About Opus X
Razer Opus X - Time to Sound Off on These Wireless ANC Headphones
The Smaller, Less Expensive Descendant of the Razer Opus Headset
Another Quality Headset Option From Razer
The Razer Opus X is a wireless ANC (active noise cancellation) headset that has quite a bit in common with its predecessor, the Razer Opus. Essentially, the Opus X is intended to provide the same great sound quality as the Opus but with a more affordable price tag and fewer premium features. So, how does it stack up against its many competitors?
Razer Opus X - Design
Much like the Opus, the Razer Opus X features a slightly clunky design, but it doesn't sacrifice too many style points. You can go with the classic Quartz colorway, or you can add a splash of vibrancy with the Mercury or Razer Green option.
Despite the appealing colorways, the Opus X is designed for comfort more than flash. You can easily adjust the angled ear cups to be molded perfectly with any head shape. Plus, the headband is flexible and fully adjustable for even more comfort and precise fit.
Around the right ear cup, you'll find the power, volume, and multi-function buttons. The headset also allows you to switch between different modes using these same buttons. The power button can toggle the ANC and quick attention mode, and the multi-function button can turn gaming mode on and off.
Razer Opus X - Performance
The Razer Opus X hits you with rich, powerful sound. The headset's bass boost, which is reminiscent of the Opus, will give strength to any audio, whether it be music with a heavy beat or gunfire in a video game.
Although the headset's mid frequencies are full and create a nice, warm sound profile, they can occasionally be somewhat overpowered by the bass. Also, the high frequencies aren't the most detailed, but human voices are well conveyed, the treble is very subtle, and overall, the headset sounds excellent.
The Opus X requires a Bluetooth 5.0 connection to use. Connecting the headphones to your device is quick and straightforward, and you'll have a fair bit of freedom to move away from your audio source without lag or a dropped connection.
The active noise cancellation does its job well, if not exceptionally. The quick attention mode, which was perfect on the original Opus, is just okay on the Opus X. With the mode activated, you'll be able to hear outside announcements and other relatively loud noises, but more subtle sounds will likely be drowned out. The standard ANC mode, though, is pretty reliable for blocking out the exterior world.
With the free Razer Audio app, you can access a simple interface for changing your equalizer settings. You can select Default, Amplified, Enhanced Bass, Enhanced Clarity, or Vocal.
Razer Opus X - Key Specifications
- The Opus X features low latency audio (60ms) for its gaming mode.
- Just like the Opus, the Opus X boasts 40mm drivers.
- The lightweight headset weighs only 270g, which adds to its comfort.
- The frequency response for the Opus X is 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
- The Opus X has an impressive battery life of up to 40 hours (or up to 30 hours with ANC activated).
Razer Opus X - Price
At $99.99, the Razer Opus X is almost exactly half the price of the Opus. It's probably worth paying the extra $100 for the Opus if you prioritize top-notch ANC and added features. Otherwise, the Opus X is an excellent alternative for a more affordable price. You can easily purchase the Opus X directly from the Razer website.
The Razer Opus X headset offers a lovely little package for its reasonable $99 price tag. Granted, if you're willing to move into a higher pricing tier, you can find more impressive headsets, but that level of quality isn't necessary for most people. The Opus X provides excellent sound quality, above-average comfort, and comes in several cool colors. What more do you need in a headset?
- Top-notch sound quality.
- Immersive, low latency gaming mode is a nice touch.
- Comfortable design.
- Comes in three stylish colorways.
- Long battery life.
- Quick attention mode could be better.
- Built-in microphones aren't the best quality.
- The headset is Bluetooth-only, which is a bit restrictive.
The Razer Opus X is an affordable headset with satisfactory ANC and excellent sound quality.