Razer Opus: $200 noise-canceling headphone


Razer announced Opus, its fully wireless headphone with active noise cancellation. And, although the brand is known for its gamers equipment, the new device is not aimed at this segment, which puts it in a category closer to traditional models, offered by Sony and JBL.

According to information from the manufacturer, the Razer Opus stands out for the THX certification, which means the combination of clear voice, zero distortion, high volume and deep bass.

To eliminate outside distractions, the headset is also equipped with Advanced Hybrid Active Noise Canceling (ANC) technology and four microphones dedicated to tuning external frequencies before they reach the user’s ears.

However, the headphone also has the “Quick Attention Mode”, which can be enabled at times when it is necessary to have access to these sounds. In addition to this option, it allows enhancement of the equalizer via its own app and control of tracks on physical buttons, arranged in their shells.

As for autonomy, the Razer Opus promises up to 25 direct hours of playback on a single charge. In this sense, it offers almost the same durability as top-of-the-line devices, such as the Sony WH-1000XM3 and Bose 700. However, to make it more economical, Razer used Bluetooth 4.2, not the most advanced version, 5.0.

The new wireless headphone can be purchased in the United States for $ 199.99 or in Europe for 209.99 euros. Given the price and its attributes, it would not be a direct competitor to premium devices, such as those mentioned above, but it can attract the public interested in a lower cost noise canceling device.


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