Should you buy the Man’o War?
So we have seen wireless gaming headsets come and go over the years with the arguable average Razer Chimera to the beautiful Corsair Void RGB. Now Razer has stepped up again and brought us the Man’o War, a 7.1 surround sound wireless gaming headset rumored to be a game changer. Let’s take a quick look over some key points and my opinions;
We’ve known Razer to bring out sleek looking products and this one in particular is no different, taking the design aspects from the Razer Kraken and adding a little more beef. We get a comfortable leather cup around our ears with a hard plastic head band, still bringing the circular cup design from the Kraken and introducing the very welcome Chroma (RGB) feature – yay pretty colours! I personally enjoy the ways these feel on my head however depending on the shape of your head it might vary.
Battery life is always an issue with wireless headsets and I would assume that this one is no different, however Razer has said that his headset has a maximum of 7 days of wireless gaming on a single charge! We will have to test the limits of this one. If you guys happen to get one, post down in the comments and tell me how long yours has lasted and we will compare!
Sound and Microphone
The Man’o War boasts 7.1 surround sound with lag-free performance – a bold statement from these guys as wireless technology has had a track record of having small issues. Which brings me to my next point; The headset runs on the 2.4 ghz band which, in common homes, is what most wireless modems run on so fingers crossed it does not clash with any other wireless products.
My favorite part of this headset is the retractable unidirectional mic, this makes things easier when you are suddenly interrupted in the real world and need to quickly mute yourself – all you need to do is push the mic in to activate the auto mute feature. We are yet to compare the quality of the mic to other headsets with it being so new, however post your thoughts down in the comments and tell me what you think!
Everyone loves to see those technical specs! This table is taken straight from the RazerZone site and also printed on the headset’s packaging.
- Frequency response: 20 – 20 kHz
- Impedance: 32 Ω ¬ at 1 kHz
- Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 112 ± 3 dB
- Input power: 30 mW (Max)
- Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
- Inner ear cup diameter: 60 mm / 2.36 in
- Connection type: Wireless USB Transceiver
- Wireless range: 12 m / 40 ft
- Wireless frequency: 2.4 Ghz
- Battery life: Up to 14 hours with Razer Chroma lighting / 20 hours without Razer Chroma lighting
- Approximate weight: 375 g / 0.83 lbs
- Frequency response: 100 – 10 kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: > 60 dB
- Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -38 ± 3 dB
- Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
- PC / Mac with USB port; PlayStation ® 4*
- Windows® 10 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Mac OS X (10.9 and higher)
- Internet connection for driver installation
- At least 100 MB of free hard disk space
* Only Spectrum cycling lighting effect and 2.0 stereo audio output is available
So should you buy?
Yes. Even after all that I am still personally exited for this headset. Even with the skepticism of Razer’s track record with wireless headsets, in fact to be fair most companies have trouble producing great quality wireless products, I still have faith in this headset to be a viable contender to the Corsair Void RGB. If you want to pick yourself up a pair head over to amazon HERE.
Be sure to leave your comments down below and tell me what you think of this headset and your experiences with it!
See you in the next post remember this is just my thoughts.