Razer Launches Kraken 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset

Paul Lilly

Razer releases the Kraken (again)

In need of a new audio headset? Razer's Kraken is back, this time in the form of a 7.1 surround sound USB headset for gamers with an advanced virtual surround sound engine that the company claims is capable of ultra-low latency audio processing simulating a 360-degree surround sound experience normally only achievable with multiple positional speaker drivers in each cup.

The new version is built on the same platform as the analog Kraken Pro. In addition to surround sound, it also has an enhanced omnidirectional digital microphone equipped with an optimized algorithm for crystal clear voice chat and a superior signal-to-noise ratio than a standard analog microphone. There's a mic mute button, along with an LED indicator on the tip to let you know when the mic is active.

"As we continue to develop and build on our software front, we’re able to add more and more capabilities to our products. What we put into the Razer Kraken 7.1 is a great example of just that, from the customizable, personalized surround sound engine, to the optimized digital microphone algorithms that gives this headset its incredible performance," says Min-Liang Tan , Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "With its superior software capabilities, unrivaled sound quality and comfort, the Razer Kraken 7.1 is the definitive USB surround sound headset for PC gaming."

Some specs:

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): 112dB
  • Output Power: 30 mW
  • Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium Magnets
  • Inner Ear Cup Diameter: 50 mm / 1.97 inches
  • Cable Length: 2m / 6.56 ft braided USB cable
  • Approximate Weight: 340 g / 0.75 lbs
  • Connector: Gold plated USB

The Razer Kraken 7.1 USB headset is available now for $100.

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