Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Surround Sound Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-12-05

Razer has recently updated their Kraken 7.1 series with the V2 version, which now sports larger 50mm custom tuned audio drivers, a digital retractable microphone with active noise-cancelling technology, an aluminum unibody frame for enhanced durability but also interchangeable ear cushions. The Razer Chroma feature allows synchronization of the LED lighting effects over all compatible peripherals, while the Synapse custom software permits the user to fine-tune the audio output on his/her liking.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:


Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine for pinpoint positional audio


The Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 delivers an immersive surround sound gaming experience to enhance your aural situational awareness. You’ll always hear where the enemy is coming from, and where your team is located, to strike with precision. What’s more, the engine is entirely customizable via Razer Synapse, so you can determine the best placement for the audio channels to best fit your own listening preferences.


50 mm audio drivers custom tuned for balanced in-game audio and communications


The Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 is outfitted with larger drivers than its predecessor to offer a louder and richer soundstage than ever before. You’ll feel like you’re right at the center of all the gaming action, while ensuring your team’s shotcalls are heard with absolute clarity.


Active noise-cancelling digital microphone for crystal-clear communication


A fully retractable microphone with active noise-cancellation* ensures crystal clear communication. Cut through the noise at the loudest LAN parties and eSports tournaments to ensure your team is always hearing your coordinations loud and clear.


Unibody aluminum frame for extended durability


Made of Bauxite aluminum, the entire frame of the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 is lightweight, flexible and incredibly durable. It has been tested extensively to withstand the rigors of pro-gaming.


Maximum comfort and zero fatigue


The headband was designed for balanced weight distribution and reduced clamping force to maximize comfort during lengthy gaming sessions.


The ear cushions are larger, softer and better sound-isolating than before. They are easily interchangeable with a choice between circular or oval-shaped designs (sold separately) allowing for a personalized fit.


Special in-mold channels have been designed into the ear cushions enabling specs-wearing gamers to wear the headset free of strain.


Lighting Effects


Chroma Lighting represents more than just multicolor, it opens up limitless personalization options for you to play with, empowering you with the tools to take both your play style and your personal style to the next level.



Product Specifications:




Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz

Impedance: 32 ? @ 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




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


*Available on PC Only


System Requirements


PC / Mac

Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher)

Internet connection for driver installation

At least 100 MB of free hard disk space


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