Razer Electra Gaming Headset

8/15/2013 9:27:18 AM

You get earphones for audiophiles and then there's gaming headsets tasked with immersing players in their virtual worlds onscreen. Razer’s Electra headset tries to give you the best of both worlds.

The sizeable and weighty (284 g) design of the Electra headset does not quite make for a portable experience, but for gamers the leatherette ear cushions allow for optimal comfort during long gaming stints. These also help with noise isolation so as to keep the focus on the action onscreen.

Razer Electra Gaming Headset

Razer Electra Gaming Headset

Audio quality

Even more important than the styling is the audio performance, and during our gaming tests the Electra impressed with its crisp sounds, which helped pinpoint enemy locations within Far Cry 3 and Crysis 3. We also appreciated the clear engine harmonics within Forza Horizon and ambient sound effects whilst playing FIFA 13.

Razer Electra

Razer Electra

During our gaming tests the Electra impressed with its crisp sounds, which helped pinpoint enemy locations.

When listening to music and watching movies, the Electra headset also fared well, but note that bass levels are not exactly up there with Beats units, and while audio quality is good overall, it is not a match for dedicated music earphones such as Nokia’s Purity HD by Monster. It must be said that the Purity earphones and Beats (any of them) costs around three to four times more than the Electra. The Electra comes with a second cable that incorporates an in-line mic for incoming calls, but unfortunately there are no in-line volume controls or a call/reject button on this cable.

To the point

Razer’s Electra gaming and music headset make for an excellent, all-round gaming headset, due to its crisp audio quality and comfortable design. One concern is the 1.3 m length of the cable, as it might be too short to comfortably reach your gaming rig if it’s placed underneath a desk.

audio quality and comfortable design

audio quality and comfortable design

If you will be using your earphones to listen to music more than the sound of gunfire whilst playing an FPS, then the RRP of $60 will be better spent on a pair of Skullcandy Hesh 2s for instance.



·         Frequency Response: 25 - 16,000 Hz

·         Impedance: 32 O

·         Sensitivity (@1kHz: 104 dB ± 3 dB

·         Input Power: 50 mW

·         Drivers: 40 mm neodymium magnets with copper-clad aluminum voice coil


·         Frequency Response: 100 - 10,000 Hz

·         Sensitivity(@1kHz): -44 dB +/-4 dB

·         Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 58 dB

·         Pick-up pattern: Omni-Directional

·         Cable: 1.3m rubber sheath cable

·         Connector: 3.5 mm gold-plated headphone jack

Hardware Requirements

·         Audio Usage: Devices with 3.5mm audio jack

·         Audio + Microphone Usage: Devices with 3.5mm audio + mic combined jack (Compatible with Apple iPhone, HTC, BlackBerry. The Razer Electra was designed for smart phones and laptops that come default with a 4 pin TRRS audio + mic combined jack. Razer cannot guarantee performance for use with third party splitter cables.)


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