Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset: Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma - Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine

True-to-life positional audio. The Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma comes equipped with an advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine that immerses you deeper into the game. The engine is capable of ultra-low latency audio processing and modulates the audio source to simulate a 360⁰ surround sound experience that is usually achievable only by incorporating more than one positional driver in each ear cup.

Personalized audio calibration

Razer’s powerful Synapse unified configuration software is capable of a high degree of customization, allowing you to tweak the engine to specifically position each surround sound channel, boost bass levels and even balance incoming voice audio for astounding aural precision.

 

The sophisticated engine also allows you to control surround and positional audio settings for each individual program, ensuring that you get the best possible experience whether you are playing a game, watching a movie or listening to music.

 

Enhanced digital microphone

The left ear cup houses an enhanced digital microphone boom that pulls out only when you need it, maintaining the headset’s sleek form factor while protecting the microphone during transportation and storage. The flexible design and integrated mute button allow the microphone to be adjusted to individual needs, ensuring that it is always positioned the way you need it.

 

The omnidirectional digital microphone comes equipped with an optimized algorithm, promising a pristine voice quality unachievable through traditional analog microphones. Boasting an impressive signal-to-noise ratio, extended wideband frequency response and higher sensitivity rating, the Kraken 7.1 Chroma’s digital microphone is capable of:

 

  • Crystal-clear voice reproduction
  • Balanced, natural sounding vocal tone
  • Minimal background noise pickup
  • The balanced frequency response of the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma’s digital microphone promises a clearer, more natural voice reproduction as compared to standard analog microphones.
  Kraken 7.1 ChromaDigital Microphone Standard AnalogMicrophones
Frequency Response 100 - 12,000 Hz 100 - 10,000 Hz
Signal-to- Noise Ratio 63dB 52dB
Sensitivity -40 ± 4dB -40 ± 3dB
Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options

Made to give you all the freedom you need to set yourself apart, your Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma opens up a world of extreme personalization possibilities. From your own custom uniquely programmed palette of colors, to preloaded lighting effects, all set easily through Razer Synapse, the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma lets you express yourself in a way that’s unique only to you.

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  • Spectrum cycling
  • Slowly cycles through the entire spectrum of 16.8 million colors for a subtle yet visually stunning look.
  • Breathing
  • Gently pulses in a color of choice every 7 seconds, replicating a steady breathing pattern.
  • Static
  • Illuminates your ear cups in any color you pick from the selection of 16.8 million colors.
 

 

TECH SPECS
  • Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma surround sound gaming headset
  • Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine
  • Enhanced digital microphone
  • Designed for extended gaming comfort
  • Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • Powerful drivers for highest-quality gaming audio
  • Closed ear cup design for optimal sound isolation
  • Foldable ear cups for maximum portability

    System Requirements
  • PC / Mac with USB port ;PlayStation 4 (when plugged into PS 4 only spectrum cycling lighting effects is available)
  • Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® / Mac OS X (10.7-10.9)
  • Internet connection (for driver installation)
  • At least 100MB of free hard disk space

    • Headphones
    • Drivers: 40mm with Neodymium
    • Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz
    • Impedance: 32Ω
    • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 112dB
    • Output power: 30mW
    • Connector: Gold plated USB
    • Cable length: 2m/6.56ft braided USB cable
    • Approximate weight: 340g (including 2.0m cable)
    • Microphone
    • Frequency response: 100Hz–12kHz
    • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: -40dB ± 4dB
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: 63dB
    • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
 

 

VIDEO
 
What is Surround Sound?


Surround Sound describes the method of channelling sound that envelops the user in a 360 degree arc, positioning sound sources accurately in relation to the user. This is especially useful in multiplayer first person shooters where proper sound placement can help you identify friends, foes and situations within the environment. Audio devices produce two types of surround sound: Discrete or virtual.



Discrete


Using multiple speakers in a system or multiple audio drivers in each ear cup of the headset, positioned at different angles, discrete surround sound lets gamers hear audio in realistic 3-dimensions as they would in real life.

Discrete surround sound makes for immersive gameplay as it accurately represents how your character perceives the audio of the game world.

See Razer Tiamat 7.1

Virtual


Virtual surround sound can be found primarily in headphones that use only two drivers and complex audio processing algorithms to simulate the effect of having multiple audio drivers.

These headsets utilize internal or external amps and software engines to divide surround sound audio into distinct, separate segments, effectively reproducing a surround sound spectrum with just 2 drivers.

See Razer Kraken 7.1, Razer Chimaera 5.1, Razer Surround,





 
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