- October 15, 2018
- These things are fantastic. They're very comfortable. They're super light on your head, just right clamping pressure, and the cooling gel-infused ear cups really does work. I have no heat build up as I wear these for 2+ hours quite often. My only gripe is the sound quality. It's amazing BUT you're gonna have to mess the EQ in Razer Synapse to make it sound good cause the setting out of the box are absolute trash, making your music and games sound like they're from 2002. Other then that, amazing headphones and I'll probably purchase another pair for my PS4!
- October 26, 2018
- Sound quality is really good out if the box for gaming and music. Very comfortable weight wise, head strap and ear contact material...used for 5 hrs the first day no problem. Separate volume controls for hand and chat with chat mute...awesome. wireless...get it...so much better. Software from Razer works well. Quick setup guide for my PC was flawless. I purchased a Razer keyboard and mouse prior which is why I continued with the Nari. All software controls in one place. Earcups have channels for glasses...comfy. Retail box great for storage. Price us right for what you get.
- Sotto voce
- November 4, 2018
I got these as an Xmas gift for my G-son. My G-son plays Fortnite in full chat mode … for hours. He's got a mid tier headset but ear sweat, weight and mic fidelity are handicaps.
Gaming headset's are a mixed bag. Price and "quality" don't necessarily correlate. So, I had to try them. My benchmark is my own Bose QC-35's. The first thing noticed is the cool gel pad, light weight and comfort.
The sound quality is excellent and software adjustable. I didn't take the time to mess with THX, 7.1 etc … just the sound fidelity. In Fortnite, sound fidelity and direction is very important for survival. This Razer Nari headset are significantly better than other gaming headsets.
After neatly repackaging the headset, it's good to go as an upgrade for him. Of course, that's 'my opinion' which rarely carries much weight.
- November 4, 2018
I would definitely only recommend these to someone who felt strongly about wanting to get the wireless feature in particular. It's not a bad headset by any means, and I particularly love the way they designed a spot right into it to tuck away the USB receiver when it's not in use so that you can either take them with you or just put it away properly without losing it.
Sound quality for the sound that you hear is good, but not mind-blowing. When I tried them out with the mic, a couple of people commented to me (without me mentioning first that I was trying a new headset) that they thought I was less clear than usual (this is in comparison to a wired headset that costs about half as much).
The size of them is a very mixed blessing. It's really nice for the sound, but it makes them feel unwieldy if you're not just staying in front of the computer all the time. They'd probably feel absolutely ridiculous to wear out in public (though they're not intended for that, so that's nothing to hold against them).
I do really like the fact that they included good cables in the box, including the cables necessary to hook them up as a wired headset and cables for plugging them in to charge. Having the option of plugging in otherwise wireless cables is much appreciated since it offers a level of flexibility you wouldn't have with a purely wireless set.
I should also add that, on aesthetics alone, many gamers will like them. This is particularly true of those who are loyal to Razer products in general, or who just have a strong affection for any product that's clearly designed to signal that you're a serious gamer. Having the lighted logo built in and being able to change the color of it is a nice touch.
For pure pragmatic use as something to be next to a computer with, they're a bit worse than the wired headset I typically use. They're heavier, the sound is a little better but not overwhelmingly so, the mic is apparently a bit worse in the opinions of the people I play with, the comfort is overall a bit worse (with the weight being the main issue), and they do (naturally) require the additional steps of making sure that I remember to plug them in to charge regularly if I want to be able to use them in wireless mode.
On the other hand, it's really nice sometimes to have the option of putting on a headset and then not thinking at all about where the wire is, and/or being able to just get up and walk around the room without worrying about missing something that's said or missing a cue that the next game is ready. In particular, I love having a wireless option around for days when I'm making a point of being a little more active between games (even when that's just making a point of stretching my legs a bit during the matchmaking phase so that I'm not sitting down *quite* so much) and it's also really great for gaming days when my friends and I are taking frequent breaks due to interruptions, and I want to be able to do other things without missing someone saying that they're ready for the next round.
I would say that these are a great option to have, and if you're only going to have one headset available to you having a hybrid wireless/wired option is a really great way to get the best of all worlds. If your budget and space constraints are a bit tighter and you're fine with needing to keep the headset near the computer, though, or if you need something that absolutely values comfort over all other factors for potentially very long sessions, I would much sooner pick a good wired set where you'll end up getting something that performs similarly or better for less money overall, and won't have to include the weight of all the additional electronic components that go into offering fancy lights, a battery, and the wireless feature itself.
- November 12, 2018
Setting up the Nari was a bit more complicated than other wireless headsets I have owned. The software installed automatically upon inserting the USB dongle into the computer, but I did have to go into the sound settings to manually switch over things. After that, I had some trouble getting it to connect on my desktop.
I did contact customer support over chat and they were absolutely amazing. Tried to do some troubleshooting and offered to set up an replacement. However, my teenager came over and fiddled with it and got it working just fine on his computer. Apparently my older desktop was not being friendly. In comparison to Steel Series Razer's customer service was simply mind blowing!
Upon install, you are asked to set up the Synapse software which allows you to adjust the sound, sensitivity of the microphone and the RGB lighting on the cans. The software is surprisingly good at adjusting the sound so do take a minute to set things up the way you like. Initially, I found it to be Bass heavy but that was easily adjusted.
The sound and fit on this headset is excellent. The THX spatial audio does make quite a difference in proving a surround sound like feel in FPS games. The cooling gel cushions work exactly as promised and you can wear them for a long time without any discomfort. The microphone is retractable (which I prefer to removable) and picks up sound very clearly. The buttons are intuitively placed and responsive. There is a beeping sound along with a light indicator that occurs to let you know that you need to recharge the set.
The issues I have found is that the range seems to be quite a bit shorter than I would have expected. Most gamers don't need to wander off mid game but, if you do, you may want to make sure the range is going to work for you.