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Razer announces new Kraken V2 headset


Posted: Oct 3, 2016 6:44 pm | Audio, Sound & Speakers Press Releases

Razer, the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the all-new Razer Kraken Pro V2 and Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 gaming headsets. They bring a comprehensive list of new updates to the original design to meet the increased demands of esports athletes and enthusiast gamers today.

 

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"We designed the Razer Kraken V2 headsets to deliver the best esports-focused experience," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "Pro-gaming athletes of today will excel thanks to the Razer Kraken V2's powerful 50mm custom-tuned drivers, highly durable unibody aluminium frame and redesigned ergonomics for maximum comfort."

 

50 mm audio drivers for balanced in-game audio and communications

 

Improved audio performance in the Razer Kraken V2 headsets centre around two custom-tuned 50 mm drivers. These are larger than those found in previous generation Kraken headsets, delivering a wider frequency range that is perfectly balanced between in-game audio and team communications. The Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 also features an advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine that allows complete customisation to pinpoint positional audio specific to an individual gamer.

 

Unibody aluminium frame for extended durability

 

The Razer Kraken V2 headsets are constructed with an all-new unibody aluminium frame that is more durable and flexible than other commonly used headset materials. It has been tested extensively to withstand drops, bending out of shape, added weight, rough handling, and more. The result is a headset that is truly ready for all the rigours of pro-gaming.

 

Designed for maximum comfort and zero fatigue

 

The headband was designed for balanced weight distribution and reduced clamping force to maximise comfort during lengthy gaming sessions. The ear cushions are larger, softer, and better sound-isolating than before. In addition, they are easily interchangeable, with a choice between circular or oval shaped-designs* allowing for a personalised fit. In addition, the new ear cushions feature special inmold channels which enable specs-wearing gamers to wear the headset free of strain after extended game play.

 

Crystal-clear communication

 

The microphones on both the Razer Kraken Pro V2 and Kraken 7.1 V2 offer a unidirectional recording pattern and convenient retractable design. Unique to the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 is an active noise-cancelling digital microphone, activated via Razer Synapse, which lets gamers cut through the noise at LAN events to deliver crisp, clear communication to teammates.

 

For more information, visit http://www.razerzone.com/kraken-pro-v2

 

ABOUT THE KRAKEN V2

 

PRICE & AVAILABILITY:

 

Razer Kraken Pro V2 analog 3.5 mm gaming headset

 

USD79.99/EU89.99

 

Razerzone.com - Pre-orders start Sept 29 2016

 

Worldwide - Oct 2016

 

 

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 digital USB gaming headset

 

USD99.99/EU109.99

 

Razerzone.com - Register your interest

 

Worldwide - Oct 2016

 

 

PRODUCT FEATURES:

 

Razer Kraken Pro V2

 

50 mm audio drivers custom-tuned for balanced in-game audio and communications

Unibody aluminum frame for extended durability

Designed for maximum comfort and zero fatigue

Tech specs

 

Headphones:

 

Frequency response: 12 Hz - 28 kHz

Impedance: 32 @ 1 kHz

Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 118 dB

Input power: 30 mW (Max)

Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets

Inner ear cup diameter: 56 mm / 2.2 in.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm

Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft. plus 2 m / 6.6 ft mic splitter adapter cable

Approx. weight: 322 g / 0.71 lbs.

Microphone:

 

Frequency response: 100 Hz - 10 kHz

Signal-to-noise ratio: > 55 dB

Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -38 +- 3 dB

Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional

In-line controls:

 

Analog volume control wheel

Microphone quick mute toggle

Audio usage:

 

Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack

Audio + microphone usage

 

Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack

System requirements

 

PC / Mac / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One*

Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher)

Internet connection for driver installation

At least 100 MB of free hard disk space

*May require an Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter (not included)

 

 

For more information on the Razer Kraken Pro V2, please visit www.razerzone.com/kraken-pro-v2

 

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2

 

Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine for pinpoint positional audio

Active noise-cancelling digital microphone for crystal-clear communication*

Unibody aluminum frame for extended durability

*Active noise-cancelling only available on PC

 

Tech specs

 

Headphones:

 

Frequency response: 12 Hz - 28 kHz

Impedance: 32 @ 1 kHz

Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 123 dB

Input power: 30 mW (Max)

Drivers: 50mm, with Neodymium magnets

Inner ear cup diameter: 56 mm / 2.2 in.

Connection type: Digital USB

Cable length: 2 m / 6.6 ft.

Approx weight: 346 g / 0.76 lbs.

 

Microphone:

 

Frequency response: 100 Hz - 10 kHz

Signal-to-noise ratio: > 55 dB

Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -38 +-3 dB

Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional

System requirements

 

PC / Mac / PlayStation 4

Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher)

Internet connection for driver installation

At least 100 MB of free hard disk space

 

For more information on the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/kraken-71-v2

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