Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma PC/PS4 Headset Review
The world of surround headsets is one that Razer are very familiar with. From the Megalodon through the Tiamat to today's review, the Kraken 7.1 Chroma. With such a wealth of experience behind them and one of the biggest brand names in the world to live up to, the pressure is on the Kraken to deliver.
The Kraken forms part of Razer's Chroma range which is a selection of products capable of lighting up in any colour you choose. Perhaps the most useful development of this idea is the capability to send a colour to every device, ensuring that all of your Razer peripherals are perfectly matched.
We all know what to expect from a Razer product, and we all know what a headset should be, so rather than ramble vaguely on, let's get down to the nitty gritty of the Kraken 7.1.
There are a few elements to the Kraken that set it apart from the regular selection of headsets on the market. Most obviously is the Chroma system that adapts the Razer logos to whichever colour best suits your mood or preference. Just lighting up though wouldn't be enough to make the Kraken worthy of note. Supporting the PC and Mac as well as the PS4 should definitely grab your attention though. Drivers are 40mm Neodymium with a response between 20Hz and 20kHz, the sweet spot for audio unless you're a bat or a whale. With a closed back design the Kraken should have a nice tight bass response. Connection is purely USB. No inline remotes. No bulky soundcards. Just headphones, long cable, USB plug.