Razer and passionate gaming go hand in hand, colourful, creative and mega specced gaming laptops, accessories and peripherals that are as colourful as they are competent. With the Razer Opus, the company takes its first steps into the noise-cancelling headphones space. The Razer Opus boasts THX Certified audio and advanced hybrid Active Noise Cancellation, promising to shut off the sounds of everyday life, so that you focus and enjoy on your coveted DSD recordings.
The Razer Opus uses an Advanced Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) system to cancel out external noise, with four dedicated ANC microphones designed to accurately tune out a broad range of external frequencies, resulting in a cleaner, uninterrupted listening experience.
Whilst filtering out external noise is important, the quality of the audio reproduction is central to delivering rich, flawless sound. With this in mind, the Razer Opus has undergone hundreds of scientifically formulated tests to become THX Certified, ensuring the highest possible audio standards. To achieve the stringent requirements for THX certification, fine details such as a frequency range and response must be capable of delivering clear, detailed vocals and deep impactful bass with zero distortion at high volumes. The result is a pair of headphones that delivers crystal clear audio with a broad, perfectly balanced soundscape.
As in most flagship headphones, the Razer Opus is designed for long term use without feeling fatigue, which explains its low weight and plush leatherette foam ear cushions and headband. Each battery charge lasts up to 25 hours with ANC on. Additional features include the Quick Attention Mode when needing to hear the outside world and an optional 3.5mm analogue input for maximum device compatibility.
Razer headphones generally go a bit OTT on the design front. In this case, it’s a very subtle solid blue color, with Razer and THX branding clearly seen.
Priced very competitively at $199, the Razer Opus could well be a worthy ANC headphone challenger. We’ll let you know once we’ve had a chance to play with it, so watch this space