We've currently reviewed 7 Razer headphones. Razer mostly makes over-ear gaming headsets with good microphones suitable for live chat. However, they aren't the most comfortable for long gaming sessions and because of their inconsistent fit, they won't produce the same sound for everyone.
The Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless is the best Razer headset we've tested so far. Whether you're skirmishing at the objective point or plowing away on your digital farm, these headphones are a solid choice for most gamers. They have lots of thick padding around the ears and are decently comfortable. The haptic feedback feature is unique to these headphones and can help to immerse the wearer in their game. Their microphone also does a fair job of getting your voice across to whoever is on the other end of the line. With the Razer Synapse program, you can customize your sound profile with their graphic EQ or adjust the level of haptic feedback you're receiving. Their non-Bluetooth wireless is great, too; their low latency and decent line of sight range make them great for gaming wirelessly. These headphones really bring the bass: while some users might enjoy this added rumble, it can make your audio sound boomy and muddy. The battery life also isn't great for wireless headphones: at 5.3 hours, you'll need to take a break to charge them which can interrupt your game. However, if you're looking for the best Razer headphones, these are it.
The best Razer headphones with a wire that we've tested so far are the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition. If you don't want to worry about battery life and you want a little more hands-on control at your fingertips, these are a great choice. They have controls on their in-line remote so you can easily channel mix, change the volume, and even turn on THX surround sound. Their boom microphone is great, too: even if you're at a tournament, you'll still be heard clearly. While their padded ear cups are thick, they might not fit well around your ears. They can also be fatiguing if worn for long periods, making them less than ideal for all-night gaming sessions. Still, if you're looking for wired Razer headphones, these are a solid choice.
The best affordable Razer headphones that we've tested so far are the Razer Kraken Pro V2. While similar to the Razer Kraken X, these headphones look and feel slightly more premium. Their metal frame gives them more durability and stability, although they might not provide the best fit for everyone. They can also be fatiguing if worn for long periods, making them less than ideal for long gaming sessions. They do have a great boom microphone, however: it has little trouble separating speech from background noise, and its recording quality should make your voice clear to others on the line. These headphones produce punchy bass that's good for those who like a little more rumble. On the downside, this emphasis can also sound boomy and muddy. Unfortunately, these headphones don't support the Razer Synapse software, so you won't be able to customize their sound profile with it. Despite their simple features, if you're looking for affordable, entry-level Razer headphones, these are a good choice for those who don't want to compromise too much while gaming.
Overall, Razer makes gaming headphones that have good-performing microphones. While pro gamers will like the large customization offered by the companion software, not all headphones are compatible, especially those in the lower price range. These headphones also aren't the most comfortable if you tend to game for long periods. Due to their fit, you might not get consistent sound.
Razer is a well-known gaming brand. While they produce a variety of great gaming accessories, their headphones aren't particularly outstanding. While their haptic feedback feature is an interesting addition, these headphones aren't suited for marathon gamers. Their fit isn't the most comfortable for long listening sessions, and you won't always get a consistent fit, either.