Razer makes a decent set of headphones, even when they’re based on a popular Overwatch character. The company has just added three new cans to its lineup, all under the “Nari” moniker. The selling feature? Vibration, Holmes.
The Nari comes in three flavours: the Ultimate, Essential and regular. All are wireless, and support THX Spatial Audio, which debuted with the Tournament Edition Kraken.
However, only the Ultimate packs what Razer’s calling “HyperSense”, a haptic feedback technology developed by the Germany-based Lofelt.
What is HyperSense? Razer’s press release doesn’t go into great detail, other than to say it “enables the headset to vibrate along with loud sounds to create a more immersive gaming experience”. Which sounds… kind of terrible?
I guess it’s something you have to experience to appreciate properly.
[Cue picture of a moody dude.]
If you’re not keen on the vibration, you can just go with the regular Nari, which is otherwise identical to the Ultimate. So, you get the “innovative comfort technology”, a combination of “an auto-adjusting headband”, “swivelling ear cups” and “cooling gel ear cushions” for those with combustible lobes.
As for the Essential, it “focuses on core wireless gaming headset features”, which seems to include THX Spatial Audio and all the comfort stuff of the standard model.
Right now, only the standard headset is available (Q4 2018 for the Ultimate and Essential), and only from Razer’s online store, with “full retail to follow”.
Regardless, here’s the Australian pricing for all three Naris:
- Razer Nari Ultimate: $349.95
- Razer Nari: $249.95
- Razer Nari Essential $169.95
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