With the Opus X, Razer introduces a minimally slimmed-down version of the Opus, which has been available for a while now, and will be available for less money. The differences between the two headsets are marginal.
Probably the most obvious difference from the Opus is the color scheme of the headsets: While the Opus is available in set colors, those interested in the Opus X can choose between neon green, pink and white. Apart from the color scheme, however, the design has hardly changed. Only the control elements have been moved: They are now all found on the right ear cup.
As with the Opus, the ear cups are retractable, so the headset can easily be worn around the neck when not in use. However, the music does not stop automatically when removed, which is a significant difference from the previous model. A 3.5 mm jack is also looked for in vain: Unlike the Opus, the Opus X can be operated exclusively via Bluetooth.
Active noise cancellation
The active noise cancellation and the other technical details have remained. Sound-wise, the Opus X should therefore not differ from the more expensive model. In addition, the Opus X also offers a Quick Attention mode in addition to the Noise Cancellation mode, in which the noise suppression is reduced to such an extent that the user is not completely isolated from the world acoustically. Both modes can be switched between via the power button.
The new model sets itself apart from the Opus exclusively with its gaming mode, which the predecessor does not offer. When this mode is activated, the latency of the transmission is lowered to 60 milliseconds.
Price and availability
The headset is available now for 109.99 euros MSRP. The Green Edition is available exclusively on Razer.com and in RazerStores.