Thanks to the delightful folks at Razer, I’ve had my music and game sounds blasting out of the Razer Nommo Chroma. These speakers have it all; great depth of sound, deep bass, easy to set up and, of course, the Chroma light show.
Despite being only 2.0 sound, the Razer Nommo Chroma is more than good enough for most setups. If you’re only interested in 7.1 Dolby Atmos then it’s likely you won’t be interested in these.
If however, you’re after a low-cost sound solution for gaming, then the Razer Nommo Chroma speakers might just be for you.
Razer Nommo Chroma Review
The first thing you’ll notice when taking the Razer Nommo Chroma from the box is the sleek form factor, black matte finish and light, yet solid manufacturing.
These speakers, while inexpensive, are not cheap in the pejorative sense. The Razer Nommo Chroma speakers aren’t heavy, but they’re definitely solid. Holding them, they feel dense yet light and once they’re plugged in, it’s clear how much quality is packed into the shells.
Setting them up couldn’t be simpler. All that’s required is to plug the AC adapter into both the wall and the rear of the main speaker unit. Then the left speaker needs to be connected to the right and the USB cable plugged into your PC.
Voila, the Razer Nommo Chroma is set up.
The speakers also include an AUX in and headphone out so you can use the speakers for more than just gaming or music. I set the Razer Nommo Chroma up with my TV and watched some Netflix with them.
The sound was perfectly fine, though they do tend to be a little quiet for providing sound to an entire family room.
With the speakers set up, using them is as easy as pressing the volume button to turn them on. After that, you can play with the volume and Bass boosting knobs or dive into the sound and Chroma settings through Razer Synapse.
Stereo, not Surround
Being 2.0 speakers, the Razer Nommo Chroma don’t have a wide range of equalizer options, but you don’t really need more than what you’ve been given. These speakers have been designed to provide sound for gaming and they do that well.
What you can spend hours tinkering with are the Chroma settings. It’s here that you can choose from any of the premade settings or create your very own light show. If you’ve got a Razer Hue Bridge you can have the Razer Nommo Chroma pair with it to seamlessly blend the lights and gameplay for compatible games.
The sound quality of these speakers is pretty great for the price tag. You won’t be able to get face melting volumes from them, but even when turned up to the max, the sound is loud but undistorted. I even tested the Razer Nommo Chrome with some very bass heavy Death Metal and at full volume, with full bass boost, the sound remained crystal. Now that’s impressive.
For the low cost of $249 AUD, the Razer Nommo Chroma is a great audio solution for most gaming setups. If you’re in the market for something with Dolby Surround, you’re going to have to look elsewhere and spend more. But for a great stereo solution, look no further.
PowerUp! was provided with a loaner pair of Razer Nommo Chroma speakers by Razer.
At a glance
- Full range 2.0 gaming speakers for PC
- Custom woven glass fiber 3-inch drivers for power and clarity
- Rear-facing bass ports for powerful lows
- Versatile controls for gaming, music and movies
- Easy access headphone jack and volume controls
- 2 x 3-inch full range drivers (1 x per speaker)
- Frequency response: 50-20,000hz
- USB audio (Nommo Chroma Only)
- 1 x 3.5mm aux input jack
- 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
- Bass and Volume Control
- Chroma enabled (Nommo Chroma Only)
- PC/Mac with a free USB port
RAZER SYNAPSE REQUIREMENTS
- Windows®7/Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher)
- Internet connection
- 100 MB of free hard disk space
- Razer Nommo Chroma 2.0 gaming speakers
- 3.5mm audio cable
- Power adapter with interchangeable plugs
- Important Product Information Guide
Product Name: Razer Nommo Chroma
Offer price: $249
Big Bass Sound
Easy to set up
Chroma is fun
Great sound quality, low price