Last year Apple decided to get done with the headphone jack, and this year the likes of Pixel 2 duo followed course. And the two companies didn’t just make it inconvenient to listen to music on the smartphones, but they also made it expensive with the AirPods, and the Pixel Buds. While the iPhone 7 and beyond still have no option but to go for either another true wireless earphone or one that connects via the lightning port, there may be good news for other smartphones that come with a USB-C jack. Razer has released a new pair of USB-C buds called the Razer Hammerhead USB-C, which may be an option you could consider for your 3.5mm port-less phone.
Although, these headphones are made to match the Razer Phone, you can easily plug them into any other device that has a USB-C jack. The earbuds are fitted with 10-mm drivers, and acoustic chambers to deliver “deep, distortion-free bass,” according to the company.
Further, the Razer Hammerheads include an in-line remote and mic along a flat cable, which is meant to reduce the irksome tangling of the chords. They’re also magnetic, so you can snap them together when not in use. The buds come in a neon green and black color. It comes along a custom carry case and is available for $79.99 (Rs 5,200 approximately) from the Razer store, joining the Bluetooth and Lightning versions released earlier this year.
Although not an ideal comparison, with the Google Pixel Buds being wireless, but for someone who wants an earphone for their Pixel 2 smartphones, that also fits their budget, the Razer Hammerheads is an option. For perspective, it is pertinent to mention, that as opposed to the almost $80 price tag of the Razer earbuds, the Pixel Buds are priced almost double at $159 (Rs 10,000 approximately).