Razer Hammerhead Pro
One of the biggest gaming equipment manufacturers Razer has entered the In-Ear headphone gaming market with the Hammerhead Pro headphones, Razer always deliver a product that looks stunning.
Product – Hammerhead Pro In-Ear Headphone
Manufacturer – Razer
Reviewed by Peter Buckley 31st July 2013
Razer Hammerhead Pro In-Ear Headphone
The Razer Hammerhead Pro In-Ear Headset is an in-ear monitor (IEM) engineered from the ground up to set the standard in portable gaming audio. Machined out of aircraft grade aluminum, the Razer Hammerhead Pro embodies ultimate durability packaged in a lightweight, comfortable form factor. Encased within each sleek, brushed shell is a high performance, precision-tuned 9mm neodymium driver. Paired with an optimized inner acoustics chamber in each shell, these in-ear monitors produce a sound signature that packs a strong bass while maintaining crystal clear mids and highs. Supreme quality sound would be wasted if drowned out by stray, ambient noises. That is why the Razer Hammerhead Pro comes equipped with interchangeable ear-tips in 3 sizes, along with an optional pair of bi-flanges to provide superior sound isolation and bass response. This exceptional audio solution also features an in-line omni directional microphone with one-touch phone call control for crystal-clear, convenient voice communication with mobile devices on the go. Topped off with a compact carrying case for portability, the Razer Hammerhead Pro epitomizes the way in-ear monitors should be experienced – with style, comfort and aural fidelity.
Razer Hammerhead Pro In-Ear Headphone
- Fantastic design
- 9mm sound driver
- Nice accessories
- Omni directional microphone
- Very good build quality
- 6 Month Warranty only
- No volume controller
When Razer produce a product you know it’s going to be designed to be stunning to look at, the packaging is always well designed to be eye catching.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro In-Ear headphones are machined from aircraft grade aluminum, these are light weight and come with 3 sizes of ear tips, these are made from silicon, which if your really into sound quality you will know that silicon does not create the best seal from back ground noise. if you want to have a better sound experience, then we suggest you purchase a set of foam replacement tips Comply foam tips they range from £4.99 to £22.99. your sound experience will improve and they will be much more comfortable to wear.
Just underneath the In-Ear heads are stamped with left and right, which is a nice touch, as some headsets are just colour coded, which can still be confusing, unless you have the box or instructions to hand.
For me a basic approach is the only approach.
The storage pouch is really nice and Razer have used a semi hard material, which is much better quality than most In-Ear manufactures at this price point.
The sound driver is 9mm, which for the price is adequate for the job and does deliver good sound quality and sound clarity; over a range of music types, the Hammerhead delivers decent bass, which is not over powering.
I am pretty sure I would not use the pc splitter for use for gaming, as my Cosair 1500 Vengeance 7.1 delivers much better sound than an In-Ear headset, but the Hammerhead Pro is much easier to store and very light compared with an over ear headset.
The cord is thick, which should mean the cable does not tangle easily, the colour Razer have chosen is there trademark colour of bright green, so you can put these down and they are really easy to find, as most cables are traditionally black and Razer have also made the cord 1.3m in length so coming in slightly longer than your average cord at 1.2m, the cord is terminated with a gold plated 3.5mm connector.
The microphone is very clear and that all you can really ask for, you also have a one button call answer button feature, but no volume controls, which is a real shame.
The splitter is also made from aircraft grade aluminum, which is a another nice touch since most headphone splitters are just made from rubber or plastic, typical of Razer’s attention to detail.
For the price you can get a set of Audiofly AF33M, these are around £20.00 less than the Hammerhead Pro, but if you are looking at a headset that stands out from the crowd, then the Hammerhead Pro will tick more boxes for you.
The negatives of the Razer Hammerhead Pro, are that Razer only give a 6 month warranty and also it would have been a nice touch to add a volume controller.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro priced at £65.00 is a good headset, but paying an extra £30.00 above the price of the Hammerhead is not good value for money.