The Thresher Ultimate is Razer’s latest wireless gaming headset with a closed ear cup design and a hammock-style headband for optimal comfort. The Thresher delivers powerful bass with great details on the highs. The Ultimate package includes a headphone stand for easy headset storage, as well as a base station for improved connectivity. This is a great choice for those who want just a single wireless headset for their gaming PC and consoles, though some limitations may apply.
Pro Powerful and detailed sound
Bass performance from the Thresher is great, as the output is powerful and slightly boomy, which highlights the different explosions, gunshots and attacks that in-game characters make. The mids have good clarity, yet are slightly recessed so dialogue may be quite difficult to hear in busy game moments. The highs are not the most natural sounding as they are boosted, but this also makes audio details like the rustle of grass or the blowing of the wind easy to hear.
Pro 7.1 surround sound
You’ll experience a better sense of direction and immersion from the audio that you hear. The Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound feature makes the sound feel wider and more enveloping. This feature also helps you easily identify where the different sounds that you hear are coming from, and can give you a competitive edge. The microphone can also be pushed into the left ear cup when not in use.
Pro Very comfortable headband
You aren’t likely to feel excess pressure or discomfort on the top of your head. Instead of a single piece of cushioned plastic or metal as a headband, the Thresher features a 2 piece hammock design with a steel piece giving the headband structure while a separate, leather-wrapped foam piece that acts as a cushion on your head. This foam piece feels very soft as there is no solid piece for your head to hit. This part of the headband also automatically adjusts to best fit your head size and shape.
Pro Thick and very soft ear pads
The ear pads drastically reduce pressure around the ears. The pads have thick cushioning and have a leather surface, making them feel soft and smooth on the skin. Razer also offers replacement pads with gel as cushioning instead of foam, which may feel even more comfortable.
Pro Great microphone
Your teammates should easily hear your voice chats in-game. The microphone produces great sound quality, and should make your voice sound full and clear. Noise cancelling is also quite good, and is able to prevent ambient noise and most of your button presses or mouse clicks from mixing with your audio.
Pro Base station has multiple I/O options
You can easily hook up the Thresher Ultimate to your PC as well as game consoles. The base station offers optical in/out as well as USB in so you do not need converters and the like for console and PC compatibility. You can also hook up both a PC and a console at the same time, and you can toggle between the 2 sources using the switch at the rear of the base. Surround sound processing is also handled by the base station so you do not need any software for this function to work.
Con Limited surround sound functionality for certain sources
You won’t get full surround sound functionality when using a variant of the headset on a different platform. The Thresher comes in Xbox and PS4 models. Both work with the PC and consoles with optical and/or USB audio out. However, you only get surround sound for the Xbox platform when using the Xbox-specific variant, and the same is true with the PS4 version.