The Razer Hammerhead Professional actually wi-fi earbuds are what occurs for those who cross the Apple Airpods Pro with a gaming headset.
Following on from the Hammerhead True Wi-fi earbuds, the $200 Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds Pro, include some critical audio options equivalent to energetic noise cancellation (ACN) and help for THX audio. And the nice be an ideal associate to one in all our picks for the best gaming phones.
Being the ‘Professional’ model, Razer has upgraded the unique Hammerhead True Wi-fi from a blocky tackle the AirPods 2 one thing extra akin to the AirPods Professional, albeit with a gamer aesthetic. Which means you get an in-ear design that ought to show to be extra comfy than that of the older Hammerhead earbuds.
However that’s not all, as a result of a design refresh isn’t price a $100 value hike. The Razer Hammerhead Professional additionally comes with a “superior” hybrid energetic noise cancellation that guarantees to filter out noise in and out of doors your ears. Utilizing microphones on the within and out of doors of the earbuds, the Hammerhead Professional can detect undesirable noise and successfully take away it out by producing “ inverse sound waves.”
The earbuds additionally function contact controls with customisable gestures, IPX4 water resistance, and a low-latency mode for gaming that guarantees as much as 50 occasions higher response occasions due to a greater audio and video sync.
The principle draw, nevertheless, is the THX certification, which isn’t handed out to simply anybody. It solely accessible to audio gadgets that meet a strict set of standards to supply excessive constancy audio. THX testing includes going over each side of a product’s sound, together with distortion, frequency response, bass administration, and extra to make sure essentially the most real looking listening expertise.
THX additionally has guidelines about noise isolation, and with that in thoughts Razer is combining the ANC with foam ideas that develop inside your ear. Not solely does that promise to make the buds extra comfy, it types a greater seal to maintain the skin world at bay.
The draw back is that battery life isn’t nice. The earbuds solely get 4 hours on a single cost, and the charging case solely has room to recharge them one other 4 occasions. That’s on the low finish of the spectrum, since there are earbuds on the market that may go for greater than double that.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, which skip out on ANC, can go for 11 hours on one cost, whereas the Jabra Elite Active 75t can run for 7.5 with ANC switched on. So not nice, particularly for those who’re into marathon gaming classes.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wi-fi Professional may be purchased from Razer proper now for $200, and might be heading out to different retailers later this month.