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Really good stereo headphones.
on 23 December 2013
Backstory ( if you interested in just headphone review skip to 2nd paragraph):
I like my headphones chunky. I always did; for my phone I use Sony MDR-MX500 and I love the sound quality on those, for my PC I got tempted and bought Dolby Surround headphone by my trusted company Sharkoon (S7), they were perfect, if not for the s***ty cable it came with, made out of cheap plastic which after 8 months cracked exposing the cables inside and soon after I started having trouble with noise, crackling and other fun stuff, and as you might have guessed warranty did not cover that, so straight to bin they went. It was time to hunt for new headphones, I really wanted sennheisers but they were a little out of my price range, soon enough though I found this baby with detachable cable, it was a quick decision to buy.
Razer Electra, where do I start?
Lets go with Build Quality:
Its Razer so I expected nothing but a perfection. I was not disappointed; they are very sturdy and yet comfortable, I could wear these all day and not feel a thing, also I wear glasses; not a problem. These are not the type of headphones which try to squeeze your brain out so its perfect for glasses owners as do they not lift them up or push'em into your head. The cable is also exceptional, made out of extremely soft rubber which makes it impossible for it to coil or tangle like any other headphones, also as a nice tough the cable is detachable. Out of the box you get two cables one normal cable and one with the microphone so that you can use it for skype or google plus or any other chatting based platform of you choice. These also fold inward making them much smaller and easier to place ina carrier bag or a backpack for those who like to carry their headphones around.
The only bad thing I would say about these when it comes to build quality is a plastic which they use on the joints ( the bit which you use to adjust the hight of each earpiece) as in it squeaks when moved about. They are perfectly fine when weared on the head, but if you a person that wears headphones on their neck and plans on wearing these for like a phone music I would think twice before purchasing these. Overall 4.5 STARS
Next is Sound Quality:
What can I say besides superb.
THE BASS. For those people who cant live without it, it has lots of it, but also just enough, not like some other headphones out there which put wwaaayyy too much bass, Im looking at you Dr. Dre, so bass 5 STARS.
Mid-tones are there nice and crisp 5 STARS.
High-tones are excellent also, they have again, just enough, so when a hi-hat hits you don't feel like someone is stabbing you with the needle in the ear. You can have lots of high pitched sounds going on in the song, at the same time and you will be able to distinguish each own no problem, so high-notes 5 STARS.
Also compared to my Sony headphones they do not leak the sound nowhere near as much, so you can blast your favourite Miley Cyrus Hits in secret.
This is were things are not that peachy. As good as Razer is with making good Hardware they are far from perfect on the software front. Just the idea of signing up to be able to use the damn drivers had me cringing. But once I forced myself to do it and install the thing I had to spend a minute or two calibrating the "surround sound" which is actually not that bad, nowhere near as good as the sharkoon S7 I mentioned at the beginning of the review, but it will do for amateur gaming or a film watching session. There are couple of bugs tho so beware, they are not PC breaking bugs but it will make you restart the driver which will make you set up the surround sound yet again for some reason. Drivers get 3 STARS.
If you looking for comfortable, well build headphones with good quality sound for either game playing, film watching, or music listening then these are very good headphones for a fair price. They overall very good and versatile.
4.8 STARS out of 5