Razer launched its first set of true wireless earbuds in 2019, with the primary enchantment being a low-latency mode that made them higher suited for mobile gaming. Now, the corporate is prepared with its second pair, the Hammerhead True Wireless Pro, which go on sale immediately for $199.99 and add lively noise cancellation and THX audio certification to the combination. “The Hammerhead True Wireless Pro uses hybrid ANC to nullify both external and unwanted internal noise by generating inverse sound waves simultaneously,” Razer wrote in its press launch for the new buds.
Passive noise isolation additionally helps there, and Razer has switched to a correct in-ear design — in contrast to the AirPods-esque open type of the unique Hammerhead True Wireless. (There’s a “quick attention mode” for piping in outdoors audio whenever you need to hear what’s occurring close to you.) Along with the standard silicone choices (six completely different units of them), the corporate is together with a set of medium Comply foam ear suggestions within the field that can assist you get essentially the most safe, sealed-off match doable to higher improve sound high quality.
The Hammerhead True Wireless Pro are rated IPX4 for water and sweat resistance, and Razer says they last as long as 20 hours whole with the case factored in; the earbuds could make it by means of 4 hours of steady listening, which is about an hour beneath opponents just like the AirPods Pro and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. There’s additionally no wireless charging, which is disappointing to see at this degree. You management the buds with the touch-sensitive Razer brand button on every one.
As for the THX certification, Razer says “fine details such as frequency range and response are evaluated, and the device must be capable of delivering clear, detailed vocals and deep impactful bass with zero distortion at high volumes.” The Hammerhead True Wireless Pro characteristic 10mm drivers and nonetheless embrace a Game Mode that the corporate claims can reduce latency in half “compared to other true wireless earbuds supporting SBC / AAC codecs.” Razer isn’t alone in providing a low-latency mode; Samsung and OnePlus additionally cut back the response time for audio results in games whenever you use their respective earbuds and telephones collectively.
The Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have a value becoming of their identify, $199.99, which places them firmly within the higher tier of true wireless earbuds. That’s barely beneath the standard value of Sony’s 1000XM3 earbuds or newer choices just like the Jabra Elite 85t, however vacation offers and reductions will most likely find yourself placing all of those on equal footing. I’ll be checking them out over the approaching days to see how they stack up in opposition to the noise-canceling competitors for gaming functions and every thing else.