Are the Razer heaphones really worth the money?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by circlingshark, Aug 17, 2016.

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  1. bayeasyRedViolet292

    bayeasyRedViolet292 New Member

    I'm new to using Razer products, and I was wondering if the headphones and earbuds are really worth some of the high prices they charge. Are they able to hold their own against other headphones for a similar price from brands like Sennheiser or Audio Technica? Thanks for the feedback!
  2. GreenChris90

    GreenChris90 Active Member

    I have the razer kraken 7.1 classics, and I would say yes! Lasted 2 years so far, and still work great, and they're not too expensive too, considering they're more than half the price of A50s
  3. Dallian

    Dallian New Member

    If you like deep bass and all that jazz, then yes, they are worth it.
    Then, for PS4 gaming, the Man'O'War is the BEST headset for me. I prefer it to the Kraken 7.1 because of how comfortable they are for my ears. I don't own a XBox so I can't help you with that.

    I mainly use Razer HammerHeads 2 Pro on my phone when playing Pokémon Go and on my Nintendo 3DS.

    Otherwise , I'm on my Plantronics Backbeat Pro for all around purpose on PC (Working, Traveling, Listening to music, Lightgaming). My last heavy duty headphone when playing challenging PC games was a QPad QH-90 (same look as HyperX Cloud, or Beyerdynamic MMX300) but it was very warm so I couldn't play for longer hours without having to remove them once in a while.
  4. koh1250

    koh1250 Active Member

    They are worth every penny and cent spent. I been using razer earphones and headphones for 6 years straight and it never fails to disappoint. Even though there are a bit of disappoint with the durability of newer products, the audio quality gets better same with the deign.
  5. Vivulux

    Vivulux Active Member

    I've had the kraken 7.1s for almost two years so far and they're still incredible. Also, sometimes Amazon has deals on some of this Razer stuff, so it's worth considering.
  6. bayeasyRedViolet292

    bayeasyRedViolet292 New Member

    Thank you for your help! I definitely will consider Razer headphones next time I am on the prowl for some of the best audio out there.
  7. PotterHead

    PotterHead Member

    the comments helps me too, i'm also considering if to get one too. thanks!
  8. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    The sound quality will undoubtably be inferior to the brands that cater more to audiohiles for the most part, though not by much. You also have to include that the majority of Razer's headsets also have a microphone that is of quite good quality. Furthermore, most Razer headphones can be found discounted by other retailers and even Razer themselves, which changes the comparative price range.
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  9. Milliardo5

    Milliardo5 Member

    I will have to compare the Razer Man O'War Overwatch headset later with the two headphones that I have right now. One is the Samson SR 850 and the other the Sennheiser HD 202-II. Note that both headphones are budget headphones, not the higher end ones of both companies. The Samson SR 850 is a studio, open back headphone while the Sennheiser HD 202-II is one of Sennheiser's entry-level studio headphone. The Man O'War Overwatch headphone sounds great with Razer Surround Pro, but I would like to see how it would compare to the two headphones I have if it is on its own, without Surround Pro. I'll be using my smart phone for the comparison.

    Edit on this post: so I have finally made my comparison, and from what I've heard I would say that the Man O'War Overwatch headset is actually good even without Razer Surround Pro. Sound is very much even, with vocals emphasized though from what I've heard, which might be expected given that it is a headset made for gaming. However, it doesn't overpower musical instruments. There is bass, but it is again very much even with the other instruments. In fact, sound quality overall is very clear and not at all muddy, unlike other gaming headsets. For reference what I used is VLC audio/video player app, with equalizer set to Headphones. For music what I used are "Build" by The Housemartins, "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" and "Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are" by Meatloaf (yes, he seems to like kilometric long song titles), "Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer" and "Men of Harlech" by Charlotte Church" and for video it's "Under Our Spell" by The Dazzlings from Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. I chose these songs to represent as wide a variety of musical genre as possible in order to get sound reference and see how the headphones sound in all musical genre.

    Just to add, the Sennheiser HD 202-II has much bass, but not overpowering. It still sounds clear even with bass a bit amplified. The loudest of the three is the Man O'War Overwatch headset, followed by the Sennheiser and then last is the Samson SR 850. The Samson has very clean sound quality, which is expected of a studio headphone. It is also rather quiet compared to the two, but that might be because it is an open back headphone rather than closed back like the two. If you like clear, clean bass that is not muddy then I would suggest the Sennheiser HD202-II. The Man O'War Overwatch headset seems to be made more for music listening IMO, as when I used it to play a game (granted, only once and it was an MMO) it sounded rather flat, and that's with Surround Pro already. Otherwise, for listening to music and watching videos, with or without Surround Pro it sounds great. As I have said on an earlier review of it, Surround Pro enhances the sound quality of the headset, adding more bass to it without distorting it.

    Sorry, long post here, but that is the comparisons I made between the 3 headphones. Again, YMMV and what might be true for me might not necessarily be true for another.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2016
  10. bowiescompanda

    bowiescompanda Active Member

    While I don't consider myself an audiophile, I have owned - and still own - some very nice headphones (mostly Sennheiser). I've been impressed in the month or two I've owned my Kraken 7.1 Chroma cans. Clean sound, good surround (no pair of headphones will ever be as good as a speaker system for surround sound, but these do a nice job), comfortable (it did take me ~2-4 days to get used to the weight as these are heavier than most headphones I've owned) and a really great mic.
  11. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    I use Razer mice and keyboards etc, but I would recommend Steelseries for headphones personally. Really comfortable and decently priced. Currently using a set of V2s
  12. 15996515

    15996515 Member

    OMG. You're are not supposed to be doing that! Why would you do that?:cold_sweat:
    Surround Pro is used with standard stereo headsets to emulate 7.1 sound, while the Man-O-War has the 7.1 virtual surround emulation on its own, which for you only need Synapse 2.0.

    no banerino Tecnokat pls
  13. KillStealzzz

    KillStealzzz Active Member

    My Adaro in-ear just great overall, just sadly it doesnt have the buttons for receive calls and volume control. But that's fixed with the Hammerhead V2.
    Also having the Kraken mobile for desktop usage, sound quality great, the only problem is my ears hurt a bit after using it for a long time (3 hours +).
  14. Milliardo5

    Milliardo5 Member

    Let me again repeat it: I am using the Man O'War Overwatch edition headset. It doesn't have 7.1 surround like the wireless Man O'War headset. The Overwatch edition is wired; the one with 7.1 surround is not. Those are some of their differences.
  15. 15996515

    15996515 Member

    Sorry man, I forgot that Overwatch edition are Tournament edition too. You should mention that too, because that generally mean's the product is technically different from the original.

    btw, are you 100% sure that the wired ones do not have 7.1 emulation?
  16. SoulOfGuilt

    SoulOfGuilt New Member

    Razer headphones are reasonably high quality, hard to break, can produce surround sound, and the microphones are really high quality for headset microphones, also they're just really comfortable.
  17. Milliardo5

    Milliardo5 Member

    Yes I am more than sure that the Overwatch edition does not have 7.1 surround.
  18. R3AP3R

    R3AP3R Active Member

    Is Razer headphones worth the money?! I can't speak for all the Razer headphones but Kraken (other than the Forged Edition) is definitely worth every penny you spent. You can also go for Man'O War if you need the wireless capability.

    I wouldn't compare Sennheiser or Audio Technica to Razer headphone as they generally serve different purpose. Sennheiser and Audio Technica serve more towards audiophile while Razer serve more towards gamer. Razer headphone is a bit bass heavy while it is good for gaming experience, not so good for monitoring.
  19. planefreshDodgerBlue301

    planefreshDodgerBlue301 Active Member

    I've heard good things about the man o'war. Tried the kraken mobile but wasn't to my liking sadly
  20. Jepi07

    Jepi07 New Member

    Kraken 7.1 Chroma or HyperX cloud II???
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