Razer Kraken 7.1 Gaming Headset(http://www.razerzone.com/kraken71Razer was nice enough to send me their latest headset, the Kraken, to review. As always I was greeted by Razer’s mean neon green and black packaging. The Kraken headset isn’t overly sized, it fit very nicely and comfortably on my head, and didn’t squish my ears like some headsets do.  I enjoyed the simple yet menacing green glow that came from the headset as I plugged it in. The Kraken is a virtual 7.1 headset with built in retractable microphone, and all powered through a USB connection.

Razer Kraken 7.1 Gaming Headset(http://www.razerzone.com/kraken71)   Razer was nice enough to send me their latest headset, the Kraken, to review. As always I was greeted by Razer’s mean neon green and black packaging. The Kraken headset isn’t overly sized, it fit very nicely and comfortably on my head, and didn’t squish my ears like some headsets do.  I enjoyed the simple yet menacing green glow that came from the headset as I plugged it in. The Kraken is a virtual 7.1 headset with built in retractable microphone, and all powered through a USB connection. The styling of the headset is very clean as well, with two glowing green Razer logos on the ears, and the mic tip glowing green too. The headphones are very easily adjustable, and foldable as well. The foldable part had some good appeal to me because it meant I could free up some more desk space when I wasn’t using my headphones. I immediately noticed a superior sound quality from this headset after trying it on Skype with some friends, and noticed an even greater sound improvement when I started playing games with it. For being virtual 7.1, the sound was fantastic, and while not as good as true 7.1, it still delivered excellent sound quality. I mainly used the Kraken in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and the sounds were very good. The virtual 7.1 sounded especially cool when the laser blasts would whiz past me. My only complaint is that I wish there was volume controls on the headset itself, but it wasn’t a huge negative factor. The price tag was a huge appeal to me, this virtual 7.1 headset with great quality physically and through its speakers only would cost somebody $99. You can even use the Razer Synapse software to tweak the settings of the headset, and alter the surround sound itself, if you need to boost or lower volume in certain areas. For the price, quality, and comfort, the Razer Kraken is hard to beat. It’s a tremendous deal, and will most likely be very favored by PC gamers everywhere. I would highly recommend this headset to anyone looking to spend no more than $100 on a gaming eadset. The Kraken’s sound quality, physical quality, and comfort are all top notch.

Razer Kraken 7.1 Gaming Headset   Razer Kraken 7.1 Gaming Headset   Razer Kraken 7.1 Gaming Headset

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