Computer hardware company Razer, recently added a pair of new headsets, the Wireless Hammerhead BT and the wired Hammerhead for iOS. The wireless model is basically a Bluetooth 4.1 headset that equipped with Qualcomm’s aptX codec for providing high quality audio. While the wired model takes full advantage of its nature to add a custom-tuned and digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Both the models feature a Razer’s own signature color scheme and branding. The Hammerhead BT is exclusively available for purchase at Razer official website for $100 while the Hammerhead for iOS pricing and availability is yet to be known.
Razer Hammerhead BT
The Razer Hammerhead BT promises to be one such wireless headset, employing Qualcomm’s aptX codec, along with Bluetooth 4.1, to deliver low-latency audio. This new headset is equipped with 10 mm dynamic audio drivers, and larger than most drivers found in in-ear headsets, as well as custom-tuned for performance. The Hammerhead BT comes out with in-line remote and mic and is compatible with both Android and iOS.
Razer Hammerhead For iOS
Those who prefer a wired iOS-only accessory can opt for the Razer Hammerhead for iOS and its Lightning connector. This headset takes advantage of its wired nature to add a custom-tuned DAC to the equation. Like the Razer Hammerhead BT, this iOS-exclusive headset has 10 mm dynamic audio drivers, and in-line control, as well as mic.
Razer’s new headsets are both equipped with custom-tuned 10 mm dynamic audio drivers, which should be larger than most similar class in-ear headphones. Razer says the aluminium acoustic chamber not only improves music reproduction, it boosts durability.
Pricing and Availability
The Razer Hammerhead BT and Razer Hammerhead for iOS are now available to purchase on Razer’s official online store and its partner retailers. Each of the headsets carries a US$100 price tag in the US, AU$170 in Australia and €110 in Europe. Worldwide shipping begins late April.