Unapologetically, Razer continues to launch confusing naming conventions across many of its peripherals. Most recently, the Razer Hammerhead series.
In the last few years, we have seen the release of the Razer Hammerhead (2019), Razer Hammerhead Pro (2020), Razer Hammerhead Gen 2 (2021), Razer Hammerhead Hyperspeed (2022) and in May 2023, the Razer Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed.
Phew, what a mouthful.
Now, whilst you could scorn Razer for making life difficult, technically, each of these naming conventions is accurate. Each version slightly improves on the other and a quick look at the specifications will dissipate your frustrations.
To help you choose between the most recent editions of the Razer Hammerhead series, we got to grips with both the Razer Hammerhead Pro and the Razer Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed to bring you a comprehensive list of differences between each of these best-in-class gaming earbuds.
Why the switch up from Razer? Let’s find out!👇
Razer Hammerhead Pro Vs Pro Hyperspeed Earbuds
As an upgrade to the widely popular Razer Hammerhead Pro edition, the Razer Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed increases focus on universal compatibility with some superb additions to both its battery life, wireless connectivity and ANC.
Most notably, a standout feature of the Pro Hyperspeed is the new Qi-compatible wireless charging case that enables you to enjoy up to 30 hours worth of playback from your earbuds on the move. Simply place the charging case on the USB-C pass-through charging mat and enjoy frequent recharges on the go.
A clear answer to concerns over the original Hammerhead Pro battery life.
In addition, whilst the Razer Hammerhead Pro comes with a ~60ms Bluetooth Gaming Mode, the Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed goes one step further with its <40ms Razer™ Hyperspeed Wireless Connection. Gamers, unfortunately, will still have to stick with the 60ms Bluetooth Gaming Mode but for general listening and connectivity, this is a phenomenal upgrade with extremely low-latency playback.
As for other differences, gamers will now also enjoy an adjustable hybrid active noise cancelling function (with an in-app slider) and separate modes for improved ambience with the Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed.
As we step into an era where even the most minute of sound leakage is seen as a flaw, Razer has really stepped things up here by introducing this feature instead of just an ON/OFF button with the original Hammerhead Pro.
Razer Hammerhead Pro vs Razer Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed Specifications:
3rd December 2020
30th May 2023
Adjustable Hybrid ANC
& Ambient Mode
Up to 20 Hours
Up to 30 Hours
Which Is Better? Razer Hammerhead Pro or Pro Hyperspeed?
Without question, the Razer Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed earbuds are a better choice for gamers who want extended play time and better-quality sound.
Whilst the original Razer Hammerhead Pro’s are still a cracking set of earbuds, if your budget can stretch to the additional $30 required for the Pro Hyperspeed, you will end up with a much more complete pair of gaming earbuds. So much so, that it makes the original Razer Hammerhead Pro’s look expensive.
The reasons why the Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed earbuds are better than the Razer Hammerhead Pro earbuds can be broken down into 3 key features.
First, not only will the earbud battery life last for approximately 10 hours longer but they can also be recharged on the move via a Qi-compatible wireless charging case. Second, the ambient mode on the Hammerhead Pro Hyperspeed is a superb addition and makes all the difference when gaming. Third, that sub-40ms wireless connectivity is also extremely noticeable.
With most of the latest products featuring HyperSense or HyperSpeed technology, it would seem that Razer may be slowly phasing out their standard editions of gaming peripherals as they step towards Razer HyperSense and HyperSpeed in the future. So there’s another reason why it might be best to remain ahead of the curve and go the extra mile with the Razer Hammerhead Hyperspeed Pro.
What’s your take on the Razer Hammerhead Hyperspeed Pro? Yay, or Nay?
Hit the comments below with your thoughts as to whether the new Hyperspeed Pro edition does enough to warrant an entirely new product and don’t forget to check out some of my other Razer roundups:
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