Razer has launched its new generation true wireless earbuds, following up to its first pair of Hammerhead true wireless earbuds. The new one, simply called Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro, offers just what you would expect from true wireless earbuds with the ‘pro’ moniker today – active noise cancellation. The earbuds in fact advertise ‘hybrid’ noise cancellation, which makes use of Comply foam earths to offer complete, passive noise cancellation alongside the active noise cancellation in the Hammerhead True Wireless Pro. It has also been certified by THX, which is meant to convince you that it will sound quite good.
According to Razer, the Hammerhead True Wireless Pro is capable of reproducing fine frequency range and response details, along with clear and details vocals (which theoretically suggests pronounced mids), and “deep, impactful bass with zero distortion at high volumes”. Given the price segment it is launching at, distortion from its sound signature would not really be expected, either. However, Razer has not revealed its technical details such as sound pressure level, total harmonic distortion, noise cancellation levels and so on. The earbuds use 10mm dynamic drivers, which is the least that can be expected.
In terms of its gaming features, Razer says that it will feature a Game Mode, which will reduce the latency of connectivity by half – therefore significantly improving in-game chats (if that’s your kinda thing). Other features also include a passing audio peeping feature that will let you hear what’s happening outside, without needing to take the earbuds off. The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro also feature IPX4 dust and water resistance certification, and offer four hours of playback on earbuds. This can get a total of five full charge cycles with the rather tall-ish charging case that somewhat resembles the Sony WF-1000XM3’s charging case. Unfortunately, the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro does not get wireless charging on its external case.
Some of its competing options would be the Apple AirPods, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, the Sony WF-1000XM3, the RHA TrueConnect 2 and the Jabra Elite 85t, among others. At $200, the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro hence finds itself in elite company, and it will be interesting to see how far it manages to rival the seemingly established competition.