Razer Hammerhead earbuds get USB-C and Lightning Port options for iPhone, Razer Phone, and other android phones
Razer has brought two new additions to the Razer Hammerhead line of neon-green earbuds, with these new versions forgoing the traditional 3.5 mm connector in favor of digital connections via USB-C or Lightning Port. Growth in the USB-C earbud market has been relatively slow as more manufacturers transition to designs which eschew the old analog headphone jack. Most audio manufacturers have opted to stick to the ubiquitous 3.5 mm connection with many users choosing to use their favorite pair of headphones with an adaptor, rather than buying new equipment.
Razer, whose new Razer Phone only has USB-C, wants to encourage those users to invest in new earbuds by including a custom DAC (digital-to-analog converter) that they claim will “produce clean, unprocessed audio.” In addition, it has an aluminum body housing a 10-mm dynamic driver, flat neon-green cables with an inline remote, and bi-flange ear tips for better passive noise isolation than standard rubber domes.
The iPhone version comes with a lightning connector but lacks the DAC, and instead will play the audio precisely as it is fed from the iPhone. This version comes in a clean silver color, which looks much less gamer-centric than the USB-C version.
Specifications (taken from the 3.5 mm version):
- 10 mm dynamic driver
- 32 Ohm impedance
- 102 dB sensitivity
- 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
- 1.3 m (4 feet 3 inches) cable
- 18.4 g (0.296 ounces) weight
These new digital editions to the Razer Hammerhead line are available now on RazerZone at US$80 (EU€90) for the USB-C model or US$100 (EU€110) for the iOS model.
Razer Hammerhead v2 (3.5 mm version for specifications)
Razer Press Release