Razer Kraken 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset offers both comfort and sound.
August 21, 2013
Razer, a producer of high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, has launched 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, and 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 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 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 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 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-found, CEO, and creative director.
Razer Kraken 7.1 Features
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms at 1 kHz
Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/PA): 112dB
Output Power: 30 mW
Drivers: 40mm, with Neodymium Magnets
Inner Ear Cup Diameter: 50mm/1.97”
Cable Length: 2m/6.56 ft braided USB cable
Approximate Weight: 340 g / 0.75 lbs.
Connector: Gold plated USB
Frequency Response: 100Hz - 12,000Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 63 dB
Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): -40 + 4db
Pick-up Pattern: Omnidirectional
The Razer Kraken 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset retails for: U.S. $99.99. For more information and to hear samples of the 7.1 surround sound engine and digital microphone visit here.