By Paisal Chuenprasaeng
Razer's comfy Adaro DJ headphones pick up the finest details in recorded music
Razer Adaro DJ Analog Headphones can immerse you in music with powerful, solid bass and fine details in the highs and middles.
Razer says Adaro DJ was designed with DJs and discerning music listeners in mind. The phones deliver rich, natural-sounding acoustics and hard-hitting bass thanks to sonically balanced drivers.
The DJ is part of Razer’s Adaro series, the company’s latest venture into personal-entertainment audio space after the Kraken and Electra became best-selling headphones.
The Adaro DJ uses high-performance 50mm dynamic drivers to deliver precise highs and mids on the cymbals and snare drums and really booming bass. The drivers support a frequency response from 20 to 20,000Hz and the headphones have keen sensitivity of 103dB at 1kHz.
With the impedance way up at 32 ohms, you might need a powerful sound source like a mobile amplifier to get at the DJ’s full potential.
The powerful drivers are housed in padded ear cups that swivel, rotate and collapse into compact form so you can take the headphones anywhere. A durable carrying case is provided.
The Adaro DJ is constructed out of a mix of metal and plastic parts and packaged in a body that’s light and comfortable to use. The headband is adjustable and the plush ear cushions are cosy enough for prolonged use.
Razer says the architecture can withstand the abuse of daily outdoor use with all sorts of equipment. Its industrial-design team worked closely with its engineers to get at the lightest weight and maximum durability.
The closed ear-cup design with leatherette cushions ensures optimal sound isolation and deeper immersion in the music.
For a powerful audio source, you can use the included 6.35mm audio adapter. It lets you plug the DJ into recording equipment and amps. Fortunately my Motorola Razer Maxx handled the driving part quite well, and I was really impressed by the music the DJ pumped out and the comfort of the headphones. I kept the phones on for hours.
I could really get into the solid bass and pick up the crisp details in the instrumentation. The vocals shone through, too.
Listening to AC/DC’s album “Black Ice” was a treat with the screeching guitars and high-pitched singing nicely contrasting with the drums and bass guitar. The percussion came through strong.
The DJ is just as good for “soft” music. I listened to the album “Sax for Sex – Beautiful Night” and the horns came through sweetly and in fine detail, along with great rhythm from the bass and drums.
The woman singing “You’ve Got a Friend” on the album “Best Audiophile Voices V” was loud and sweet against the crisp snare drum and harmonising instruments like the piano and cello.
The Eagles’ “Hotel California”, recorded live, came up with every beat of the drums and the hiss of the maracas clearly heard. Any tiny sound from the percussion glistened.
I used the 6.35mm audio cable to connect to my Denon AVR 1611 receiver and listened to Roger Waters’ “Amused to Death”. There was that same power and a vibrant array of sound effects and ambient sounds, which really enhanced the songs’ meanings. You can hear people talking very faintly on the first track.
The Razer Adaro DJ Analog Headphones retail for Bt7,690.
Drivers: 50mm Neodymium Magnets
Frequency response: 20 to 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 103dB plus/minus 3dB
Input power: 50mW
Cable length: 1.3m
Approximate weight: 310g