- Frequency range: 50 – 20,000 Hz
- Connectivity: 1x 3.5mm headphone jack, 1x 3.5mm aux-in
- Others: Razer Chroma RGB lighting, volume control, bass control
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 170 x 140 x 220 mm
- Weight: 1.93kg
- Crisp audio
- Elegant design
- Boomy bass
Sound In Rainbow
New and refreshing products are always welcome, especially in an industry where many brands just want to conform to the ‘popular’ trends and avoid innovating. Razer is the brand that we can count on pumping out new stuff and this year they surprised everyone with new speakers. Say hi to the new Razer Nommo Chroma.
At first glance, the Razer Nommo Chroma looks a like a large hairdryer on a stand. While the shape isn’t the most flattering, the typical black metal body that Razer favours for its products gives it a sleek and elegant look. The set of speakers have a cylindrical main body that contains not just the main driver unit itself, but also rear-facing bass ports to provide some much-needed lows. On the main unit’s stand are two knobs that are used to adjust the bass and volume, as well as the input ports to connect to your PC and devices. In addition, a slightly opaque ring at the base can be seen, lighting up in prismatic hues when powered up.
The built quality of the Nommo Chroma is quite good. Although the stand that supports the speaker units don’t look very sturdy, it’s tough enough to handle more than its share of knocks. However, the front part of the speaker dome isn’t protected by metal mesh or anything like that, so do try to keep in mind that they might be damaged if you’re not careful around them.
Unlike traditional speakers, the Nommo Chroma connects to the PC via a USB cable. This indicates that it has its own audio DAC, built into the main unit. Plugging the USB and power cable is enough for it to work, though you could also download the Razer Synapse software to get some additional functionality and control over it. They should fit pretty well on most desks as well, since you won’t be bogged down by a large sub-woofer. Having said that, the two satellites are fairly large, giving you more than enough visual impact to your gaming desktop setup.
What is more important here is the actual audio performance, which we must say the Nommo Chroma did well. It was crisp and clear, providing clear vocals for music and accurate sound positioning for games. However, the bass, while surprisingly strong, is also a little on the boomy side. This makes it important to adjust the bass control accordingly, so that it wouldn’t drown out your music or games.
CHIP CONCLUDE: Good audio clarity makes this speaker great for both music, movies and games. Although the bass is too heavy on the ‘boomy’ side, the bass control helps keep it manageable
(previously published in issue May 2018)