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Updated April 10, 2024·

If budget is a concern, you might lean towards the Razer Kraken V3 as they are priced lower than the 7hz Timeless. For music enthusiasts, the 7hz Timeless earbuds with planar drivers offer a very good sound quality and soundstage, suitable for a more immersive music experience. However, they have poor microphone quality; thus, they are not ideal for calls. In contrast, the Razer Kraken V3 headphones are noted for good microphone quality, making them a better option for gaming and calls, and they feature a virtual surround sound that enhances the experience for movies and games. The 7hz Timeless lacks wireless capability and active noise cancelling, which could be a downside for travel and exercise, while the Razer Kraken V3, despite being wireless, might be bulkier to carry around. Neither is optimized for sports use due to lacking sweatproof certification, but the Razer's over-ear form can be more comfortable for extended periods. Both options have their merits, so your choice should reflect whether you prioritize sound quality for music, versatility for gaming and calls, or cost. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
Advantages of the Razer Kraken V3
  • Good for gaming

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Kraken V3
7.3
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the Razer Kraken V3 is good.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Kraken V3
7.3
The Razer Kraken V3 is good for gaming, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Kraken V3
5.0
The Razer Kraken V3 and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the Razer Kraken V3 is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Kraken V3
4.7
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Razer Kraken V3 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Kraken V3
7.0
The 7hz Timeless and Razer Kraken V3 are both good for TV and video, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Kraken V3
6.0
The Razer Kraken V3 is only fair for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Cost

$200
Timeless
Kraken V3
$80
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $200 and the Razer Kraken V3 costs $80.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Kraken V3
8.5
The 7hz Timeless and Razer Kraken V3 both have very good build quality.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the Razer Kraken V3 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessRazer Kraken V3
7hz TimelessRazer Kraken V3

GENERAL

Price
$200
$80
Brand
7hzRazer
Release Date
August 1, 2021June 1, 2021
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/107.3/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105.1/10
Gaming Score
6.7/107.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/107/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.1/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/106/10
Virtual Surround
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7/107/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams325 Grams
Microphone style
N/ABoom

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7hz Timeless

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Razer Kraken V3

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Soundguys

Sam Smart | November 2022
"This Razer Kraken V3 is a great headset for gamers who want comfort, surround sound, and software customization for a reasonable price. It's primarily a headset for PC gamers since THX Spatial audio is only supported on Windows. If you want something more multifaceted for multiple systems, this won't be an ideal headset for you. Luckily, there are plenty of competent Kraken V3 alternatives available to you."

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About Razer

Razer is an American-Singaporean hardware manufacturer aimed specifically toward the gaming market. They manufacture a very wide array of gaming laptops, tablets, phones, peripherals and, of course, headphones and earbuds both wired and wireless. Since 2016, Razer has owned the THX suite, aimed at quality assurance of audiovisual systems such as speaker sets, video game consoles and even movie theaters.

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