Wednesday, August 15th 2012

Game Longer In Extreme Comfort With The Razer Kraken Pro Gaming Headset

Razer, the world leader in high performance gaming hardware, unveiled two new products at GamesCom today: the Razer Kraken Pro Gaming Headset and Razer Kraken Music & Gaming Headphones. Both audio products were ergonomically designed to give gamers the best combination of comfort over extensive use and phenomenal gaming audio, whether they're starting up an eight-hour guild raid or plugging into an MP3 player for tunes on the go.

Just like the many popular Razer headsets before it, the Razer Kraken Pro Gaming Headset was field-tested by countless professional gamers and athletes to determine optimal weight for extended gaming sessions and snugness. Gamers won't find a more comfortable headset on the market, period.


"We've made some comfortable headsets over the years, including the Orca and the Carcharias, but I don't think we've ever developed something as ergonomically sound as the Razer Kraken," said Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, president of Razer USA. "We put the Razer Kraken through a meticulous design process and I fully believe we've reached the pinnacle of comfort with this headset."

The left ear cup of the Razer Kraken Pro houses a fully retractable microphone boom that pulls out only when a gamer needs it, with a flexible design that allows the unidirectional mic to be adjusted to the best spot for giving strategic commands or making a quick call to a friend.

The Razer Kraken Pro's large 40 mm neodymium magnet drivers are tuned for clear high- and mid-ranges, as well as deep bass for powerful lows. A closed ear cup design with plush circumaural padding creates superior sound isolation that allows gamers to focus on the missions at hand or have conversations uninterrupted by outside noise.

Those looking for go-anywhere music and gaming headphones with a premium ergonomic design without a microphone need look no further than the Razer Kraken, constructed with a focus on durability to withstand the rigors of daily use, whether it is tuning out during a workday commute or providing the soundtrack on the slopes. Its lightweight design makes these headphones easy on the ears for hours on end.

About the Razer Kraken Pro Gaming Headset

The Razer Carcharias has been said to be the most comfortable gaming headset in the world. With it enjoying stature as a modern classic, we took it up a notch with the Razer Kraken Pro, a gaming headset fully focused on ergonomics. Heck, we took it up more than a notch... we went all the way on it. Weight, functionality and performance were the key factors identified and perfectly balanced for the Razer Pro Kraken—contributing in perfect concert to what we believe is the most comfortable gaming headset. Ever.

On top of its optimized weight for extended wear, the Razer Kraken Pro is outfitted with a fully retractable microphone and powerful high-quality drivers that let you totally immerse yourself in gaming audio for inordinate periods of time.

The 3.5 mm combined audio jack and included splitter cable allow mic support for your mobile devices in transit, as well as full connectivity to gaming PCs so you never have to use another headset.

Price:
U.S. $79.99 / EU €79.99

Availability:
Razerzone.com – September 2012
Worldwide – September 2012

Product features:
Headphones

● Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
● Impedance: 32O at 1 kHz
● Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): 110 + 4 dB at 1 kHz Max
● Input Power: 50 mW
● Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium Magnets
● Inner Ear Cup Diameter: 50 mm / 1.97"
● Cable Length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft. plus 2 m / 6.6 ft. Splitter Adapter
● Approximate Weight: 293 g / 0.65 lbs.
● Connector: Analog 3.5 mm Combined Jack (Headphone and Mic)
Microphone
● Frequency Response: 100 – 10,000 Hz
● Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 52 dB
● Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): -40 + 3dB
● Pick-up Pattern: Unidirectional

For more information about the Razer Kraken Pro, please visit www.razerzone.com/kraken.

About the Razer Kraken Music & Gaming Headphones

The Razer Kraken Analog Music & Gaming Headphones are made to accompany you wherever life takes you, withstanding the constant abuse of your everyday fun. Their rugged design and light-weight, foldable construction make them the ideal choice regardless of whether you are gaming at home or hitting the streets.

Packed with powerful, high-quality drivers enclosed in extra-large circumaural ear cups for maximum comfort, they drown out the outside world while keeping your music pristine and precise.

Price:
U.S. $59.99 / EU €59.99

Availability:
Razerzone.com – September 2012
Worldwide – October 2012

Product features:

● Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
● Impedance: 32O at 1 kHz
● Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): 110 + 4 dB at 1 kHz Max
● Input Power: 50 mW
● Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium Magnets
● Inner Ear Cup Diameter: 50 mm / 1.97"
● Cable Length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft. plus 2 m / 6.6 ft. Extension Cable
● Approximate Weight: 280 g / 0.62 lbs.
● Connector: Analog 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
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13 Comments on Game Longer In Extreme Comfort With The Razer Kraken Pro Gaming Headset

#1
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
They look nice, much like my Razer Orca but more comfortable. I may look into these. I hope they have better noise cancellation than the Orca, anyone in the room can hear what I'm listening to.
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#4
Aether
That green would be too distracting, especially with it showing up on the mic, very bad choice of color IMO. I feel like I would have to be playing a game at a rave party to wear those and not look out of place.
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#5
NC37
So I have a theory...feed a kid neon crayons till he barfs...oops, Razer beat us too it.
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#6
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
something this green should come with a lifetimes supply of Monster drinks

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#7
VulkanBros
Hulk has lost his headset....fungus....iaark....
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#8
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
oh come on, they're not that bad. My Orca is green and much less bright than in the pics

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#9
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
still fugly its not just Ugly its god damn FUGLY. bleck.
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#10
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I wonder if the ear assemblies are held on by metal or plastic. I bought the Carcharias specifically because it has visible metal holding them together.
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#12
Xyvik
by: TheMailMan78
Jesus Chirst, IM BLIND!
I was doing my "morning scroll through TPU to tag articles to read later at lunch" when suddenly

GREEN!
AHG!

and my exact words were yours...

On actual specs, it's analog. Interesting. I have only recently begun looking into headsets and of course the Logitech G35 keeps getting mentioned (i think it's that one?) but the G35 is a USB connection. I've never had anything but trouble with USB-only speakers, and they would bypass any soundcard I might get.

Are there really good headsets in this general price that are the old-school jack? Ones that are not radioactively green? Or is this a really good headset? Anyone with experience with the razer line of headsets?
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#13
Maverick-DBZ-
A little late on the reply, but since these will be released soon I'd thought I'd point out a Black edition will be released as well. They look SO much better!



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