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Razer Opus headphones review: Stellar THX sound for $200

Razer Opus headphones review: Stellar THX sound for $200

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When you think of Razer, headphones probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. Gaming headsets, perhaps, but the company is more synonymous with gaming accessories and peripherals than general-use audio gear. Of course, those headsets can double as headphones, and Razer even has a true wireless model for mobile gamers. Despite that experience, the company hadn’t yet put all the pieces together in a solid set of noise-cancelling headphones. That is… until now. The Razer Opus ($200) packs in THX-certified sound quality, active noise cancellation (ANC) and other features for much less than your typical flagship headphones. That seems like a great deal, if Razer can deliver on its promises.

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The first thing you notice about the Opus is that it doesn’t have the typical Razer color scheme. There’s no black and green here. There’s not even the company’s tri-snake logo. Razer has a tendency to go all in on the branding, so it’s nice to see some restraint. Plus, if you’re looking for a set of all-around headphones, you might not want them to look like you just walked out of a League of Legends tournament. These are solid blue (black is coming soon) with tasteful Razer typography and THX logos on the outside. 

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Key

89

Pros
  • Stellar sound
  • Comfy fit
  • Solid ANC
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Limited customization in the app
  • No quick-charge feature

Summary

Razer may be better known for its gaming gear, but the company is no slouch in the audio department. The Opus noise-cancelling headphones sound amazing thanks to THX-certified sound quality and handy EQ presets. Plus, the ANC does a solid job of blocking out would-be distractions. Top that off with a lightweight and comfy fit and you’ve got a great option for $200.


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