Razer ManO’War Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Razer are a huge name is gaming products, built for gamers by gamers! Their ManO’War headphones are a set of wireless headphones, with huge cushioned ear pads, a great range and an awesome sound.
The headphones come with a USB dock and dongle, allowing me to connect to my laptop using the 24Gz frequency. Compared to bluetooth headphones, I found this kind of connection best and didn’t have any issues. Driver installation happens as soon as the dongle is plugged in. Charging the headphones is done using the gold micro usb charging cable.
Turning on the ManO’War starts that light show through the logo. Though cool, this will have an effect on the battery life and I managed to get 16 hours of usage before they ran out of juice. The controls for the listening and mic volume are all in the right place and feels incredibly intuitive.
The sound quality was excellent, those drivers really pump out the sound. The noise blocking pads are awesome, and keep all the music in and all the background sounds out. They feel really comfortable on the head and I have worn them for 7 hours or so in one sitting. The 7.1 surround sound is a nice touch, and is really noticeable playing games.
Voice are incredibly crisp and action sequences explode inside my head. The pull out microphone is easy to use, and when doing Skype calls with France, people had no problem hearing me at all.
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- Impedance: 32Ω at 1 kHz
- Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 112 ± 3 dB
- Input power: 30 mW (Max)
- Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
- Inner ear cup diameter: 60 mm / 2.36 in
- Connection type: Wireless USB Transceiver
- Wireless range: 12 m / 40 ft
- Wireless frequency: 2.4 Ghz
- Battery life: Up to 14 hours with Razer Chroma lighting / 20 hours without Razer Chroma lighting
- Approximate weight: 375 g / 0.83 lbs
- Frequency response: 100 – 10 kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: > 60 dB
- Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -38 ± 3 dB
- Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
- PC / Mac with USB port; PlayStation ® 4*
- Windows® 10 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Mac OS X (10.9 and higher)
- Internet connection for driver installation
- At least 100 MB of free hard disk space
The damage is £119 from Razer directly. Yes this is a high price, but I have never used a set of headphone which tick so many boxes for me. The fact they are comfortable, sound awesome and are great for calls is a massive bonus for me.