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At CES 2018 Razer showed off their new Razer Nommo Chroma and their Razer Nommo Pro. The Nommo Chroma has been on sale for a few months now, but we’re still waiting on the Nommo Pro. But a few months after CES 2018 Logitech announced their first gaming oriented speakers the G560 with RGB goodness. For just 50 bucks more than the Nommo Chroma the G560 offers almost everything the Nommo Pro has to offer.
Now this isn’t a full review on either of these speakers, I’m just trying to point out the most important differences between them so I can help you with your purchase decision. If you want to learn more about either of these speakers then watch their full reviews. The Nomma Chroma which has the RBG base currently retails for $150. The Logitech G560 currently retails for 200 dollars and the yet to be released Nommo Pro is slated to retail for 500 dollars. If you want to pick either of these speakers up I’ll have a link in the description below and if you use the link it really helps out the channel.
Both the Razer Nommo Chroma and the G560 have some form of RGB lighting that will flash in correlation with what you’re playing. But their set ups and capabilities are very different. The lighting on the Nommo chroma is very localized to just its base. Where as the G560 has two sets of LEDS that can flash independently from one another. There are your front LED’s facing you and then there are LEDS on the back that act more like a flood light. And these rear facing LEDS are meant to immerse you deeper into your game. But in order to get the most out of the G560 you need to have a gaming set up thats up against a not too cluttered wall. And you might have to play around with the placement of the speakers themselves for optimal results. But if you have the proper gaming set up for the G560, the end results can be truly amazing. Cause in order to get a similar lighting effect with the Nommo Chroma or Nommo Pro you would have to invest in some Phillips Hue light strips and bulbs and get them set up in Synapse 3. Sure the Razer and Philips Hue combo might be more impressive and capable but its also much more expensive and the G560 is a mush easier solution. Sure the illuminated base on the Nommo Chroma looks great and all but I cant deny the G560’s looks more epic.
The set up on these speakers is also very different. The G560 is a 2.1 speaker set up consisting of 2 satellite speakers with 2.5 inch diameter drivers and a subwoofer with a 6.5 in diameter downward firing driver. The Nommo Chroma is just a 2.0 speaker set up with 3 inch diameter drivers and rear firing base ports. If you want a subwoofer then you’re going to have to shell out 500 dollars for the nommo pro. But both of these speaker set ups have their own pros and cons. With the G560 you’re going to get chest thumping, wall shaking bass either when you’re playing music or when gun shots and explosions go off in your game. But you also have to have enough space to accommodate the subwoofer. And I don’t think you’re going to be able to get too much use out of it either way if you live in a dorm or apartment. Cause you might end up getting a call from your landlord. The nommo chroma on the hand is much more compact but don’t expect to get anywhere near the same type of bass performance as the G560.
What caught me off guard the first time I heard the Nommo Chroma was just how good it actually sounded. The mids and highs are surprisingly detailed. Theres enough bass to keep you satisfied but no where near as much as the G560. The G560 also sounds good but only after going into the EQ setting and lowering the bass and bringing the mids out a bit. But still I couldn’t help but notice the sound stage and the highs were a little bit better on the Chroma than they were on the G560. And when it comes to loudness, G560 gets so loud that at max volume I don’t even think its safe for your ear drums. So I never really need to go past 75% volume on the G560. The Nommo Chroma on the other hand doesn’t get nearly as loud as the G560, but at its max volume its enough. And both of these speakers do a pretty good job of preventing sound distortion as they get louder.
But the Logitech G560 has one major feature the Nommo Chroma doesn’t have and thats bluetooth. You can connect and stream your music from your phone on the G560 where as with Razer’s speakers you’re going to have to get the Nommo Pro if you want bluetooth. But the final thing the G560 has over the Razor Nommo Chroma is just their over all build quality. The Nommo chroma has a polarizing design that some will like and others will hate but their build quality isn’t that great. I managed to snap the neck off of its bass from a seemingly harmless drop so you do have to be gentle with them. The G560 on the other hand are built like a tank. Both the satellite speakers and the subwoofer.
If you’re trying to choose between either of these speakers and if you have the proper gaming set up and space I say the better buy here is the Logitech G560. For the extra $50 bucks you’re getting a 2.1 speaker set up with a rather impressive light feature that does more to immerse you into your game right out of the box than the Razer Nommo Chroma can. Logitech cam out swinging with their G560 and I feel Razer is really going to have a lot to prove to justify that $500 price tag on their Nommo Pro. The only benefit I see right now are just the dedicated tweeters. But believe it or not, I still prefer to have my nommo chroma on my desk just because they are much more compact. The way my set up is right now I just don’t have the extra room for the subwoofer. And if you’re somebody with a cramped desk or if you’re constantly moving your gaming set up then the simplicity of the Nommo Chroma might be more your style.