Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Wrath Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Posted March 28, 2012 by Sam Chen in Reviews
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Tactic 3D Going Wireless

About a year ago, I reviewed Creative’s Tactic 3D Sigma and was fairly impressed with it. It was durable, had great sound quality, and it came in at quite an affordable price. At the time Creative only introduced two models in the Tactic 3D line – the lower end Alpha, and the higher end Sigma. Today, Creative has really expanded on their Tactic 3D line, offering not only more PC gamer oriented headsets, but also game console oriented editions of their popular headset line such as the Tactic360 Sigma, Tactic360 Ion as well as the Tactic 3D Omega.

Today, we’ll be reviewing the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Wrath wireless gaming headset. This headset is among Creative’s newer Tactic 3D products to hit the market, and will include one very special feature – wireless. Yes, the headset will feature completely wireless operation meaning users will not only be able to use the headset to wirelessly steam audio, but will also will be able to use the microphone to engage in Skype, Ventrilo, Teamspeak, etc. conversations as well.

Whereas older generation wireless headsets had issues with interference, popping, cracking and hissing, Creative’s new offering features their own wireless audio technology that Creative claims will deliver “lag and static free gaming sound for PC and MAC”. Does the Tactic 3D Wrath cause wrath to other gaming headsets? Let’s find out!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/leke900 Tolga Soylu

    read your review and find it very helpful seriously thanks :) I just bought wireless wrath and i had a few questions , one is already answered thakns to your review ( i was wondering whatever wrath got own sound card like sigma and alpha since my on board sound card not exactly high end).

    Another question is should i use usb 2.0 port or usb 3.0 port to connect transmitter and recharging the headset(as far as i know 3.0 charge faster than 2.0) ?

    Expecting your answer as soon as possible and again thanks for this wonderful review.

    • http://www.custompcreview.com/ Sam Chen

      Np. Glad you liked the review.

      For the USB transmitter, I don’t think it makes much of a difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 as USB 2.0 will provide all the necessary power/bandwidth for it to work.

      As for headset recharging, theoretically USB 3.0 should charge the headset faster as it’s capable of delivering a maximum of ~900 mA compared to the USB 2.0 which is only capable of delivering a maximum of ~500 mA. That said, I haven’t exactly timed the amount of time it takes to charge via the two interfaces, so this is all just theoretical.

  • backdrop001

    hi i have this and was wondering if anyone knew where i can get a replacement usb cord

    • http://www.custompcreview.com/ Sam Chen

      It’s just a standard USB to Micro B cable.

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GF8TIK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004GF8TIK&linkCode=as2&tag=cupcre06-20

  • jack

    HI
    nice detailed review,i have a question to ask you.would the headset work for ps3(they both uses usb).i don’t want to spend too much money to buy Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D omega Wireless Gaming Headset it expensive so is it worth it if i get the older and cheaper version like the alpha or sigma

    • http://www.custompcreview.com/ Sam Chen

      Nope. This one’s PC/Mac only. If you get the an analog headset, you’ll need to get a Recon 3D USB sound card to make it work. Might as well grab an Omega at that point.

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FKT70O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005FKT70O&linkCode=as2&tag=cupcre06-20

  • Mordecai

    Hi,
    first of all great review. I’m seriously considering buying this headset but I’m wondering, since the USB sound card looks so small compared to my sound blaster audigy SE, is the sound on par with such a card or hopefully better? I have read many reviews, but haven’t really seen anyone compare this headset let’s say to a X-Fi Fatal1ty pro.
    Please reply.
    Sincerely, Mordecai