In-ear design earbuds are becoming all the rage, both with gamers and those that like to listen to music or watch movies on the go. With the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro you are getting some serious bang for your buck! We dive in and check out how these earbuds perform.
Small form, big sound
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Earbuds are generally small right. They are designed, after all, to fit in your ears. The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro earbuds have a bit of heft to them. Not enough to make them drop out your ears, but you will know that you are wearing them.
Holding them in your hands, they weigh in at a little over 50g. Add a few extra grams for keeping them in their little charging case. Barely a weight to worry about really. However, pop them in and they feel slightly hefty. I think it’s because of the general design of the earbuds. A large touch-sensitive area that houses all the controls and then a more oblong design stem, as opposed to a more cylindrical design of other popular earbuds.
An all-black design gives a nice subtle design, however, the bright green Razer logo definitely lets people know you are listening to a high-quality product.
With most earbuds there generally isn’t anything that sets the design world alight, giving the small form factor, there isn’t really much space. The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro is no exception to this rule and leaves the statement on the audio quality.
This is the real meat of the review and the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro do not let us down at all. With a pair of 10mm drivers, one in each ear, you are gifted with crisp, clear and clean sound. Whether you are listening to the latest album from your favourite musician or watching the latest blockbuster on whatever streaming app you might enjoy most. The sound quality is clear. Having used numerous other earbuds from different manufacturers, these definitely have a place right in my pocket.
If I am out at the gym, or even just driving to work, these come everywhere with me. Even just working from home. These aren’t just great at producing awesome sound on music and film. Voice calls are just as clear. Popping these in the ear to take a phone call from a work colleague is just as straightforward. You get clean audio that definitely makes the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro a multitasking powerhouse.
I didn’t use these for a massive amount of time on the PC, mainly because I believe that these are more destined for those moments where mobile gaming/streaming/audio listening is more apt. I did connect them using a cheap dongle that I had lying around and whilst the audio coming into my ears was great, I found that I lost signal to the microphone and those in the call couldn’t hear me. Now granted, this may have been because the dongle I was using was of poor quality, who knows.
One feature that absolutely sold it for me with the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro was the ability to switch off the Active Noise Cancellation and turn on the Quick Attention Mode. Allowing all those sounds you wanted to keep out come flooding into your ears. At a coffee shop and need to put your order in, easy peasy.
With a Bluetooth connection, you would think it’s straightforward to connect the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro to your device. Well, it is. Even more so with the mobile phone app. The phone app also gives you quick access to edit what each tap pattern means. Don’t want to have pause as a single press, then change it up! Once paired with your device, it automatically connects when you take them out of the charging case. Instantly giving you power and audio.
So what this all sums up to is a great little set of earbuds. Taking their rightful place in my pocket the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro can only get the highly coveted Thumb Culture Platinum Award!
Disclaimer: A sample was received in order to write this review.