Razer launches Hammerhead USB-C earphones for the Razer Phone and iOS Mercury Edition


Just in time for the market release of its smartphone, Razer announced the immediate availability of the Hammerhead USB-C earbuds, the ultimate accessory for the Razer Phone. The new earphones are now available for purchase via Razer's online store for $79.99/€89.99.

They aren't compatible exclusively with the Razer Phone, as they can be used with just about any Android smartphone that features USB Type C port. The Razer Hammerhead earphones are made of highly durable aluminum and feature flat cables, as well as bi-flange ear tips for passive noise isolation.

The earphones come with inline remote that allows users to control the audio fidelity from 10mm dynamic drivers. Also, Razer Hammerhead includes a custom-tuned DAC converter with digital output that's supposed to produce “clean, unprocessed audio from a USB-C enabled Android phone.”


Along with the Hammerhead earbuds, the company also introduced the Razer Hammerhead iOS Mercury Edition earphones, which are meant for the iPhones. They leverage digital output of Apple Lightning connector source-direct audio without processing. The iOS Mercury Edition earbuds are slightly more expensive as they sell for $99.99/€109.99.

source: Razer

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17 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

This is the reason I'm not too bothered by the removal of headphone jacks.

4. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Maybe the real reason why they remove it.

3. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

"They aren't compatible exclusively with the Razer Phone, as they can be used with just about any Android smartphone that features USB Type C port." That's what I like better about the old 2.5mm headphone jack... You could buy a nice headset and it would be compatible with all devices!

9. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Pretty sure they're saying its compatible with any USB-C phone. Its just a weird way of wording it.

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

He means that just over a year ago, you could buy headphones and they'd work with any device, now you buy USB-C/Lighting/3.5mm headphones knowing they'll only work with whatever standard the phone comes with.

15. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, It's compatible with any usb typeC phone. But only those devices. micro usb - no, iPhone - no, standard 3.5mm jack and most home stereos - no. With manufacturers getting away from the 3.5mm standard we'll now have to have multiple headsets for all our devices, or dongles if available. UglyFrank gets it in post 14.

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You mean 3.5mm?

16. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Good catch. I was wondering if or when someone would call me out on that. Cheers.

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, there was 2.5mm headphone/jack, so I had to think for a while.

18. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Called a sub-mini if I'm correct. And mono only.

5. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

My only complain though. That toyish looking design, just what you can expect from Razer.

11. BuffaloSouce unregistered

We’re you expecting something different from a company known for their rainbow keyboards

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1830; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

And I kind of don’t care about the 3.5 mm Jack is much as I care about charging my phone at the same time I’m using my earbuds. It would be nice if either the charger or the headphones could have a piggyback system kind of like Christmas lights that allowed you to plug the other behind it like if you plug in the charger first then put in your headphones into the back of the charger or vice versa

10. Aircrackng

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

There’s always Bluetooth but I totally agree, feels stupid plugging headphones into a USB-C//Lightning port when we already had this wonderful dedicated headphone jack slot.

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1830; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

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8. Phullofphil

Posts: 1830; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

That’s weird I went out of range when it said loading in the coment box because I wanted to edit. Then when I came back the loading thing stayed and went through even though I did not hit send

12. grk007

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

80$ for a headphone seriously, i miss the headphone jack :(

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