Razer - Kraken 7.1 V2 Wired Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC, Mac, PS4 - Gunmetal Gray

Enjoy virtual surround sound with this Razer Kraken digital gaming headset. Customizable sound lets you pinpoint the enemy's location accurately to secure your win, and the retractable mic with noise cancellation keeps you in touch with your team. Wear this lightweight Razer Kraken digital gaming headset comfortably thanks to its flexible headband.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Owner's manual
    • Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Wired Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC, Mac, PS4

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (103 out of 108)

    Features


    Oval ear cushions designed for full-ear coverage, perfect for long-wearing comfort

    Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine for pinpoint positional audio

    50mm Razer™ custom tuned drivers for gaming, for truly immersive gaming audio

    Lightweight bauxite aluminum headband for greater durability

    Fully-retractable mic with active noise cancellation for high-quality communication

    Razer Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options

    Compatible with PC, Mac and PlayStation 4


    Customer rating

    4.7
    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My favorite pair

      Posted
      KevinW
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I either own or tried every major headset out there including a studio headphone + mixer mic setup. These Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 are very comfortable and are a great mix between sound quality and mic quality. Out of the box they don't sound all that great but mess with the EQ settings and they really start to shine. The mic sounds great and gives a whole lot of control over the settings, it's amazing what they can do with that little mic. It'll pick up plosives and is a little sensitive to sibilance but it isn't terrible. For me I have a hard time wearing headphones, I tend to speak really loud, so I need to have sidetones. With sidetones on I don't hear any background hissing which no other headphone I've been able to find (other than using a dedicated mic + mixer) can do. As far as comfort, they are very comfortable. I've used them up to 5 at one sitting and I didn't have any clamping pressure and didn't have any sweat on the ear cups when I took them off. They seem very durable but only time will tell. Things I wish they could change would be the location of the the mic mute switch (you always hear when you mute it), and add in a 3.5mm audio cable so you can listen to it with other devises and make the USB cord removable (like what every other headset company is doing).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice Surround Sound in a Solid Device

      Posted
      Flyerfan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      After a previous headset from a different manufacturer broke, I wanted to make certain that this time the headset wasn't going to fall apart. I took the sample model and really make sure that the metal piece connecting the two earpieces wasn't too flimsy or thin, and I listened to it enough to decide that if you cranked up the treble a bit the sound for music wasn't half bad. Razer is known for their quality equipment, and this seems to be no execption. I have friends who use their mice (my own mouse is Steel Series and that works well too), and they swear by their keyboards. After this purchase, I'm inclined to test out one of their keyboards as well. Now, don't expect $300 headset sound out of this particular Razer model, it's not at that level. Still, the sound is much better than you might think. The real cheap Razers I listened to didn't impress me, but this must be above that vague and mysterious price point cutoff where once you go past a certain price point the sound quality on these headsets shoot up considerably. I got these on sale, and they're a steal at ~$80. Here's to hoping they last several years.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great... when they work.

      Posted
      Maddy

      I'm a Razer fangirl, I know this and it's caused me to make some purchases in the past that I've come to regret... this being one of them. The sound quality is great (when you can get the surround to work), the Chroma feature is also great (when it works), the mic however has never worked well, so I just keep it muted. As of today, Synapse doesn't recognize the headphones, the surround sound doesn't work and the Chroma lights are dead. All in all, they have great products... if you don't mind replacing them once the 1 year warranty expires. I'm very careful with my gaming and streaming gear, I'm not rough with my peripherals, yet without fail, they start dying within a month of their warranty. This will be my last Razer fangirl purchase. After 11 years of being a faithful customer, I will no longer buy their products. I love them, but hate replacing them every year.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly Disappointing

      Posted
      Torrent76
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I'm on my second pair of these headphones in less than a two week period of time and I have to say I'm very disappointed. My first pair had some extremely annoying rattling going on in the right speaker - they were unusable. My second pair has terrible cable noise which is constantly audible in the left speaker; I've never experienced this before with headphones... If I turn my head the noise is just loud and grating. If I breathe and the cable just slightly rubs against something I can hear it; it's maddening. This one thing has rendered these completely unusable for me. Sound quality wise they aren't very good out of the box - you have to tweak them a bit via the EQ; once you've adjusted them, they are decent. The microphone appears to be good and I like that the mic is retractable because then it's not lingering in my field of vision. Comfort wise - yeah, these things are really comfortable.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Wanted Wireless But Got This Wired Earphones

      Posted
      Limedem
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      So I originally walked in Best Buy to buy some Wireless Headset. This is the reason why I didn't get it a 5 Star which is because it has a Wire. I have a Razer Keyboard and Mouse already so I decided to keep that going and buy a Razer Headset. I am not a big fan of Wired headsets just because the wire coming across my room. These actually made me change my mind once I had it all set up. The sound is great and the bass is noticeable. The mic is very good as far as using them for Streaming and Voice Chatting. I can't really complain. Try them out. You'll understand why I didn't return them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Great product

      Posted
      JEPS
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I think this was a very great product especially the price. I switched from the Astro A50s 1st Gen which were 5.1 and this is a great step up in quality. I also own Razer keyboard and mice and I like the quality of the products (keyboard has a USB port on the left side so that solves shortness of cord), although they are still very expensive. The only thing I wish was different was the material in the cups on the ears. The plastic kinda sticks to the skin but still comfortable for long periods of time. In the future Ill probably get this again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Comfortable, hard wearing Headset

      Posted
      Aedhasdad
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I teach virtual classes online and get through a new audio conferencing type headset every 6 months as they are typically flimsy and generally uncomfortable to wear 8 hours a day. When my last one broke I thought I’d spend a little more and try a gamer headset, they are designed to be punished by teenagers.... so I’ll try. Have had mine a while, are so comfortable I forget I’m wearing them at times, the quality is high, and so far show no signs of wearing out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      WAS Good

      Posted
      JEPS

      I did like the quality of them but as of tonight they have died. The only light on is the Mic light when plugged in. They also cut out sound wise and lost power even a couple seconds of plugging them back in. Also Support is non existent as the form for support ends in errors. I will probably get something better or if they can fix or replace them Ill give them a shot. Ive had these since February and its beginning of July now. Lasted less than 6 Months.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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