Razer Adaro Wireless, review
Razer started a small makeover a few months ago: from peripherals to gamers to open up to that market called lifestyle, where a much more modern aesthetic is chosen instead of characteristics typically for gamers. The Razer Adaro were presented in January with four different models, and of them it is the Adaro Wireless that have passed through our hands for an analysis.
Wireless headphones much more serious than other Razer products that, curiously, completely lose the green so characteristic of the brand. With its pros and cons, like everything, below we bring you the analysis of the Razer Adaro Wireless.
Installation and configuration
Razer Adaro Wireless are presented in a box of quite large dimensions, but that hardly contains the headphones, a microUSB-USB cable for charging, a small guide for quick use and some stickers. A box that is too big, completely black and silver, colors that match those used by the headphones.
Taking out the headphones is very simple. Open the box on one side, remove a plastic cover and untie small protectors that keep them attached to the support. We will already have them in hand, although in our cases they came unloaded from the factory and we had to charge them for a few hours to proceed with the first steps with them.
The configuration and first synchronization is relatively simple. It is not entirely easy since we will have to look at a colored LED located on the left earpiece, which blinks blue or red depending on the state: looking for a source device, synchronized, low battery, etc.It is not a trivial configuration since we will have to consult the user manual to know the meaning of each color, but of course it is quite simple if we follow the indicated steps. In a couple of minutes we will have everything up and running.
Along with this colored LED there are also certain spoken commands given by the headphones themselves, restricting themselves to saying 'Hello' when we turn them on, 'Your device is connected' if the synchronization was successful, or 'Goodbye' when we turn them off. As you can see they are very direct orders, and only in English.
Once configured and put into operation they also offer us a small two-position joystick, which allows you to control the volume (dragging and holding) or change the playing track (simply dragging to one of the two sides). If we press that joystick In the central position we can also pause and continue playing.
Finally in this section, the official figures indicate an autonomy of up to 20 hours of use, which is quite correct. We have not been able to test them during all those hours continuously, but we have verified that they last perfectly for a couple of weeks at a rate of two or three hours a day. In addition, since the charging time is quite short, according to the specifications less than three hours, it is quite likely that with minimal care we will never have them downloaded.
With aesthetics by flag
It is perhaps the most representative change. They are not the Kraken that we analyze, and although certain details remain regarding them, the reality is that they are quite different.
Completely black with certain silver accents, the Adaro Wireless They are medium in size but surprisingly light. Officially the weight is 197 grams, although in hand it gives a less sensation.
The materials used for its manufacture are plastics, a simile of leather and certain metallic parts, and the combination of all this is quite sober. Unlike other models of the brand they will not attract too much attention, mainly due to the lack of bright colors, although the Razer logos on the headphones, the shape and design of these, as well as the name on the headband, leave the stamp Of the brand.
The imitation leather is acceptable, giving the feeling that it is not really real leather, but being very careful. The headphones do not rotate, contrary to what is perhaps a trend in the current market, although of course they do allow a certain height adjustment thanks to the pair of metal guides. A simple but quite effective system.
The Adaro Wireless are quite comfortable, although perhaps it would have been appreciated if the pads were slightly larger. As always, assessing this factor is quite a personal matter, with which it is far from general.
The audio quality is correct
The technical characteristics speak of drivers of 40 millimeters of neodymium, frequencies of 20Hz.-20kHz, impedance of 32 ohms, sensitivity of 91 +/- 3 dB., Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and aptX Technology, an audio coding system. Having tested the Adaro Wireless with multiple devices (portable, smartphone, tablet) and various audio sources, we can draw several conclusions.
First, they are simple a priori two-channel stereo headphones. Far from offering 5.1 or other more powerful options, they do not stand out in the channels. Enough for the world of audio, but far from being a clearly focused option for video.
The audio provided by the Adaro Wireless is powerful, with strong bass (something we have already felt in other Razer headphones), clear and correct for certain categories of music. They sound correct, but there is a problem that the transmission of audio from wireless phones does not offer quality or similar to that of wired ones. The different instruments of, for example, a song, differ in the Adaro Wireless, but they are much more distinguishable and independent in some wiring. It is a very concrete feeling and not so much negative, if not different. Personally I prefer the wired, but of course each will have a completely subjective assessment of it.
An overall assessment of audio quality can be defined as correct, with clearly superior options but not bad at all. Maybe a note from well or remarkable be the one that best suits you, being headphones that may not be an option to consider for the most puritans of the audio world, but with a very correct operation for those who are not looking for the best device in the quality of the sound itself issued.
Razer Adaro Wireless, Xataka's opinion
Razer is gradually improving its image, or at least adding a second line of products. Of the purely gaming now also to lifestyle, little by little and at a good pace.
Adaro Wireless are its first wireless product in this new category, more, let's say, modern, with a serious, elegant appearance and that in the past leaves the striking green of the brand in its other product category. Its construction is quite good, without using first-line elements (the expensive leather instead of the simile used) but which give aesthetically correct results. We must also highlight how light they are and how comfortable they have seemed in our use for a few weeks.
Sound quality is a section that a priori may seem correct for most users, but if we compare it with some other headphones on the market, it clearly does not stand out. They do not offer the best audio quality, and in this sense the most demanding users will have other better options available to them. Wireless transmission can be key in this, since after all it is a factor that limits the quality itself; Few wireless headphones have to match or exceed the quality of wired ones.
To finish, the great efficiency of the battery, its quick charge and the convenience of being able to recharge them via microUSB, whether connected to a computer or via a battery charger, have been a great surprise. smartphone.
Razer Adaro Wireless are on the market for 149.99 euros, available in the manufacturer's online store as well as in other distributors for approximately the same figure.
- Very successful, serious but elegant aesthetics
- Great autonomy and fast charge
- Ease of use, timing and controls on the side
- Light and quite comfortable
- Lower audio quality than wired, expected
- Somewhat high price
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