Nov 24, 2017

Razer debuts Hammerhead USB-C earbuds

To complement the recently-launched Razer Phone, the gaming accessories maker Razer has launched the Hammerhead neon green USB-C earbuds with the promise of "big, epic sound." The new pair of earbuds is available in the US with a price tag of USD 79.99 (Approx. PHP 4,000). The chances of an Indian launch, however, are slim to none.

The impressive Razer Phone has just started shipping and to complement it, Razer has launched a new Hammerhead neon green earbuds. Considering that the Razer Phone comes sans the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack the new earbuds are designed with a USB-C connector.

Although designed for the Razer Phone, the earbuds will go fine with any other Android phone that has launched with a USB Type-C port, such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG V30. Design-wise the new iteration of the earbuds are pretty much similar to the old buds.

Razer Hammerhead USB-C

In order for the tangle-free storage, the cables, housing in-line mic, and volume controllers, are conventionally flat. The bi-fangled earbuds are magnetic in nature so that they remain connected when not in use. The in-line mic has a frequency of 100 Hz - 10,000 Hz, while the volume controllers and center button work to end and accept calls as well as change tracks.

The combination of neon green and black in the earbuds goes well with the aesthetics of the Razer Phone, although the pair of buds may look a bit garish for Android smartphones from different manufacturers.

The Razer earbuds are known for better sound quality and the Hammerhead USB-C earbuds are no different; rather they promise "big, epic sound." The Hammerhead features a DAC (digital-to-analog converter), leveraging the digital audio output, to be precise, a deep and distortion free bass sound. It comes with relatively larger 10 nm dynamic drivers that ultimately amplify the overall sound output.

The Hammerhead USB-C earbuds are currently available in the US to purchase for a price tag of USD 79.99(Approx. PHP 4,000). Since the Razer Phone is less likely to foray into the Indian market the USB-C earbuds might also skip the country. However, any change of plans on the part of the company can't be ruled out.