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Razer's latest Opus wireless headphones drop THX branding for a reduced starting price

The Opus X headphones. (Source: Razer)
The Opus X headphones. (Source: Razer)
Razer has launched the new Opus X headphones via its own website. These new wireless accessories have emerged as a new mid-range variant of their series, compared to the original Opus cans. They support active noise cancellation (ANC) and a low-latency connection, yet lack the THX certification of their predecessors, not to mention a 3.5mm port for a wired mode.
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Razer has finally debuted a new addition to its Opus line of wireless headphones. However, the new X variant is not exactly a direct successor for the first-gen flagship. They still have "custom-tuned" 40mm drivers, ANC and a latency rated to go down to 60 milliseconds (ms) over Bluetooth 5.0. However, the OEM has compromized in some ways in order to lower the barrier to entry this time around.

The new X headphones seem to be designed and built more or less along the lines of the original flat-folding and protein-leather-cupped set. However, they are missing the THX branding that came right on the outside of one of those cans, not to mention the audio-enhancing certification that went with this badge. 

Furthermore, the Opus X also lacks for 3.5mm cable compatibility, meaning that the option to go wired found in many higher-end peripherals is not present here. It still does have a USB type-C port, however, rated to deliver the power for up to 40 hours of use (without ANC, or up to 30 with this function on) between charges.

Finally, the Razer Opus X headphones come in a choice of 3 colors: the brand's more eye-catching Green, Quartz or Mercury shades, rather than the more subtle Black or Midnight Blue options of the first generation. They are available to order from now for US$100, as opposed to the $200 starting price of their forebears.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-06-12 (Update: 2021-06-12)