Release Date: 3/29/2012
Colors: Green, Black
A while back my earbuds were breaking and after only just getting a job I wasn’t exactly loaded with cash, but I had around $100 and knew that I wanted a pair of headphones this time around, after looking around I came across the Razer Electras, they are not perfect, but man they are worth the money
To start, they look nothing short of amazing, with a striking green on black color scheme that within the first day of wearing them they got me numerous compliments and acknowledgments (this is true, seriously, I am just as surprised as you). It also comes with an extra cable which has an inline microphone attached. This works great on mobile devices like laptops and iPods but to use it on a desktop PC, you need to either have a line in/line out port or you’ll need to buy a separate line splitter, which is $20 from the Razer store. It kind of stings if you ask me. Even then, the cable is quite short so it may not fit around the back if you plan on using this as your everyday headset.
Yes, this headset can hold up in a similar to Beats by Dr. Dre (Still haven’t heard a pair of headphones that beat Beats yet – Ed), but surprisingly enough, it comes with no bag, and due to the fact that it uses magnets, they will not hold in that position. It is still good that it can do that, but it may be a bit redundant to some people, or may even become annoying. The sound quality is a mixture of excellent and awful at the same time, it really depends on what you are listening too. If you are listening to some Dubstep or anything with a dominant bass, you’re in luck because Razer has finely tuned the Electras to have improved bass response so your wub has never sounded so good, it can even shake the headset at times without distorting the sound at all, which is brilliant! However, if you are listening to pop or rock and roll you will find that the bass drowns out the treble, sometimes way too much and can destroy the listening experience.
To all of you that love to listen in comfort you are in luck, having these headphones on for 4 hours left me feeling fine, the cushions are extremely comfy and the headrail follows suit. Because of the leather padding, there is minimal sound leakage and a lot of noise cancellation. This comes in handy when you want to listen to music while playing an instrument. I was able to play drums very loudly without it becoming dominant and making me lose time with the song I was listening to.
Overall, the Electra is a decent headset for the under $100 range. The cord issue is a problem, and there are some issues with bass, but it is a minor squabble that only the hardest core of sound aficionados will complain about. The earcups are comfortable, and they look great!