When it comes to reliable and comfortable headsets for gaming the Razer Kraken
series is definitely up there - as seen across the current Razer Kraken
and the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
. With a new lightweight build, focus on surround and friendly AUD $89.95 pricepoint - the Razer Kraken X
aims to bring that Razer sound mainstream.
Perhaps the biggest change comes with the aforementioned lightweight build - with the Razer Kraken X being 250grams. There will be two models one for PC and a Razer Kraken X for Console edition. 7.1 Surround Sound is limited to the PC version and will be software based using the impressive THX Spatial Audio tech and requires a Windows 10 64-bit OS install. Surround Sound will be adopted by all Razer headsets moving forward too.
Here are the specs for the Razer Kraken X and Razer Kraken X for Console.
Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 106 dB
Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium magnets
Inner ear cup diameter: 65 x 44 mm
Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm
Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft.
Approx. weight: 250g / 0.55lbs
Oval ear cushions: Designed for full-ear coverage with leatherette, for sound isolation and comfort
Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 55 dB
Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -42 ± 3 dB
Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional ECM boom
“The Kraken X is great for any gamer,” says Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Peripherals at Razer. “It’s ultra-light and incredibly comfortable, so you can game for hours with it. It is the companion of choice for domination and immersion in your game with 7.1 surround sound.”
Both versions of the Kraken X are available now - head here
for more info. Also, stay tuned for our full review.