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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

    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 the ones.

    See our review

  2. Best Wired Razer Headset

    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 wired connection that we've tested so far are the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition. Their audio cable helps eliminates lag while their in-line remote allows you to easily adjust for volume, channel mix, and turn THX surround sound on or off on-the-fly. Their dedicated companion software also has a graphic EQ and presets as well as an adjustable microphone level so that you can tweak your audio to best suit your needs. Their boom microphone has a great overall performance too and it captures voices clearly, even in noisier environments like a gaming tournament. However, although they have thick, padded ear cups, they can be fatiguing for some if you wear them for multi-hour gaming sessions. Depending on fit, seal, and positioning, they can also sound different depending on who's wearing them. Still, if you prefer a wired connection, these are a solid choice.

    See our review

  3. Best Affordable Razer Headset

    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 may 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 have a great boom microphone that captures voice clearly, even in noisy situations. They also produce a nice punchy bass but some may find they sound boomy and muddy. Since they don't support Razer Synapse software, you won't be able to tweak or customize their sound profile. That being said, if you're looking for a pair of entry-level Razer headphones and don't mind the barebones features, these headphones are a solid choice.

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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. 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.

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 a 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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