Razer today announced the Opus X pair of wireless headphones featuring active noise-cancelation. Priced at $99, the Opus X are $100 cheaper than the previous Razer Opus.
The Opus X feature large 40mm drivers in a circumaural design with large ear pads. You get active noise-cancelation, which uses microphones on the outside of the headphones to detect and cancel out ambient noise. There’s also a Quick Attention Mode that lets outside sound in through the speakers.
The Opus X feature Bluetooth 5.0 connection. Razer claims a latency of 60ms when using Gaming Mode, although it’s not clear what codec the headphones are using, with or without this mode.
Compared to the more expensive Opus, the Opus X make a few concessions to reach the lower price. For one, there’s no THX branding as the Opus X are not certified by THX. The Opus X also don’t have an audio input so you can’t use them in wired mode. Lastly, the rated battery life on the Opus X is slightly lower at 30 hours versus 32 hours on the Opus, both with ANC enabled.
The Razer Opus X are available for purchase from Razer.com. They come in three colors, Green, Quartz (pink), and Mercury (white).