Razer Designs Hammerhead Earphones Using Aircraft Grade Aluminum, 9mm Drivers

Paul Lilly

The only Hammerhead you'll want near your noggin

Gaming peripheral maker Razer wants to hammer your head with its new family of Hammerhead in-ear headsets made from aircraft-grade aluminum. They come in two versions, the Razer Hammerhead and Hammerhead Pro, both with 9mm neodymium drivers, advanced passive noise isolation, and interchangeable ear-tips with bi-flanges. The Pro model adds an omni-directional microphone with an in-line remote for phone-call control.

"With numerous mobile PC gaming systems emerging, peripherals that offer both great performance and portability on-the-go are what make the experience complete," says Min-Liang Tan , Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "The Razer Hammerhead and Hammerhead Pro’s unrivaled durability and deep bass tones are fantastic for any gamer or music listener with an active lifestyle."

According to Razer, the inner acoustics chambers feature a sonically optimized design to increase aural resonance. Razer also claims the headsets deliver "strong bass" along with "crystal clear mid-levels and highs" in a lightweight package.

If you're looking for technical specs, here are a few to digest:

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 16 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1 kHz: 106 dB
  • Input Power: 1 mW @ 126 mV
  • Cable Length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft
  • Approximate Weight: 12.5 g / 0.03 lbs

The Hammerhead Pro and non-Pro will be available in August for $70 and $50, respectively, though you can pre-order either set now.

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