Razer today announced the updated Razer Kraken v2 gaming headset lineup featuring the new Razer Kraken V2 Pro and the Razer Kraken v2 7.1. The new headsets bring quite a few new features to the table, chief among them being a new custom tuned driver and an all aluminum unibody frame.

The new drivers used on the Razer Kraken V2 lineup are now custom tuned 50mm drivers which are larger than those found on previous generation Kraken headsets. The larger drivers will provide a wider frequency range and a more powerful bass response. The new Kraken V2 lineup will also feature an aluminum unibody frame which is more durable and flexible than other headset framing materials.

The new frame has been tested to withstand a number of common stressors including drops, bending, rough handling, and more. Additionally, Razer also redesigned the headband for balanced weight distribution and reduced clamping force to maximize comfort during long gaming sessions. New ear cushions will also now be available separately including oval shaped ear cushions and the new ear cushions also feature special built-in channels for games who wear glasses.

Model Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Razer Kraken Pro V2
Audio drivers 50 mm 50 mm
Audio type 7.1 virtual surround sound Stereo
Connection type USB 3.5mm combined jack
Headband material Bauxite aluminum Bauxite aluminum
Ear cushions Circumaural, interchangeable Circumaural, interchangeable
Lighting Razer Chroma lighting None
Microphone Unidirectional MEMS boom Unidirectional ECM boom
Noise cancellation Active (PC Only) Passive
Platform compatibility PC/PS4*/Mac PC/PS4/Mac/Xbox/Mobile devices
with 3.5 mm jack

Those opting for the Razer Kraken V2 7.1 will also have access to Razer’s advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound system, active noise cancellation unidirectionsal MEMS boom microphone, and Razer Chroma LED lighting. Both headsets will support PC, Mac, and PS4 and the Razer Kraken V2 Pro will also support mobile devices and Xbox One with the purchase of an additional Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter.

The Razer Kraken V2 Pro and Razer Kraken 7.1 will be available in October 2016. The Razer Kraken Pro V2 will retail for $79.99 USD and the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 will retail for $99.99 USD. More information about the new Razer Kraken V2 lineup can be found at the Razer website here.