At The Remote Guide we are lovers of everything that has to do with Gaming and that is why today we bring a product of the highest quality both in its functionality and its design, we are talking about the Razer Thresher Ultimate.
These gaming headphones come with a stand that not only helps us to store them but is also in my opinion an addition that makes our helmets a collector’s item for our beloved gamer set-up.
In addition it also comes with a Hub that makes the connection between the PS4/PC and our headsets through USB and fiber optic cables, but we’ll talk about that a little later.
Without further ado, let’s see what these headsets have to offer.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This review is of the Thresher Ultimate PS4 version. There is another one for XBOX ONE with the same specifications, both compatible with PC.
This device exudes quality on both sides from the moment 0, and is that just by opening the box and lift the lid we can realize that Razer has pampered to the last detail these headphones.
The first thing we see when we open the box is a black panel that says: “WELCOME TO THE CULT OF RAZER”, which means: friends of video games, from here you are going to start loving our brand, keep opening the package and you will discover why.
In the box we are going to find the headset tucked in an attractive black foam rubber stand, along with several very well compartmentalized boxes that hold 2 USB-microUSB cables and a fiber optic cable. Yes yes, fiber optic.
The third box brings the HUB that acts as a communication port between the PS4 or PC and our headsets. The HUB comes covered with a layer of transparent plastic to avoid scratches in transport and to make the unboxing make you swallow saliva.
In the upper area comes a small product guide that might resemble the one you find on the iPhone, another quality detail for our delight.
Finally, we lift the foam rubber with the headphones and find the last box, which hides the headphone holder in 2 pieces easily attachable and hardly surmountable in terms of design.
But enough of unboxing. It’s time to get down to business and the first thing I should talk about a headset I think is everything related to audio.
The first thing I can say is that as soon as you put the headphones on you notice the isolation with the sound from the outside in a way I haven’t seen before.
Needless to say, we’re talking about superior audio quality, but it has to be said. For starters, the headset has Dolby® Headphone technology built in, which is what’s known as surround sound, which makes you fully immerse yourself in the game, movie, song or if you’re listening to an essay on quantum physics, it’s okay too.
In addition, the sound has a self-regulating equalization profile, operating in a frequency range of [12 – 280000] Hz, with an impedance of 32 Ω at 1 kHz thanks to devices called drivers, 50mm with neodymium magnets.
To translate this into a more understandable language, it means that the highs, mids and lows are heard in an optimal scale and also the sound is self-regulated.
That is to say that if in the game, movie or whatever you are listening to you hear explosions too loud to hear other important elements such as the footsteps of our enemies, the helmets regulate it so that we have the optimal auditory information. They also automatically regulate the volume of voice chat and game sound.
Another strong and differentiating point is that the Razer Thresher Ultimate incorporates 7.1 Audio technology, which is known as spatial audio.
To give you an idea of what this is about, for example in a multiplayer shooter, such as Call of Duty, with this technology we will hear our enemies exactly according to their position. For example, if they are on the roof in the right area, we will hear the footsteps at the top right, and not all over the right side spectrum as it happens in some lower range helmets.
All this has been in terms of audio output, but the input, which is the microphone also has its own.
We can start by talking about the mic having noise cancellation so that our voice is heard clear and without annoying background sounds, with a sensitivity of 38 ± 3 dB and operating at a frequency of [100 – 10,000] Hz.
The microphone has an extendable boom in case we want to move it closer or further away.
Finally, the audio input is unidirectional, which is quite normal considering that these are gaming headphones and not for recording songs. This means that if you speak on the left or right, the microphone will always pick it up as if you were speaking in front of the microphone.
Having made clear what is important, which is the audio, let’s continue talking about what is also important, but on a lower scale: connectivity and buttons.
These headphones work their magic thanks to the powerful HUB that interfaces between the PS4 or PC and the Threser Ultimate. We can move up to 12 meters away from this base thanks to the 2.4 GHz communication.
As for the connections, we can find:
- Fiber optic input: What it does is to collect the sound through the fiber optic cable and returns it to the helmets with the best possible quality and the lowest Input-Lag, which is the time it takes to reach the signal
- Fiber optic output: It does the same but in the opposite direction, i.e. it picks up the sound from the microphone and sends it to the console or PC. This port requires an extra fiber optic cable.
- USB 1: The first USB port has 2 functions; the first one is to act as a power bridge to charge the headphones. The second function is in case we do not have any of the fiber optic cables connected, this port will be used as an audio input or audio output.
- USB 2: The second USB port is the one we connect to the helmets to charge them.
It is also worth mentioning that the helmets have a built-in power button and a roulette to adjust the volume without having to get up from the seat.
Last but not least, the battery has a battery life of approximately 16 hours, to charge it we would be talking about a period of about 4 hours
Design and ergonomics
Once we have seen what this monster called Thresher Ultimate offers us at a technological level, we have to know what sensation it leaves us at a more mundane level, which is to the sight and touch. An aspect that is almost equally important and that we must know how to value.
A well-made product is one that takes into account all factors: accessibility, technology, design, ergonomics and presentation. When we find something so well done, it is worth mentioning and this is one of those cases
What can I ask from a helmet? That they don’t bother me if I’m going to play for many hours. The Thresher Ultimate are very comfortable and lightweight.
The cushions and the upper headband are filled with viscoelastic foam, lined with a synthetic leather that is very pleasant to the touch. They also have a rotation angle of more than 90º, for all types of ears.
It has a double headband system, with self-adjusting height, making it a delight to put on the helmets and feel that they are adjusted at the time.
Finally, the steel coating in black and blue, along with the Razer side logos, which light up in blue when the helmets are on, 2 PS4 side logos and embroidery on the headband with corporate typography makes us drool when we see it.
The sensations that these helmets have left me with
What else can I say? Well, these helmets play in the first league.
If you were thinking of buying a high-end headset to enjoy 100% of the games or multimedia content, these headphones are a success. They are so much for the audio quality, as for the ergonomics or for how beautiful they are.
I recommend the Razer Thresher Ultimate for hardcore gamers who simply want to enjoy their games to the fullest, as well as for streamers for comfort considering so many hours of live streaming or for professional gamers who need the best response in their ears.See price
- Sound quality
- Comfortable and lightweight
- A very well designed product
- Great autonomy
- No battery indicator
- The HUB does not have 3.5mm output
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