Razer is known for all things gaming and the pretty chroma lights that accompany their sleek devices. From laptops to keyboards, Razer covers a variety of peripherals. But with Apple seemingly creating a 6 Billion dollar industry with their Apple Airpods, it seems that everyone is trying to get in on the hype.
At this point, there are a ton of competitors out there. From Samsung’s Galaxy Buds to a wide range of generic brands all featuring true wireless earbuds that vary in quality and design.
A New Challenger Approaches!
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds features a water-resistant design that can handle sweat and light splashes if you decide to wear them while working. They even come with soft caps that can be put over your earbuds for a nicer grip and even more protection. The Bluetooth 5.0 auto pairing pairs effortlessly with the accompanying app.
The earbuds are both touch-enabled and voice assistant compatible, and can be used to play, stop, repeat, or skip any track you’re listening to. But this wouldn’t be a Razer product if it wasn’t somehow related to gaming.
Earbuds for Gamers by Gamers
That’s where the ultra-low latency ‘Gaming Mode’ comes in. If you triple-tap the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds you will enter a low, 60ms input latency in which you’ll experience virtually little to no delay from what’s happening on-screen, an issue that is quite noticeable on just about any wireless Bluetooth earbuds. Razer claims that Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds will get you up to 4 hours of battery life per use with an additional 12 hours using the charging case, but I found that to be slightly less when in ‘Gaming Mode’.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds aren’t without flaws. The most annoying one I found was that these earbuds do not support dual-pairing. So every time I wanted to pair it to either my Razer Blade laptop or my phone, I had to manually disconnect them. I was told by those I spoke to that the sound when talking on the phone or chatting in-game was decent as well. I was told it sounded clear and there was no muffle, but when gaming that there was definitely a difference in quality than using a standard mic.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds sound is good. The highs and lows are decent, but the mids are where these are best and at a $99 price point these earbuds are a great entry into the earbuds space. I found myself enjoying these while gaming. Things came in clear and crisp and I never noticed any sort of choppiness.
Overall these are some of the best priced bang-for-your-buck earbuds. As a fan of Razer products myself, I found these to be the perfect companion when carrying around my Razer Blade, I only wish they came in Chroma. Make it happen Razer!