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Razer Announces Kraken V2 with Custom Tuned Drivers, Unibody Aluminum Frame

Sam ChenSeptember 29, 2016

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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.

ModelRazer Kraken 7.1 V2Razer Kraken Pro V2
Audio drivers50 mm50 mm
Audio type7.1 virtual surround soundStereo
Connection typeUSB3.5mm combined jack
Headband materialBauxite aluminumBauxite aluminum
Ear cushionsCircumaural, interchangeableCircumaural, interchangeable
LightingRazer Chroma lightingNone
MicrophoneUnidirectional MEMS boomUnidirectional ECM boom
Noise cancellationActive (PC Only)Passive
Platform compatibilityPC/PS4*/MacPC/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.

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