Razer is revamping its line of Kraken headsets in time for this fall's big rush of games. The company's engineers are bringing bigger audio drivers, a new body design, and some other tweaks aimed at the competitive gaming scene to both the Razer Kraken V2 and the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2.
The Kraken V2 headset is a stereo deal with a 3.5-mm audio jack and in-line audio controls, while the Kraken 7.1 V2 is a USB headset featuring 7.1 virtual surround sound, LED lighting, and a microphone with active noise cancellation. Both headsets are getting 50-mm audio drivers this time around—20 percent larger than the previous generation—that Razer says will deliver better sound quality.
Both headsets will also feature a new "aluminum unibody" and redesigned headband. Razer says these changes should make for a more durable and more comfortable set of cans compared to that of the plastic body of the original Kraken headsets. The ear cushions have been tweaked to provide better sound isolation, as well. The headsets include circular over-the-ear cups, but oval-shaped cups can be ordered separately and swapped in to fit a user's preferences.
From where we're sitting, these headsets look to be improvements over their predecessors in just about every respect. Razer plans to release the Kraken headsets in October, and it's already accepting pre-orders for the Kraken V2. The Kraken V2 will retail for $79.99, and the Kraken 7.1 V2 will go for $99.99.
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