Razer unveils Kraken 7.1 Chroma gaming headset

Razer Kraken 7.1

Razer has unveiled its latest headset – the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma. It makes pretty colours!

The headset features, as the name suggests, virtual 7.1 surround sound, ultra-low latency audio processing, and personalised audio calibration.

“Razer’s powerful Synapse unified configuration software is capable of a high degree of customization, allowing you to tweak the engine to specifically position each surround sound channel, boost bass levels and even balance incoming voice audio for astounding aural precision,” said Razer.

Audio configurations can be set and saved for individual programmes.

The headset’s defining feature, though, if you had not guessed from the presence of Chroma in its moniker, is the customisable 16.8 million colour options which allows gamers to change the hue of the Razer logos on the sides of the headphones.

“From your own custom uniquely programmed palette of colours, to preloaded lighting effects, all set easily through Razer Synapse, the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma lets you express yourself in a way that’s unique only to you,” said Razer.

Three light cycles are available:

  • Spectrum cycling – Slowly cycles through the entire spectrum of 16.8 million colours for a subtle yet visually stunning look.
  • Breathing – Gently pulses in a colour of choice every 7 seconds, replicating a steady breathing pattern.
  • Static – Illuminates your ear cups in any colour you pick from the selection of 16.8 million colours.
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

The peripheral maker also punted the headset’s “enhanced digital microphone”, which it says will give gamers “pristine voice quality unachievable through traditional analog microphones”.

The Kraken is compatible with PC, Mac, PS4, and other gaming consoles.

For those interested in the tech specs, here they are:

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma
Drivers 40mm with Neodymium
Frequency response 20Hz–20kHz
Impedance 32 Ohm
Sensitivity @ 1kHz 112dB
Output power 30mW
Connector Gold plated USB
Cable length 2m/6.56ft braided USB cable
Approximate weight 340g (including 2.0m cable)
Microphone
Frequency response 100Hz–12kHz
Sensitivity @ 1kHz -40dB ± 4dB
Signal-to-noise ratio 63dB
Pick-up pattern Unidirectional
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma 2

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma 2

The price, you ask? The Razer website lists the retail price for the headset at $99.99.

Lastly, here’s a really cool video of the headset being built with digital magic.

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