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Razer announces Thresher Ultimate Xbox wireless headset

The Razer Thresher Ultimate is a Dolby 7.1 surround sound headset that maxes out the audio bandwidth available on the Xbox One and Xbox One X. It sports 50mm drivers and leather-style cups, complete with memory foam for maximum comfort. There are also optional cups infused with coolant gel to make long gaming sessions more comfortable. And they're completely wireless.

Here's everything you need to know.

Razer claims that the Thresher Ultimate headset is the "most reliable" wireless Xbox headset, designed to support connections of up to 40 feet. Microsoft worked directly with Razer to ensure maximum compatibility across the Xbox One family.

The Thresher comes with a retractable unidirectional microphone for voice communication. The audio controls are on the cans themselves, meaning there are no fiddly adapters and you don't have to dive into the Xbox One settings to adjust sound.

Here are some quick specs.

Razer Thresher Ultimate tech specs

CategorySpecification
Price$249.99 (€279.99)
Launch dateJuly 2017
Audio50 mm drivers with neodymium magnets and 7.1 Dolby Surround
Radio frequency2.4 GHz
Frequency response12 Hz to 28,000 Hz
Impedance320 at 1 KHz
Sensitivity(@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): 105 dB +/- 2 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio>55 dB
Size196 mm x 214 mm x 104.8 mm
Weight0.89 lbs (408 g)
Wireless2.4 Ghz, 40-ft range
Cup designNoise-isolating, leatherette with memory foam (coolant gel option)
ControlsMic and master volume sliders on headset
FeaturesComfortable with eyewear, temple indentations, and they come with adocking station
MicrophoneRetractable, unidirectional, and it can be hidden
Battery16 hours (estimated)

You can preorder the Razer Thresher over at Razerzone.com right here (opens in new tab).

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It's headset season over at E3 2017, and there are some amazing devices emerging that support both Dolby Atmos and the new Xbox wireless protocol. Stay tuned to Windows Central as we plan on reviewing all the things to let you know which ones suck, and which ones rock. The Razer Thresher looks like it'll fit nicely into the latter category.

Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

8 Comments
  • That is an intense frequency response.
  • I've already checked the website and its specs and it's LITERALLY the same as the Kraken 7.1 V2 but wireless, a slightly different Microphone, no Chroma, and using Dolby7.1 instead of Razer's which is not compatible with W10's Dolby Atmos for Headphones. On top of that, the surround effect is not customizable. And it costs more than double the Kraken 7.1 V2.
  • I should probably invest in the Kraken if I want a headset then.
  • Yeah, I was so looking forward ot this Thresher since it was teased but it's a huge dissapointment for me because of those reasons. It's the same as the Kraken 7.1 V2 but with fewer features, lesser compatibility with PC, and wireless. The Kraken7.1v2 does not work on Xbox since it does not accept USB headsets, but there are other Kraken models that do if you're interested in that.
  • Did I miss something? What is the new Xbox wireless protocol?
  • Good question.... Is that in reference to the One's standard protocol, and that is the "new" or did they announce a new protocol for X this week, which would seem unlikely as everything is supposed to be backward compatible. hmmm....
  • Review!!!
  • I'm curious how this will compare to the new Turtle Beach headsets since there is a huge price difference.