Nothing says gaming like RGB lights and large, obnoxious designs. All the things Razer is known for.
The Razer Nommo Chroma is no different. These speakers scream gaming and will fit nicely with any gaming rig. But, as with a lot of high-end gaming peripherals, these speakers come with a considerably high price tag for what they actually offer.
So, are they worth your hard-earned cash? Let’s find out as we go through our in-depth Razer Nommo Chroma Review…
The speakers are made with a premium feeling plastic. It’s smooth and not a fingerprint magnet like a lot of products nowadays. The matte-black fits well with any modern gaming rig, and the RGB lighting is subtle around the base of the speakers.
Certainly not compact…
Build-quality feels good. The speakers are quite large, and you might find they take up a lot of real estate on your desktop. The speakers are 9-inches tall. However, the real reason they take up so much space is the fact that they are 6-inches long.
On the circular base, you will find two knobs, one for the volume and one for the bass. They do feel cheaper than the rest of the build and lack smoothness when turning.
Clever lighting uses…
As you turn them, the RGB indicator lights up show the amount of volume (green) or bass (blue). This makes great use of RGB lighting. Not only using it for aesthetics but giving it functionality as well.
The drivers here aren’t really special. Unlike the Nommo Pro, these speakers have neither a subwoofer nor 20mm tweeters. Instead, Razer puts in a 3-inch full-range driver on each speaker.
So, how do the speakers sound, considering there are no actual subs or tweeters?
First off, there is no THX certification here. So, forget about using these for binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix. It’s unfortunate with the price tag attached to these; it would have been a nice inclusion.
Excellent background audio source…
Listening to music throughout the day at home, we were pleasantly surprised by the performance of the speakers.
We had these on during the weekend while writing up reviews and getting some work done around the office, and they performed well. They aren’t the loudest and definitely won’t be loud enough for a medium-sized house party.
But, if you are just casually playing some background music during the day, you won’t be disappointed.
Control the low end…
The included bass knob makes any low-end issues disappear with a single turn. We love the option of having full control over the low end. Although, if you are a real bass junkie who enjoys earthquake equivalent bass rumbles, these won’t satisfy that craving.
That said, considering there are no subwoofers here, we were delightfully pleased with the low-end performance of these speakers.
The rest of the frequency range sounds great. Vocals are clear and well separated from the instrumentals. Even with the volume at max, there was no distortion hand, and the high-range frequencies never became ear piercingly loud.
A good but not great gaming option…
If you buy these for gaming, you won’t be getting the full experience. FPS shooters like Call of Duty or Battlefield sound amazing on large sound systems because of that low-rumble you get from a proper subwoofer.
Without that, gunfights and explosions lack that low-end feel that really puts you in the middle of the fight. Considering the price these are retailing for, there are similarly priced options that offer subwoofers as well, like Logitech’s Z323 speaker system.
Setting up these bad boys is as easy as setting up speakers can be. Plug in the power source and connect them to your computer and with each other, and you are all set.
That said, there aren’t really many connection options present here. There is a 3.5mm jack and another connection exclusively for headphones. For the most part, these will stay connected to your PC via USB.
There’s also no wireless connectivity here. So forget about Bluetooth or WIFI connectivity. Truly a missed opportunity.
Who is the Razer Nommo Chroma Speakers for?
If you like the Nommo Pro but don’t want to spend so much on a pair of speakers, these are a great alternative. Everything that makes the Nommo Pro great is here, except for the subwoofer, which is a fair trade at almost half the price.
These are also great for people who live in apartments or shared living arrangements. The subwoofer on the Nommo Pro and most other speaker systems are too loud for shared accommodation. If you want something a little less intrusive but still want good sounding speakers, these will be perfect for you.
They’re also great for any Razer fans. If you already own a bunch of Razer products like their keyboards or gaming mice, then adding these speakers to your setup will further enhance the Razer Chroma aesthetics.
Razer Nommo Chroma Review Pros and Cons
- Decent sound quality.
- Good low-end.
- Minimalistic RGB lighting design.
- Much cheaper than the “Pro” variant.
- Doesn’t get loud enough.
- Lacks a decent set of connectivity options.
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Razer Nommo Chroma Review Final Thoughts
If you’re looking for a good set of speakers that have decent build quality, some good-looking, non-flashy RGB lighting, and good-sounding drivers, you really can’t go wrong with these speakers.
Costing almost half the price of the Nommo Pro, it’s hard not to recommend the Nommo Chroma to anyone. Unless the subwoofer is a make or break factor for you, saving the extra cash by buying the standard Nommo Chroma is the better option.
Until next time. May your gaming be glorious, and your music always be merry.