Razer has plenty of gaming headsets to choose from in its lineup, but its latest may be the most unique. Called the Nari Ultimate (opens in new tab), the wireless headset packs not only top-notch audio tech, but also haptic feedback to bring a new dimension to your gaming audio.
Razer calls the tech "HyperSense," and it was developed in partnership with a German engineering firm specialized in creating haptic technologies. While gaming, watching a movie, or listening to music, Razer HyperSense can convert audio signals into tactile feedback using the Nari Ultimate's haptic drivers, allowing you to "feel" the audio. Because it works with any audio signal, games and other media don't have to be developed or created with any special form of HyperSense integration in mind.
In addition to its main draw, the Nari Ultimate includes THX Spatial Audio, which can simulate 360-degree sound. You can adjust game and chat audio balance with the headset in both wired and wireless modes, allowing it to work across PC, Xbox One, other consoles, and mobile devices. The earcups have also been designed with cooling gel, along with indented eyewear channels.
The Nari Ultimate (opens in new tab) is expected to become available later this year at a price of $200. The headset will also be available in two other versions without haptic feedback. The standard Nari is available now, priced at $150 (opens in new tab), featuring the same "comfort, sound technology and all other features," of the Nari Ultimate, aside from HyperSense. Meanwhile, the Nari Essential (opens in new tab) "focuses on core wireless gaming headset features with THX Spatial Audio, comfort with an auto adjusting headband, and cooling gel ear cushions and lag-free performance," and is expected to be available later this year for $100.
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Dang, i just bought the Razer Thresher Ultimate headphones. Lol
Same (though not the Ultimate version).
Will the site be reviewing these?
Some basically you finally have a company revamping my fav game headphones of all time, the PS3 gold headphones...
Will all of this headsets features work on console? I see it has a wired connection feature, but headsets in the past that are PC first, consoles an afterthought, lack the features when used with a console but work fully on PC.
Hopefully the Razer partnership will allow them to make a totally wireless headset that works with the XB1 rather than the BT connection that only works with PC and PS4s.
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