Razer launched its first set of true wireless earbuds in 2019, with the primary attraction being a low-latency mode that made them higher fitted to cellular gaming. Now, the corporate is prepared with its second pair, the Hammerhead True Wi-fi Professional, which go on sale at the moment for $199.99 and add lively noise cancellation and THX audio certification to the combination. “The Hammerhead True Wi-fi Professional makes use of hybrid ANC to nullify each exterior and undesirable inside noise by producing inverse sound waves concurrently,” Razer wrote in its press launch for the brand 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 Wi-fi. (There’s a “fast consideration mode” for piping in outdoors audio once you need to hear what’s occurring close to you.) Together with the same old silicone choices (six totally different units of them), the corporate is together with a set of medium Comply foam ear ideas within the field that can assist you get essentially the most safe, sealed-off match doable to raised improve sound high quality.
The Hammerhead True Wi-fi Professional 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 4 hours of steady listening, which is about an hour beneath opponents just like the AirPods Professional and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. There’s additionally no wi-fi charging, which is disappointing to see at this stage. You management the buds with the touch-sensitive Razer emblem button on every one.
As for the THX certification, Razer says “positive particulars corresponding to frequency vary and response are evaluated, and the gadget have to be able to delivering clear, detailed vocals and deep impactful bass with zero distortion at excessive volumes.” The Hammerhead True Wi-fi Professional function 10mm drivers and nonetheless embrace a Recreation Mode that the corporate claims can minimize latency in half “in comparison with different true wi-fi 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 video games once you use their respective earbuds and telephones collectively.
The Hammerhead True Wi-fi Professional have a worth becoming of their title, $199.99, which places them firmly within the higher tier of true wi-fi earbuds. That’s barely beneath the same old price of Sony’s 1000XM3 earbuds or newer choices just like the Jabra Elite 85t, however vacation offers and reductions will in all probability 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 all the things else.