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  • Analog or USB, your choice! Use the 3.5mm minijacks for direct connection to your Sound Blaster sound system, onboard audio or MP3 player or use the THX TruStudio Pro Dual Mode USB Adapter to connect to your PC or Mac via USB.
  • THX TruStudio Surround Audio immerses you in the game. Hear sounds in front, behind, around, above and below you. Only THX TruStudio Surround delivers a FULL 3D audio surround experience for stunning 3D surround effects.
  • Customizable TacticControl driver interface optimized with Live!Touch for touch screen controls under Windows 7 operating system
  • Export and share your TacticProfile custom tuned EQ and audio profiles (optimized for Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha) with other gamers
  • Morph your voice into different in-game characters with VoiceFX technology and restore surround audio to your Windows XP games in Windows 7 with Creative Alchemy
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Product Description

Product Description

Experience the evolution of 3D gaming audio with the Dual Mode Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha gaming headset. Acoustically optimized 40mm drivers combine with THX TruStudio ProTM technology to transform everyday audio into a mind-blowing cinematic experience. Touchscreen software and Tactic Profiles allow you to save and share your favourite settings including THX TruStudio Surround for immersive 360º headphone surround and VoiceFX voice morphing technology. The dual mode design allows you to connect via standard minijacks or use the Dual Mode adapter to connect to your PC or Mac's USB port for the full THX TruStudio Pro experience.

From the Manufacturer

Immerse yourself in 3D audio and gain a competitive edge in the latest games with the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha USB Gaming Headset. With acoustically optimized drivers and THX TruStudio Pro technology, the Tactic3D Alpha provides 3D audio surround effects for a cinematic experience. Dual-mode design lets you connect the headset to your PC using either a standard minijack, or via USB for the full THX TruStudio Pro experience. When you want to communicate with your teammates or make Internet calls, use the detachable noise-canceling microphone built into the headset. TacticControl software, available online, gives you a way to fine-tune sound settings and save your audio profile.

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha USB Gaming Headset

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Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha USB Gaming Headset

At a Glance:

  • 360-degree surround sound with THX TruStudio Pro
  • 40-millimeter neodymium drivers for full-range sound
  • Detachable noise-canceling microphone for gaming or Skype calls
  • TacticControl touchscreen software for sound and drive optimization
  • Morph and disguise your voice with VoiceFX Technology
  • Lightweight, durable design
  • Backed by a one-year warranty
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Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha USB Gaming Headset
Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha USB Gaming Headset
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Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha USB Gaming Headset
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40-Millimeter Drivers for Rich Audio

The Tactic3D Alpha features 40-millimeter neodymium drivers that offer frequency response from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz to provide deep bass and clear, transparent mids and highs for a realistic audio experience.

THX TruStudio Pro and VoiceFX Offer Sound Effects

THX TruStudio Pro technology brings an immersive 3D experience to headphone listening, providing clearly defined sounds in front of, behind, above, and below you.

With that 360-degree surround sound, you'll have an advantage against your enemies in the latest games by being able to hear them before you even see them. Using Creative's VoiceFX technology, you can disguise your voice from your enemies and morph into different in-game characters.

Dual-Mode Design Provides Analog and USB Connections

The Tactic3D connects to your computer via a standard analog 3.5-millimeter minijack or USB. Use the minijack to connect to your Sound Blaster sound system, onboard computer audio, or MP3 player. Or, for full THX TruStudio Pro sound, use the THX TruStudio Pro Dual-Mode USB Adapter (included) to connect the Tactic3D to your PC or Mac via USB.

Optimize Audio with TacticControl Touchscreen Software

Creative's TacticControl software offers a wide range of sound controls, letting you customize and fine-tune surround effects, bass, dialog, VoiceFX, equalization, and more. The TacticControl software is optimized with Live!Touch for touchscreen controls in Windows 7 (software available online).

Once you've customized your own TacticProfile EQ and audio profiles, you can export and share them with other gamers. Conversely, you can use the included TacticProfile settings of world-renowned gamers, like Fatal1ty and members from gaming teams compLexity and Dignitas, or pre-configured audio settings from your friends and other gamers.

Noise-Canceling Microphone for Clear Communication

A detachable noise-canceling microphone is built into the headset, allowing you to communicate clearly with your teammates. You can control volume and microphone settings with convenient inline controls on the cord.

Software Compatibility and System Requirements

The Tactic3D is compatible with various gaming communications software, like Ventrilo and TeamSpeak. You can also use the headset to make Internet calls with Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and more.

The headset is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, as well as Max OS X 10.5 or higher.

The Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha USB Gaming Headset is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box

Headset, USB adapter, and quick start guide.



Product Details

  • Item Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0041OQKIC
  • Item model number: 70GH012000003
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

This headset is amazing,the sound quality is great.
vandal
Comfort, I have a large head and normal to small ears, fit is good.
Jon E. Pease
A month after using them they have completely stopped working.
Daniel Alexander Davis

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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By A. Yue on March 27, 2011
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I've had my Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Alpha's for about two weeks now and couldn't be more pleased. I've use them everyday putting them through various field tests involving videogames, music, and movies. This headset has passed all my tests with flying colors. In games you can hear absolutely everything and can pinpoint your enemies' locations thanks to the stellar 3D surround sound. The same goes for movies. In fact, I was watching Aliens just the other day and found myself looking over my shoulder because I could have sworn the iconic hissing sound was coming from behind me. When listening to music, I was simply blown away. The bass is full. The treble is crisp. What more could you ask for?

I love the fact that these headphones come with a USB dongle. My laptop has a pretty crappy soundcard that produces noticeably lower quality sound. Thanks to the USB attachment, these headphone bypass my crappy soundcard and produce some simply awesome audio.

Another feature I love is that the microphone is detachable, rather than folding up like almost every other headset. This allows me to use my headphone in public without looking like a nutbag.

I should also probably mention how comfortable these cans are. Unlike most headsets, the Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Alphas are sturdy yet light and not cumbersome what so ever. The actual ear pieces have some freedom to rotate, meaning the plastic is less likely to snap under rotational pressure. They also swivel vertically, so you won't need to pull them apart to put them on your head (a motion that has been the death of several lower quality headsets I've owned).

All in all, I could not be more pleased with this headset. I've been a lifelong gamer and have seen my fair share of low-quality-high-price headsets. It's refreshing to see a product that is the exact opposite of the crappy headsets us gamers are used to; a headset that is high in quality, yet low in price.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on February 2, 2012
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This is a very nice headset. I would Highly reccommend it. Here are some Pros and Cons:

1. Sound quality- The sound from this headset is amazing. I can't stress that enough. I was blown away from how good the sound was when listening to music, watching movies, or playing games.

2. Surround sound- The 3D sound is really cool and works really well. While playing Skyrim, I spun around while someone was talking and I could hear their voice rotating around my head.

3. Comfort- These are a little awkward at first, but only takes about 10 minutes to get used to them. After that they are very comfortable and I usually can't feel them even after wearing them for hours.

4. Microphone- A nice feature is that the microphone can be removed from the headset to turn it into just a pair of headphones. I prefer this to a headset with a folding microphone. Unfortunately, the microphone is a little quiet, but it is also very clear.

5. Durability- I've had this headset for about a month and it has been holding up very well so far.

6. Equalizer- The headset comes with an equalizer program. You actually have to download the program from the soundblaster website. The link comes in the user manual. The program is very nice because it gives you a lot of control over the volume (The mic can be turned up here), sound, and it even has a section to change the way the microphone sounds. It also has a very nice interface, which is a bonus.

7. Plugs and wires- The plugs are normal auxilary inputs (I think .35 mm or .40 mm, not sure which but they are the standard ones). The headset box comes with a converter to convert it to USB, which is nice. Just an FYI, the equalizer program only works when the headset is plugged in via USB.
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful By J. Garcia on November 5, 2010
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So, my Wife doesn't like the war sounds from my 5.1 Surround Sound system while playing EA's Medal of Honor and not having any suitable headphones, I decided to buy the Creative Lab's Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Alpha USB Gaming Headset. I did a little research online and saw that the majority of folks liked the headset as a cheaper alternative to the Fata1ity series of gaming headsets and gaming headsets over $100. I was also happy to read that the 3D surround sound features weren't bad, that the software allowed for fine tuning of the sound, and that the mic was removable. The bad things that I read were related mostly to comfort but this came from people with large heads or ears that stuck out. I decided to purchase the headset from Amazon because of Amazon's great return policy if the headset didn't work out. As an Amazon Prime customer, my package came in two days and was waiting at my doorstep when I got home. First things first, the packaging isn't very Earth friendly and is composed mostly of clear plastic packaging with very little paper. However, the packaging is easy to open without destroying things and allowed for easy removal of the headset. Inside the package there is an analog to USB adapter with the THX logo on it and two documents, one describing the dangers of driving with the headset on and a how-to instruction sheet. There is no CD , which is a definite plus in the Green column for Creative. The software is retrieved online at the Creative site for the Tactic 3D headset and quickly installed onto my rig.

After restarting the computer, the Creative software updater alerted me to a number of updates available. This was rather confusing since I figured I had downloaded the latest version of the required software.
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