Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma PC/PS4 Headset Review

Software and Lighting

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma PC/PS4 Headset Review

Software and Lighting

This is the part of the review that most people tend to skip, so we've left in a glimpse of reviews to come for those paying attention. The Synapse 2.0 software is very good indeed. It's responsive, has a small footprint, and probably best of all only requires a single install for multiple Razer peripherals. We know other manufacturers who demand we reinstall it every time. The Kraken 7.1 Chroma has some positioning adjustment to ensure that the 7.1 effect works best with your ears. Anyone who has used the Android personal EQ feature will know how much our ears can differ, so this is a nice feature. 

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There are plenty of microphone adjustments too. The Mixer is similar to the regular old Windows audio mixer, but it's nice to have it subsumed into the Synapse 2.0 software.

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Lighting is one of the keys to the Kraken. After all it wouldn't be a Chroma without it. As well as having some preset colours the Synapse 2.0 allows you to create your own choices and, in a stroke of genius, apply that colour to all your other connected Razer devices. As demonstrated in our final picture. 

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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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