UPDATE: The Razer Nommo Pro, which was introduced at CES earlier this year, is now available for £ 500 at the Razer store. Other retailers will soon follow. Next, Vaughn is practical with the product.
When it comes to buying PC speakers, there is an almost infinite number of options, with a price range that ranges from less than £ 10 to whatever you want. pay. The problem is that once you start reaching the top end, you are entering the territory of the home theater system.
This is where the Razer Nommo Pro comes in. Announced at CES 2018 along with its younger brothers, the Razer Nommo and the Razer Nommo Chroma, the Razer Nommo Pro is a 2.1 configuration designed specifically for premium game configurations. Presented as a "no-compromise" speaker configuration, the Nommo Pros are Razer's dedicated gaming speakers designed to offer better range and clarity than the Razer Leviathan soundbar currently available.
It is worth noting that, as the premium speaker in Razer's Nommo range, the Pro is significantly more complete than the Razer Nommo and Nommo Chroma. Because of that, I'm going to focus on my time with the Nommo Pro, but I'm going to play the other two for comparative reasons.
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Razer Review of the Nommo Pro: UK price, release date and specifications
I'll get straight to the point. As with all things Razer, the Nommo Pro is not cheap. You can buy the Razer Nommo for a reasonable price of £ 110 and the Nommo Chroma for £ 170, but the Nommo Pro will send you back £ 500.
I know, I can hear your jaw hit the ground already. But as with all Razer, the sale price is indicative of the quality you will receive in return. In addition to the Chroma options of the Nommo Chroma, the Nommo and the Nommo Chroma are identical. Both come with 3-inch woven fiberglass drivers, integrated rear bass ports and intuitive volume and bass controls to ensure your equalizer always stays level.
The Nommo Pro, however, uses Kevlar fiber conductors coated with Dupont and Silk Tissue Tweeters to ensure, says Razer, that the cleanest and cleanest sound is heard. Unlike Nommo and Nommo Chroma, the Nommo Pro is THX certified and comes with Dolby virtual surround sound to emulate a 5.1 configuration. There is also a cylindrical subwoofer that shoots down to ensure that your neighbors or loved ones can hear the bass of that semiautomatic rifle you are brandishing.
In terms of connectivity, the Nommo Pro supports USB, optical, Bluetooth and 3.5 mm jack connections, along with a separate control unit for easy access to volume and source controls and provide a headphone jack that is not on the back of your PC.
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Razer Nommo Pro Review: Design and features
On the design front, the Razer Nommo Pro is a strange beast. It looks like a part-speed gun, as part of the Star Wars blaster, and yet most of its design is completely practical. The upward inclination of its main cylindrical body, supposedly, is designed to maximize the optimal sound output and is the direct result of working with THX for speaker certification. The independent tweeter is ejected from the main body to ensure that the main conductor does not interfere with the sound, allowing sharp tones to be heard in a clean manner throughout the action.
The cylindrical nature of the down-firing subwoofer and the main speakers are to create a uniform air flow to create a stable sound. The same design principles have been used in the Razer Nommo and Nommo Chroma, even if they lack all the features of the Nommo Pro.
Honestly, I'm not sure how much of this design principle I'm buying, but it's undeniable that these are very good speakers for PC. In my brief time with them, it is clear that they can produce a warm and rich sound when listening to music or watching Netflix, but then they can increase to offer the perfect sound configuration you would need for a competitive game of Overwatch, PUBG or even something immersive like the next PC release of Final Fantasy XV .
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Razer says he has designed these speakers to work better in the short-term launch situations, essentially meaning their basic PC configuration environment. However, they managed to transmit audio from the other side of the Razer stand on a busy floor of the CES show, so Razer is clearly managing expectations here.
Razer Nommo Pro Magazine: First Verdict
On first impressions, the Razer Nommo Pro seems to be an excellent addition to Razer's line of PC peripherals. The landscape of the speaker can be difficult to decipher but, as usual, Razer is not holding back. My only concern is that initially steep price point. At £ 500, you really have to want the best game configuration that exists. It is much more than most other 5.1 configurations in the market.
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The Razer Nommo and the Nommo Chroma, on the other hand, offer a very tempting proposition. Below £ 200, they represent a solid investment in decent PC speakers that, in the case of the Nommo Chroma, integrate very well into your Razer-filled game configuration.
As with all Razer products, it does not matter which one you choose, you will not be disappointed. I, for my part, can not wait to give the Razer Nommo Pro an adequate review later this year.