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Razer THX Onyx

Razer Drops The THX Onyx Portable DAC Amp

The THX Onyx is by far one of the smallest, cleanest, and sleekest looking portable amplifiers to come along.

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Razer, the gaming-centric tech company which now owns THX, has just released a powerful, portable digital-to-analog (DAC) amplifier equipped with THX AAA technology called the Razer THX Onyx. The Onyx is THX’s first consumer product, although the company has been involved in audio research for many years and one of its developments has been a new amplifier topology it calls Achromatic Audio Amplifier (AAA). As the name suggests, the goal is thoroughly colorless amplification of your audio signal. The device’s goal is to ensure the highest fidelity mobile listening experience for one’s music, movies, and games.

The build quality of the THX Onyx is exceptional – its rugged yet smoothly machined black metal body feels substantial compared to many of the plastic alternatives out there. On one end is a USB-C connector at the tip of its flexible rubberized tail. The connection to your device is entirely plug-and-play with no need to download drivers to use it with a PC, Mac, Android, or iOS. The metallic body of the device has a 3.5-mm headphone jack on the opposite end of the USB connector. The headphone jack is ready to receive a TRRS connection that includes a path for voice audio if you are using a headphone with a mic, which makes it a good choice for a gaming headset. Apart from its other features, the THX Onyx has MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) support, creating a portable DAC amplifier that provides lossless, pure sound so listeners can hear content the way the artist intended.

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