Razer has unveiled its latest PC gaming headset, the Kraken 7.1. The USB-powered headset features an advanced virtual surround sound system, which can be adjusted and customized to your liking with the help of the company’s cloud-based Synapse 2.0 service.
The Kraken 7.1 also includes a retractable omnidirectional digital microphone that utilizes an optimized algorithm to capture high quality audio with minimal background noise. The ear cups, equipped with 40mm neodymium magnet drivers, are foldable for increased portability, and the headband features the same comfortable build found on the company’s Kraken Pro headset.
The new Razer Kraken 7.1 headset can be purchased now for $99.99.
Press Release: Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced at GamesCom its latest audio product, the Razer Kraken 7.1 Surround Sound USB gaming headset.
Built off the same platform as the analog Razer Kraken Pro headset, dubbed the most comfortable headset in the world, the Razer Kraken 7.1 USB gaming headset builds on the success of the familiar platform with immersive, customizable 7.1 virtual surround sound and an enhanced digital microphone.
The Razer Kraken 7.1 comes equipped with an advanced virtual surround sound engine capable of ultra-low latency audio processing that simulates a 360-degree surround sound experience that is usually achievable only by incorporating more than one positional speaker driver in each ear cup. Driven through Razer’s powerful Synapse 2.0 unified configuration software, the engine is capable of a high degree of customization, allowing gamers to tweak and specifically position each surround sound channel, boost bass levels and even balance incoming voice audio for astounding aural precision.
The omnidirectional digital microphone on the Razer Kraken 7.1 comes equipped with an optimized algorithm, promising crystal-clear voice chat that offers better frequency response, sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio than a standard analog microphone. It also has a mic mute button and an LED indicator on the tip to clearly indicate 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.”
For more information about the Razer Kraken 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset, and to hear samples of the 7.1 surround sound engine and digital microphone please visit www.razerzone.com/kraken71.
About the Razer Kraken 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset
Get the complete 7.1 surround sound gaming experience with the Razer Kraken 7.1 USB gaming headset. This headset adopts the comfortable form factor of the Razer Kraken Pro, tested by numerous professional gamers to determine the optimal ergonomics for extended gaming sessions.
The full potential of the Razer Kraken 7.1 is unleashed by its advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine. Driven by Razer’s powerful Synapse 2.0 unified configuration software, this highly customizable engine modulates sound to simulate a 360-degree surround sound experience, allowing you to precisely pinpoint directional audio to know exactly where your enemies are. The headset’s 40mm neodymium magnet drivers power a sound signature that features deep bass, warm mids and crystal-clear highs, for total gaming immersion.
Featuring a retractable microphone hidden in the left ear cup when not in use, the Razer Kraken 7.1 maintains a sleek form factor, all while protecting the microphone during transportation and storage. This flexible, omnidirectional digital microphone comes equipped with an optimized algorithm, promising a pristine voice quality unachievable through traditional analog microphones. Boasting an impressive signal-to-noise ratio and an extended wideband frequency response, the digital microphone ensures a clear, natural sounding voice reproduction with minimal noise.
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”
Cable Length: 2m / 6.56 ft braided USB cable
Approximate Weight: 340 g / 0.75 lbs.
Connector: Gold plated USB