Razer Thresher 7.1 PS4 review

“Introducing the ultimate wireless gaming headset with Dolby Digital and Dolby Headphone technology—the Razer Thresher Ultimate PS4 headset. On top of delivering lag-free audio immersion, this premium headset also focuses on undisputable comfort. Lined with leatherette, the lightweight memory foam ear cushions rest perfectly against your head, giving you a…
Value for Money - 95%
Quality - 95%
Look/Feel - 95%
Extra's/Features - 90%

94%

Epic!

User Rating: 4.55 ( 1 votes)

“Introducing the ultimate wireless gaming headset with Dolby Digital and Dolby Headphone technology—the Razer Thresher Ultimate PS4 headset. On top of delivering lag-free audio immersion, this premium headset also focuses on undisputable comfort. Lined with leatherette, the lightweight memory foam ear cushions rest perfectly against your head, giving you a natural feel that is second to none. The in-built quick control buttons and a retractable digital microphone provide you with instant access to game and voice balance, as well as volume—even in the heat of battle.”

Well well well, what have we here, yet another headset that claims to be the ultimate wireless 7.1 Dolby Digital experience. We have heard this so many times before, with very few headsets being able to deliver. So could Razer pull this off? Can they give you a proper 7.1 Dolby Digital experience, from a wireless headset? Can this fairly expensive headset be all that? For now all I can say is wow. Lets dig into some details.

As with all Razer products their packaging is simplistic yet so professional. You know you are getting a quality product when you open the box and all you see are these beautiful headsets snuggled into protective sponge. It just gives you that little kid on Christmas feeling. I was super surprised at how light this headset is, I almost want to say it feels like you have nothing on your head. The body of the Thresher is designed to flex to fit any shape and size of head with maximum comfort.The cups are massive and extremely soft, which is perfect for those long extended game times. I have medium sized ears and had absolutely no pressure on my ears after an 8 hour session. The cups are big enough that it won’t cause any pressure for most shapes and sizes. Each cup also sports a volume control so you have complete control on the volume for each side. The noise canceling are also superb on these headies. The battery is rated to last 16 hours and I can confirm its pretty close to that. I got a solid 15 hours off a single charge

Lets get onto the sound quality. Does the 50mm drivers really perform as Razer claims it does. In short Hell YES! I was blown away by this. When first connecting the headset to my PS4 I made the noob mistake of not going through everything in the box, I just plugged in the USB dongle and started jamming. I was already impressed with the sound quality. Then later I found the dongle should actually be connected to the optical port with the optical cable provided. When I finally did this I was in complete awe. The headset just came alive. Amazing crisp clear sound and without sounding too cliche i want to say it was pure music to my ears

The mic on the thresher provides crystal clear voice communication so you will never be left with distorted speech. The pickup is really spot on and activates as soon as you start speaking/shouting/laughing/crying. It is a retractable mic that you can hide away when not in use. The only issue I found with this headset is that the mic feels a bit flimsy when extracted all the way but I found that you can leave the mic stowed away and it still picks up every time you need it too

Overall I was absolutely amazed by this headset. I think Razer has really nailed it with this one. This is the new benchmark for me. The superior comfort and audio quality is something to experience. It is worth every cent you spend on it and with the build quality they will last you a very, very long time. As an added bonus you can also buy the super sexy headset stand from Razer which just gives you that extra stylish look on your desk

Pricing

Estimated RRP: R3000
Release Date: Available right now

Likes

  • Sound quality is out of this world
  • super comfy
  • great battery life
  • sturdy build quality

Dislikes

  • mic is a bit flimsy when fully retracted

TECH SPECS

  • 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

Compatible Devices

    PlayStation 4 and PC

Audio

  • Frequency Response: 12 – 28,000 Hz
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium Magnets
  • Impedance: 32Ω at 1kHz

Surround Sound

    Dolby® Headphone

Connectivity

    RF 2.4GHz, up to 40ft / 12m

Controls

    Volume & Mic Controls on headset

Microphone

  • Retractable Uni-directional Boom Microphone
  • Frequency Response: 100 – 10,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): -38 ± 3dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >55 dB

Battery Life

  • Up to 16 hours on one single charge

Headphone Stand

    Yes

BaseStation receiver

    Yes

Others

  • Circumaural Design with 50mm Driver Units providing crystal clear audio
  • Leatherette Ear Cushions for maximum comfort
  • Volume & Mic Control Buttons on the Headset
  • Retractable Uni-Directional Boom Mic design
  • Comes with headset stand & base station
  • Dimensions of headset: 196mm(W) * 214mm(H) * 104.8mm(D)
  • Dimensions of headphone stand: 143mm * 243mm * 125.2mm
  • Dimensions of audio hub: 115mm * 36.5mm * 122mm
  • Approximate Weight of headset: 408g / 0.89lbs

Estimated RRP: R1,500.00 ($100 USD)
Release Date: December 2015

About Marius Combrink

Marius Combrink
Gaming life is an enjoyable life. I am just a simple guy that really really likes playing games and picking up random quotes from games that are translated into modern day life. "Some trees flourish, others die. Some cattle grow strong, others are taken by wolves. Some men are born rich enough and dumb enough to enjoy their lives. Ain’t nothing fair." John Marston

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