Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Rage Review

Posted January 4, 2013 by Michael Chang in Reviews
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Rage On!

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It seems like Creative is following the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra for their latest Tactic 3D lineup of gaming headsets. For a company with a name that literally implies innovation, this comes across as a little strange for me. In fact, the headsets in the Tactic 3D lineup look so similar that when Creative sent me the Tactic 3D Rage to review I had to double check the box to make sure that they didn’t ship a Tactic 3D Wrath by mistake – they didn’t.

I thought that since the Tactic 3D Rage doesn’t seem to substantially deviate from the Wrath aside from having an angrier name, it’s probably packing something special on the inside, right? Well, not really. After reading the specifications sheet, the Tactic 3D Rage is fairly identical to the Tactic 3D Wrath. Everything from the 50mm neodymium drivers, microphone type, and frequency response are all pretty much identical with the exception that the model we have here is the wired edition, with Creative also offering a wireless edition of the Tactic 3D Rage as well. The only noticeable difference between the two is that the Tactic 3D Rage has programmable earcup lighting and has a newer SBX pro software. Nice.

So with these all these similarities, is the Tactic 3D Rage actually going to be all the rage? Keep on reading to find out.

Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Rage Specifications

Headphone

Driver Units: 50mm Neodymium magnet
Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz
Impedance: 32ohms
Sensitivity: 102dB/mW

Microphone

Microphone Type: Noise-cancelling condenser
Frequency Response: 100Hz ~ 6.5kHz
Impedance: <2.2kohms
Sensitivity: -40dBV/Pa

Interface

USB Transmitter: USB 1.1 or 2.0 port
Wireless Technology: Uncompressed 2.4GHz ISM band

About the Author

Michael Chang

During the day Michael Chang is a Process Integration Engineer, where he researches and develops MEMS technologies for logic and memory testing. He has been a tech enthusiast for well over a decade and applies his analytic mind to both his reviews and work.

  • Shift

    Didn’t you notice that the microphone volume is still pretty low, while you already set the microphone volume to the max in the configurationsoftware?

    • observer

      Same problem here…. using TS3 and friends can barely hear me….bloody 15eur headsed from supermarket has better quality mic

      • Lars avlastenok

        Seriously you should learn to configure your pc, been using this headset for a few months now.
        No problem with outgoing or in-going volume being to low, have to actually turn the outgoing volume down as it was to high.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hampus.k.samuelsson Hampus Kairi Samuelsson

    Guys the mic have a “hole” where the sound is “recorded”
    If it is pointed away from your mouth it will be lower sound.

  • Stupilan Rajasingam

    I think it’s a good heads but you can’t listen to music off your phone and be on your pc and also the headset is very heavy the comfort level isn’t very good also your ears get very sweaty but other than that the sound is nice and crisp and the microphone is very good quality very responsive and no lag and the control panel is very fun to mess around with.

  • Victor strandberg

    Hello, Am i able to buy the little mic protector thing somewhere, not able to find it!