Razer’s latest attempt at wireless earbuds is their best to date and is finally a serious competitor to the best on the market. Its connection is incredibly quick & strong, the design is comfortable and the battery life is great.
- Incredibly convenient to connect to any device
- Very comfortable to wear
- Good noise cancellation for a pair of earbuds
- Strong battery life
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro Overview
I will admit that I was not a fan of the first iterations of Razer earbuds due to slightly sloppy design choices such as a constant green LED lit Razer logo. However, I will admit that Razer outdid themselves with the Hammerhead Wireless Pro and they have finally crafted a pair of earbuds that I would consider replacing my Jaybird’s with.
The biggest change is that they are not as ”geeky”, and while that might sound like a bad thing from a gaming standpoint it is what makes the Hammerhead Wireless Pro a real competitor on the market. While some might exclusively use them for gaming I think most people looking for wireless earbuds also want to use them out in the real world while working out or while on the bus. In other words; situations where people don’t necessarily want to advertise their love of flashy LED gaming gear. While they do have a Razer logo on them it is very subtle and adds to the design instead of looking ridiculous with bright LED light flashing in your ears.
In other words, they look like everyday sports earbuds and that is a good thing!
I absolutely love how easy they are to set up and especially how easy they are to switch on and off. If you have it paired with your phone, all you need to do is open the lid and a second later it will be connected and set up with your phone. Taking all of the annoyance away that can occur with Bluetooth gear.
They are also very comfortable to wear but they might not be optimal for intense sports such as Crossfit or running as they don’t have anything keeping them in place when you really start to move around.
The sound quality and noise cancellation are quite extraordinary for a pair of earbuds and this is where Razer’s experience with high-end gaming headsets really shines through. Very few brands are able to give you such a pleasant audible experience with a small set of earphones. I would highly recommend these to the active gamer who wants an easy, mobile headphone option for both gaming and the real world.
An in-depth look: Razer Hammerhead Wireless Pro
Razer put their extensive knowledge of gaming audibles into use with the Hammerhead Pro’s and the result is a set of powerful earbuds with clean sound quality, plenty of bass, and impressive noise cancellation.
The Hammerhead Pro uses an advanced hybrid active noise cancellation that actually detects noise from the outside and counters it with the in-ear sound. Combine that with the pretty tight design and you have some very impressive noise cancellation.
They have also been THX certified, which basically just means that a bunch of experts in the industry have approved the sound quality and reviewed it to be high enough to get the THX stamp of approval – and I agree completely, I usually stick to over-ear headphones as the quality tends to be better but these earbuds provide great sound quality for both music, games, and movies.
In contrast to most Razer gear, the Hammerhead Wireless Pro is reasonably subtle and I am thrilled Razer went with this design choice. You don’t want overly flashy LED-lit earbuds when using them in a non-gaming setting and in a gaming setting, it doesn’t provide any benefits. They use a mix of the classical black earpod design with a pinch of Razer showmanship. The Razer logo on the buds is visible but not overly flashy or distracting.
The quality is great and lives up to its rather hefty price tag. Both the earbuds themselves and the case feels luxurious and adds credence to the saying ”you get what you pay for”.
Connectivity & Battery life
One of my favorite things about the Hammerhead Wireless Pro is how quickly and easily it connects to your desired device. No annoying applications are needed or long pairing time – you simply open the lid on the case and it instantly connects to your device. The connection stays stable at up to 20 feet and after that, it gets a little distorted.
The battery life is also great, but if you use the active noise cancellation feature it is lowered a bit. The earbuds can play for four hours straight on one charge and the casing holds up to 16 additional hours. Giving you 20 hours of total playtime as long as you don’t use it for more than 4 hours at a time.
I was impressed with how quickly they charge inside the casing and only 15 minutes of case charging will give you 2-3 hours of playtime.
Final Verdict – Excellent earbuds but not a replacement for gaming headphones
The Razer Hammerhead Wireless Pro is an excellent way to get good sound quality on the go for your laptop or phone but it obviously cannot compete with a real gaming headset. If you use them for gaming you also have to charge it every 4 hours which is not ideal.
However, as a pair of earbuds for listening to music on videos on the go, it is a great choice to go with and the connectivity sets it apart from other options on the market. The design is clean and qualitative and I would highly recommend it to any gamer looking for an on-the-go option.