New Razer Hammerhead Duo headphones designed specifically for Switch

razer hammerhead duo on Nintendo Switch

Razer is primarily known for its PC-oriented gaming designs. The company makes a variety of peripherals, from elite keyboards and mice to its products specifically geared towards streamers. There isn’t a platform that the company hasn’t managed to create a product and fill a gap that it has identified. For the Nintendo Switch, that meant an on-the-go headset design compatible with the system when it’s not docked, the Razer Hammerhead Duo.

Meet the Hammerhead Duo

There are a number of different designs when it comes to headphones. If you’re looking for a set of earbuds that you can throw in your backpack or take with you on a plane, you might choose a set of earbuds that are easily stored. However, the design of the Hammerhead Duo allows for similar quality in something you might find in standard over-the-head sets.

razer hammerhead duo

Each bud of the Hammerhead houses a dual driver. One geared towards deep bass, while the other’s focus is on the highs. This allows for a mix of sound for movies, music, and of course, games. Razer details it as a more “effective sound separation and [produces] clearer and louder audio that is free from distortion.”

Designed specifically for Nintendo Switch

The release offers a few more details for the two SKUs available for the Hammerhead Duo. One design has an in-line mic, play, and pause buttons housed along the cord. For the Nintendo Switch SKU (“Razer Hammerhead Duo – Compatible with the Nintendo Switch”) the design instead houses a mic, mute button, and silver Razer logos on the earpieces. The set also includes a nifty carrying case.

razer hammerhead duo

The Razer Hammerhead Duo is currently available on the official Razer site with a US $59.99 price point. However, the “Compatible with the Nintendo Switch” model won’t become available to purchase until the first week of June. A worldwide release for both won’t come until some time in Q2 2019.

Specs

Headphones

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 KHz
  • Impedance: 32? ± 15%
  • Sensitivity: 112 ± 3 dB (Max SPL)
  • Input Power: 10 mW/20 mW
  • Drivers: Dynamic + Balanced Armature
  • Connector: 3.5 mm angled jack
  • Cable length: 1.2 m
  • Weight: 17 g

Microphone

  • Frequency response: 100 Hz -10 kHz
  • Pick Up Pattern: Omni-directional
  • Signal to noise ratio: ? 58 dB
  • Sensitivity: -40 ± 3 dB

In-Line Remote

  • Volume controls: Volume Up/Down (for Razer Hammerhead Duo only)
  • Center control: Play Pause Accept/ End Call (for Razer Hammerhead Duo only)
  • Control: Mic mute enable/disable (for Razer Hammerhead Duo – Compatible with the Nintendo Switch™ only)

Compatibility

  • Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Devices with 3.5 mm audio + microphone combined jack
Greg Bargas
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