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Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Headset Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today we are looking at the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 headset. The ‘7.1’ part of the name is obviously a reference to the surround-sound capabilities of the Kraken, though it should be noted that this is a virtual solution – the Kraken still features just two drivers and relies on software to provide its surround-sound. Nonetheless, priced at £99.95, does the Kraken offer good value for money?

Its specs and feature-set puts the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 in direct competition with the HyperX Cloud II and the Corsair Void – however, both of these headsets can be found for £20-25 cheaper than the Kraken. As such, it will be interesting to put the Kraken through its paces and see how it fares. In this review, we assess build quality, features and performance before giving our final verdict.

Specification

Headphones:

  • Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 123 dB
  • Input power: 30 mW (Max)
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 56 mm / 2.2 in
  • Connection type: USB Digital
  • Cable length: 2 m / 6.6 ft
  • Approx weight: 346 g / 0.76 lbs

Microphone:

  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 55 dB
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -38 ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Active noise-cancelling*, unidirectional MEMS boom

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  • TiHKAL

    “Cable noise is an issue.”

    How did they manage to let that still be a problem in the second version….