Headsets are always very popular among gamers. But especially when these are wireless and also designed for the new consoles, many will pay even more attention. Yes, Razer has now also released the Kaira Pro, a headset that you can connect wirelessly to your consoles. The Kaira Pro for the Xbox Series X has been around for a while now. However, Razer has now sent us the Kaira Pro for the PlayStation 5. Special highlight is said to offer Hypersense technology, which makes it possible to play matching vibrations to sounds, immersing you even deeper into the action.
But how does the headset perform in practice?? We’ll let you know.
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Comes with a great USB C adapter
The first positive thing that stands out is that the headset comes in a high-quality package, which already leaves a good impression. The headset is safely inside the box and comes with a USB C charging cable, a cable adapter from USB 2.0/3.0 to USB C (if you don’t have a USB C port on your device) and the actual wireless adapter, which supports Razer’s Wireless HyperSpeed technology. The wireless adapter is small and thus doesn’t take up too much space. Plus, this one comes with a USB C port and is compatible with all the latest devices. Although the headset is designed for PS5 consoles, it can thus also be connected to PCs, laptops, smartphones or even the Nintendo Switch or MAC devices.
Great comfort thanks to soft pads
The Kaira Pro also makes a high-quality optical impression. The color scheme is a mix of mainly black and white colors with silver and blue accents, reminiscent of the typical PlayStation 5 colors. Razer adapts the headset to the console just like they did with the Xbox version. Razer typical there are also RGB colors, which you can additionally set on the sides.
The wearing comfort is ensured by the particularly large and soft pads, which are equipped with memory foam. The earcups are large enough to fit any ear type comfortably and well. Even after several hours of gaming, you don’t feel any restrictions, as the headset fits very comfortably on your head. A soft cover is also attached to the top of the headband in the middle, which cushions your head from above. The rest is clad in plastic, but you don’t have to fear any pressure here, as only the padding rests against your head. The rest of the casing thus remains in the air and has no contact points to the skull. The Kaira Pro is also very flexible and durable, which promotes a comfortable fit.
The headset makes a very good impression, both visually and in terms of wearing comfort. For longer gaming sessions, the headset is in this point already suitable without problems.
The most important functionalities can be used quickly and easily
There are also a lot of buttons directly on the headphones, which cover all important functionalities. On the left side, you’ll find the power button, a volume control, a mute button and the ports for the microphone and charging cable.
On the right the special functionalities of the headset are operated. Here we have the wireless connection button, which also allows you to switch between multiple sound profiles at the same time, a slider that determines how loud you hear yourself and finally the button that adjusts the strength of the HyperSense vibration technology.
Thus, the most important things are placed centrally on the headset and can be controlled directly from there. There is no touch control, but the buttons are robust and don’t wobble.
Uncomplicated wireless connection to up to two devices simultaneously
As soon as the headset is turned on and the adapter is placed on the desired device, you can start to play. The Kaira Pro automatically connects to the device and you can already hear the sound. Besides the wireless adapter, however, a wireless connection via Bluetooth is also possible. This is similarly uncomplicated. You simply hold down the connect button for a few seconds and the headphones pair with the desired Bluetooth device.
If you want, you can even connect 2 devices to the headset at the same time. Either you use the combination of wireless adapter (device 1) + Bluetooth (device 2) or you connect 2 devices directly via Bluetooth and omit the adapter.
The Kaira automatically detects which audio source is currently playing sound and automatically switches to it without further intervention.
So all this was implemented quite user-friendly and is not too complex.
The range is also impressive. In contrast to my Bose QC35II Bluetooth headphones, which already break in the transmission in the next room when the door is closed, here everything ran stable, no matter whether you are connected via the adapter or pure Bluetooth. However, I could observe that there were interruptions as soon as the Kaira Pro reached the battery level of ca. has reached 10%. When the headset was then fully charged again, everything worked smoothly again. In my second test with a low battery power, the dropouts no longer occurred. Most likely this was only a temporary problem.
Different sound settings and more in the app
The sound of the Kaira Pro isn’t bad either. The headset already offers a good sound in the standard setting. You can go one step further and choose between various sound profiles. From bassy or amplified to special modes like FPS Shooter everything is there. If you like, you can even create your own sound profile via the Razer app and adjust the curves there.
The Razer app, however, offers a few more features and configurations you can make. Most of them are already available with the physical buttons, but there are still a few special features.
With the equalizer you can select your favorite sound profile (similar to the button on the headset), but at the same time you can also select the "Custom" or "Custom" sound profile. Edit "Individual" mode and create your own preferred profile. The "Do not disturb" mode is located directly below the equalizer and automatically rejects 2.4 GHz calls if you are in a concentrated gaming session and do not want to be called.
The "Smart Link" option turns on the gaming mode, which is supposed to offer you even lower latencies in sound transmission. However, I couldn’t determine a difference, since the headset already produces barely noticeable latencies. Then you can set the RGB pattern, for which you also need the Chroma RGB app.
The app also shows you the battery status, which is unfortunately not communicated by the headset itself. As for the battery life, the official side talks about 20 hours with activated RGB and HyperSense. With the special features turned off, it even lasts up to 50 hours. In practice it looks a bit different. The Kaira ca. runs even more intensely when the special features are turned on. 10 – 12 hours. Without such a little longer, but the 50 hours were never reached in my test.
The app settings offer even more functions like an automatic shutdown, firmware status or general information like FAQ etc.
The highlight: Hypersense technology
The very clear highlight of the headset is reflected in the HyperSense technology. As briefly mentioned above, this is an automatic beater detection that plays matching vibrations to your ears to increase immersion. You can also talk about the counterpart of the haptic feedback from the PS5 DualSense controller.
In plain language, this means: If you’re playing an audio-strong game like DOOM, which throws the effects around your ears, you’ll feel it clearly. Horror games or shooters are of course even more intense and pull you deeper into the action.
It also works great with bass-heavy music. The technology did not perform as well in movies or series with a lot of conversation. The headset also picks up these and reproduces the vibrations, which can perhaps be a bit annoying at times. Fortunately, you can also turn off the HyperSense function at any time or choose between low, medium and strong to achieve the optimal result for you.
Personally, I have never experienced this technology in headphones before and especially for people who prefer headphones for gaming, I would like to see that the technology is also built in future models and further developed.
Razer has already done a good job here and proved that this technology is a must for future headphone gaming sessions.
Audio telephony with mediocre microphone
The Kaira Pro is a headset and therefore, of course, also suitable for making calls. The microphone isn’t the best, but it’s not the lowest class either. The voice sounds a bit tinny through the included microphone, but you can understand it well.
Comfort is not lacking here either. The microphone can be taken off and put back on at any time. At the same time it is loosely bendable, so you can lay it down the way it fits best.
Nothing is perfect – a few negative points
So far I have rightly praised the headset highly. There are other flaws besides the already mentioned smaller ones, which I would like to mention as well.
The HyperSense technology is really a great feature that I don’t want to miss anymore. But the intensity depends on your volume level. This is less noticeable during gaming sessions, since you usually have a constant volume here, but listening to music is a different matter again. Would you like to let music run along relatively quietly over the headphones, perhaps not to disturb your fellow people in the room, but still like to hear the vibration, it will be nothing even at the highest level. The vibration just doesn’t come through. So you have to have a certain volume level to hear the vibration. You can also hear a low hissing noise when the HyperSense technology is turned on, but you are not playing any sound and are sitting in a completely silent room. The noise sounds a bit like when you turn on the gas heater and the gas is pulled to heat it up. Exactly where this comes from, I can’t be. This is probably only a small side effect of the technology and not very noticeable once you start playing sound again.
Speaking of sound: I could also determine a few crackling noises in my test phase, as soon as you are connected with 2 devices and switch between individual applications on the PC or browse through the Internet. Again, this is only noticeable when the headset is running without sound. Possibly this can be due to several 2.4GHz devices that are used in the house and with which there is interference. But unfortunately I could not fix the problem after several tests.
-Update: After consultation with Razer, the mentioned problems are already known and they are already working on a firmware update.-
Additionally, you should be aware that the Kaira Pro is completely wireless and there is no possibility to use the headset via cable. There is also no Active Noice Cancelling, which filters out and suppresses disturbing ambient noise.
A bit annoying, but less problematic: As soon as the battery is about to run out, you will be informed by a voice that the battery is low. However, the voice doesn’t tell you what percentage is left. The headset also warns you every few minutes that the battery is about to run out. It would have been enough if the message had appeared twice (once at 15%, once at 5%) so that the audio source wasn’t interrupted every few minutes. After 6 times of remembering, I did connect the headset to the charger. But it was not completely empty yet.
All in all, the Kaira Pro is a solid headset that has a few minor flaws, but is still convincing. The biggest plus point the headset achieves in HyperSense technology, which favors even better immersion and is also perfect for listening to music.
On the downside, of course, it’s possible that my review unit in particular has a problem or Razer is following up with firmware updates that will fix some issues.
The comfort that the Kaira Pro provides is 1A. Both it offers a comfortable feel for hours and ease of use related to the wireless connection. That you can connect 2 devices in parallel is also a nice extra. The headphones also have a low latency with a high range, which is still a problem with competitor products.
The Kaira Pro is also suitable for making calls, even if the microphone quality is not the best.
Razer has brought a good device onto the market here, which also dares something new with the HyperSense technology. Is the headset recommended? It all depends on what you want to use it for. If the drawbacks don’t affect you too much in use and you want to feel a more intense gaming experience from the vibration, then you have a solid device here that you can use for hours without a headache.