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Razer is a large gaming hardware company best known for its mice, keyboards, and gaming headphones for PCs or consoles. She’s also striving to develop other directions, and the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds are her first steps in the field of wireless headphones. Headphones are intended for those who like to play on mobile devices.
Razer already had a Hammerhead BT model that works over Bluetooth, but the right and left earbuds were connected with a cable. The Hammerhead True is completely wireless like most modern headphones on the market. They cost from 70$ .
Design and appearances: Razer Hammerhead
The case and headphones are plastic and matte, black ( which is undoubtedly a plus ), but it goes without saying that scratches will be collected, not much, but they will. The case itself is rather rough and the top cover is slightly loose, it is impossible to open it with one hand, and if you open it, then only by prying it off with your fingernail. There are questions to it and in the open state, it is noticeable that Razer still has little experience in this.
One of the main points for any headphones is how they fit in your ears. This is especially true for wireless models, because if they are not firmly placed in the auricle, in a couple of days you will have to go to the store and buy new ones.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless has no problems with this – they sit well in the ear and do not slip a millimeter, although it may take some time to find the ideal position for them. After several hours of use, the equipment also does not cause discomfort.
Razer headphones are very similar in shape to AirPods, although they look less stylish on the outside. The feeling when the device is placed in the ears is slightly different than that of most other similar models, but you quickly get used to it.
The headphones in the case hold up confidently thanks to the magnets, but there is one drawback. The set includes silicone pads for the headphones and so that they fit into the case in this state – the space for them will be slightly large when using headphones without pads. Therefore, you do not need to immediately shout in all directions about the headbuttering in the case, this is, as they say, “not a bug, but a feature”.
Opening it with one hand is not an easy task, as well as getting the headphones themselves. Landing in the case here is horizontal and inverse, i.e. the left earphone is on the right and the right earpiece is on the left. Unusually, this is literally the first day, and then it seems logical. The case is charged via Type-C, there is no wireless charging (and the price does not dispose of this).
The headphones, by themselves, at first did not cause much delight in me, tk. I am used to the fact that the earbuds have to be glossy and slippery so that they can be firmly inserted into the ear. But then I found in the kit those same silicone pads that make contact with the ears more pleasant. And yes, I note that they are larger than AirPods and Huawei FreeBuds 3 , this must be taken into account when choosing.
And if the aforementioned headphones flew out of the ears due to their uncertain fit, then the Hammerhead option will be just right. And in the opposite direction – there is nothing for small ears to do, there will be discomfort. A weight of 45g is optimal between “are they still in your ears?” and “I feel like my earlobes are starting to rub against my shoulder.”
In my case, when using silicone pads, everything is great, the headphones don’t even try to fall out. It is comfortable to walk in them and on the street, even in the rain, because protected according to the IPx4 standard , which means that raindrops are not terrible. But drops of sweat are terrible for everything, do not forget this.
COMFORT : Razer Hammerhead
It is best to wear rubber earbuds on the Hammerhead True Wireless before use. This is not necessary, but adds comfort and also contributes to a more secure fit in the ears. However, this is a matter of taste. In general, the headphones sit firmly and there is no need to worry about them falling out. However, if you move your head a lot or, for example, actively chew while eating, they can move a little forward to the edge, although it will still be far from falling out of the auricle.
The Hammerhead True is comfortable to wear, however, after five to six hours of use with interruptions, you begin to feel a little discomfort. In this they differ from full-size brothers like the Razer Kraken V2, which can be left on for six to seven hours in a row. However, this is not so serious as to become an obstacle to their purchase.
In general, I have no serious complaints about the comfort when using it. While everyone’s ears are different, this model manages to be versatile enough to fit just about everyone.
Functions and features
Razer’s dedication to gaming hardware is evident here too – the Hammerhead True Wireless has a great gaming mode that is significantly different from the default settings. This mode is great for games where it is completely immersive. This is mainly due to the lack of audio delays and better synchronization with what is happening on the screen, relative to most other models.
The inclusion of Game Mode really feels like it sounds completely different without it. Its presence was an excellent solution. Plus, it has virtually no effect on battery power, so you don’t have to worry about switching between modes frequently.
Since the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds don’t have any visible external buttons, it might seem like activating various features would be problematic. However, it is not. Two quick taps on any of the earbuds and a longer third will activate game mode. The same sequence turns it off. You will hear a voice signal in the earpiece, so you don’t have to guess if you pressed everything correctly.
There are other control options like AirPods – for example, one simple press will start or stop a playing song.
Control : Razer Hammerhead
And here a lot of interesting things begin and in some places what a strange PPC. As soon as the cover of the case opens, the headphones turn on, become active and automatically enter pairing mode. This is relevant for the first start.
HammerHead TWS is remembered and can work simultaneously with only one device, and each time, if you want to connect to another, you need to re-enter them into pairing mode with a special gibberish – holding the touch panel for 6 seconds.
I think this is rather strange because when positioning these headphones as a gaming headset, I personally assumed that I could easily switch from smartphone to PC, between smartphone and tablet, etc. in one click, but no.
And just don’t need to tell me that PC boyars don’t use such headphones. Full-size headphones are not comfortable for everyone, and banging and banging sometimes plays a lesser role than lightness and comfort.
There is no auto-pause when removing from the ear, but what surprised me more is that the headphones do not turn off when charging. Usually the same as, – put one earphone in the case and he stops talking. And here – no. So much so that even if you put two headphones in the case, they continue to play. And only when the lid is closed – then they turn off.
This, by the way, may well be corrected in future updates, which can be installed using a proprietary application. In general, it is no longer needed for anything, because can only teach tapas and set three equalizer presets, none of which came to me.
Touch control , familiar – one tap (but not short, but with a small hold) Play / Pause, double tap – the next song, triple – the previous one. In order to use another important feature of the headphones, you need to tap on the sensor three times and hold the third press. In this case, a special gaming mode will turn on with a special equalizer with a minimum delay of 60 ms, which is very, very record for today.
If there are superhumans among you who can feel the difference in these milliseconds, respond. In human terms, there are no delays in watching content and games and cannot be.
Sound quality and noise isolation
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless sounds surprisingly good. Whether you are listening to music or playing on your phone. The sound is clear and the bass is deep. Perhaps the only problem is that there is absolutely no noise cancellation here. In a quiet environment, this is certainly not a problem, but on busy streets you will have to turn on the maximum volume.
Even at the highest volume levels, you will hear ambient noise. If you value soundproofing, this model is definitely not for you. If you are satisfied with the excellent sound quality for games and music in a relaxed environment, then this is a great option. Razer Hammerhead True Wireless headphones work not only with mobile devices, but also with any source capable of transmitting data via Bluetooth.
In fact, the only complaint about noise isolation will be a drawback only in a really noisy environment like busy streets or noisy traffic. Otherwise, nothing will stop you from enjoying high-quality sound. The Razer Hammerhead True outperforms many more expensive competitors in this respect.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireles autonomy
Another downside to Razer’s Hammerhead True is that they drain very quickly. It seems that you are just starting to listen to them with a full charge, and now, the battery is already completely discharged. The energy of the batteries in the headphones lasts about three and a half hours (the manufacturer claims 4 hours) – after that the headphones will have to be charged again for 30–40 minutes.
The good thing about the Hammerhead True Wireless is that they charge pretty quickly. In between listening to music or playing games, it is convenient to put the earbuds in the charging case and quickly recharge their batteries. One charge of the case is enough for three to four full charges of the headset. I can’t complain about the battery here, given the modest price in relation to competitors and the available capabilities.
So lastly, If you are a fan of Razer products, then the new Razer Hammerhead True Wireless should be yours. Battery life isn’t the best here though, and there’s no active noise canceling feature. However, the Hammerhead True Wireless are great for mobile gaming and outside noisy environments.
- Reasonable price.
- Good sound quality.
- Fast charging in a case.
- Convenient touch control.
- Game mode with ultra-low audio latency.
- Fast and hassle-free pairing process.
- No active noise cancellation.
- They seem to drain faster than other wireless headphones.
So that’s all about Razer Hammerhead.