We got our hands on a wonderful mobile headset Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro, the list of features of which includes support for THX technology, active noise cancellation and game mode. We tell in the review what else the novelty can boast of.
- Frequency range: 20 – 20.000 Hz
- Resistance: 16 Ω
- Speakers: 10 mm
- Connection type: Bluetooth 5.1 wireless
- Supported codecs: SBC, AAC
- Weight: 53 g
- Compatibility: mobile devices, PC
- Autonomy: 4 hours earbuds, 16 more hours charging case
- Water resistant: IPX4
- Features: THX certified, gaming mode
- Sensitivity (at 1kHz): -26
- Capture Pattern: Omnidirectional
Razer is one of the top manufacturers of gaming peripherals: mice, keyboards, headsets of this brand are a huge success among both ordinary users and e-sportsmen.
While releasing mainly gadgets for the PC segment, the company does not forget to look in other directions as well – for example, in the direction of mobile gaming, which is gaining more and more momentum. The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro headset is designed specifically for those who actively use smartphones: likes to get stuck in a competitive game, watches streams, listens to music and so on. Let's take a closer look at its features and capabilities.
Packaging and design
A small box made in Razer's signature black and green colors. On it, the buyer will find images of the headphones, as well as a description of the main features.
under the lid, in a block of foamed rubber, headphones, case, charging cable, set of nozzles are securely fixed. There are also documents - instruction manual, description of nozzles, welcome letter, stickers. In general, all that the owner of the Gadget is useful.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro - "Heiress" Hammerhead True Wireless, who came out a year earlier. Externally, the new headset resembles the previous model, but with some differences: the drivers with a diameter of 10 mm are used instead of 13 mm, and silicone nozzles are put on the headphones.
The design of the device combines a small housing and a long leg. The housing is expanding in the part that is inserted into the ear sink, for the best landing, and narrows to the opposite side, which ends with a glossy platform with the Logo Razer applied to it. Sensory playground; About the management Talk later.
The contacts for charging, a conversational microphone and a noise reduction microphone are located on the leg. Immediately you can detect the designations of the right and left headphones - to not confuse.
The case has become another significant difference between the new model from the previous one. It is more elongated in height, and therefore the headphones do not "fall" into it, as it was with Razer Hammerhead True Wireless, and insert vertically. Case cover is kept by magnets and opens with a little effort; Special excavation allows you to pick it up. On the front side there is a small LED, which is noticing about the charge level, on the lower end - the connector for connecting the cable USB-C, and the top of the brand is engraved.
The manufacturer did not regret the nozzles for the headset: there are seven pairs for them here! Three pairs of smoothcomfort - very soft, home and trips; Three pairs of SecureSeal - chain, with good noise insulation, for sports; One pair of comply premium, from a foam material that takes the shape of the e-channel, which contributes to a more reliable fixation of the headphones.
Connection and configuration
The gadget uses the Bluetooth 5.1 standard and connects to any device - at least to the smartphone, at least to the PC. In the case of the last, however, the user will not be able to configure the headset: the Razer SynaPSE application does not recognize it. Therefore, if you are looking for good Wireless headphones For PC, we can advise Razer Kraken BT Kitty Edition or Razer Blackshark V2 Pro.
To connect Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro to the smartphone, you must insert the headset into the case and open the cover, after which it will go into the pairing mode. You can only activate Bluetooth on your mobile device and select TWS-headphones in the list available to the gadget connector.
Disable the device, by sending it to the case and shuting the lid. In addition, you can just leave the headphones on the table; After a couple of minutes, they will automatically go into sleep mode, and when you raise them - will again be ready for the connection.
The headset is configured using the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless application, which can be downloaded in App Store and Google Play.
Here you can update the gadget firmware, set the profiles of the equalizer, activate noise cancellation, enable game mode, Test the correctness of the landing, as well as assign the touch pad commands.
By default, headphones are managed by the following commands:
- Single touch - receiving / terminating the call, play / pause music player;
- Double touch - switch between calls, turn on the next track in the player;
- Triple Touch is the inclusion of the previous track in the player;
- a long touch for two seconds is the deviation of the incoming call, switching between noise cancellation modes;
- Triple touch and holding the finger after the third touch - activation of the game mode;
- Pressing and holding over four seconds - activation of the conjugation mode.
As noted above, the commands can be assigned at their discretion. You can also disable all sensory commands or set separate commands for each of the headphones.
The sensor reacts clearly and quickly, sometimes it is probably too sensitive, so false pressures still happen. It took me literally half an hour of practice to get comfortable with control, but if you previously used headphones with another set of teams, you may need more time to addictive.
impressions of use
headset Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro is not cheap ($ 199.99 on the official website), and for its price we expect premium quality in All. Well, we can say that expectations were justified.
Headphones are conveniently sitting in the ears, they are not tired of them, and they do not fall into themselves. If you choose the nozzles of the desired size, you can not worry about what they are lost - they are sitting like gloss. Spray protection according to the IPX4 standard will allow intensive workouts in any conditions, but I do not recommend wash the headphones under the jet of water.
Active noise reduction (ANC) works well, blocking third-party sounds. It is quite effective: I do not hear the environment, even walking along a noisy street. A separate quick focus mode makes it possible to switch to external sounds, without removing headphones: it is useful if you need, for example, flush with someone couple words or go around the street.
The headset microphone provides a clean sound: my interlocutors noted that they hear me well.
The autonomy of the gadget is enough for continuous operation for four hours. Case provides four more recharging cycles; There are twenty hours of autonomy. Not bad, but some cheaper models provide better efficiency. The level of charge headphones is displayed in the "curtain" of the smartphone, and the Case LED when charging changes the color from red to green as energy accumulates.
Music opportunities - this is what it costs to buy Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro. Certification according to the THX standard puts out quite serious audio requirements: it should reproduce a wide range of sounds, provide clean vocals and a deep bass, guarantee good noise insulation. Buying a certified gadget, the user is guaranteed to get high-quality sound.
And the headset does not fail in this regard. She confidently coped with different genres of music, issued powerful low frequencies and did not forget to allocate all the tools even in complex compositions. Usually I spend some time for a fine setting of the equalizer to achieve the best, for my taste, sound. This time, the configuration was not required: the THX preset, which can be selected in the application, fully satisfied my requests.
As for the game mode, it fulfills its tasks for a hundred percent. In this mode, audio delays are significantly reduced - up to 60 ms, and it provides good synchronization video and audio. Which is very helpful: so, in competitive shooters, the low sound delay helps to respond faster to the situation on the battlefield, and thus get a slight advantage over rivals, which enjoy less high-quality headsets.
When using conventional Bluetooth headphones, the sound can lag from the image on half a second: this time is enough for, for example, the explosion of grenades. Thanks to the game regime, you will hear that the pomegranate fell next to your character immediately, and not through time, and you can quickly run off into the shelter. Everything else, Hammerhead True Wireless Pro pleased me with a spatial sound, which gave a greater range of game events.
By the way, the low delay mode is useful and when viewing streaming video: broadcasts, video on YouTube and serials from cutting services are reproduced without delays. However, it should be noted that in the game mode, the charge of the headset battery is somewhat faster.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro is Very high-quality sound combined with the comfort of use, configuration flexibility and a large selection of accessories. The benefits of these headphones are a lot: from THX sound to excellent noise reduction. In the list of shortcomings, I can allocate only the average autonomy and a fairly high price. Nevertheless, I can confidently assert that the headset is really worth it.
- Impressive sound
- Qualitative active noise reduction
- Fast connection to smartphone
- Wide setup options
- Cute design
- Comfortable touch control
- Game mode
- Batteries Large
- There is no applications for PCs
- The price is high