Razer has introduced the second generation of Hammerhead True Wireless in-ear headphones. The Earbuds rely on the manufacturer’s Chrome RGB lighting and feature active noise cancellation (ANC). This positions them between the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro (our review) and the new Hammerhead True Wireless X.
The features of the 2nd generation Razer Hammerhead
The first generation of Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds still did without an ANC function, in the new edition, active noise cancellation is on board. Razer thus approaches the True Wireless Pro, but the THX sound remains reserved for the Pro model.
When it comes to ANC, the 2nd generation Hammerhead TWS relies on feedforward and feedback processing and thus offers outward and inward-facing microphones to achieve the best possible noise cancellation.
The design has also been modernized, while a selection of additional silicone inserts are designed to provide individual wearing comfort. These silicone ear inserts, similar to the Pro model, are able to seal the ear canal even better to improve the effectiveness of the ANC. Razer also promises improvements in the telephony feature with dual-environmental noise-canceling (ENC) microphones and clear voice transmission.
In addition, Razer’s dedicated Gaming Mode finds use once again, which, in combination with Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, focuses on particularly low latencies of under 60 ms. The IPX4-certified in-ear headphones come with a total combined battery life of up to 32.5 hours.
Without lighting and ANC, up to 6.5 hours of music enjoyment is possible, and the charging case lasts for four full charges, which equals 26 hours. Even with RGB lighting and active ANC, the stamina is impressive: Here Razer speaks of up to 20 hours (4 hours for the earphones, 18 hours in the charging case).
Chroma RGB Lighting
The 2nd generation Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds also adapt the Chroma RGB lighting of the more affordable True Wireless X, but expand on it. While the X only displays the striking manufacturer logo in green, the effects can even be customized on the new model.
With 16.8 million colors and a wide range of effects, the in-ear headphones can be customized. In addition, various lighting modes are supported, thanks to which the logo adapts to the music playback. Breathing effects or rotating through different color schemes are also offered. The brightness can be adjusted in steps of 10.
In combination with the free Razer Audio app for iOS and Android, sound and lighting options can be further customized. It is also possible to assign individual touch gestures to both sides of the Earbuds here.
Price and Availability
The 2nd generation Razer Hammerhead True Wireless are available now at an MSRP of €139.99 directly from Razer, as well as from authorized resellers.