Razer Nommo Chroma Review | Audiophile Grade Gaming Speakers
Is Razer’s gaming grade speaker that comes in 3 variants. One without RGB (aka Chroma), one with RGB with USB DAC (the one we are reviewing now) and another with a sub-woofer. It has an all-black matte jet engine look that just screams Nutella ice-cream into your face and would look great on a white monochrome table top setup. Build quality is superb, no shaky bits despite being mostly plastic build. I wish they included a tilt mechanism as an ergonomic option, useful for people who may place the speaker at a lower or higher position and tilt it towards the user.
Each side of the speakers house a 3 inch dynamic driver with a custom woven glass fiber diaphragm (stiffer in strength) promising solid sound signature for years to come. On the back of each side of the speakers has a bass port (essentially a hole) which helps with air pressure movement to give you the bass vibes, best result if you face it against the wall.
The right side house all the important ports and controls. Starting with the 2 non detachable cables, one is for linking to the left speaker and another a USB plug for you PC (bundled with build-in DAC, neat). It controls and override the PC volume with the volume knob, turning it reveals the a green glow on bottom of the right speaker indicating volume you have selected.
The bass knob is an interesting piece as it intelligently add bass while adapting to different range of volume (loudness), so you won’t hear any distortions even at 100% volume which I have demonstrated in the video. In simple term the bass has automatic gain, it adjust the EQ and scale it accordingly to volume. Unlike other speakers in the market which simply adds bass on-top of the audio signal from audio source and cause unwanted distortion and bad feedbacks/vibrations. Razer learn from their Leviathan series mistakes, thank god. BTW, turning the bass knob shows a blue glow on the left speaker to show how much bass is clock in.
The other 3 I/O port are for headphone jack, power and 3.5mm audio in for another device (like smartphones).
For gaming I have tested this on Overwatch (world need more heroes), weapon sounds feels good to the ears especially Phara’s rockets and Reaper’s shotguns. But, what is cool is you able to somewhat/somehow heard surround sound effect. Enemy positioning is spot on, you can hear the enemy footsteps easily unlike most cheaper 2.0 speaker in the market. Sneaky Hanzo can be avoided. 100 mark score on this gaming factor. Of course I test this for audiophile reasons as well, down below.
- 2 x 3-inch full range drivers (1 x per speaker), Custom woven glass fiber diaphragm
- Rear facing bass port (air pressure movement)
- Full range 2.0 gaming speakers for PC
- Frequency response: 50-20,000hz
- USB audio & Chroma enabled (Nommo Chroma Only)
- 1 x 3.5mm aux input jack
- 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
Tiaan – Be Ok
The low bass frequency is well bodied, it feels solid. When it come to the energy (air pressure) is loud and punchy, you can feel its presences. All thanks to the bass port located behind each speaker and how the speakers are design like a tube, allowing the air to move freely unlike typical 2.0 speakers (which are small and box shape, which limits the air movement). The low bass vibration fade ultra-mega-epic smooth, the best I have heard on a speaker so far unlike most speakers/headphones/IEMs fade okay or often too quickly.
Pentatonix – See Through
Mitch Grassi, hi-pitch male tennor voice, perform well at hi frequency, no distortion. Identifying each singer in the group is easy. Vocal beat boxing, humming and echoing is Haribo Gummy Bears good.
Violinder – Raindrops
The piano/violin tone has my sound preference, it has a sharp hi-pitched tone at upper-mid to hi frequency. Unlike other options that has a warm feeling aka slightly muffled tone, less clarity. Bass/drum depends on the bass setting but there is a clear separation from the piano/violin tone. Piano/violin slightly over shadow the drum/bass tone which is to my liking.
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