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Razer Electra Essential Gaming & Music Headset (RZ04-00700200-R3U1)

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #16 in Gaming Headsets

Posted

Pros: Punchy bass, comfortable, removable cable

Cons: in line mic isn't that good, cable gets tangled quite easily

These things are HUUUUUUUUUUGE for what they have underneath.

It's probably an overstatement because this monster of a headset isn't all it's really cut out to be.
It's produced and advertised by Razer as a "Gaming Headset". In that assumption alone there's already a misleading information. For a pair of cans to be a gaming headset they need to have good output sound as well as good input sound. It only barely falls under one of the two.

THE LOOK

Okay, like I said in my opening statement, these things are HUUUUUUGE! The shell is something I've come to love from my use of these things but otherwise, it's only there for aesthetic purposes. The headband looks thick and comfy, which it is, but it's a clever ploy for something underneath. Feeling through the faux leather encasing the headband, you can clearly note that there are two thinner bands sandwiching a plastic/metal strip. Very clever, Razer, very clever. The housing of the drivers looks to be in a HUUUUUUUUUGE plastic shell, another clever optical illusion. The cups are actually in two parts, the ball and socket like driver and ear cup housing and an outer case containing some padding for added comfort of the driver housing being pushed back to conform to your head. The hinges are nice and the cans fold up in the usual manner. The cups though do not swivel from the hinges in a rotary manner, they only fold up inwards.

 

THE SOUND

 

Punchy is the only thing I can state the sound quality with. The bass and overall reverberation of these pair are above par. Already suitable for gaming purposes leaning towards game immersive experiences like Amnesia or Silent Hill for example. The thumps and the vibrations can drive you mad if you're listening to those horror themed things, great for ambient sounds as well as defined movements. So it lives up to good gaming audio, is it good for audiphile purposes too? No. The reason for this being that they put so much of the effort into the bass they forgot about other tones, mostly the mids. Vocals from any genre as well as some defined instruments like strings and pianos are too recognizable but too soft. For gaming purposes like listening to footsteps and ambient noise it's good, but for songs, it's like turning down the volume for the vocalist or the guitarist to the lowest recognizable decibel.

THE CONCLUSION

 

This is a pair of Gaming HeadPHONES. yes, HEADPHONES. reason why? The mic isn't cut out to be even considered a microphone. Think of the oldest mobile phone still alive, try receiving a call from that phone. The quality of the recording module just isn't that good to be considered for gaming especially when you need to yell out specific orders to your team mates without prior misunderstanding. 

The comfortability of these things is sub par. Even for an Asian with a presumably smaller head size, these things hurt in the long run. The band notches are adjustable but the tension on it is just too tense sometimes. Oh and leather, LEATHER! Gets warm quicly especially since, well, it's black. Out in the sun you're just baking your ears.

Are they worth the price point? Honestly, no. One of my earlier cans, an ATH-WS55 costs about the same price here in my country and the biggest differences are that the Electra is comfier but the AT has MUUUUUUUUCH better sound quality, although less vibrations due to the design of the units (the removable cable is one too but I don't mind cables that much since I clutter everywhere anyway). 

 

Razer Electra Essential Gaming & Music Headset (RZ04-00700200-R3U1)
Description:

Hit the streets fearlessly when you have got your music and mobile gaming audio powered by the Razer Electra. Hear the high scores racking up on your smart phone or the thumping bass of a rocking song in absolute crisp clarity as the slick headset deliver every sound and note with great depth and balance. Featuring thick leatherette ear cushions that mold to the shape of your ears, and optimally positioned ear cups to boost sound isolation, you will only hear good vibrations at all times. With a flexible headband structure and lightweight frame, the Razer Electra was designed for long-lasting comfortable wear so you can stay plugged into the soundtrack of your life with no fatigue. Make communication easy just by swapping out your audio cable for one with a microphone. Keep the rhythm going and fight on when you wear the Razer Electra, for gaming on the go.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandRazer
ColorBlack
EAN0879862004781
FeatureEnhanced bass response with optimized drivers Replaceable sound-isolating leatherette ear cushions Flexible headband structure and snug-fit ear cups for extended comfort Detachable rubber sheathed audio cable Detachable inline microphone cable for voice communication any time
LabelRazer Inc.
ManufacturerRazer Inc.
ModelRZ04-00700200-R3U1
MPNRZ04-00700200-R3U1
PublisherRazer Inc.
StudioRazer Inc.
TitleRazer Electra Essential Gaming & Music Headset (RZ04-00700200-R3U1)
UPC879862004781
Warranty1 year
SKURZ04-00700200-R3U1
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementRZ04-00700200-R3U1
Item Height4.33 inches
Item Length9.06 inches
Item Width7.88 inches
Package Height4.4 inches
Package Length11.3 inches
Package Weight1.15 pounds
Package Width8.1 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberRZ04-00700200-R3U1
ProductGroupPC Accessory
ProductTypeNameCOMPUTER_INPUT_DEVICE
UPCList - UPCListElement879862004781
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