Today we're having a look at the newest wireless headset from Razer, the ManO'War Wireless. Razer is known to produce products that gamers are racing to get. The ManO'War could very well be, yet another one of those.
The ManO'War comes in a few different variants, the one we have on our testbench today is the wireless version. There are, at the moment, also three wired versions; Overwatch Tournament Edition, Limited Green Edition as well as the standard ManO'War.
ManO'War Wireless comes in a very stylish box, just like previous Razer products you can see the similar matt black and green details. The box is rather large and certainly has a weight to it. The front has a door which you can open to see the contents behind a plastic see-through protector. We find the headphone themselves, a USB sort of dock and the box to the far left with charge cable, manual as well as two stickers.
The USB dock, mentioned above, is an extension as seen for other products from other manufacturers as well. The idea behind it is to extend one USB port from the back of your computer to a place where it is easily accessible, for example on top of your desktop. For being such a simple thing, it sure is the most stylish I've seen – comparing with other big brands which feature the same sort of product.
The headset itself is pretty much plastic, it does feel a bit fragile. While being plastic it does decrease the weight of the headset itself so I believe it's a sort of win-win deal. The users win in terms of a light headset and Razer wins in terms of cheaper materials – I guess.
Looking further on the earmuffs, they are made out of – I don't know! They look like leather, but they are so much softer than leather – while still able to hold their form perfectly. They are also easily removable, not so that they will fall off, but easier than other headphones where you have to pull the fabric over a sharp edge to get them off. However, it is not as easy to buy new ones, at the time of writing Razer does not seem to offer any replacements and there are no other manufacturers for third party earmuffs that fit the ManO'War. Hopefully, we'll see this in the future.
On the bottom of the headphones we find on the right side a USB dongle that is embedded inside the ear cup with a push to release mechanism – Excellent storage! We also find the volume wheel that also can be pressed to mute the audio completely.
If we instead take a look at the left ear cup we find from the top to bottom; the power LED, power switch, micro USB connector, the microphone volume wheel which also has a push to mute function and lastly the microphone itself protruding out of the photo.
The ManO'War is a very stylish, very large headset with very large over the ear muffs which on my head feels great. The width of my head is about 16-17cm from side to side – for comparison. The microphone is retractable into the left ear cup and when muted it has a LED ring at the very tip that lights up red.
The sides of the headset features the logo of Razer, a well-known figure by now, that lights up with a spectrum cycling pattern from the start. You can customize this by choosing breathing, spectrum cycling and constant one color as well as off.
The brightness is quite ok, not the brightest to blind your neighbors on a lan, but stylish enough to show what kind of headset you have at a distance.
If we take a look at the headband we have the same kind of material for the cushion as in the earmuffs, a very soft and comfortable material. It isn't very thick, but during the weeks of testing it does feel like it is enough thickness to be comfortable in the long run.
On the outside of the headband we have the Razer logo, stylish and DJ like. Overall the headphones are very nicely designed and as I said before, it fits my head perfectly and does not press onto my ears or the sides of my head.
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