“Razer comes out with new wireless headset” is always nice to hear. It usually leads to one to ask “Ok, for what console(s), this time?” However, this time Razer is stepping into the lifestyle audio realm with a product for audio enjoyment on the go. Razer has released the Razer Opus, a wireless headset with THX® Certified audio and Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Coming in two colors, black and midnight blue, the Razer Opus looks to be a very sleek hat toss into an otherwise crowded arena of ANC headphone products. However, the Razer Opus does bring something unique to this saturated market.
First, let us touch on the basics.
Razer Opus Specs
|Drivers:||2 x 40mm dynamic drivers|
|Frequency response:||20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Microphones:||4 for hybrid active noise cancellation technology, 2 for voice chat|
|Battery life:||Up to 25 hours|
|Connectivity:||Bluetooth 4.2 & 3.5mm|
|Codecs:||AAC & APTX, 4.2, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP|
Here, you have a closed-back headset with leatherette cushioning on the headband and ear cups. That ear cup cushioning aims to give you some solid passive noise isolation. On the right ear cup, you have volume controls around a multi-function button in the center for controlling media. On the left ear cup, you have the power button and an ANC and ambient noise-toggling button. The headset also features a USB-C port for fast charging and a 3.5mm port for full compatibility with wired audio sources.
The Razer Opus even comes complete with an airline headphone adapter and a snazzy carrying case for toting around your headset wherever you go.
However, this is not just another wireless ANC headset that has Razer’s logo on it. The Razer Opus uses a Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling system in its approach to keep you focused on your audio. This hybrid ANC uses four microphones to combine two widely used ANC technologies, as it looks to offer you the highest level of active noise cancellation.
Are you riding the train and need to listen quickly to those announcements? Well, those mics also allow the Razer Opus to use its Quick Attention Mode, for when you actually need to hear your surroundings.
Going even deeper into features, the Razer Opus features auto pause / auto play, which pauses audio tracks when you remove the headset and resumes them when you place it back on. The headset features a companion app in the Razer Opus Mobile App for iOS and Android. Using the Razer Opus Mobile App, you can tweak various headset settings and toggle between THX-tuned EQ presets.
The Razer Opus is available for $199.99 and can by ordered on Razer.com (by clicking here), RazerStores, Amazon, and other authorized online retailers.