Razer unveils new high-end gaming headphones

Razer unveils new high-end gaming headphones RAZER

Razer has unveiled two new premium gaming headsets Tuesday for consoles that the company says are focused on sound quality, comfort, and wireless reliability.  Called the Razer Thresher Ultimate wireless headsets, they're designed for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and are also both PC compatible.

The Razer Thresher Ultimate delivers wireless Dolby 7.1 surround sound for what Razer calls "the most immersive audio experience possible on console."  The headsets feature 50 mm drivers that pump directional audio into each leatherette ear cup.  The ear cups also feature cushioned with memory foam for comfort, sound quality, and noise isolation.  Also available are cooling-gel infused ear cushions designed for longer hours of comfortable gameplay.  Razer also says the headsets have a wireless range of up to 40 feet.

The headsets both comes with a retractable digital microphone for clear voice communication thanks to a unidirectional mic boom design.  On-headset controls for mic volume, game and voice chat balance (on PlayStation 4) and master volume (on Xbox One) allow for quick access to every important audio setting.

Razer estimates the headsets' battery life to be roughly 16 hours on a full charge.  It should take about four hours for the headsets to receive a full charge.  Overall, the headsets weigh just less than a pound.

“We are taking our expertise in designing the very best PC gaming hardware into the console arena,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “These are the most reliable and best-sounding wireless console headsets ever made.”

The Razer Thresher Ultimate is an officially licensed accessory designed for the Xbox One family of devices, compatible with Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X.  Both the Xbox One version and the PlayStation 4 version are shipping in June and will retail for $250.

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