Razer’s noise-cancelling wireless earphones will be available on Xbox and PlayStation
To differentiate itself from the various over-ear headphones available for consoles, Razer will introduce a new version of its Hammerhead wireless earbuds for PlayStation and Xbox in November for $149.99. The Hammerhead HyperSpeed will be colored differently on each system (white with blue accents for PlayStation, black with green for Xbox). This model has active noise reduction as well as Chroma RGB lighting effects. Because the Series X / S consoles lack a USB-C connector, each comes with a USB-C audio transmitter as well as a USB-C-to-A adaptor.
As expected, each version handles connection differently, although they both support 2.4GHz wifi and Bluetooth 5.2 for pairing with mobile devices. Will Powers, Razer’s PR head, told The Verge that the Xbox version is the ultimate model since it can connect to Xbox consoles as well as PlayStation consoles (this needs a unique security chip in the audio transmitter). If you must have the PS-themed colorway, keep in mind that it is less compatible than the Xbox version while being the same price.
Razer claims that the USB-C HyperSpeed transmitter will give a low-latency audio performance (varying from 25-35ms) and that you’ll get up to 30 hours of total usage with the charging case, while the buds themselves last only eight hours per charge. The Hammerhead HyperSpeed is equipped with two “environmental noise canceling” microphones, which the firm claims will give clear voices.
Wireless gaming earbuds for consoles and other platforms are the most recent trend to reach the gaming headphone industry, with firms such as HyperX and Logitech launching devices in 2022. Razer is no new to creating gamer-friendly earphones, especially for mobile players, but the Hammerhead HyperSpeed aims to provide additional capabilities for console gamers.