These sleek looking headphones from Razer
aren't designed for gaming - they're the sort of everyday lifestyle audio solution you'd pick for travel, the commute, or relaxing at home listening to some fine beats
. Called the Razer Opus
, they feature ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) and are also THX Certified.
And again, they look sleek. With a visual design that reminds us of some of the Bose wireless ANC offerings.
Razer's approach to ANC is hybrid with the company describing the use of "four dedicated ANC microphones designed to accurately tune out a broad range of external frequencies, resulting in a cleaner, uninterrupted listening experience". As per the specs below, the THX Certification is there to ensure crisp and detailed audio.
“Through close collaboration with the Opus design team, we were able to provide input throughout the development process," said Peter Vasay, Head of THX Certification. "The result is a high-performance wireless headphone that delivers a rich, balanced soundstage, clear vocals, and deep impactful bass optimised for music, games, and movies.”
Drivers: 2 x 40mm dynamic drivers
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Microphones: 4 for hybrid active noise cancellation technology, 2 for voice chat
Wearing style: Circumaural
What’s inside: Headset, premium carry case, airplane adapter, 1.5m length 3.5mm analog cable, 30cm length USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-A to USB-C adapter
Battery life: Up to 25 hours
“Even with our many years of experience in creating headsets for one of the most demanding audiences in the world, the design of the Razer Opus required us to rethink every detail,” said Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Razer’s Peripherals Business Unit. “With the Razer Opus headphones, we are able to deliver a listening experience that will satisfy even the most discerning audiophile, in any environment.”
No doubt this is something of a departure from Razer - but the focus on audio quality and the collaboration with THX points to an ANC solution that could very well stand up against the biggest names in that slice of the audio game. With Razer's great range of gaming headsets (that leverage THX audio tech) odds are these the Razer Opus will be of similar quality. The Razer Opus are available now