I didn’t need an extra pair of earphones, but since I’ve been working from home and have been attending meetings mostly via video or audio call, the first-gen Apple AirPods Pro that I use couldn’t keep up with the hours-long sessions! I’ve had it replaced for its crackling noise twice already (thankfully it’s free and covered by Apple’s service program) but after three years the crackling sound’s slowly making itself heard. While its noise cancellation is a godsend feature (the other end can barely hear our dogs barking), the battery and reception have become problematic lately. So I thought I needed a wired headset, and with so many good options and newer models from Sony, Marshall, and JBL, I decided to go with the flat green wire from Razer instead. Getting tired of the minimalist white so the gamer, snakey green is a welcome change.
I bought the Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 from Lazada during the 2.2 Feb-Ibig Fest so I got it at a really good price with additional discounts. It was delivered after 3 days (missing the days when orders are delivered the next day). This is my first Razer product and I’m impressed with the packaging and the green box which includes a welcome note from Razer’s CEO, a nice personal touch. The package includes a manual that’s quite thick with a pair of stickers, a carrying pouch, extra ear tips, an audio/mic splitter cable, and the flat green wire headset with a mic.
Instead of the usual round cable, the Hammerhead Pro V2 features a flat, tangle-resistant cord, which I like as it feels more durable. Even when storing it inside the included hard case there’s not much untangling needed.
This is of course designed for gamers, the second iteration from the original, so the gamer in me got excited that after unboxing I immediately tested it on my MBP, which doesn’t have any games haha. The Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 features dynamic and custom drivers that deliver powerful audio with which gamers can expect to hear every ambient sound in the game. I forgot I bought this actually for work and it arrived on a Sunday. I can’t wait to go on my next Zoom call to see if it’s any good. So I played my favorite tunes on Spotify instead.
It’s of course not comparable to the AirPods Pro which I’m used to, but the Hammerhead Pro V2 is indeed bass-heavy, what with its “Hammering in the Bass” tagline. I listen to mostly bass-heavy tracks so after using it for an hour I started to appreciate its sound quality. Though don’t expect to get isolated from surrounding noise, it’s as if transparency is always on with this headset. But I did get some hammering on some tracks that are full of thud and heavy strikes.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 is incredibly versatile and compatible with a wide range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and gaming consoles, so you can use it for all your audio needs. Whether you’re gaming, listening to music, or in my case attending meetings via video and voice calls, this can be your go-to in-ear headphone solution.
I will try this on my Nintendo Switch too and check if it does help with the gaming experience. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy the rest of the day getting hammered with my Spotify playlist, flat, green, and wired.
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