Razer slices into the DJ market with new headphones
The headphone industry has grown exponentially over the past 5 years, and the latest brand to take a shot at tapping the DJ market comes from the high quality gaming device manufacturer Razer. Known primarily for their gamer-focused input devices, the Razer team has developed a host of headphones to suit both the needs of their gamer fanbase and the DJs they are trying to reach.
Two of the company’s newest products, the Razer Kraken Neon Pro and the Razer Adaro DJ, deliver a listening experience that will appeal to both casual fans and professional entertainers.
Razer Kraken Neon Pro
Comfort and aesthetics are key when it comes to the Kraken Neon Pros. Although not specifically for DJ use, the brightly-colored gaming headsets provide adequate range and bass response for a relatively low price point. Although smaller than the Adaro DJs, the Kraken Neon Pro’s are less travel friendly as they do not come with a proper case and do not fold for easy transport. Fantastic for home listening – not to mention doubling as a microphone for those moments when you’re doing more than just hounding SoundCloud – the Neon Pro’s make a great statement at their $89.99 price point.
Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ω at 1kHz
Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 110 ± 4dB at 1 kHz Max
Input Power: 50 mW
Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium Magnets
Inner Ear Cup Diameter: 50 mm / 1.97”
Cable Length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft plus 2m / 6.6 ft splitter adapter
Approximate Weight: 293 g / 0.65 lbs
Connector: Analog 3.5 mm combined jack (headphone and mic)
Frequency Response: 100 – 10,000 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 52 dB
Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): -40 ± 3dB
Pick-up Pattern: Unidirectional
Razer Adaro DJ
Razer’s official dive into the EDM discussion comes in the form of the Adaro DJ headsets. The headphones themselves are extremely large, likely to house the powerful drivers that deliver rich and natural sounding acoustics – along with all the heavy hitting bass you’d need to jam on the go. After frequent club use and heavy travel the lightweight frames held up nicely. At first touch the headphones felt cheap and light, but the abuse they have taken without missing a beat tells a different story. The price point is still a bit steep ($199.99) for casual use and the large footprint makes them a nuisance when packing light, but if you value comfort and sound over cost and convenience this headset is sure to please.
Powerful, high-performance, 50mm dynamic drivers
Closed ear cup design
Fully adjustable and foldable
Swappable cable system
1/4 inch audio adapter
Drivers: 50mm Neodymium Magnets
Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 103dB ± 3dB
Input Power: 50mW
Cable Length: 1.3m
Approximate Weight: 310g