Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma PC/PS4 Headset Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma PC/PS4 Headset Review

Introduction

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.

Technical Specifications

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.

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma PC/PS4 Headset Review  

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Most Recent Comments

19-08-2015, 07:55:51

MadShadow
Wow, I was kind of expecting the usual "overpriced and horrible sound quality", but I'm impressed now. Not that I would buy it, but you've defo changed my opinion on Razer products.Quote

21-08-2015, 00:35:38

Valeriant
Bought this right when Far Cry 4 was out and I experienced 7.1 for the first time. Thanks to it I can hear a rhino running towards me without turning my view and immediately I ran and jumped into the water haha. Good times. The top felt heavy after hours of use though.Quote

21-08-2015, 03:49:56

SuB
Did you test the mic? I.E. join a teamspeak and have someone else listen to it? That's often where these things cheap-out which while it doesn't affect *you* as the owner, it will affect eeeeeveryone else. lolQuote

21-08-2015, 09:28:24

Greenback
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Originally Posted by Valeriant View Post
Bought this right when Far Cry 4 was out and I experienced 7.1 for the first time. Thanks to it I can hear a rhino running towards me without turning my view and immediately I ran and jumped into the water haha. Good times. The top felt heavy after hours of use though.
In the days of Soldier of fortune 2 I had a pair of medusa surround sound, amount of times you get accused of cheating because you turn in the direction before you see someone Quote

21-08-2015, 09:31:12

SuB
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
In the days of Soldier of fortune 2 I had a pair of medusa surround sound, amount of times you get accused of cheating because you turn in the direction before you see someone
Hah, I remember those, had the same issues in CS Quote
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