• Driver size: 50mm
  • Impedance: 32ohms at 1KHz
  • Ports: microUSB (Headset)/ 1x microUSB, 1x USB, 1x Opt-In, 1x Opt-Out (Base)
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Others: Retractable Boom Mic
  • Dimensions: 196x214x104.8
  • Weight: 408g
  • Pros:
  • Wireless
  • Comfortable
  • Cons:
  • Price

Pure Wireless Bliss

When it comes to peripherals, not many brands out there compete in multiple segments as Razer does. They have products ranging from mouse mats to phones and laptops, and that’s a repertoire that we’re sure Razer can boast about. But this month, we managed to get our hands on one of the wireless headset, the Razer Thresher Ultimate.

As mentioned, the Thresher Ultimate is a pair of wireless headset with an extendable mic. When not in use, just push the mic and it’ll coil back into its nest. The design of the headset is pretty simple and it was quite comfortable throughout our testing. It is annoying when you have a pair of headset that squishes your ears against the spectacles frame. But the leather earcups combined with the soft headband provided the ultimate in comfort, even when used with spectacles on. That aside, we have to note that you can’t adjust the headset so you can only use it as high/low as it allows. The Razer logo on the earcups also glows when in use, not that you can actually see it when it’s in use.

Performance wise, the mic was standard fare without much bells and whistles. On the earcups, however, you can spot a power button, a micro USB port to charge the headset, a volume adjuster, and a mic volume adjuster. Audio is also clear, without any part that stood out; bass and voice were equally clear. An advantage of this headset is with the ability to toggle surround sound. With a push of a button, you can enable surround sound, allowing you to easily identify where sound is coming from. Using this on the PC, we could easily hear footsteps in CS:GO with it.

Along with the headset, a stand with a base is also provided with the package. You can spot a toggle at the back of the base that switches the mode between PC and PS4 easily. There’s also an additional port for you to charge your headset when it needs topping up. Razer boasts that the headeset could last up to 16 hours, but we found it’s actually lacking in that department. The most that we could squeeze out of the headset was just roughly 10 hours, but the 16 hours could just be purely audio without mic.

The stand could also be used to rest the headset when not used, so just plug in the cable when you are not using it, which ensures that you won’t run out of juice in the middle of gaming. It will also automatically turn off when not in use after a few minutes.

We would have loved it more if the base of the headset allows for wireless charging of your mobile phone, but that’s talk for the future.

CHIP CONCLUDE: A great headset with surround sound capabilities along with a comfortable design that allows for prolonged wear. Sadly, it’s on the pricier side.

(previously published in issue August 2018)