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Razer Kraken (2019) Headset Review

Rating: 8.0.

The new Razer Kraken is the successor to the Kraken Pro V2, and comes with the same MSRP of £79.99. We already unboxed this headset over here, but we now bring you the full review to see if the improvements to the ear cushions, headband padding and microphone make this headset a good buy for the multi-platform gamer. 

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Specifications: 

Headphones:

  • Colour availability: Green, Quartz Pink, Console (Black & Blue), Black
  • Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 109 dB
  •  Input power: 30 mW (Max)
  •  Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 54 mm x 65 mm
  • Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm
  •  Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft.
  •  Weight: 322 g / 0.71 lbs
  • In-line control: volume control wheel, microphone mute toggle

Microphone:

  •  Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 60 dB
  •  Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -45 ± 3 dB
  •  Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional ECM boom

Connectivity:

  •  Audio Usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
  •  Audio + microphone usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack
  • Audio / mic splitter adapter cable usage: Devices with separate 3.5 mm audio and microphone jacks

You can buy the Kraken from Overclockers UK for £79.99 HERE

Pros:

  • Well built.
  • Good microphone that is retractable.
  • Aesthetically appealing with a variety of colours to choose from.
  • Multi-platform compatible.
  • Decent audio quality.
  • Braided cable.

Cons:

  • No software functionality.
  • Short cable.
  • There is still room for improvement when it comes to the sound.
  • Headband can still be uncomfortable after extended wear.

KitGuru says: Overall this is a well balanced headset that makes some worthwhile improvements compared to its predecessor. It is certainly one to consider if you are a multi-platform gamer. 

 

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Rating: 8.0.

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