Razer introduced the Kraken X wired headset. This is a budget model that is lightweight, which is important for comfortable use during long gaming sessions, and 7.1 surround sound support. Headphones are compatible with PC, consoles and mobile devices.
Compared to the Razer Kraken, the Kraken X has undergone several changes. The new headset weighs only 250 grams and has become one of the lightest on the market. It uses ear pads made from a material with a memory effect and an adjustable headband. According to the manufacturer, the headset can be used all day without fatigue.
Another feature of Kraken X is support for 7.1 surround sound. This allows you to more accurately determine the location of the enemy in games and provides greater immersion in what is happening on the screen. It is important to note that the feature only works on the 64-bit version of Windows 10.
Headphones are equipped with a cardioid bending microphone. The narrow radiation pattern allows you to suppress noise from the side and back, ensuring the purity of the voice. The microphone mute and volume adjustment buttons are located right on the headset's bowls for quick access.
- Frequency range: from 12 Hz to 28 kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Sensitivity: 106 dB
- Speakers: 40 mm with neodymium magnets
- Internal diameter of bowls: 65 x 44 mm
- Connection type: analog 3.5 mm
- Cable length: 1.3 m
- Weight: 250 grams
- Ear Pads: closed type, leatherette leatherette filled with material with a memory effect
- Buttons: volume up / down, fast mute
- Surround sound: only available on Windows 10 (64-bit)
- Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, mobile devices
- Frequency range: from 100 Hz to 10 kHz
- Signal to noise ratio: ≥ 55 dB
- Sensitivity: -42 ± 3 dB
- Directional pattern: directional ECM
Razer Kraken X and Kraken X for Console are already available on the manufacturer's website for $ 49.99 / € 59.99 (depending on the region), and global sales are scheduled for the second quarter of 2019.
Razer also announced that all new headsets, starting in 2019, will support 7.1 surround sound. In addition, all devices priced at $ 99 and above will receive the technology of tuning sound and microphone THX Spatial Audio.