Today, Razer announced and release a new pair of 7.1 surround sound headsets that are priced at a shocking $49.99. Available today on Razer.com, with worldwide availability sometime in Q2 2019, the Razer Kraken X and Razer Kraken X for Console are not only light in their prices but also light in weight, coming in at only 250 grams (0.55 lbs). Essentially the same product, both the Razer Kraken X and Razer Kraken X for Console bring forth the same specs and capabilities. The only difference between the two are the color schemes.
Pick your poison! Do you like the all black Kraken X or the black with blue highlights on the Kraken X for Console?
Razer Kraken X
Razer Kraken X for Console
Technical Specs for the Razer Kraken X and Razer Kraken X for Console
|Frequency response:||12 Hz – 28 kHz|
|Impedance:||32 Ω @ 1 kHz|
|Sensitivity (@1 kHz):||109 Db|
|Input power:||30 mW (Max)|
|Drivers:||40 mm, with Neodymium magnets|
|Inner ear cup diameter:||65 x 44 mm|
|Connection type:||Analog 3.5 mm|
|Cable length:||1.3 m / 4.27 ft.|
|Approx. weight:||250 g / 0.55 lbs|
|Frequency response:||100 Hz – 10 kHz|
|Signal-to-noise ratio:||> 60 dB|
|Sensitivity (@1 kHz):||-45 ± 3 dB|
|Pick-up pattern:||Unidirectional ECM boom|
Both the Razer Kraken X and Razer Kraken X for Console use soft memory foam cushions with specifically placed channels to keep the headsets from pinching your head when you wear them with glasses. Gunnar wearers, rejoice. Leatherette skin covers the ear cushions as well as the cushioning on the adjustable headband. The new Kraken X headsets use a bendable cardioid microphone that suppresses sound coming from its rear or sides, tightly focusing on the wearer’s voice. The headsets also feature an inline controller, housing a main volume dial and a mic mute toggle.
While each model comes with a splitter adapter for connecting to 3.5mm audio in and mic out jacks, the main connection for the headset is a 3.5mm connector. Through this 3.5mm, both the Razer Kraken X and Razer Kraken X for Console are usable on virtually any gaming platform that supports a 3.5mm input. However, it is only on Windows 10 PCs that these headsets gain their 7.1 Surround Sound functionality. Razer is also offering 7.1 Surround Sound software to empower these new Razer Kraken X headsets with positional audio.
† Images and product information provided by Razer PR.