Razer’s latest pair of true wireless in-ears are giving us serious Apple AirPods Pro 2 vibes, which could be good news for gamers. The Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed, not to be confused with Razer’s Hammerhead Hyperspeed or Hammerhead True Wireless Pro, is the company’s fifth pair of true wireless earbuds, and they aim to take your gaming audio to the next level.
The Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed has a 10mm driver in each bud and a frequency response of 20Hz – 20kHz, these are slightly smaller than the 11mm drivers found on the AirPods Pro 2. They also have the THX Certified Audio seal of approval which, according to Razer, means they’ve met a plethora of standards in “real-world listening environments” to achieve the “gold standard of all audio certifications”; However, given that Razer bought THX in 2016, we’d expect this to be the case.
Razer has packed these gaming buds with a host of features that should give you the edge over the competition, namely a near-lag-free, low-latency wireless connection via its namesake Hyperspeed 2.4 GHz dongle. Speaking of the dongle, it uses a USB-C connection, meaning you can connect to a PC, PS5, Nintendo Switch and most Android phones or tablets, or you can use Bluetooth 5.3 if you’re planning on connect it to an iPhone or iPad.
These earbuds also feature adaptive active noise cancellation, which Razer says you can adjust in the companion app. It’s a welcome addition, especially given that these earbuds are designed to be used both at home and on the go, meaning you can get into the competitive gaming mindset without distraction wherever you are. Razer has also equipped these earbuds with an IPX4 water resistance rating, meaning they’ll survive a downpour if you’re wearing them on the go.
Of course, this wouldn’t be a Razer gaming headset without some RGB lighting action, and the Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed features full Chroma RGB customization, with an illuminated Razer logo on each button. However, turning on the Chroma lighting and ANC will impact battery life as Razer quotes around 3 hours of use or up to 11 hours with the battery case on the Hyperspeed dongle connection, or 3.5 hours and 13 hours with the charging case through Bluetooth.
Speaking of the charging case, it features wireless charging and USB-C wired charging, and the earbuds are reported to have up to 4 charges on a single charge. The case is also capable of fast wireless charging, with Razer claiming an extra hour and 20 minutes of listening time from just 15 minutes of wireless charging.
With their adjustable ANC, silicone in-ear tip design and wireless charging case, the Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed share many similarities with Apple’s AirPods Pro 2, but with a gaming-focused twist, as is the nature of Razer’s products. The Hmmarhead Pro Hyperspeed is available to order now for £200 / $200 / AU$370.
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