Razer’s Kraken series of headsets have proven very popular over the years but today, Razer is kicking things up a notch with the launches of the Kraken Pro V2 and the Kraken 7.1 V2 headsets, featuring custom-tuned drivers, a unibody aluminium frame and extra padding for comfort.
The Kraken Pro V2 and Kraken 7.1 V2 feature plenty of design changes compared to the originals. For starters, the new 50mm drivers are tuned to deliver the best balance between the game itself and communications. This is apparently achieved by offering a wider frequency range, while the Kraken 7.1 takes things a step further by offering virtual surround sound.
These headsets are also built to offer a good balance between flexibility and durability with the unibody aluminium frame. The use of metal over plastic should also help avoid any headset creaking noises while turning your head, which can be an issue in other gaming headsets. As far as comfort goes, Razer has focussed on reducing clamping pressure with this new set of Krakens, the ear cushions are also larger and softer than before while using leather to help isolate noise. If you happen to wear glasses, then Razer has included special in-mold channels to help alleviate any strain during longer play sessions.
Finally, the microphone on the new Kraken headsets maintains the standard unidirectional, retractable design. However, active noise-cancellation has been improved to help reduce background noise from coming through. Both headsets are releasing in October, with the Kraken Pro V2 costing $79.99 and the Kraken 7.1 costing $99.99.
KitGuru Says: I haven’t had much experience with Razer’s gaming headsets in the past but they do seem to be very popular. Are any of you using a Razer headset at the moment? Do you think you’d upgrade to a newer model, or would you switch brands?