Razer Kraken USB - Essential Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Razer Kraken USB - Essential Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Unleash the Beast Within
Feast your ears on full-blooded gaming audio with the Razer Kraken USB gaming headset. Everything in your games will be heard in immersive virtual surround, customizable to your needs via the Razer Surround calibration software. An included anti-noise microphone ensures teamwork and VOIP calls are conducted in absolute clarity.
Immersive virtual surround sound
True-to-life positional audio Using a sophisticated virtual surround sound engine via Synapse, the Razer Kraken USB gaming headset brings your games to life by projecting a 360⁰ soundscape around you. Everything from gunfire, to footsteps, voices, and even the wind in the trees can be heard with positional accuracy relative to your location providing you the best strategic spot in the game world. Personalized audio calibration Each game’s audio design is a beast of its own, and everybody’s ears register sound differently but with the Razer Kraken USB, you can customize a specific profile for each application and fit the sound to your ears – everything from surround channels, to bass levels, and even incoming voice audio can be fine-tuned to your needs for an incredible audio experience. This applies to movies and music too, so your audio experience is always precisely the way you like it. razer Synapse Learn more >
Unidirectional analog microphone
The unidirectional microphone of the Razer Kraken USB leaves no room for miscommunication – crystal clear audio reproduction, with balanced natural sounding tones, and little background noise pickup - relay your commands and smack talk as if you were right there next to your teammates and enemies.
Designed for extended gaming comfort
Field-tested by countless eSports athletes, the Razer Kraken USB is comfortable on your head and ears for extended gaming sessions. Its fully adjustable headband and closed ear cups with plush padding ensure a perfect fit every time.
Virtual surround
sound
Powerful drivers for highest-quality gaming audio
Unidirectional analog microphone
 
 
Closed ear cup design for optimal sound isolation
 
Designed for extended gaming comfort
 
 
Also available: Razer Kraken 7.1
 
  Razer Kraken USB Razer Kraken 7.1
Is it for me? Essential USB gaming headset Advanced 7.1 surround sound USB gaming headset
USB connected
Razer Synapse enabled
7.1 virtual surround sound
Backlit ear cups
Digital microphone  
Mic ambient noise reduction  
Mic volume normalization  
Mic stores inside ear cup when not in use  
Mic mute light  
Foldable ear cups  
Braided cable  
Drivers 32mm 40mm
Weight 250g / 0.55lb 340g / 0.75lb

 

TECH SPECS
  • Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine
  • Unidirectional analog microphone
  • Powerful drivers for high-quality gaming audio
  • Closed ear cup design for optimal sound isolation
System Requirements
  • PC / Mac with USB port
  • Input Power: 50 mW
  • Windows® 10 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Mac OS X (v10.8 - 10.11)
  • Internet connection (for driver installation)
  • At least 100MB of free hard disk space
Headphones
  • Drivers: 32mm with Neodymium
  • Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Impedance: 32Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 112dB
  • Output power: 30mW
  • Connector: Gold plated USB
  • Cable length: 2m/6.56ft rubber sheathed USB cable
  • Approximate weight: 250g (including 2.0m cable)
Microphone
  • Frequency response: 100Hz–12kHz
  • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: -40dB ± 4dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 63dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
 
 
 

 

 
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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