The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless headphones have arrived. Building on from the wired Hammerhead, these earbuds are the perfect addition for any gamer on the go. We got our hands on a pair and gave them a whirl. Here’s what we thought.
Hammerhead for gaming on the go
First up these earbuds are small. They are compact, lightweight, and super easy to setup. Straight out of the box, they come with a bit of charge. It’s best to fully charge them before starting to pair the earbuds to anything. Since these pair via bluetooth, you can can use them with any bluetooth compatible device. Yep, that means laptops, phones, and gaming consoles. I tried these out on one of the Razer Blade laptops. All I needed to do was open up the bluetooth/audio settings and connect the headphones. They paired up instantly and I could start using them right away.
Putting the Hammerhead True Wireless to the test
I thought I would put these to the test right off the bat. After pairing up the earbuds, I decided to do a two and a half hour cooking stream. I used the earbuds for both the microphone and as sound for myself. The audio quality on the microphone was amazing. The Razer Hammerhead True wireless picked up my voice with ease. My voice was crystal clear and even some of the background sounds were filtered out. Yes you can hear things like the mix master going, but my voice is definitely the defining piece of audio.
As for hearing sound, it was perfect. Even with all the other sounds in the kitchen, I could easily hear what was coming from the laptop. Plus the Hammerhead earbuds didn’t drop sound once. As I moved around the kitchen and the rest of the house, they easily stayed paired. Clear, sharp audio consistently came through the earbuds. After the end of the stream there was still plenty of charge left in them. You can tell by the green indicator light on the earbud cradle. They’re said to last up to 12 hours on a single charge. Plenty of time for streaming or gaming.
Once I was done with the cooking stream, I tested them out with video calls on my phone, as well as playing some games on my Android device. As far as sound these are awesome. One of the things I really focus on when using earbuds is how much they move in your ear. Wireless is designed so the user can move around whilst using them. Whether you’re gaming on the go, doing some IRL streaming, or jumping around in VR. It’s important the earbuds don’t move. After a two and a half hour stream the earbuds hadn’t moved even a millimetre. They were also still comfortable to wear. The size fit is very comfy and snug. In terms of portability and ease of use, the True Wireless has set the bar high.
If you want to listen the the audio quality on the microphone, watch my IRL cooking stream featuring the Hammerhead True Wireless.
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— ✨ 🍩 Michelle Mannering (@MishManners) September 7, 2020
Hammerhead earbuds additional features
Like all cool tech products, there’s a few little features which really make these earbuds. The Razer True Wireless are easy to charge. Simply connect to any USB C cable with the earbuds in their cradle and you’ll be charging. They also come with additional silicon earbud coverings. These are are really delicate, and they break super easily. If you’re planning on using these for extra comfort you’ll need to be very careful. Their small size, even in the cradle makes them ideal for travelling around. Slip them into your pocket whilst you’re on public transport or pop them in your bag while you’re out and about.
Finally, the earbud case comes with a neat little strap which is perfect for stringing onto your backpack whilst on the go. If you want to read up on all the juicy tech specs, check out the Razer website. Overall, these earbuds are definitely leagues ahead of similar products on the market. I also love their small compact and discrete size.
Okay, so they sound pretty good, but what’s the catch. Well, the catch is they’ll cost you a bit of money. At $99.99 USD ($166.95 AUD) they cost more than a full sized headset like the Razer Kraken, and the same amount as something like the BlackShark V2. But, if you don’t have any on-the-go audio, this is a great solution.
About the Author
Michelle is a Content Producer in the realms of innovation and technology. Known as the “Hackathon Queen” 👑 you'll often find her on stage MC’ing or speaking on a range of topics from artificial intelligence, to business, community engagement, the future of work, and esports. With a background in both science and arts, Michelle writes extensively on a range of topics including innovation, startups, corporate culture, esports, business development, and more. She has a passion for gaming and combines this with her experience in a range of industries. Michelle brings a unique insight into esports innovation and draws many parallels between the physical world of sport, and the digital world of esports.