Razer Launches Its Extremely Tuned Kraken Ultimate Gaming Headset

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Recently, Razer came up with its new flagship Basilisk Ultimate mouse geared toward gaming professionals and FPS gamers. Now, the reputable company has launched a higher-end headset, the Razer Kraken Ultimate. On paper, the Kraken Ultimate seems to be a promising product. The headset uses large custom-tuned 50mm drivers, which Razer claims produce a more natural sound, allowing players to pick up the faintest of sounds and use it in their favor.

Some of this marketing talk can be negated, but custom-tuned drivers might attract a lot of users, which again depends on how well the driver is being tuned. The headset also supports THX spatial audio, which seems to deliver higher sound accuracy than a 7.1 surround sound system.

According to Razer, “THX Spatial Audio optimizes the unique sound design and engineering of every game and delivers a natural listening experience by adjusting its virtual speakers to match the audio source's actual distance and location in-game. This can help to reduce brain and ear fatigue, as users can decipher where every sound is coming from instinctively, letting them stay focused longer—giving them the upper hand.”

Based on the pictures released, the Kraken Ultimate seems to have similar RGB earcups like the ones seen on the Nari Ultimate. The headset also features cooling gel cushions and hidden eyewear channels.

Razer has drawn special attention toward its “pro-grade” active noise-canceling microphone, aluminum construction, and RGB lighting. Some other noticeable features of the Razer Kraken Ultimate include:
Frequency response—20Hz to 20kHz
Impedance—32 Ω @ 1kHz
Sensitivity (@1kHz)—109dB
Input power—30mW (max)
Drivers—50mm, with neodymium magnets
Inner ear cup diameter—64mm / 2.5in
Connection type—USB digital
Cable length—1.3m / 4.27ft
Weight—275g / 0.60lbs.

The Kraken Ultimate is priced at $129.99.

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