Razer ditches bulk for stealth with new Ifrit headset for broadcasters

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words "Razer" and "headset" together is probably the bulky, flashy construction that typically goes hand-in-hand with gaming headsets like the $150 Razer Thresher. However, with its latest entry in its growing lineup for broadcasters, the Razer Ifrit, the company has ditched that trope for a much more discreet approach.

Rather than relying on a heavy headband for support, the Ifrit is a low-profile headset meant the stay out of the way while broadcasting. But while Ifrit may be smaller than Razer's other offerings, the headset is bolstered by a "professional-grade" condenser microphone and a set of in-ear headphones with a flat frequency response.

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"With non-gaming live streaming becoming more popular, we designed the Razer Ifrit to appeal to broadcasters who want a lightweight, high-quality solution to their broadcast audio needs," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "Whether you're IRL streaming, gaming, painting, cosplay costume building or cooking, the Razer Ifrit is the perfect headset to deliver audio to your viewers without bulky headphones and microphones getting in the way of what you do or what your viewers see."

Oh, and another bonus? No more "headset hair."

While Ifrit is targeted more at professional broadcasters and live streaming not necessarily centered around gaming, Razer says the headset will work just fine with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well. The Ifrit can also be combined with the included USB Audio Enhancer to improve the quality of your mic audio while providing a single input source for two headsets at once.

Here's a breakdown of the raw specs:

Earphones

  • Impedance: 32 ± 5% Ω
  • Type: Dynamic speaker
  • Diameter: 10 mm
  • Nominal/Max Input Power: 10 mW / 20 mW
  • SPL: 102 ± 3 dB at 1KHz, 1mW, IEC-318
  • Frequency Response: F0 ~ 20 KHz

Microphone

  • Type: 9.7mm, ECM unidirectional
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 100 ~ 10 KHz
  • Sensitivity: -41 ± 3 dB (9 mV/Pa) (at 1 KHz)
  • Max SPL: 110 dB

The Razer Ifrit is available now for $100.

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