Razer Hammerhead Gen 2 Wireless Earbuds Review
Razer recently released the second generation of their wireless earbuds, the Razer Hammerhead. These earbuds aim to combine the function of a high-quality audio experience with the gamer chic style that Razer is so well known for. The Hammerhead Gen 2’s are priced at a little over half of the Apple AirPods’ retail price, so it is clear that they are trying to make a serious play at this market. That is all well and good, but how do they truly fare when put to the test? Let’s dive in and take a look!
The Razer Hammerhead earbuds fit perfectly in my ears, and with three different sizes of ear tips, I would say it is a safe assumption that they will be very comfortable for almost everyone. The earbud itself is very stylish, with the subtle Chroma RGB lighting adding a nice touch of flair. The carrying case for them is equally slick. The smooth container snaps the earbuds into place and charges them while giving them a secure storage place to reduce the chance of losing them.
The audio fidelity of these earbuds is exceptional, with a high dynamic range and deep bass. This makes for a very pleasant listening experience for everything from games to music and movies. Their microphone is lacking slightly in clarity but more than suffices for phone calls and in-game comms. One really nice feature of the Razer Hammerhead earbuds is their compatibility with the Razer Audio app. This app allows you to customize everything from the EQ levels and the active noise cancellation settings to the Bluetooth quick connect and the Chroma lighting levels. It also controls the gesture mapping, allowing you to decide how the Hammerhead reacts to your touch – independently programmable for left and right earbuds.
Honestly, these earbuds are major contenders. Their look and feel is cleaner and more comfortable than competitors such as AirPods, with more versatile tips that allow more people to use these products. I have personally never had luck with Apple’s headphones – whatever part of your ear they are supposed to sit snugly into, I simply do not have. This means I have a very hard time keeping their earbuds from slipping out – not an issue with the grip-based approach of the Razer Hammerhead earbuds.
Additionally, the battery life of up to 32 hours of usage (depending on your settings) means that you can go a good while between charges. These earbuds also sport a Low Latency Gaming Mode that will virtually eliminate any audio input lag (down to 60ms) and allow you to perform your best, wherever you are. Paired with the extensive on-ear touch controls and versatile compatibility, there is not much room left for improvement.
Overall, the Razer Hammerhead Gen 2’s are a very impressive product. It seems that Razer has learned a lot of lessons from the first generation and made plenty of corresponding upgrades. With a pricepoint $100 lower than the AirPods and a lot more features, especially QoL ones for gamers, the only drawback of these earbuds is the slightly subpar microphone. A little upgrade in that department would have elevated the Hammerhead to a perfect ten. We have absolutely no qualms about recommending this product to any gamer on the go looking for a pair of versatile wireless earbuds.
Learn more about the Razer Hammerhead here: https://www.razer.com/ca-en/mobile/earphones/razer-hammerhead-true-wireless-earbuds