The Razer Kraken X comes in at a price of just $50, and with that price, you'd assume that you are going to be missing out on some features that higher-end gaming headsets come with. This is certainly the case with the Razer Kraken X, but that doesn't mean it's not a great choice.
After using the Razer Kraken X for over 20 hours of both gaming and music/movie listening, I can say right off the bat that I have been impressed with what Razer has done for such minimal cost. For just $50, buyers will get a great entry-level gaming headset that comes with all the standard features you would expect with a gaming headset, plus some extra quality-of-life features.
As for music listening, I did notice that the audio quality dropped off, especially when enabling the 7.1 surround sound. I also found a similar case when listening to movies with the headset on, which makes me recommend the Kraken X to people who are specifically looking to play games with it and not watch movies or listen to music.
The Razer Kraken X also comes with two features on the left ear cup - mute microphone button and a volume wheel. These buttons are conveniently placed, and the mute microphone button has a nice satisfying click to it. As for the Kraken X microphone, this is where I'm going to have to knock a few points off the Kraken X's total score. The microphone cannot be removed, and because of this, it can actually get quite annoying. This can especially be the case if you own a higher quality microphone and don't want to use the headsets in-built microphone.
The overall design of the Razer Kraken X is also quite dull, and some could even say quite boring. Since the headset is completely black, the Razer symbols on both ear cups do look nice when they light up green when it's powered on. Other than that, the Kraken X really doesn't have anything else going for it visually.
Last updated: Feb 26, 2020 at 04:12 pm CST