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Introducing the New Razer Kraken V2: Re-designed with Custom-tuned Drivers, Unibody Aluminum Frame, And Enhanced Comfort for Esports Athletes

Thursday, 29 September 2016

INTRODUCING THE NEW RAZER KRAKEN V2: RE-DESIGNED WITH CUSTOM-TUNED DRIVERS, UNIBODY ALUMINUM FRAME, AND ENHANCED COMFORT FOR ESPORTS ATHLETES.

New Razer Kraken Pro V2 and Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 gaming headsets feature larger 50 mm custom-tuned drivers for balance between in-game audio and team communications, a unibody aluminum metal frame for extended durability, and redesigned ergonomics for maximum comfort and zero fatigue.


IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the all-new Razer Kraken Pro V2 and Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 gaming headsets. They bring a comprehensive list of new updates to the original design to meet the increased demands of esports athletes and enthusiast gamers today.

 

Razer Kraken Pro V2 gaming headset

 

50 mm audio drivers for balanced in-game audio and communications
Improved audio performance in the Razer Kraken V2 headsets center around two custom-tuned 50 mm drivers. These are larger than those found in previous generation Kraken headsets, delivering a wider frequency range that is perfectly balanced between in-game audio and team communications.

The Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 also features an advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine that allows complete customization to pinpoint positional audio specific to an individual gamer.

 

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 gaming headset

 

Unibody aluminum frame for extended durability
The Razer Kraken V2 headsets are constructed with an all-new unibody aluminum frame that is more durable and flexible than other commonly used headset materials.  

It has been tested extensively to withstand drops, bending out of shape, added weight, rough handling, and more. The result is a headset that is truly ready for all the rigors of pro-gaming.

Designed for maximum comfort and zero fatigue
The headband was designed for balanced weight distribution and reduced clamping force to maximize comfort during lengthy gaming sessions.

The ear cushions are larger, softer, and better sound-isolating than before. In addition, they are easily interchangeable, with a choice between circular or oval shaped-designs* allowing for a personalized fit. 

In addition, the new ear cushions feature special inmold channels which enable specs-wearing gamers to wear the headset free of strain after extended game play.

*Oval shaped ear cushions sold separately.

Crystal-clear communication
The microphones on both the Razer Kraken Pro V2 and Kraken 7.1 V2 offer a unidirectional recording pattern and convenient retractable design.

Unique to the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 is an active noise-cancelling digital microphone, activated via Razer Synapse, which lets gamers cut through the noise at LAN events to deliver crisp, clear communication to teammates.

“We designed the Razer Kraken V2 headsets to deliver the best esports-focused experience,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Pro-gaming athletes of today will excel thanks to the Razer Kraken V2’s powerful 50mm custom-tuned drivers, highly durable unibody aluminum frame and redesigned ergonomics for maximum comfort.”

 

PRICE & AVAILBILITY:
Razer Kraken Pro V2 analog 3.5 mm gaming headset
USD79.99/EU89.99
Razerzone.com – Pre-orders start Sept 29th 2016 
Worldwide – Oct 2016 

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 digital USB gaming headset
USD99.99/EU109.99
Razerzone.com – Register your interest
Worldwide – Oct 2016

 

PRODUCT FEATURES: 
Razer Kraken Pro V2

  • 50 mm audio drivers custom-tuned for balanced in-game audio and communications
  • Unibody aluminum frame for extended durability
  • Designed for maximum comfort and zero fatigue

br />Tech specs
Headphones:

  • Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 118 dB
  • Input power: 30 mW (Max)
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 56 mm / 2.2 in.
  • Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm
  • Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft. plus 2 m / 6.6 ft mic splitter adapter cable
  • Approx. weight: 322 g / 0.71 lbs.


Microphone:

  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 55 dB
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -38 ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional


In-line controls:

  • Analog volume control wheel
  • Microphone quick mute toggle


Audio usage:

  • Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack


Audio + microphone usage

  • Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack

br />System requirements

  • PC / Mac / PlayStation® 4 / Xbox One*
  • Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher)
  • Internet connection for driver installation
  • At least 100 MB of free hard disk space


*May require an Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter (not included)

For more information on the Razer Kraken Pro V2, please visit www.razerzone.com/kraken-pro-v2

 

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2

  • Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine for pinpoint positional audio
  • Active noise-cancelling digital microphone for crystal-clear communication*
  • Unibody aluminum frame for extended durability


*Active noise-cancelling only available on PC

Tech specs
Headphones:

  • Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 123 dB
  • Input power: 30 mW (Max)
  • Drivers: 50mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 56 mm / 2.2 in.
  • Connection type: Digital USB
  • Cable length: 2 m / 6.6 ft.
  • Approx weight: 346 g / 0.76 lbs.


Microphone:

  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 55 dB
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -38 ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional

br />System requirements

  • PC / Mac / PlayStation® 4
  • Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher)
  • Internet connection for driver installation
  • At least 100 MB of free hard disk space


For more information on the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2, please visit www.razerzone.com/kraken-71-v2

 

Product images:
For digital screens (websites, mobile, social media):
Razer Kraken Pro V2 – RGB.PNG
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 – RGB.PNG

For print (magazines, posters, brochures):
Razer Kraken Pro V2 – CMYK.TIFF with white background
Razer Kraken Pro V2 – CMYK.TIFF with black background

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 – CMYK.TIFF with white background
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 – CMYK.TIFF with black background

 

ABOUT RAZER:
Razer™ is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.

Razer is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Having won the coveted “Best of CES” award consecutively for six years, the company’s leadership in product innovation continues to create new categories for the gaming community that is estimated to have over 1 billion gamers worldwide.

Razer’s award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface and systems devices, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.

Founded in 2005, Razer is backed by Intel Capital, IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management (Heliconia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek. For more information, visit http://www.razerzone.com/about-razer.

 

PRESS CONTACTS:
United States/Canada/LatAm
Kevin Scarpati
Kevin.Scarpati@razerzone.com

Alain Mazer (Global Director of Public Relations)
Alain.Mazer@razerzone.com

Europe/Africa
Jan Horak
Jan.Horak@razerzone.com

Asia Pacific
Nicholas Ferguson
Nicholas.Ferguson@razerzone.com 

China
Evita Zhang
Evita.Zhang@razerzone.com

 

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