|Item model number||RZ04-01010100-R3U1|
|Item Weight||12 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.1 x 6.9 x 3.8 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||8.08 x 6.89 x 3.75 inches|
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Razer Kraken 7.1 Surround Sound Over Ear USB Gaming Headset
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- Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine The Razer Kraken 7.1 comes equipped with an advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine that immerses you deeper into the game.
- The left ear cup houses an enhanced digital microphone boom that pulls out only when you need it, maintaining the headset's sleek form factor while protecting the microphone during transportation and storage.
- The Razer Kraken 7.1 surround sound gaming headset has been field-tested by countless professional gamers to determine the optimal ergonomics for extended gaming sessions.
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Razer Kraken 7.1
Unleash The Beast Within
Get the complete 7.1 surround sound gaming experience with the Razer Kraken 7.1 USB gaming headset. This headset adopts the comfortable form factor of the Razer Kraken Pro, tested by numerous professional gamers to determine the optimal ergonomics for extended gaming sessions. In addition gamers get personalized 7.1 surround sound via a powerful sound configurator through Razer Synapse.
Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine
The Razer Kraken 7.1 comes equipped with an advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine that immerses you deeper into the game. The engine is capable of ultra-low latency audio processing and modulates the audio source to simulate a 360⁰ surround sound experience that is usually achievable only by incorporating more than one positional driver in each ear cup.
Unidirectional digital microphone with optimized voice algorithm
Get balanced, natural sounding vocal tones when speaking into the Razer Kraken 7.1’s digital microphone. The mic is adjusted to pick up minimal background noise and produce crystal-clear voice. There is a quick mute button at the tip of the mic as well as a green LED that signifies when the mic is active.
Enhanced digital microphone
The left ear cup houses an enhanced digital microphone boom that pulls out only when you need it, maintaining the headset’s sleek form factor while protecting the microphone during transportation and storage. The flexible design and integrated mute button allow the microphone to be adjusted to individual needs, ensuring that it is always positioned the way you need it.
Best-in-class 7.1 virtual surround sound via Razer Synapse
Razer Synapse allows a personal surround sound calibration fit for your ears, giving you the ability to configure your perfect individual setting. Experience a greater sense of involvement in your favorite titles through the advanced surround sound engine.
Designed for extended gaming comfort
The Razer Kraken 7.1 surround sound gaming headset has been field-tested by countless professional gamers to determine the optimal ergonomics for extended gaming sessions. The foldable design allows you to quickly and conveniently stow away and carry the headset on-the-go. Combined with the plush leatherette padding on the ear cups, the Razer Kraken 7.1 immerses you in absolute comfort.
Your personalized surround sound in the cloud
Razer’s powerful Synapse unified configuration software is capable of a high degree of customization, your personal audio calibrations will automatically be saved in the cloud, ready for use wherever you game.
- Frequency response: 20 – 20,000Hz
- Impedance: 32Ω at 1kHz
- Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 110 ± 2dB at 1kHz max
- Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium magnets
- Frequency response: 100 – 12,000Hz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: 63 dB
- Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): -40 ± 4dB
- Pick-up pattern: Omnidirectional
- Inner ear cup diameter: 50mm / 1.97”
- Cable length: 2m / 6.56ft braided USB cable
- Approximate weight: 340g / 0.75lbs
- Connector: Gold plated USB
|Razer Kraken||Razer Kraken Pro||Razer Kraken USB||Razer Kraken 7.1||Razer Kraken Forged|
|Is it for me?||Analog music & gaming headphones||Analog gaming & music headset||Essential USB gaming headset||Advanced 7.1 surround sound USB gaming headset||Elite analog music & gaming headphones|
|7.1 virtual surround sound||•||•|
|Analog 3.5mm combined jack||•||•||•|
|Mic stores inside ear cup when not in use||•||•|
|Mic mute light||•|
|Backlit ear cups||•||•|
|Foldable ear cups||•||•||•||•|
|Rubber sheathed cable||•||•||•||•|
|Neodymium magnet drivers||40mm||40mm||32mm||40mm||40mm|
|Weight||280g / 0.62lbs||293g / 0.65lbs||250g / 0.55lbs||340g / 0.75lbs||390g / 0.85lbs|
|Included accessories||N/A||- 2m / 6.6ft splitter adapter (combined jack to audio & microphone output)||N/A||N/A||- Premium carry case|
|- 1/4" Audio connector|
|- Swappable audio cables|
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The build quality on these puppies still impresses me even now that I have moved on to bigger and better things. Much of this headset is metal and it feels great in the hand.
Going along with the build quality, the styling on these headphones is really distinctive and aggressive. Just looking at them makes me want to use them.
Its a Razer product. While this could go in the Cons sections as well depending on where your allegiances are, many consider Razer products to be cool, gamer friendly, and aggressive.
Lets start with the comfort of these headphones. Because of the metal, bulky looking design, these guys are not light weight. Well, I guess that's not totally true. I should say they were build with style in mind, not comfort, this makes them feel a little heavy and slightly uncomfortable for me. Keep in mind, I own a number of other mainstream headphones and headsets such as the HyperX Cloud 2s, Audio-Technica M50x, and Sennheiser 558's. All three of those headphones are more comfortable than the Krakens. I think my main complaint about the Krakens is that they are rather tight on my head. I don't have an overly large head or anything, they just squeeze rather tightly. This would be OK if the cups on the ears were soft and plushy, but they are rather firm, and they sit more on the ear than around the ear. Because of the stiff cups and the tight hold, it makes it hard to wear these for any more than around 2-3 hours. However, if you had smaller ears, then you'd probably be just fine.
Sound. Now, sound is VERY subjective, so take what I say with a grain of salt. The bass is heavy compared to my other pairs of headphones, but if your into that, than great, you might very well like these headphones. Compared to the HyperX Cloud 2s, these sound much cheaper. The sound is muddy, deep, and the highs and mids are a bit drowned out by the loose, heavy, bass. There, now that that's out of the way, I can say that if you are a casual listener, the sound quality of these headphones will probably be just fine for you, but those of you with a refined ear my be disappointed. You can download some software to Razer that allows you to adjust the sound of these headphones, but I have yet to find settings that help me enjoy the sound these headphones produce.
The number one complaint I have about his headset is the cable. Seems silly right? I can deal with uncomfortable, and I can deal with headphones that don't sound amazing, but the cable is just one flaw too many for me. I have the USB these headphones use connected to my Keyboard right now, and as I type I can hear the vibrations from the keys traveling up the cable and into my ear. Its hard to explain, but it gets very old very quickly. Alone with that, every time the cable brushes up against my clothes, it sounds like someone is running some sandpaper on the back of my headphones. The braided cabling on this headset is just not right. I think its probably too stiff, and that's what causes the sound transfer. I have dealt with similar problems in other braided cable products, but this is by far the worst, and its what keeps me from using these headphones much.
The mic is just so-so. My friends tell me I sound different using this mic, but not in a bad way. It adjusts nicely to most positions, and the ability to slide it into the headset is REALLY nice. Also, the mute button on the end of the mic is also fantastic.
That about sums these headphones up from my perspective. I want to like these headphones, and I do, but when compared to headphones that are even just 20 dollars more expensive, these just don't cut it.
Comfort-wise they're good. They definitely sit on my ears (mine are slightly larger than average but not freakish) so that could get tiring after enough hours but I've used them for a few hours at a time to listen to music while working at home.
The mic seems fine. I'm not doing professional recording or anything so I haven't really been paying much attention to that.
The sound is good. I have no complaints about the sound. they don't fill me with the urge to rave about how good they sound but my bar is pretty high maybe. I like them being USB powered instead of relying on whatever DAC is on my motherboard du jure. I haven't tried gaming with them so I can't validate the 7.1-ness of them, I assume they are good audio targets for 3d audio.
This would get them 4 stars pretty solidly in my book. I'd even consider 5 stars; my ears being large isn't their fault (although my son's A40s are super comfortable...).
The detractor is the cord. The cord is stout and wrapped in a roughly textured fabric. And it makes a god-awful noise when you're wearing the headset and you move your head the least bit.
I will try wrapping it with something that won't rub so noisily against my shirt and update the review if it works but as it stands right now it's difficult to use them for music and things that present a fair amount of quiet or silence.
OK my son lent me his Astro A50s. Oh my goodness. So much more comfortable. I don't know if the audio reproduction is significantly different but wow I have never worn headphones so comfortable. I will be selling the Krakens. They were significantly less expensive but my scenario is working in a moderately noisy environment (at home) so wearing them for an extended period of time is super valuable. I'll leave my rating at 3 stars. The Krakens are still nice headphones and if you wrap the silly cable with something that doesn't make so much noise they would really be a contender depending on your budget. But the A50s were bought for my son to replace his A40s and he really prefers the A40s so I'm just reverse-inheriting the A50s at no additional expense.
The sound from them is just fine, but I'm not an audiophile. I was disappointed that they didn't have an on-board volume control or capacity to switch between 2.0 and 7.1 on the fly. They were also very tight on my head. Worst of all, they do not work with Lync - my main on-line meeting software. They did fine with WebEx and Skype, but Lync is very popular and no matter what on-line solution or configuration I tried, they just don't work.
I ended up trading them to my son's girlfriend for a pair of Maelstroms she had. Razer needs to try again on these and go back to something more comfortable and more functional.
I've had them for over two years now and they still work, despite being dropped and broken (by my fault). The joint between the actual headphone and the part that goes over your head could be stronger. I sometimes feel like it's a little weak.
The software (Razer Synapse 2.0) is easy to use, but it sometimes doesn't adjust volume correctly. You can adjust the overall volume and specific volumes for programs you are running, but sometimes the specific volume control doesn't work. In addition, since the software runs while you are using it, it uses a decent amount of RAM (for me, typically 50-100mb). Just consider that when you're buying these.
Overall, it's a great product. All of my friends who have tried it say it's better than their headsets!