Razer has been full of surprises this last week. First, the company launched the Razer Phone early in the US, and now we’re getting another surprise: a pair of USB Type-C earbuds. Dubbed the Razer Hammerhead, the USB Type-C earbuds are up for sale on Razer’s website.
Razer boasts some decent features for the Hammerhead. They come with large, 10mm drivers, a built-in microphone, and a three button controller. The three-button control switch includes a volume rocker and a center button that can do things like skip tracks or answer the phone. That accompanies a flat cable, three sets of ear tips, and green and black design. Since the connector is USB Type-C instead of a 3.5 mm plug, the earbuds also house all of the electronics. It’s obviously made for the Razer Phone. However, it should work the same on most phones with a USB Type-C port without much of a problem. Here are some more of the technical specs:
|Frequency Response||20 Hz - 20kHz|
|Impedance||32Ω ± 15%|
|Sensitivity||102 ± 3 dB @ 1kHz|
|Max input power||10mW|
|Drivers||10mm with Neodymium magnets|
|Cable length||1.3m / 4.27ft|
|Microphone frequency response||100Hz - 10kHz|
|Mic Signal-to-noise ratio||≥ 58 dB|
|Mic Sensitivity||42 ± 3 dB @ 1kHz|
Razer claims that these have deep, distortion-free bass. There’s no way to know that definitively without giving them a listen. However, since the list of decent USB Type-C headphones or earbuds is so short, it won’t take much for these to be among the best in their category. Admittedly, they also look pretty good. The black and green is a good look for earbuds. The flat cable should make it difficult to get them tangled up. That’s always a plus with earbuds.
The earbuds are available on Razer’s website for $79.99. They are currently out of stock, though. You can have the site notify you when they’re back in stock, whenever that may be. Hit the button above to check them out.