on the PC.
Now that would certainly have knocked your socks off by quite a margin, eh? That’s one for memories now, as games have since moved on and 3D video being made the norm these days, so Creative headsets equipped with THX TruStudio Pro would make for the perfect partner for gamers who want a completely immersive, mind-blowing 3D audio and video experience.
More on the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha here, as the THX TruStudio Pro Surround will deliver a 360 degree surround sound gaming experience so that gamers are able to hear sounds clearly from the front, back, above and below. Cretive says that there is a difference between hearing sounds just to the left of you compared to left and above you, which is rather huge, especially when you’re involved in a tournament match. With THX TruStudio Pro Surround, it does offer you an added advantage over your opponents who use standard 5.1 and 7.1 headsets.
Hmmm, we wonder how that advantage will translate into first person shooters. After all, I clearly remember my positional sense wasn’t compromised using just a standard pair of stereo headphones in the past back in the days of Quake, its sequel and Quake III. Perhaps games will need to have to be specially coded to support such positional audio in order to make your money worth your while, eh?
With THX TruStudio Pro, it boasts the proprietary THX TruStudio Pro Crystalizer real-time audio restoration technology that will enhance in-game sound by restoring low and high end frequency curves which were lost to compression. Expect to fork out $59.99 for the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha as it arrives in store shelves this December in Asia.