Razer Man O'War Wireless Review


Key Specifications

Review Price: £170.007.1 virtual surround sound (PC only)50mm drivers with Neodymium magnetsRGB lightingUSB wireless dongle connectionWireless range: 12m / 40ftBattery life: Up khổng lồ 14 hours with RGB, đôi mươi hours withoutWeight: 375g

What is the Razer Man O’War?

The Man O’War is Razer’s only wireless gaming headset, producing virtual 7.1 surround sound with a rated battery life of 14 to trăng tròn hours.

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It houses large 50mm drivers in a stylish, comfortable design, & provides PS4 and PC players with a long-lasting headset that’s tuned for gaming.

It might be pricey, but it’s a chất lượng piece of hardware that ticks most of the importand headset boxes. Related: Best gaming headsets

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Razer Man O’War – Design, Build and Features

The Man O’War is a wireless headset, và utilises a tiny USB dongle that connects directly into a PC or PS4. The headset is relatively large, features a retractable microphone & comes in a distinctive matte-black finish – though glossy accents are present on the đứng top part of the headset.


The earcups display the Razer hình ảnh proudly, with the integrated RGB lighting shining in a wide variety of colours. The black mesh on the earcups might fool you into thinking this is an open-back headset, but this is a closed-back affair. Razer has a knack for creating gaming-branded products tastefully, và proves this perfectly with the minimalist style present on the Man O’War.

There’s a series of buttons on the Man O’War, with each earcup housing a volume wheel – one for microphone volume & the other for audio volume. You’ll also find the power nguồn button & LED indicator on the left cup, with a neat little USB dongle holder on the right cup. As someone who’s constantly moving between devices, I appreciate this touch.

Move khổng lồ the vị trí cao nhất section of the headset, you’ll find “Razer” etched on the top, with the underside of the headband coated with a faux-leather material stuffed with foam. The Man O’War is also adjustable thanks to lớn the extendable headband. It’s not as adjustable as the Turtle Beach Elite Pro, nor is it as innovative as the system used in the HyperX Cloud Revolver – but it works well.


The actual build quality of the headset is more of a mixed bag however, as the exterior material used throughout is plastic. On a sản phẩm that normally sells for around £170, I would like to see a bit more metal on show lớn justify the price. Despite this, the headset feels solid in the hand, và I would expect it lớn be very durable.

In terms of comfort, the Man O’War is a very comfortable headset to lớn wear. The round earcups had me worried at first, but the fit is actually very satisfying. It’s snug, but never strains against your head. It’s looser than the Turtle Beach Elite Pro, but tighter than the Corsair Void Wireless. The Elite Pro (also £169, but wired) features a higher-quality padding than the Man O’War however, và I would lượt thích to have seen Razer implement thicker padding on the earcups and headband. Despite this, the Man O’War remains a very comfortable headset to lớn wear for long gaming sessions.

Razer Man O’War – Audio Quality

Generally speaking, the audio chất lượng aboard the Man O’War is very good. The experience begins with the wireless connection, which is very easy to lớn set up. Razer supplies a thumbnail-sized USB dongle that provides up lớn 12m of wireless range, as well as a 2m extension cable – useful if you have your device out of direct line of sight.

The connection strength is by far my favorite feature on the headset, as no matter where I moved lớn in the room, the connection was perfect. I was even able to move lớn the room above my chạy thử PC and have a connection (albeit unstable), which is something the Corsair Void Wireless couldn’t achieve.


An inherent problem of wireless headsets is the interference they can pick up, và sadly this is an area where the Man O’War does some thua thảm marks. In my test room I could hear a faint hum of static noise through the drivers once connected. It’s not noticeable once you start playing some music or fire up a game, though I suspect that it’s being drowned out rather than eliminated.

The raw sound chất lượng of the Man O’War is pretty good, with midtones delivered smoothly, và a relatively wide soundstage for a closed-back headset. While the high-end never sounds screechy, the low-end does leave a little bit to lớn be desired, & the clarity of vocals is not as tight as I expected. Overall, the sound signature feels a little bit flat when listening to lớn music.


Thankfully, the Man O’War is mix up and configured with the Razer Synapse software, which gives users the power to lớn tweak the sound to lớn their liking, as well as enable the 7.1 virtual surround sound. After calibrating the headset and adjusting the EQ, I was able khổng lồ get a stronger sound from the Man O’War, with a deeper bass response.

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The 7.1 audio also makes a big difference here, & really opens up the soundstage. The Battlefield 1 beta felt punchy, with plenty of bass present in explosions and gunfire – the balance of the headset makes gaming a joy. Lưu ý that because of the software requirement, the 7.1 audio is for PC only.

The retractable microphone is easy to use, và its mouldable thiết kế provides ample adjustment. The sound quality of the microphone is respectable, though not class-leading. It’s quite nasal, & isn’t suitable for any serious voice-over work. There’s also a bit of static noise in the background too, but nothing too major. For gaming & voice clients it’s absolutely fine, with vocals coming across clearly & with plenty of volume.


The battery life of the headset is rated for up to lớn 14 hours, though this can be extended to trăng tròn by disabling the RGB lighting. The obvious flaw with RGB lighting in a headset is that you can’t see it once you put it on, therefore I’d recommend disabling this. In the real world, the headset lasted over two weeks on a single charge, with about one hour of use per day & the RGB lighting enabled.

Should I buy the Razer Man O’War?

The Man O’War excels in gaming applications. It’s comfortable lớn wear for long periods of time, has a sound signature that’s well suited to lớn games, & can be easily adjusted with the Synapse software.

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While it’s not the best headset out there in terms of raw sound quality, it’s a very well-balanced model that provides an excellent wire-free gaming experience.