E3 2017: Razer Showcases Thresher Ultimate Wireless Headsets for Xbox One & PS4
Razer, producer all things gaming, reminded the world that it caters to much more than the PC master race. About 2 years ago, Razer released the Razer Wildcat, a tournament grade controller for the Xbox One. At E3 2017, Razer introduced and showcased their new 100% wireless gaming headsets for the Xbox One and Playstation 4. The Razer Thresher Ultimate headsets are Razer’s latest products in the console gaming realm, shipping this month for each of the current-gen consoles. While both the XB1 and PS4 models of Razer Thresher Ultimate work exclusively with their prospective consoles, each model will also support use on the PC.
Let’s dive into the new Razer Thresher Ultimate gaming headset.
Razer Thresher Ultimate Base Stats
|Radio Frequency:||2.4 GHz|
|Wireless Range:||40 ft. / 12 m|
|Frequency Response:||12 – 28,000 Hz|
|Impedance:||32O at 1 kHz|
|Sensitivity:||105 dB +/- 2 dB|
|Drivers:||50 mm neodymium magnets|
|Battery Life:||16 hours|
|Charging Time:||4 Hours|
|Mic Frequency Response:||100 – 10,000 Hz|
|Mic Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa):||-42 ± 2dB|
|Mic Signal-to-Noise Ratio:||>55 dB|
|Dimensions:||196 mm(W) * 214 mm(H) * 104.8 mm(D)|
|Weight:||408 g / 0.89 lbs.|
The Razer Thresher Ultimate is a 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound headset touting 2.4 Ghz of lag-free wireless transmission of chat and game sound. The headset’s earcups are of a memory foam covered with a leatherette skin. Those same pads are also internally indented to give way in the areas that come in contact with glasses frames, allowing for extra comfort for glasses wearers. The headset also uses a suspension band design to alleviate pressure on the top of the wearer’s head. The left ear cup of the Razer Thresher Ultimate houses an Uni-directional boom mic that can retract completely into the headset.
Each Razer Thresher Ultimate headset allows you full control of your game and chat volumes, with a slight difference in execution on each system. The Xbox One variant uses a main volume dial on the right ear cup and a game vs chat balancer on the left ear cup. Meanwhile, the Playstation 4 version uses a game volume dial on the right ear cup and chat volume dial on the left ear cup.
Both versions of the Razer Thresher Ultimate will come with an optional stand for the headset that is designed to fit snugly over the wireless receiver. The wireless receiver and headset boast a connection range of up to 40 feet, allowing for plenty of placement options around your console. When you’re ready to enjoy wireless 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound audio on your PC, simply switch the receiver to PC mode, connect the receiver to your PC, and you’re off to the races.
The Razer Thresher Ultimate headsets for Xbox One / PC and Playstation 4 / PC will be become available in June 2017 for $249 in the US and €279.99 in Europe. You can track each headset on Razerzone.com here:
Outside of Razerzone.com, the Razer Thresher Ultimate is expected to be available worldwide in July 2017.