Razer Hammerhead HyperSpeed are noise-cancelling wireless earbuds for the PS5 and Xbox Series X

Razer Hammerhead HyperSpeed are true wireless earbuds for the PlayStation and Xbox
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Console gamers, Razer has made a pair of wireless earbuds just for you. The Razer Hammerhead HyperSpeed come in two variants: one for the PlayStation, and one for the Xbox. But for some reason, the Xbox version is slightly more capable.

The Hammerhead HyperSpeed is a variation of the standard Hammerhead earbuds Razer already sells. These models promise to connect better to their respective consoles.

So how is the Xbox variant more capable than its PlayStation equivalent? Because it connects to both PS4/PS5 and Xbox consoles, whereas the PlayStation version can't connect to Microsoft consoles. That's because Xbox audio accessories require a special security chip in the audio transmitter, giving them an extra hoop to jump through. So, if you're lucky enough to own both consoles, it might be sensible to choose the Xbox-friendly version.

Each variant has a colour scheme to match its console partner. You can see the Xbox one above, whereas the PlayStation variant is white like a pair of AirPods but with blue accents.

Other than that, they're both very similar, with active noise-cancellation, Razer's RGB lighting effects and a USB-C audio transmitter (plus USB-C to USB-A adapter). They both have 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity onboard too, so you can pair them with your mobile device as well as your console.

Latency is a low 25-35ms, and battery life is a decent eight hours from the buds plus another 22 from the case, making a total of 30 hours.

They're also priced identically at £149.99 / $149.99 (about AU$270). Head over to Razer's website to check them out although they don't go on sale until November.


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Joe Svetlik

Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.