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The 3 Best Razer Headsets of 2020
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Best Razer Headphones

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.

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Best Razer Headphones


  1. Best Razer Headset

    Test Methodology v1.4
    6.0
    Mixed Usage
    6.9
    Neutral Sound
    5.4
    Commute/Travel
    5.1
    Sports/Fitness
    6.1
    Office
    7.4
    Wireless Gaming
    7.7
    Wired Gaming
    6.8
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    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.

    See our review

  2. Best Wired Razer Headset

    Test Methodology v1.4
    5.1
    Mixed Usage
    5.1
    Neutral Sound
    4.6
    Commute/Travel
    5.2
    Sports/Fitness
    5.2
    Office
    5.1
    Wireless Gaming
    7.1
    Wired Gaming
    6.9
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless No
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    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.

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  3. Best Affordable Razer Headset

    Test Methodology v1.3.1
    5.8
    Mixed Usage
    6.7
    Neutral Sound
    5.5
    Commute/Travel
    5.6
    Sports/Fitness
    5.7
    Office
    5.4
    Wireless Gaming
    7.1
    Wired Gaming
    7.3
    Phone Call
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless No
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    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.

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Compared to other brands


  • Good microphone performance. Even when you're in a loud environment, whoever's listening to you on the other end shouldn't have too many problems understanding you.
  • Software support. While not available on all 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 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 isn't really great for long gaming sessions.
  • Inconsistent frequency response. You might not get the same sound reproduction each time you use Razer's over-ear headphones. If you wear glasses or if you have a lot of hair, you might also experience less bass or treble.

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.

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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