Razer Kraken 7.1 Gaming Headset: Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset - Razer United States

Razer Kraken 7.1 – Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset

Get the complete 7.1 surround sound gaming experience with the Razer Kraken 7.1 USB gaming headset. This headset adopts the comfortable form factor of the Razer Kraken Pro, tested by numerous professional gamers to determine the optimal ergonomics for extended gaming sessions.

The full potential of the Razer Kraken 7.1 is unleashed by its advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine. Driven by Razer’s powerful Synapse 2.0 unified configuration software, this highly customizable engine modulates sound to simulate a 360⁰ surround sound experience, allowing you to precisely pinpoint directional audio to know exactly where your enemies are. The headset’s 40mm neodymium magnet drivers power a sound signature that features deep bass, warm mids and crystal-clear highs, for total gaming immersion.

Featuring a retractable microphone hidden in the left ear cup when not in use, the Razer Kraken 7.1 maintains a sleek form factor, all while protecting the microphone during transportation and storage. This flexible, 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 and an extended wideband frequency response, the digital microphone ensures a clear, natural sounding voice reproduction with minimal noise.

Feast your ears on full blooded gaming audio with the Razer Kraken 7.1 surround sound gaming headset.

 

Features

Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine

The Razer Kraken 7.1 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.

Razer’s powerful Synapse 2.0 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.

Learn more about Razer Synapse 2.0 and its various capabilities here.

 
 
 

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 antalog microphones. Boasting an impressive signal-to-noise ratio, extended wideband frequency response and higher sensitivity rating, the Kraken 7.1’s digital microphone is capable of:
- Crystal-clear voice reproduction
- Balanced, natural sounding vocal tone
- Minimal background noise pickup

Green – Razer Kraken 7.1’s digital microphone
Grey – Standard analog microphone

The balanced frequency response of the Razer Kraken 7.1’s digital microphone promises a clearer, more natural voice reproduction as compared to standard analog microphones.

 

Designed for extended gaming comfort

The Razer Kraken 7.1 surround sound gaming headset has been field-tested by countless professional gamers to determine the optimal ergonomics for extended gaming sessions. The foldable design allows you to quickly and conveniently stow away and carry the headset on-the-go. Combined with the plush leatherette padding on the ear cups, the Razer Kraken 7.1 immerses you in absolute comfort.

*This is a playback of a pre-recorded sample of a track virtualized through the Razer Kraken 7.1’s surround sound engine with default calibration compared to standard stereo. While it provides an incredible representation of advanced virtual surround algorithms, it will not give you the individually optimized positional audio that is customizable through Razer Synapse 2.0. To enjoy the best surround sound experience, installation and calibration of the Razer Kraken 7.1 drivers through Razer Synapse 2.0 is required.

TECH SPECS
  • Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine
  • Enhanced digital microphone
  • Designed for extended gaming comfort
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 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
  • 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 neodymium magnets
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 112dB
  • Output Power: 30mW
  • Connector: Gold plated USB
  • Cable Length: 2m / 6.56 ft braided USB cable
  • Approximate Weight: 340g
Microphone
  • Frequency response: 100Hz –12kHz
  • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: -40dB ± 4dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 63 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Omnidirectional
 
 
 

 

 
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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