The TIER1 Tactical Communicator is a throat mic designed to cancel background noise and eliminates breathing feedback.
The unit itself looks like a tiny pair of over the head headphones. I made the mistake of trying to put it over my head and thought “This is too small!” Then, I realized it’s supposed to go around your neck. When I fit it around my neck it wasn’t too loose or too snug, and there was just enough pressure to keep it from sliding around. It feels a little odd at first, but once you get into your game it becomes an afterthought.
The audio comes through clearly and is a step up from the default headsets that come with the systems. Since the microphone is sub-vocal, you don’t have to keep adjusting the microphone -it always stays in the same place. I like this feature because it means I can keep my hands on the controller at all times.
The Tactical Communicator can be used on mobile devices, PS4, and the Xbox One, however, the Xbox One needs an adapter as the headset only has a 3.5mm jack. Overall, it works best for the PlayStation 4 -but that’s what it’s advertised for anyway.
One thing I would like to see is more color options. The Arctic Camo styling is neat for those who really like camo gear, but (and I’m sure many others would agree) I would prefer to see it in black or in other color options.
If you’re looking for something comfortable, compact, and reasonably priced with good sound quality to use on your PS4, the TIER1 Tactical Communicator is a good way to go. you’re getting a lot more than what you pay for. You can find this neat little gadget here for $14.99.
Have you tested out the TIER1’s Tactical Communicator? Do you think you will try this out? Let us know in the comments!