Review: Razer Nommo Chroma Stereo Speakers
Thanks to Razer for providing GWW with this review unit.
- Beautiful look and feel
- Simple setup
- Crystal clear sound
Razer’s Nommo stereo speaker system is marvelous. Not only does it look awesome, it’s also easy to setup and features several modes of Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting system. My time with the Nommo has been wonderful. I’m not much of an audio guy – I typically use headphones while gaming. But the Nommo has easily earned a place on my desk.
At just $149 the Nommo is an excellent value. They both sound good and look good, while featuring a variety of Chroma lighting effects. Such as wave, ripple, starlight and pulse. I understand that lighting may not be of interest to some folks, but as a big fan of Razer’s products, it’s pretty great to have speakers I can trick out that actually fits within the Razer design language. The stuff you can’t change, meaning the speaker’s shell and cords, are also fantastic. I love the metal shell and bullet-like look. The dials control bass and overall volume in a 2.0 stereo output. The dials have a stair-step resistance as you turn them either left or right. Simultaneously, both the left and right speakers light up to reflect the level of either volume or bass you’re at with each turn. The Nommo are very solidly built!
Setup is a breeze. You simply connect the left and right speakers and then run power to the right speaker. If you’d like to tune the Chroma lighting, the Razer Central app is your tool. I’m already using the studio for my Razer Blade laptop and other Razer products (not all are in the picture). So adding the Nommo was straightforward. Within a few minutes after unboxing I was up and running with wave effect. Lighting isn’t the only control the software provides. It’s not much, but there is an equalizer available fro quick presets: Default, Game, Music, and Movie. I leave mine on Game.
The Nommo does support a headphone output, but it’s position at the rear of the right speaker make it difficult to reach for those with a large desk, such as myself. Near that output is an auxiliary input, which I didn’t have use for outside of testing. Still, it’s good they added this as a minimum.
What Needs Improvement
Bluetooth is the biggest omission I’ve found from the Nommo. I use a Google Home Mini to cast podcasts from my phone. It’s the only use I have for it. I’d love to remove it from my desk and use my headphone jack-less OnePlus 6T to stream to the Nommo. The bass is good, considering the Nommo doesn’t come with a separate subwoofer.
Who is this For?
The Razer Nommo is excellent for those who want to add some spunk to their desk while also getting clear sound and some bass. I’ve shown these speakers to non-gamers and they love the way it looks. A friend of mine who is a Apple fan and non-gamer, was shocked at the $149 price tag. I do agree with him – these are gorgeous speakers at an affordable price. If you don’t want the killer chroma lighting (are you nuts?!) you can get the same speakers, without Chroma, for $99.