The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro offers great sound and low latency gaming on demand. It features THX-certified EQ, and you can also choose from presets to tweak it to your liking. Factor in comfortable foam ear tips and a charger case that adds in another 20 hours of use, means the Razer in-ears are solidly in the pretty good column.
- 10mm drivers
- Supported codecs: SBC, AAC
- iOS and Android app for touch controls configuration
With THX certification, you'd expect the audio to be great, and it is. I'm a big fan of the audio quality, especially for music playback. Bass is punchy, the mids and highs are clear. You can also bump up the bass by changing the EQ, and while strong, it doesn't feel boomy. I'd stick with the default THX EQ, though. The in-ears come with a bunch of ear-tips, the SecureSeal tips keep sound out well. However, my favourite are the Comply foam tips, which mould to fit the shape of my ears. The Hammerhead Pro also comes with active noise cancelling, and it works for most noises, such as the hum of a fan, the blowing of the aircon, or even the ambient noise from the nearby road outside my window.
However, it does struggle a little in windy spots, though not as much as the Realme Buds Air Pro. You can turn off both ANC and Ambient mode and rely on the in-ear seal to block off wind noise. Do this by touching and holding down on the Razer logo for one second. Other options include touching to play, double touch to fast forward, triple to go back. A triple and holding down on the third switches on Game mode — which improves latency to 60ms, but I honestly could not tell the difference when I tested it together with the Genki Audio on my PS5.
I must point out that Ambient mode is a lot more subtle compared to the super-powered hearing of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. It will still let you hear your surroundings clearly, though. My tests show that you will get close to the four hours of rated battery life. It may be a bit less compared to others but the charger case adds another 20 hours. 15 minutes of charging in the case will add three hours of playback without ANC.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro is a pretty good buy if you want to be seen wearing cool gaming gear instead of what everyone else is using (i.e. the Apple AirPods Pro). You can get it for S$299 from the Razer store, or on Lazada, Shopee, or Amazon.
Note: Review unit provided by Razer.
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