If you’re looking for some new earphones, Razer might have you sorted with its gamer-centric Hammerhead True Wireless Pro Earbuds.
Razer has been a big player in the gaming space for a long time now, and are still making headlines. Case in point: they just released an eco-friendly fashion line-up just because they could. Respect.
Now the company is trying its hand at cracking the wireless earbud market, which brings us to the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro Earbuds. And you know what – they’re not half bloody bad.
Let’s get the obvious out of the way, shall we? The Hammerhead Pros look a lot like AirPod Pros. It’s okay, we can all see it. That’s not a bad thing though, because it’s a design that has been proven to succeed, and it works gangbusters here too.
The sleek black aesthetic helps give things that classic Razer edge, as does the logo on the tip of each bud. If we were to have one nit-pick it’s that the whole offering feels a little too plasticky, but that might purely come down to personal choice.
On the other hand, we’re a big fan of the sheer generosity of ear tips, with a whopping seven packaged in. You’ll get small, medium and large versions of both SecureSeal and SmoothComfort silicone offerings as well as a memory foam option to try out. If you can’t find a good fit for your ears amongst all that, then you might have bigger issues.
We’ve not always been a huge fan of in-ear buds, so the biggest compliment we can offer is that the Hammerhead Pros have been the most comfortable in a long while – providing a level of suction that doesn’t make you feel like you’re 10 metres underwater.
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The noise cancellation features also do well to block out your surrounds as well. It won’t block out everything, but it sure dulled down the occasional dance playlist on a 7am train, so that’s a big win.
Oh, and sound quality? From the multitude of tracks we tested, to some pretty nerdy podcasts, the sound profile felt rich, with plenty of bass on offer. Plus, you can tinker with a variety of settings via a smartphone app if you so desire.
Check out the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro Earbuds below:
For gamers, there’s even a ‘Gaming Mode’ which reduces Bluetooth latency to 60 milliseconds. If you’re playing Fortnite or Call of Duty where audio visual sync really matters it’ll really come in handy. Just be aware it’ll also drain your battery faster. For everybody else, we’re not sure how often you would actually utilise Gaming, but hey, options are never a bad thing.
The biggest hurdle the Hammerhead Pros face is price. At $339.95 retail, they’re similarly priced to major competitors like the Airpods Pro. If you’re Razer, that’s not really a place you want to be, but if you’ve got the dosh, the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro Earbuds are a worthy investment and a nice addition to Razer’s growing catalogue of goodies.
You can read more about this topic over at the Gaming Observer.