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It's not a dual headphone/mic plug unit. Not bad, otherwise.
on May 15, 2016
I recently purchased the Razer Electra headset. It arrived same day at no charge under my Prime account. The unboxing was slightly irksome due to the amount of plastic inserts involved, and is extremely difficult to repackage as I was going to box them back up and send them back, but couldn't because I was afraid I was going to damage the box.
The reason I bought these is the cost for a headset with a mic. Decent price for headphones with a good sound to them. Heavy bass, clear high end. Haven't tried the mic, because it's a line in mic with a single plug (like most smartphone headphone/mic combos). Apparently I didn't look closely enough at the item description, and missed where it said this was the case. Or it wasn't listed. Either way, I had assumed these came with a detachable boom mic, but I was sorely mistake when they arrived.
The reason I decided to not send them back is that my wife liked them and wanted to keep them. She was replacing her Sony Xtra Bass headphones that had finally died.
The detachable cords for the head "set" are rubberized and a bit springy. Feels cheaply made compared to their normal braided fiber cables. The overall design is nice. The matte finish on the plastic picks up oil from fingers extremely easily and is very noticeable on the black coloration. The cushioning is comfortable, for the short time I tried them out. They ARE relatively heavy, due to the massive amount of plastic (because they are large) and the size of the magnets used.
My wife wore them for an extended time last night, but didn't complain about the weight and stated the ear cushions were very nice as they fit over the ear. The earphone parts do fold up, for "convenient travel size", but it really doesn't do much to reduce the footprint of these large and in charge headphones. The folding portion of them feels a bit flimsy, and am hoping it won't break just after the warranty expires.
The sound is nice. Rich, deep bass and clear mids and highs. The upper level at 25kHz isn't as broad as other lower end headphones (usually at 20kHz) and the overall performance isn't any better than the Razer Orca (with 21kHz to 15hz range) pair I've had for going on 5 years, which I bought used and had to resolder the wire connections twice on 2 years in after owning them and are still going strong.
Overall, if the head "set" had dual heaphone/mic jacks instead of a single plug, even with an in line mic, which my laptop can't support, I wouldn't be having buyers remorse. They seem solid. Only time will tell how long they will last. My Orca pair is still going strong, but I've had to repair them twice.