Razer announces its latest TWS earbuds. The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro has some improvements over its predecessor, including updated microphones, a new in-ear fit, customizable touch controls, a redesigned case, and improved battery life.
Since the new design has an in-ear fit, Razer made sure that most folks can find a comfortable fit, so it included 7 different pairs of tips with the new Hammerheads. There are three smooth silicone sizes, three soft-silicone sizes, and one pair of Comply foam tips.
All this effort for making sure the buds fit well is for Razer’s Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation. Similar to how the Razer Opus headphones did this, ear bud has exterior and interior noise-cancelling microphones to analyze both the sound outside the buds and the sound going into your ear. This works in conjunction with the passive noise isolation that’s already achieved with the seal around the ear. There’s even a feature in the companion app that will play a sound and verify whether the tip you chose creates a tight enough seal.
The earbuds are THX-certified, so we’re expecting to hear nice sound from the 10mm drivers. Granted, these drivers are smaller than those on the previous TWS Hammerheads due to all the added noise-cancelling hardware, but let’s hope that doesn’t take away from the sound quality. Either way, like the Opus Headphones, these are THX-Certified.
Like the previous pair, there’s a low-latency mode intended for playing games. This lowers the latency through a Bluetooth 5.1 down to 60ms. Finally, there’s up to 20 hour battery life with a single charge of the case. The buds themselves last up to 4 hours per charge outside of the case, and that time goes down a bit with ANC turned on.
The only thing that seems to be missing from the earbuds is wireless charging. Although the case does recharge with USB-C, these buds already pack a lot of features. We don’t know if they sound any better than the AirPods Pro, but the latter costs $50 more. The Hammerhead True Wireless Pro will retail for $199.
Meh. For $200, I expected at least 6 hour battery use instead of 4, have all the touch control features (especially volume control), wireless charging and have good sound. I can name a few which has all of the above and costs below $100.