Razer Thresher PS4 Headset Review

If you are someone who wants to enjoy continuous hours of gameplay while hearing everything clearly: from your teammate’s comments, enemies nearby and all the other intense sounds to bring in more action, then the Razer Thresher 7.1 PS4 Headset is something that you shouldn’t miss out on.

The Thresher is the ultimate wireless gaming accessory that features the Dolby Headphone and Digital technology which is already something that’ll be good for any type of gameplay. It doesn’t only deliver top-quality and lag-free audio output, but this premium gaming headset also aims to provide you with extreme comfort throughout your gaming session.

Its ear cushions are lined with leatherette and it also features memory foam to provide ultimate comfort that also gives you a natural feel, making it seem like you aren’t using a headset at all. There are also built-in quick-control buttons as well as a digital retractable mic, allowing you to have instant access to volume, voice, and game balance even in the heat and excitement of battles.

Think that this is the perfect headset for your intense hours of gameplay? Then let’s go ahead and learn more about the Razer Thresher 7.1 PS4 Headset and see what other features it has in store for you.

Razer Thresher PS4 Headset Review – Whats in the Box?

The Razer Thresher 7.1 PS4 Headset is packed in a blue-themed package with a flip cover. Right at the top of the box, you will find the product’s name, a photo of it, as well as a couple of the primary features of the device. You’ll also see the brand logo here together with the Dolby logo. Another logo is actually present which states that the Razer Thresher 7.1 headset is specifically designed for the PS4 / PlayStation 4.

If you check beneath the box, you will see a couple more specifications, as well as the special features for the headset. These are all written in both French and English for the buyer’s convenience.

When you open the box, you’ll see that everything you will need to start will be present. Of course, you’ll find the headset together receiver which works by wirelessly  transmitting the audio to your Thresher headset for both in game audio and voice chat.

You will also find all the requisite cables included in the box and these are a long USB braided cable and also a shorter optical cable if you ever plan to directly output from the PlayStation 4 to your headset.

The Product

Razer Thresher PS4 Headset Review – Wireless Gaming Audio that Kicks Ass

The Razer Thresher 7.1 PS4 Headset is a fairly large gaming accessory that weighs around 400 grams; though despite it being slightly heavier than the usual gaming headset, the Thresher still gives you great comfort even during long hours of gaming.

The colour scheme of the Razer Thresher that we have is blue and we really liked how it blended really nicely with the black portions of the headset.

When it comes to aesthetics, the Razer Thresher 7.1 PS4 Headset really talks about style, but the biggest highlights of the product would be the comfort and its audio quality. Though it is obviously on the larger side of gaming headsets, it is still really very comfortable to wear and that’s because of the soft material the company utilised to create this. Its retractable boom microphone can also be slid and adjusted to perfectly position this for your gaming preferences.

We actually didn’t see any weak spots on this product; its inner tube and the solid-steel band at the top gives you that broad, perfect, and very comfortable feel while also providing adequate flexibility which is necessary for gaming. When you look below the headset, specifically on the left shell, you’ll see a volume button for the microphone, the on/off button, and a USB port for charging. On the right shell, you’ll see a wheel that works to control the volume of the headset. The Razer Thresher for PS4 generally features a clean and simple design but you definitely can’t go wrong with its excellent features and quality audio.

Add in the adjustable padded metal band, memory foam, and the comfortable ear cups for better noise cancellation then you’ll have everything you need to fully immerse into the long gaming sessions where you can enjoy the action completely. Additionally, all of the headset’s controls are cleverly built into the headphones’ two ear cups where one side focuses on controlling your in-game audio levels, and the other for your mic. You can also mute the mic and audio via the control knobs located on the ear cups.

The Razer Thresher is designed for the PlayStation 4 and it comes with special foam indentations specifically for temple relief. This is highly necessary if you’re someone who will be using this product while wearing eyeglasses; the headset also features on-headset controls so you can easily and readily adjust the master and microphone volume. The Razer Thresher PS4 Headset is also integrated with the 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound to provide you with the best positional audio, as well as an efficient retractable boom microphone.

When it comes to its battery life, the headset can last up to over sixteen hours with its battery, and this is just with one charge that takes around four hours; it also has a circumaural-style with a 50 millimetre Driver Unit to provide you with clean and crystal clear audio for better enjoyment.  As for the headset’s dimensions, it has a width that measures about 196 millimetres, a depth of 104.8 millimetres, and a height of 214 millimetres; the headset weighs approximately 408 grams.

The Headset has a radio frequency of 2.4 GHz while its wireless range reaches up to 40 feet in total. As for the frequency response, this ranges from 12 – 28,000 Hz and it also has an impedance of 32 ohms at 1 kHz; the drivers also come with special Neodymium magnets. Now for the microphone, its frequency response reaches from 100 – 10,000 Hz while its sensitivity is about 38±3 dB. Lastly, the headset also features a uni-directional pick-up design.

Product Features

Dolby Headphones + 7.1 – Surround Sound

The Razer Thresher 7.1 PS4 Headset features the Dolby Headphones which gives you that great audio-realism experience. So if you really need to discover and determine where your opponents are all located, or just need to hear and confirm your aerial support above, you can definitely hear everything in clear and clean detail. The crisp and quality audio output will also give you that ultimate immersive gaming experience that will surely put you ahead of all your enemies.

Digital Mic + Lag-Free Wireless Connectivity

The Razer Thresher – 7.1 PS4 Headset is made adequately to ensure that you will not experience any lagging moments while gaming, as well as long-distance connectivity that reaches up to 12m / 40ft. The retractable digital mic also provides you enough flexibility and adaptability to easily and clearly communicate with your team despite being in loud environments, and you can also give out your commands with real-life reliability and quality.

Lightweight, Leatherette Ear Cushions

The Razer Thresher 7.1 for the PS4 is also designed to provide you with adequate comfort even during intense gaming moments; its lightweight ear cushions are also made from leatherette and memory foam to let it easily adjust to your head shape. With that, you can surely enjoy gaming for hours without having to worry about any discomfort.

Product Specifications

At a glance

  • Comfortable with eyewear – With foam indentations for temple relief
  • On-Headset Controls – Quickly adjust mic & master volume
  • Noise-isolating Leatherette Ear Cushions – Stay completely focused on your game
  • 1 Dolby Surround Sound – For best-in-class positional audio
  • Retractable Boom Mic – Stows completely in ear cup
  • 50 mm Driver – For powerful lifelike audio
  • Up to 16 hrs battery life – On a single charge

Compatible Devices

  • PlayStation 4 and PC

Audio

  • Frequency Response: 12 – 28,000 Hz
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium Magnets
  • Impedance: 32Ω at 1kHz

Surround Sound

  • Dolby® Headphone

Connectivity

  • RF 2.4GHz, up to 40ft / 12m

Controls

  • Volume & Mic Controls on headset

Microphone

  • Retractable Uni-directional Boom Microphone
  • Frequency Response: 100 – 10,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): -38 ± 3dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >55 dB

Battery Life

  • Up to 16 hours on one single charge

Headphone Stand

  • No

BaseStation receiver

  • No

Others

  • Circumaural Design with 50mm Driver Units providing crystal clear audio
  • Leatherette Ear Cushions for maximum comfort
  • Volume & Mic Control Buttons on the Headset
  • Retractable Uni-Directional Boom Mic design
  • Comes with USB Dongle for wireless transmission
  • Dimensions of headset: 196mm(W) * 214mm(H) * 104.8mm(D)
  • Approximate Weight of headset: 408g / 0.89lbs

How it Performs

Sound Quality

The Razer Thresher for the PS4 is a big headset so many will assume that it heavily covers the bass and may even go overboard; this isn’t the case because it gives out just the right amount of bass plus the mid and high is much more balanced compared to the V-tuning of other gaming headsets.

The Microphone

The recording from the headphone’s microphone is adequate with reasonable noise reduction which allows you to properly communicate within the game. It’s not one of those prize-winning microphones but it works excellently during gameplay and functions adequately even during intense scenarios.

Battery Life

The battery life of the Razer Thresher – 7.1 PS4 Headset is known for being able to last for really long hours for you to continuously enjoy your game time. We tried the headphones and used it continuously; it lasted for over sixteen hours which is really a good thing for intense gamers. When it comes to charging the device, it’s really pretty easy and the good thing about this is that you don’t need to charge the headphones often and just enjoy gaming throughout. You’ll just have to plug the micro-USB cord then you’re good to go.

Great Comfort

Razer definitely knows how to please every gamer around so they made the Thresher just as effective and comfortable as a gaming headset should be. It’s probably one of the best wireless headsets we’ve tried on the PlayStation and a lot of it is because of its excellent fit. Though the headset is quite bulky with its four-inch circular ear cups compared to other similar products around, it still doesn’t feel tight or overly heavy; plus, it also doesn’t overwhelm the sides of your face which is something we’ve experienced quite a lot when using other gaming headsets.

We also liked the fact that the Razer Thresher 7.1 PS4 Headset stays firmly in place and this is thanks to the microfiber-like pads located beneath the metal headband. The plush cups are also great since these have the soft memory foam which is covered by a leatherette material that is soft too. You can also choose to tweak and adjust these on your ears until you feel right and comfortable wearing it; also, the headset is glasses friendly so you won’t have to worry about the sides of your head hurting since it is made to fit perfectly even when you’re wearing your specs.

Lastly, the headset’s ear cups have a plastic-feel but these feature a flexible ninety-degree horizontal pivot and a slight vertical rotation for a better fit.

Conclusion

With the Razer Thresher 7.1 PS4 Headset, you definitely can’t deny that this is something that every avid gamer will need. It doesn’t only give out crisp, clean, clear, and excellent quality surround sound, but it also provides outstanding comfort and great yielding of noise from the surroundings.

We liked that it features a flexible and retractable microphone which is great for transmitting your voice perfectly, but the highlight of the headphones is its comfort, thanks to the soft ear pads and its shape.

Even if the headset is slightly heavier compared to the other gaming headsets around, it is still comfortable to use even when engaging in long and intense hours of gameplay.

Additionally, the sound produced by the Razer Thresher 7.1 PS4 Headset is just highly exceptional and it is better V-tuned compared to other headsets that are available in the market. So all in all, we definitely recommend this for every gaming enthusiast to better enjoy clear sounds while getting enough comfort during intense in-game battles.

Where to Buy

If you want to have your own Razer Thresher 7.1 PS4 Headset, you can just purchase the device for only $149USD direct from Razer’s official website.

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