- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Drivers: Dynamic + Balanced Armature
- Connectivity: USB-C
- Others: In-line remote, ANC On/Off, Carry Pouch, Additional Ear Tips
- Weight: 21g
- Decent ANC
Hammering Away The Noise
Razer, as most of you might know, is a household name when it comes to gaming peripherals, as their brand is synonymous with all things gaming. With the introduction of the new Razer Hammerhead USB-C ANC, they are looking to tackle the gamers in the professional world.
There are a few main differences with the Hammerhead USB-C ANC and the original Hammerhead that we reviewed a while ago. The most notable among them would be with the design. The original Hammerhead sports a unique design that we didn’t exactly prefer with its jagged edges that could sometimes be uncomfortable when used. With the USB-C ANC version, the design is much more traditional. The Razer logo on the earphones glows up when you plug it into a device. One of the other main difference would also be with the port. The Hammerhead USB-C ANC plugs into your device via USB-C, while the original Hammerhead uses Bluetooth.
With more and more mobile devices now ditching the 3.5mm audio jack, utilising the USB-C output is the natural next step. The disadvantage of using the USB-C port means that you will not be able to change your device with a cable when you are using it. On the other hand, using USB-C means that you will usually be able to just plug-and-play rather than waste time fiddling around with Bluetooth pairing.
As you can probably tell from the name of the earphones, the Hammerhead USB-C ANC comes with ANC capabilities. By toggling the switch located on the inline controls, you can turn ANC on or off. When ANC is turned on, a small blue LED will light up on the side of the switch. When you turn on the ANC, the surrounding noise will slowly dim before completely disappearing. We tested the earphones in a few settings, a local cafe, at a busy crosswalk, in a noisy restaurant and a quiet bookstore. The difference with ANC on and off is very subtle but it is noticeable. However, outside noise will still able to leak in. But by using the provided Comply tips, you can effectively block out most of the noise, as Comply tips will expand and fill out the empty spaces in your ears, preventing sound from leaking in.
Razer has mentioned that the inline mic might not work for all devices. So if you are a professional that needs to make constant calls, make sure you have a compatible device before taking the plunge. With all that said, the Hammerhead USB-C ANC is a great pickup for those that want a decent pair of earphones that are ANC capable. It’s comfortable to use over a long period of time, plus you’d never need to worry about the battery life. With it, you can game, work, and enjoy your media without interruptions from the outside world.
CHIP CONCLUDE: A decent pair of earphones with ANC capability and quite comfortable to wear for long periods of time. (OUTSTANDING)