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Razer Thresher Ultimate Review

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The Razer Thresher Ultimate offers an alternative to Bluetooth connectivity and is also comfortable for long gaming sessions. However, it doesn’t support noise canceling.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Razer Thresher Ultimate was announced in 2017. The wireless headphones ship with a headset stand, which is rare, even for some of the best gaming headsets on the market. The base station has a 2.4GHz transmitter for ultra-low latency, and its ear cups have leatherette pads for comfort, especially during long gaming sessions.

The headset also includes a detachable microphone, and its controls are on the undersides of its two earcups. The headphones are fitted with 50mm drivers for a bass-heavy audio output, but they don’t offer Bluetooth connectivity and don’t allow for a 3.5mm audio jack connection.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Razer Thresher Ultimate offers a bass-heavy sound output out of the box, and their support for 7.1 virtual surround sound makes them an excellent pick for immersive gaming. While they miss out on Bluetooth connectivity, their included transmitter keeps latency under 20ms, which is ideal for imperceptible audio-visual lag. The included base also has a USB port for charging the headset, which takes about four hours.

The headset is also very comfortable for long gaming sessions, courtesy of the generous padding on its headband and earcups. There’s also a set of easy-to-reach controls on the underside of each ear cup, and thanks to a high-quality microphone, recording quality is relatively high. Unfortunately, there’s no noise canceling.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great sound quality
    • Audio quality on the Thresher Ultimate is top tier, as despite being boomy, mids and trebles aren’t drowned out. The headset also supports virtual 7.1  multidirectional sound, which is great for situational awareness when gaming. 

  • Very comfortable
    • The Thresher Ultimate has good padding on both its headband and earcups. This makes it easy to wear them for long gaming sessions.

  • Excellent microphone
    • The microphone on the Thresher Ultimate accurately picks up sound and is excellent for multiplayer dialogue when gaming.

Reason to Avoid

  • No Bluetooth connectivity
    • The headset relies on a 2.4GHz transmitter for connectivity and misses out on Bluetooth.

  • No noise cancelling
    • The Razer Thresher Ultimate also doesn’t have noise cancellation.

Razer Thresher Ultimate Specs

Adjustable HeadbandAdjustable HeadbandYes
Auto-Adjusting HeadbandAuto-Adjusting HeadbandNo
Battery LifeBattery Life16 hrs
Compatible PlatformsCompatible PlatformsMac, PC, PlayStation 4, Windows
Connector SizeConnector Size3.5mm
Detachable MicDetachable MicYes
Driver SizeDriver Size50mm
Earcup Foam MaterialEarcup Foam MaterialMemory Foam
Headphone FitHeadphone FitOver-ear
Max Frequency ResponseMax Frequency Response28,000Hz
Min Frequency ResponseMin Frequency Response12Hz
Noise CancelingNoise CancelingNo
Product WeightProduct Weight0.9 lbs
Programmable ButtonsProgrammable ButtonsNo
WirelessWirelessYes
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, RF, Bluetooth

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Test Results

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Microphone Sound Quality Rating (out of 10.0)0
Speech To Noise Ratio (dB)0
BT Latency (ms)0
Non-BT Latency (ms)0
Low End Roll Off (Hz)0
High End Roll Off (Hz)0

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Market Context

The Razer Thresher Ultimate was announced in 2017. The wireless headphones ship with a headset stand, which is rare, even for some of the best…

The Razer Thresher Ultimate was announced in 2017. The wireless headphones ship with a headset stand, which is rare, even for some of the best gaming headsets on the market. The base station has a 2.4GHz transmitter for ultra-low latency, and its ear cups have leatherette pads for comfort, especially during long gaming sessions.

The headset also includes a detachable microphone, and its controls are on the undersides of its two earcups. The headphones are fitted with 50mm drivers for a bass-heavy audio output, but they don’t offer Bluetooth connectivity and don’t allow for a 3.5mm audio jack connection.

The Razer Thresher Ultimate has a 16-hour battery, slightly less than that of the Razer Kaira Pro Wireless, which lasts about 20 hours. Also, the…

The Razer Thresher Ultimate has a 16-hour battery, slightly less than that of the Razer Kaira Pro Wireless, which lasts about 20 hours. Also, the Thresher Ultimate takes four hours to charge, while the Kaira Pro Wireless requires 3.7 hours. Additionally, the Kaira Pro Wireless has a 325 ft range, compared to the Thresher Ultimate, which has a 40 ft range. See what else the Kaira Pro has in store by going through our Razer Kaira Pro Wireless for Xbox review and our guide on how to fix an Xbox One headset in case you run into any issues with it.

The Razer Thresher Ultimate is wireless, while the Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset is wired. As a result, the Thresher Ultimate has its controls…

The Razer Thresher Ultimate is wireless, while the Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset is wired. As a result, the Thresher Ultimate has its controls situated on the underside of its earcups, while the G Pro X has its controls on an in-line remote. Go ahead and find out what else the G Pro X has in store by going through our Logitech G Pro X Wired Gaming Headset review, but if you want a top-of-the-line alternative that offers premium sound, then our Sennheiser GSP 670 review may be worth a look.

The Razer Thresher Ultimate misses out on active noise cancellation, which is present on the Epos H3PRO Hybrid gaming headset. The H3PRO also lasts up…

The Razer Thresher Ultimate misses out on active noise cancellation, which is present on the Epos H3PRO Hybrid gaming headset. The H3PRO also lasts up to 38 hours with ANC off, which is much more than the Thresher Ultimate’s 16 hours, and it takes a swift two hours to charge compared to the Thresher Ultimate’s four hours. If the Epos headset sounds interesting, see what else it has in store in our Epos H3PRO Hybrid review.

Adjustable Headband

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto-Adjusting Headband

No

Yes

No

No

Battery Life

16 hrs

15 hrs

20 hrs

19 hrs

Compatible Platforms

Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Windows

Android, iOS, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

Android, iOS, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Connector Size

3.5mm

n/a

USB

3.5mm, USB

Detachable Mic

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Driver Size

50mm

50mm

50mm

40mm

Earcup Foam Material

Memory Foam

FlowKnit Memory Foam

Memory Foam

Foam

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Score Card

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Expert Score

76

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Customer Score

81

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    66.9

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    Razer’s Thresher Ultimate is a 7.1-channel wireless gaming headset with a useful base station and… Read More

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Tom’s Guide
    62.71

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Razer Thresher Ultimate is a beautiful gaming headset, sporting excellent sound quality, a comfortable… Read More

    By:

    Marshall Honorof
  • Sound Guys
    67.47

    Category Trust Rating

    75
    The Thresher Ultimate one of the best gaming headsets on the market, especially if you’re… Read More

    By:

    Sam Moore
  • Techradar
    50.31

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Razer Thresher Ultimate is something special. It packs powerful, clear audio backed by a… Read More

    By:

    Nick Pino
  • Tweak Town
    58.34

    Category Trust Rating

    86
    Easily the most comfortable, easy to setup wireless headset for Xbox One and at its… Read More

    By:

    Tyler Bernath
  • Windows Central
    69.33

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Razer Thresher Ultimate may be the definitive wireless solution for Xbox and PC Read More

    By:

    Daniel Rubino

Customer Scores