Jul 21, 2012 at 7:52 PM
- Jan 15, 2011
- Reaction score
- Jan 15, 2011
Drivers: 40 mm neodymium magnets with copper-clad aluminum voice coil
Frequency Response: 25 – 16,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Sensitivity @1kHz: 104 dB ± 3 dB
Input Power: 50 mW
Cable length: 1.3m rubber sheath cable
Connector: 3.5 mm gold-plated headphone jack
Inner Ear Cup Diameter: 55 mm / 2.16”
Cable Length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft
Weight: 284 g / 0.63 lbs
Frequency response: 100 – 10,000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 58dB
Sensitivity (@1kHz): -44 dB +/-4 dB
Pick Up pattern: Omni-Directional
Build Quality & Comfort:
The Electra is constructed primarily of a nice matte black plastic. The driver housing also folds upward for added portability and features a detachable cable with a notch lock design to prevent the headphone cable from getting pulled out.
The headphone it's self feels very solid and well built.
The headband is made from leatherette and has foam padding covered with mesh fabric on the underside.
The earpads are made from a softer leatherette than the one used on the headband and is stuffed with a very squishy foam underneath to help form a good seal around your ears for better sound isolation.
The driver housing also pivots to help contour to your head for added comfort.
After wearing the Electra for a few hours to write out this review I haven't gotten any discomfort from the weight or felt any pressure from the earpads pressing against my head and ears.
The bass on the Electra is quite impressive from a 40mm driver, bass and sub-bass goes quite deep providing a seismic sound for the more bass heavy EDM and IDM genre's without drowning out the midrange or highs while still giving you a nice rumbling feel on your ears.
The mids sound neutral without lacking energy or sounding completely forward. Vocals sound full bodied, lush, and warm bringing forth plenty of detail and emotion.
The highs are overall smooth, not airy or incredibly detailed like an open backed headphone. Hi-hats and snares along with other higher pitched synthy sounds you find in electronic music doesn’t sound incredibly bright, they have a nice audible presence without the need to find yourself analyzing the music to hear smaller details.
The soundstage is decent for being a closed back headphone without sounding artificial though it won’t compare to Ultrasone’s S-Logic or soundstage presented with an open backed headphone. You can hear a good amount of detail from the direction sound is coming from even though distance is small you’re still able to distinguish the position of the sounds.
At a $60 MSRP the Razer Electra is quite the fun and enjoyable headphone to listen to while being budget oriented backed up with surprisingly good sound quality and ergonomics from a gaming peripheral manufacturer. The Electra best compliments the wide genre spectrum of Electronic Dance Music more than any other genre of music solely due to its sound signature.
The Electra has taken its place as a new favorite EDM headphone in my collection.
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