– Comfortable With Eyewear: With foam indentations for temple relief
– On-Headset Controls: Quickly adjust mic & master volume
– Noise-Isolating Leatherette Ear Cushions: Stay completely focused on your game
– 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound: For best-in-class positional audio
– Retractable Boom Mic: Stows completely in ear cup
– 50-mm Driver: For powerful lifelike audio
– Up to 16-Hrs Battery Life: On a single charge
Razer’s always been in the business of producing the finest products catered to gamers. Its headsets are known for being top of the line gear that provide some of the finest audio feedback on the gaming market. Once again, they’ve fine tuned their latest headset hardware to near perfection. While a few imperfections stick out, the Razer Thresher Ultimate headset still manages to be a top of the line product for true audiophiles.
This newest piece of headset hardware comes in at a huge stature. Its total measurements (7.7 x 8.4 x 4.1-inches) give it the sturdy feel you’d expect of high-priced models such as this one. But thankfully, its large size doesn’t equate to some form of uncomfortability while you adorn it during long gameplay sessions. The ear cushions helped keep my ears feel cool at all times, plus my glasses never felt smooshed up against the side of my face even with the headset placed firmly upon my head. The high comfortability factor for this headset is due in part to the steel headband that conforms to any and all head sizes.
As soon as you put this on, it just naturally fits. From a visual standpoint, the Thresher Ultimate model looks a bit sleeker when compared to Razer’s other line of comparable headsets. The mesh ear cups evoke a sense of pride for their chosen console since it comes with a fitting color scheme for the PS4 and Xbox One model. What makes this headset all the more sexier is its choice of location for the power and volume buttons. They’re placed right underneath the ear cups and not on the cups themselves like a few rival headset models. Having access to a dialing style option instead of mashing a button even provides better feedback for how loud/low the audio is coming through.
The audio performance of this headset is expectedly amazing. The surround sound option truly brought some of the more immersive games in my collection to life in a bigger way. The whispers of my smoky alien foes in Prey came through much more clearer (and sounded far more creepier than before). The sweeping score of The Wither 3 and gory dismemberment of DOOM’s creatures sounded way better than I imagined they could sound. The retractable microphone that comes placed within one of the ear cups makes your voice come through clear and concise. The ease of access to the mic/audio volume switches and balanced audio help give this headset the long shelf life it deserves. Stepping outside of the realm of gaming and using this headset to listen to music through apps or watch videos doesn’t decrease the audio quality whatsoever. The easy initial setup and long battery life are just a few more beneficial pros for a headset that already has so many of them.
There’s a few cons that take away from Razer’s newest headset model, though. Its charging base proves to be a bit bigger than expected – it comes outfitted with a tower that helps station them. It’s just not as eye pleasing as the headset it supports, plus having to stick another USB wire into it just to charge them is a bit cumbersome. For comparison purposes, Turtle Beach’s Elite 800x headset comes with a charging base that doesn’t have as many wires sticking out of it. Plus it’s a lot smaller and easier to place near your gaming setup.
The Thresher Ultimate’s main base could have used some sort of charging option within the base itself instead of having to charge your headset with another USB cord. For those who were looking forward to using this headset with an MP3 enabled audio device, you’ll have to look elsewhere. The lack of a 3.5-mm audio jack is a huge letdown. These issues are a sore spot when it comes to the full options that the Razer Thresher Ultimate headset provides. But if you can look past these shortcomings, you’ll come away appreciating the high performance, top notch comfortability factor and incredible design of Razer’s latest ear wear.
- Simply put, the audio quality on this headset model is amazing
- Setting this headset up for either consoles or PC is a breeze
- The long battery life and uber comfortable feel are definite pluses
- Having to utilize another wire just to charge this headset is a bit cumbersome
- No 3.5-mm audio jack means you won’t get to use this for mobile phones or MP3 players
Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0