2020’s Best Bluetooth Headphones
Brilliant THX sound, active noise canceling, and plush comfort in a sleek wireless package
Razer has been a major player in the audio space for a long time. They helped define the concept of a “gaming headset,” and their products have true mainstream visual appeal. However, their sound signatures have been stuck in the realm of powerful bass and fun over accuracy for years now, lacking the detail and nuance of some of the other big audio brands.
That’s all in the past now.
2020 is the year that Razer truly excelled in sound, transforming from a maker of fun and exciting gaming headsets into a true all-around audio powerhouse. Their current slate of products has incredible, accurate sound performance backing up their impressive and fun industrial designs. And with the Razer Opus, my favorite Bluetooth headphone of the year, they’ve taken a proud swipe at other consumer tech brands like Sony, Apple, and Bose and easily bested them where it counts most.
The Razer Opus sells for $199.99, and it’s available in both Midnight Blue and Black. Here’s a link to their official site. That’s not an affiliate link, as I believe those have no place in tech reviews. Its price puts it up against a huge swathe of ANC Bluetooth models, but the Opus has audio performance that I prefer over any other wireless headphone on the market, and indeed over most wired headphones.
Opus’s THX-engineer-tuned audio is, in a word, neutral. It’s precise and accurate to the source audio you feed into it, whether you use a wired or wireless connection. The sound signature is very much like the AKG K371, one of the most impressive studio pairs I’ve ever heard. Nothing that any of the other big wireless headphone companies makes comes close on sound performance, to my personal ears. If you don’t like its exemplary accuracy, Razer’s Opus mobile app allows you to choose from other EQ profiles, so you can tweak the sound to your own tastes.