Razer Kraken

Razer Kraken

Razer Kraken

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BEST RATING
Gaming:
4.5
MUSIC: Good7.1/10
CALLS: Poor5.5/10
GAMING: Very Good8.3/10
TV: Good7.4/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Poor4.7/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.1/10
AIR TRAVEL: Fair6.3/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Fair6.5/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10

The Razer Kraken is an over-ear, closed-back wired headset, released in March 2019, priced in the lower midrange. It provides good overall sound quality and soundstage, comfort, and excellent microphone quality, suitable for gaming. However, it has poor built-in controls and isn't the best option for calls and meetings or exercise use. The Kraken has very good build quality but lacks features such as wireless connectivity, active noise cancelling, and sweat or dustproof certification. It does not support detachable cables. The headset is somewhat portable with a weight of 322 grams and comes with a cable length of 1.3 meters. If you prioritize gaming and microphone quality within a moderate budget, the Kraken may be suitable for you, but it may not be the best choice for those looking for versatility, especially for travel or exercise. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Excellent microphone quality
  • Very good build quality
  • Comfortable over-ear design
Cons
  • Poor built-in controls
  • Not suitable for exercise
  • Limited portability
  • No wireless functionality

Ratings by Category

Gaming:
4.5
The Razer Kraken excels in gaming primarily because it's wired, ensuring low latency which is crucial for real-time reactions, and it features excellent mic quality, enabling clear communication with teammates. It's also comfortable to wear for long sessions, with a closed form factor and good sound imaging to accurately place in-game sounds.
TV & Video:
4.2
The Razer Kraken provides an overall good sound quality, with suitable soundstage and imaging, which enhances the audio experience for TV and videos, while its wired connection ensures low latency so sounds are synced with the visuals without delay. Additionally, they are comfortable to wear for prolonged periods, making them ideal for long viewing sessions.
Music:
4.1
The Razer Kraken provides a good overall sound quality and soundstage, enhanced by its closed enclosure type which helps to create an intimate listening environment, contributing to a more immersive experience when listening to music. In addition, its wired connection eliminates latency issues, maintaining clear and synchronized audio playback which is crucial for enjoying music.
Air Travel:
3.3
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$50
Brand
Razer
Release Date
March 1, 2019
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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7.1/10
Phone Calls Score
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5.5/10
Gaming Score
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8.4/10
TV and Video Score
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7.4/10
Exercise Score
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4.2/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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6.5/10
Virtual Surround
No
Mic Quality
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9/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.5/10
Comfort score
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7/10
Weight
322 Grams
Microphone style
Boom
Waterproof Rating
0

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PC Gamer

Rob Dwiar | March 2019
"Generally the Kraken is a very comfortable headset and there’s nothing that really identifies it as anything else. All in, the Kraken performed exactly as I’d expect a premium, designated gaming headset to perform: performing well in game audio, though not quite with the same quality of those headsets further up the price scale."

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