Yes, you can wear your AirPods when playing PC games, so you can enjoy lightweight comfortable earbuds without being having to deal with any wires. It bears to keep in mind, though, that those things aren’t designed for gaming. If you want the same convenience and comfort with a proper pair of gaming hardware, you might want to check out the Razer Hammerhead Pro.
Unlike your typical true wireless earbuds, Razer’s dangling buds come with a specialty gaming mode that will reduce latency to 60 milliseconds, making it ideal for use during gaming. This means, a more precise synchronization between audio and video, which should lead to quicker reaction times, whether you’re listening for footsteps, trying to locate the source of gunshots, or just trash-talking with opponents in between rounds.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro claims to deliver a rich and balanced soundstage that make it ideal for music, movies, and gaming alike, complete with THX certification, so you can enjoy immersive cinematic audio, whether you’re watching a movie or sitting through a particularly compelling cinematic in a single-player campaign. It boasts “high-fidelity” audio that puts particular focus on frequency range and response, complete with fine-tuning for vocal detail and a deep bass that, the outfit claims, won’t distort even at high volume levels.
As many people who used the non-Pro version of the earbuds have reported, the in-ear design achieves some impressive noise isolation, all while coming with seven different ear tips (including Comply foam tips) to customize the fit to your ear shape. They also throw in active noise cancellation, which uses opposite sound to cancel any noise it detects from outside, so you can shut out your surroundings completely if you want to be fully immersed in whatever it is that’s playing. In case you want to actually hear what’s going on around without having to remove the ear buds (like when you’re about to cross a busy street), there’s a Quick Attention mode that you can activate, which will actively allow outside sound to come in.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro comes with 10mm drivers, which is surprisingly smaller than the 13mm units used in the non-Pro version, although this is fully in-ear in contrast to the half in-ear design of the non-Pro, which, we think, makes a difference. It also gets two beamforming microphones for picking up your voice during conversations, so you can trash-talk all you want while trashing kids in Warzone, Valorant, or whatever game you actually enjoy playing.
Touch controls right on the outside make it easy to control music playback, launch your phone’s voice assistant, and change listening modes – just avoid touching it accidentally, since triggering a change you don’t want can be annoying. The onboard battery, by the way, can keep it running for up to four hours between charges, with the charging case holding a battery with 16 hours’ worth of charge, so you can go nearly the whole day using it.
Want one? The Razer Hammerhead Pro is available now, priced at $199.99.