Another major focus area is comfort. We, as gamers, can spend hours and hours gaming, and discomfort can easily get in the way of that. Comfort is, by and large, a result of the selection of materials and mechanical design, and highly subjective based on head and ear shape as well as a range of external factors such as temperature, humidity, noise and even stress levels. To ensure comfort for every scenario we do extensive stress-testing with both professional and casual gamers alike.
Let’s start with weight. The first objective is to reduce the weight as much as possible by minimizing unnecessary parts, creating efficient designs and using lightweight materials. The Razer Thresher Ultimate comes out at 402 grams (0.89 lbs). But a headset doesn’t just rest on your head. The right amount of clamping force can help distribute weight across a larger area.
Through a plethora of testing, our engineers finetune the clamping force to equally distribute force and weight across the full length of the headband and ear cushions, minimizing pressure on any particular part of your head.
Comfort also requires a good fit, so being able to adjust the headset to individual head size is crucial, because one-size-really-doesn’t-fit-all. To ensure a snug fit, the Razer Thresher Ultimate has three adjustable parts; the headband adjusts to height, while swiveling and rocking of the ear cushions adapts to specific head shapes.
Mechanically speaking any moving part is a durability risk, so with multiple important moving parts, it’s crucial to keep them separate to avoid the increased risk of breakdowns. Especially since the heat of battle can lead to less-than-loving-care of your equipment. The Razer Thresher Ultimate’s dual headband design spreads the moving parts across the headset to ensure maximum durability while catering to full individual adjustability.
Material selection is the last point that plays into both. Stainless steel 301 for the headband gives you the rugged strength and corrosion resistance required to withstand everyday wear and tear. To prevent buildup of heat and ensuring a smooth feel, the leatherette-wrapped memory-foam headband has breathable cloth on the bottom side resting on your head.
For the ear cushions itself, the Razer Thresher Ultimate comes with one of two possible choices. Straight up leatherette ear cushions that maximize sound isolation for the best possible performance, or cooling gel-infused cloth ear cushions that trade off on sound isolation and quality for the benefit of extended periods of comfortable gaming for hours. Choose based on your individual needs.
Both options come with an indentation in the foam that allows the foam to give in and be comfortable even when used with glasses.