Testing it with a smartphone in our pocket and the headphones on our, well, head, the Razer Adaro wireless cans cut in and out frequently, losing the connection to the mobile handset and making it impossible to listen to a track.
Hold the phone up a little higher and closer to your waist, and everything is fine, the headset returning to normal and providing solid sound across the board, but stick the phone back in your pocket and the headset returns to its regularly scheduled program, and one that consists of audio cutting in, then out, then in, and then lots of out.
For a computer user and frequent gamer, that’s unlikely to be a problem, as the Bluetooth on the computer will probably have more power and be more useful for longer distances, but testing it with a smartphone handset while we walked, we found the cutting out was too frequent to ignore.
But on a computer, these should totally be fine, especially if gaming is what you’re into, which being made by a brand known for gaming, is likely the market buying them anyway.
There’s also no microphone, as far as we can tell, which will cramp the style of gamers used to chatting while they’re gaming. That’s a surprise omission for us, since we’d have expected a microphone would be on a pair of cans marketed at gamers.
At a hair under $200 ($199.95), they’re not the cheapest cans you can buy, either, but if the cable really bothers you, and you have no need for a microphone, they’re an interesting pair to try out. Just don’t bet on them for all your mobile music needs, as they could be a touch hit and miss.