RAZER IS RENOWNED for its peripherals, its cult-like fan base, and, of course, its RGB lighting. Razer spends its marketing budget very well; even those who have never or will never use its products see the Razer logo and branding all over the place, from Twitch streams to YouTube ads, TV, and more. This means that impressionable young minds see their heroes playing on a $200 keyboard, then have to have one. Often, parents don’t understand the need for expensive keyboards, can’t afford them, or simply, don’t want to buy them for younger children. Equally, there are many adults who don’t understand the mechanical keyboard hype, but still want the rest of the features Razer offers. This is where membrane keyboards hold their own. For $60, you can get a Razer keyboard with the majority of the features the top-end mechanical boards boast, but at a fraction of the price. The main difference, of course, is that the switches are membrane, rather than mechanical.
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SteelSeries Arctis 9 $170
A LOT OF HEADSETS seem to have at least one or two things that hold them back from being great, either to reduce the cost, or to help one aspect of the headset exceed at the expense of another. The Arctis 9, on the other hand, does everything that is thrown at it very well indeed.
X by Kygo A11/800 $249
X BY KYGO is a fairly new brand imagined by Norwegian DJ Kygo himself. This pair, the A11/800, fit towards the higher end of the lineup, with a simple yet effective monocolored look.
Sony WH-1000XM4 $348
AT FIRST GLANCE, you might not get the sense that these headphones contain some serious power under the hood, as this power is hidden under an elegant and sleek body. Its smooth matte monocolored finish pushes the idea that Sony wanted sophistication with substance.
Sennheiser HD450BT Wireless $200
YOU ALL KNOW of Sennheiser, as an audio powerhouse at the forefront of sound. The HD450BT is a very well-rounded pair of headphones, sitting in the company’s low to mid-range price bracket at $200.
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Audeze Penrose Planar Magnetic Headset $299
AUDEZE has used its phenomenal audio knowledge to create a very solid gaming headset. The company is more traditionally known for high-end planar magnetic headphones but has dipped into the world of gaming with the Penrose.
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