It might be.
Imagine you could feel the game and everything around you in the 3D environment. Bullets whizzing by. Explosions that signal an enemy’s position behind. The Nari delivers all of this but with much more accuracy than your standard surround sound experience. Razer’s new headset is far from standard because it’s the world’s first intelligent haptics-enabled gaming headset. This may be a huge gamechanger for competitive players online.
You might be wondering. What is a “haptics-enabled” gaming headset? It’s essentially a headset engineered to deliver a more immersive experience through the use of vibrations.
So is this a tactical advantage?
Simply put, yes. I believe so. This is because the vibrations push at your ear in the direction of the sound. That sensation of “touch” against your ears, which spread across your whole head, make the game feel much more 3-dimensional, adding a whole new layer of immersion when competing online (and offline, Assassins Creed: Odyssey was surprisingly much more immersive).
The Nari Ultimate also comes with quite a few other features that make it a stand-out wireless headset. One of my personal favorites is the hidden indented eyewear channels. This is awesome because I wear glasses and it helps eliminate the pressure that adds up over long gaming sessions.
Overall the design is lightweight and comfortable. Some might be skeptical that a wireless headset can best the sound quality of other gaming headphones. Of course there are many other options, but the hype of this gaming headset is the haptic technology.
Why Razer Hypersense seperates this Headset from the others
“Feel Every Battle” is how Razer markets this pc gaming headset with touch-sensory feedback (aka vibrations). The audio waves create vibration waves that appear accurately to where the audio would be coming from in the game. It’s pretty much surround sound + really cool vibrations that help you more quickly indicate and respond to stuff happening in game.
Competitive players who are playing FPS games online will probably find this headset the most appealing. I feel as if having a vibration that signals to you where things are happening in-game, ie. bullet fire, explosions, foot steps, and vehicles is super powerful.
Here’s what’s more interesting to me. Razer is the first to release a headset with the feature, and I don’t think they wanted to make a bad first impressions.
This is because the technology behind the headset, created by a german engineering company called Lofelt, is really advanced when it comes to turning audio signals into vibrations. They’re highly specialized in this type of engineering with gamers in mind.
This is important because Razer’s new gaming headset is targeting the type of players who want to compete on the highest level and the technology company that developed the realistic haptic experience want to be the competitive edge for companies like Razor to make big changes in the immersion-factor of gaming headsets.
If you like popular multiplayer FPS games… this is how this technology benefits you. Here’s the big idea…
The big idea behind the technology is creating more visual and spatial-awareness through the vibrations. This ultimately helps the player become much more aware of their surroundings within their gaming environment that’s more immersive and realistic than headsets without their haptic technology.
So if you’re someone who enjoys games like Call of Duty: Black Ops IV, Battlefield, Counter-Strike, PUBG, Fortnite, and even offline gaming, such as on Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The Razer Nari Ultimate can add to your overall gaming experience and is worth looking into if you’re considering on buying a new headset in the near future.
This headset has the unique ability to precisely and very quickly analyze the audio coming in from your game. Keep in mind, the very quickly part of the whole equation is important. The technology works at 5ms lag, which is unnoticeable in the grand spectrum of things.
So everything you’re hearing. The “enhancements” and the “experience” are indeed going to add to the hyper sensitivity, hence “powered by Hypersense Intelligent Haptics”, and the level of your online play could be enhanced with faster response time (due to the vibrations telling you to look out for that g’nade rolling on the ground behind you, bro).
If this technology can intensify spatial awareness then it can intensify your level of competition. Knowing what’s going on around you in online FPS is huge. Fight or flight can depend on any little sound you hear that might indicate there’s an enemy player nearby. This technology offers a competitive edge by giving players a surround-sound feel that increases your perception of the environment through sound waves that you feel.
Feel every battle.
A quick glance at Lofelt’s website reveals that their partnership with Razer was groundbreaking, as they created the first PC gaming headset that they claim can “improve gaming reaction time” through the audio-visual experience that their technology delivers to the gamer’s headset.
The “Realistic Haptic Experience” might be what the competitive online FPS community has been needing to get even more competitive.
If you’re interested in experiencing a more immersive soundscape, ultimately intended for more spatial awareness and intensity but with the processing speed to provide a potential tactical advantage, then the Razer Nari Ultimate is definitely worth checking out.
For those of you who aren’t that interested but something reasonably priced. I have a suggestion for you. Although the Razer Nari Ultimate is a great wireless PC gaming headset. Not to mention how cool the haptic technology is, we understand the sound might not be the most essential item in our PC gaming rig.
The retail price for Nari Ultimate on Razer’s website is $199 as of the date of this article. That’s really not so bad in comparison to a lot of other high-end gaming headsets.
However, being a new and feature heavy wireless gaming headset, the price is still steep for some gamers out there. But don’t fret, homies.
I personally recommend checking out Corsair’s RGB Pro Wireless Headset and the other one in the line. In my opinion, this is the best value for the features and quality you can get from most wireless PC gaming headsets under $100.
I’m looking forward to seeing if other brands of headphones will begin to include this technology. I love the idea of creating a more immersive experience and if the technology is supported and explored by more brands then the chances of improvements via competition could be huge. We’ll find out!