The 4 Best Razer Headsets of 2021 Reviews

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Best Razer Headphones

We've currently tested 19 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.

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  1. Best Gaming Razer Headset

    7.0
    Neutral Sound
    5.6
    Commute/Travel
    6.1
    Sports/Fitness
    6.7
    Office
    7.1
    Wireless Gaming
    7.5
    Wired Gaming
    6.5
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless is the best Razer headset for gaming that we've tested. These wireless gaming headphones come with a boom microphone that makes it easy to communicate with your teammates, even if you're gaming in a noisy setting. You can even remove the mic for a more casual look. Out-of-the-box, they have a bass-heavy sound profile that adds some thump and punch to sound effects in your games. Since they're compatible with Razer's Synapse software, you also get access to a graphic EQ and presets to help customize their sound. You can use them wirelessly with PCs, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles, and you can also wire them to your controllers with the included 1/8" TRRS cable.

    Unfortunately, like many gaming headphones we've tested, their noise isolation is poor, which can be distracting if you're gaming in a noisy place. They also leak a bit of audio, so people nearby may hear some noise if your volume is turned up. They also aren't as well-built as some of the manufacturer's other gaming headsets, like the Razer Barracuda X Wireless. That said, these customizable headphones are still a solid choice for gaming. If you're looking for Razer headphones that support Xbox Wireless technology, try the Razer Kaira Pro Wireless for Xbox instead.

    See our review

  2. Best Wired Razer Headset

    7.7
    Neutral Sound
    4.9
    Commute/Travel
    5.7
    Sports/Fitness
    6.1
    Office
    5.7
    Wireless Gaming
    7.4
    Wired Gaming
    6.6
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless No
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best Razer headphones with a wired connection that we've tested are the Razer BlackShark V2. These gaming-oriented headphones have a comfortable fit and don't move around much on your head. Their default sound profile is decently neutral, with a somewhat overemphasized high-bass range that can add extra boom to sound effects in action-packed games. If you prefer a different sound, they work with great companion software that gives you access to a 10-band graphic EQ and several microphone customization features. If customization isn't much of a priority for you, the Razer BlackShark V2 X are similar, less expensive wired headphones that work with any companion software or app.

    Unfortunately, they don't have an ANC feature and deliver a disappointing passive noise isolation performance. Also, their USB sound card doesn't work with Xbox One. You can still use the headset with its 1/8" TRRS cable plugged into a controller, but without the card, you can't save any customizations you make with the Razer Synapse software, so these headphones are better-suited for PC and PS4 gamers. That said, if you're looking for wired gaming headphones, they're worth considering.

    See our review

  3. Best Mobile Gaming Razer Headphones

    7.7
    Neutral Sound
    7.4
    Commute/Travel
    7.1
    Sports/Fitness
    7.3
    Office
    5.9
    Wireless Gaming
    5.7
    Wired Gaming
    6.4
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling Yes
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The Razer Opus X Wireless are the best Razer headphones for mobile gaming that we've tested. If you mostly game on the go or prefer gaming on your mobile device, these over-ears have a low-latency 'Gaming Mode'. This mode keeps your audio and visuals in sync when you're using an iOS or Android device. They're very comfortable as well as well-built. Although they're advertised to last roughly 30 hours continuously, we measured 68 hours, which is outstanding. They also have a somewhat neutral sound profile that you can tweak to your liking using their companion app's EQ presets.

    Unfortunately, they don't support passive playback as they don't have an AUX port. Their integrated mic also struggles to separate your voice from ambient noise. If you're gaming with others, they may struggle to hear you clearly if you're talking near an open window with traffic outside. While they have ANC to help block out background sounds, they do a poor job reducing the low rumble of bus and plane engines. However, they do a much better job of cutting down mid-range noise like ambient chatter.

    See our review

  4. Best Casual Razer Headphones

    8.0
    Neutral Sound
    8.2
    Commute/Travel
    7.4
    Sports/Fitness
    7.9
    Office
    6.1
    Wireless Gaming
    7.7
    Wired Gaming
    7.0
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling Yes
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best Razer headset that we've tested is the Razer Opus Wireless. There are two variants of these headphones, and we tested the older of the two models, which have a different button layout, only support Bluetooth 4.2, and are advertised to have a shorter continuous battery life than the updated variant. That said, these well-built and comfortable Razer headphones offer a very versatile performance that's suitable for day-to-day use. They have an ANC system, and our unit can block out a superb amount of ambient noise. They also have a very accurate and neutral sound profile that you can customize using their companion app's graphic EQ plus presets. We measured over 32 hours of continuous playback time, and they have a power-saving feature that can help conserve battery life when you're not using them.

    Unfortunately, their mic offers a mediocre overall performance, and it struggles to separate your voice from moderate ambient noise, which could be frustrating if you're taking a call from a busy street. They also don't support multi-device pairing, so you can't stay paired to your mobile device and laptop at the same time. However, they offer a well-rounded performance that's sure to please most users.

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Compared to other brands


  • Good microphone performance. Even when you're in a loud environment, whoever's listening on the other end shouldn't have too many problems understanding you.
  • Software support. Although it isn't available for all their headphones, the Razer Synapse software offers a graphic equalizer with presets as well as control over your microphone's sensitivity levels.
  • Haptic feedback feature. Unique to the Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless, these headphones give you physical, haptic feedback when playing games, which can deepen your immersion.
  • Low in long-term comfort. Most of these headphones generally have a fit that's comfortable for a little while but can become fatiguing when worn for long gaming sessions.
  • Inconsistent frequency response. You may not get the same sound reproduction each time you use Razer's over-ear headphones. Depending on fit, seal, and positioning, they can sound different depending on who's wearing them.

Razer is well-known for making 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 a consistent sound.

Recent Updates

  1. Nov 22, 2021: Added the Razer Opus X Wireless as 'Best Mobile Gaming Razer Headphones' as they offer a low latency gaming mode for mobile devices.

  2. Aug 24, 2021: No changes in product picks after verifying their accuracy and availability.

  3. May 26, 2021: Checked that picks still represent the best recommendations and that the products are in stock.

  4. Mar 01, 2021: Verified that the best products are still being recommended and that they're in stock.

Conclusion

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.

If you're in the market for gaming headphones, check out our recommendations for the best gaming headsets and the best wireless gaming headsets.

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