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Razer intros Kraken X ultra-light wired gaming headset

by Mark Tyson on 7 June 2019, 14:11

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Razer has introduced the Kraken X wired gaming headset. The firm highlights the appeal of this headset as offering an ultra-light build (250g) so that wearers to "game non-stop without fatigue". Furthermore, it features niceties such as 7.1 surround sound, memory foam ear cushions, glasses-friendly eyewear channels, and an adjustable padded headband for an MSRP of $49.99 / €59.99.

The ultra-light quality of this headset is such that it is "possible to experience complete gaming immersion without feeling like you've got a headset on," thinks Razer. The 7.1 surround sound software for Windows 10 64-bit is claimed to deliver an accurate positional audio experience in games. This feature helps you find direction amongst the cacophony of battle.

Complementing the custom-tuned 40mm drivers, Razer equips the Kraken X with a flexible and bendable cardoid microphone which suppresses background noise for clear comms. Meanwhile, quick controls are present on the left ear cup; a mic mute button, and a volume wheel.

Razer Kraken X Tech Specs

Headphones

  • Frequency response: 12Hz – 28kHz
  • Impedance: 32Ω @ 1kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 109dB
  • Drivers: 40mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 65 x 44mm
  • Connection type: Analogue 3.5mm
  • Cable length: 1.3m / 4.27ft.
  • Approx. weight: 250g / 0.55lbs
  • I/O: 3.5mm audio jack
  • Oval ear cushions: Designed for full-ear coverage with leatherette, for sound isolation and comfort

Microphone

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

Separate PC and console versions of the Razer Kraken X will be made available via Razer.com from 6th June, bearing the same MSRP of $49.99 / €59.99. The console version is further differentiated by its blue highlights.



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Can't be any good then…. a) because it's Razer and b) because they're not charging £159.99 for it.
Ttaskmaster
Can't be any good then…. a) because it's Razer and b) because they're not charging £159.99 for it.

The Razer argument has more merit than the price one.
Coolermaster MH751/MH752 are almost certainly a better option due to the headphones they are derived from, Takstar Pro 82.
And they aren't expensive.
Shows what a shower of turds Razer are that I instantly thought “and an adjustable padded headband for an MSRP of $49.99 / €59.99.” meant they were charging that much just for the headband. And it didn't even phase me.
ByteMyAscii
The Razer argument has more merit than the price one.
Razer generally overcharge, even for their cack products, so if these Razer ones are cheap then they're really not any good.