Global gaming hardware manufacturing
company Razer Inc. has recently launched its ‘Kraken Ultimate’ gaming
headset which comes with a long list of features. With its light-weight
and well-constructed body, the headset sounds great and gives a solid
fight to the competition in the market. The headset comes with a hefty
price of around $130. Even at that price, the headset lacks chat mix,
which could be an eyebrow-raiser for many. Let us dig deeper and
understand what all the Razer’s latest offering has under its sleeves.
Razer Kraken Ultimate Specs and features
Kraken Ultimate is a beautiful wired over-ear headset that comes with a
50mm with Neodymium magnets. The headset comes with USB connectivity
attached to 6.56 ft long wire. The build is light and solid and clocks a
total weight of 0.68 lbs. The mic is a unidirectional ECM boom type.
Talking about the features, Razor Kraken gets its features from its
existing headset lineup: USB connectivity from the Kraken X, gel-cooled
memory foam for ear cushions from Kraken, and THX digital surround sound
from the Kraken Tournament Edition. The headset comes at a price tag of
around $130, which makes it one of the most expensive products from the
Kraken lineup. Some cool features of the Kraken Ultimate headset are -
The volume wheel on the back of the left earcup and the surround sound toggle button above that.
mute button for the mic is built flush into the tip of the mic, which
requires a gentle squeeze to the sides to mute and unmute. There’s also
an LED to signify if the headset is muted or unmuted.
The RGB look super cool while playing games in a darker room. The headset is a head-turner.
is certainly a part where this headset excels and lives up to its
‘ultimate’ moniker, whether playing games or watching movies. Its THX
digital surround sound enables the user to hear even minute background
sounds. This significantly improves the user experience while playing
first-person games which are visually and auditorily rich. However, the
headset is no audiophile and might sound a little muddy at times,
depending on the song you are listening. The sound settings can be
easily fixed by tweaking with the equalizer. You can turn on the ‘bass
boost’ setting if you are really into high-bass music.
Ultimate has a solid build and offers a great fit for the user.
However, not every headset is built equal and might differ in terms of
fitting for some. There’s no question about the build quality and
material finish of the headset. The memory foam ear cups offer a perfect
balance between the softness and firmness. The band is also solid and
gives a secure feeling when you wear it. Furthermore, there is also an
extra layer of cooling gel on top of the ear cushion, covered by cloth
instead of leather that does not make your ears feel suffocating,
ensuring proper breathability. Combined with a cushioned band, the
headset offers a snug fit to the head which could be different for many
based on the size of the head.
Should you buy it?
Kraken Ultimate could be a great choice if you are a Razer fan and
looking for an upgrade. However, the lack of chat mix option at this
price point could be a deal-breaker for some. Check out Kraken Ultimate
if you are looking for a feature-rich gaming headset that offers a solid
build and sound quality, fits perfectly, and willing to upgrade your
old Razer headset.