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Razer's new Hammerhead Bluetooth headphones take aim at the high-end

Razer have developed in-ear headphones under the Hammerhead brand before, but these new Razer Hammerhead BT earbuds look like a step up.

Featuring Qualcomm's apX codec designed especially for wireless audio, the Hammerhead BT promise hand-free calls and undisturbed audio quality on an eight hour charge.

As far as earbuds go, the Razer Hammerhead BT set heads towards the high-end, clocking in at $99.99 / €109,99, but the proof will be in the listening.

Engineered to deliver clear and cordless audio, the new Razer Hammerhead BT is a Bluetooth 4.1 in-ear headset that features the Qualcomm aptX® codec for low-latency, high-quality audio. Mobile users may enjoy uninterrupted listening and calls with a battery life of up to eight hours per charge.

The Razer Hammerhead BT comes with an in-line remote and microphone that is compatible with iOS or Android devices, providing easy call pick-up or music track navigation.

Both Razer Hammerhead models are outfitted with custom-tuned 10 mm dynamic audio drivers, which are larger than most earbuds in their class. An aluminum acoustic chamber enhances music reproduction while adding to durability. Each Razer Hammerhead comes with a carrying case that includes additional ear tip sizes to ensure fit and sound isolation.

Headphones:

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 ± 15% Ω
  • Sensitivity: 116 ± 3 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Max input power: 10 mW
  • Drivers: 10 mm with Neodymium magnets
  • Cable length: 63 cm / 2.07 ft.
  • Approximate weight: 0.06 lbs. (28.0 g)

Microphone:

  • Frequency response: 300 Hz – 3.4 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 55 dB
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 42 ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Omnidirectional

In-line remote:

  • Music controls: Play/pause, next, back
  • Call controls: Answer, end, reject call
  • General: Volume up/down, pair, power
  • Full functionality on Apple™ iOS and Android mobile devices

Battery:

  • Battery type 160 mAH rechargeable Li-Po battery
  • Battery life: Up to 8 hours*
  • Charge time: Up to 2 hours
  • *May vary dependent on usage & device

Range:

  • Bluetooth wireless range: 10 m / 30 ft.

Package contents:

  • Razer Hammerhead BT in-ear gaming & music headset
  • 3 pairs of sized silicon ear tips
  • 1 bi-flange ear tip attachment
  • 1 compact carrying case

Razer's Hammerhead BT headset will also leverage unique features on iOS, allowing users to ask Siri to skip tracks and access other music controls. The headset lists Android and iOS compatibility, but there's no reason to think it wouldn't work on Windows 10 Mobile as well, due to its support of Bluetooth 4.1

The headset is available now on Razerzone.com, and will expand to other retailers over the coming weeks.

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!

12 Comments
  • Interesting. I'll have to wait to see how they sound. At least I suspect build quality will be great, like usual with Razer.
  • I'll be taking a look soon at them and will post a review.
  • Sounds great. I owned a pair of in-ear Audio-Technica Sonic Fuels that sounded amazing but the cord gave out after a year and it wasn't replaceable (sad face).
  • Dan, please test it on WM/W10 devices, like Elite x3, Lumia 950XL etc, and also SB.
  • Will be especially interested to hear if it has a quick switch option between 2 or more BT devices - Looking for some to use with both phone and Surface Pro and want a quick switch like on the MX Master mouse rather than re-pairing in software each time. There are a couple on the market with this, but the only in-ear ones with it I've seen are £250 from Bose!
  • Is that sarcasm or what? If there's one thing Razer aren't known for it's build quality. Check the various forums on the internet and they have a fairly bad reputation for consistent quality (the keyword is "consistent"). I think the main argument is that they are overpriced for the quality you get. So not necessarily "bad" but certainly not "great" for the price point.
    I have a Razer Mamba 16000 DPI wireless mouse and have had nothing but problems with it. Essentially the pointer freezes for 5 seconds at a time, especially when doing fine-detail work. That's with or without the cable, with or without Synapse etc. After spending days going through all the settings the support suggestion is to just use a blank piece of paper under it. Yeah, brilliant - so my $20 mouse has no issues, but my $180 mouse does? Now I have to keep an old Microsoft mouse handy to get any work done without screaming in frustration. It's my first Razer product, and it will be my last.
  • Every product has its fair share of issues. The new Galaxy S8 has started popping up with red discoloration. I don't honestly think you can fairly and objectively judge all of Razer's products based on your singular experience and by reading forums where the 1% of people affected by issues are concentrated. You are entitled to your opinion, of course, but I don't follow your narrow minded logic. Just my own opinion.
  • Sharing Razer's reputation doesn't make me narrow minded. Even a casual search will turn up thousands of reports and people questioning the quality of their products. I've always taken such things with a grain of salt, as Razer sell a crapload of products so of course they're going to have a lot more issues, and typically only people with problems will be vocal about it (hence why a lot of product review sites are skewed towards the negative). I've been aware of their less-than-stellar reputation for years, and took a gamble on this mouse based on a friends recommendation. He loves his mouse, while I hate it. It's left a sour taste in my mouth so I'm not in a hurry to buy Razer products again. Dollar for dollar I can find better quality elsewhere.
  • The funny part is that the Aptx don't work on iOS 😂. Only on some android phones and some lumia phones.
  • Do you know which Lumia phones?
  •  Looking for BT headphones for my Windows phone. Hope these are good.
  • It's kinda funny how Razer products stop working right after their warranty period has passed. Me and many of my friends have already faced too much of their products having the same fate. Maybe just our bad luck, who knows.