Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset Review

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Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset

Peripherals with multicolor lighting are trending this year thanks in part to Corsair’s RGB keyboards redefining creative possibilities. The hyped showcase at CES 2014 was beset by many months of waiting for the actual release and during that time, other companies have stepped up to the plate with their own similar offerings. Razer answered in time with its Chroma lineup which includes a headset with multicolor illumination unlike the new Corsair Gaming lineup. As such, Razer becomes the second in recent memory to offer a gaming peripheral set consisting of a keyboard, mouse, and headset with multicolor lighting. The first set that could be assembled was from some 2013 SteelSeries products such as their Apex keyboard, Sensei Wireless mouse, and Siberia Elite headset.Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

This review focuses on the Kraken 7.1 Chroma, the headset entry in Razer’s new Chroma lineup as well as a new addition to the Kraken family of headsets. The Kraken 7.1 Chroma features RGB multicolor lighting, virtual surround sound, and a retractable microphone. This headset comes with a 1 year warranty and can be purchased from Amazon for $96.45 shipped.

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset Features:

  • Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • True-to-life positional audio
  • Personalized audio calibration
  • Enhanced digital microphone

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset Specifications:

  • Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine
  • Enhanced digital microphone
  • Designed for extended gaming comfort
  • Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • Powerful drivers for highest-quality gaming audio
  • Closed ear cup design for optimal sound isolation
  • Foldable ear cups for maximum portability
  • Headphones
    • Drivers: 40mm with Neodymium
    • Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz
    • Impedance: 32Ω
    • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: 112dB
    • Output power: 30mW
  • Connector: Gold plated USB
  • Cable length: 2m/6.56ft braided USB cable
  • Approximate weight: 340g (including 2.0m cable)
  • Microphone
    • Frequency response: 100Hz–12kHz
    • Sensitivity @ 1kHz: -40dB ± 4dB
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: 63dB
    • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
  • 1-year warranty

Razer Kraken 7.1 ChromaRazer Kraken 7.1 ChromaThe Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma comes with a product information guide with installation instructions and warranty information, a Cult of Razer information card, and two Razer logo stickers.Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

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  • Eric Cartman

    So i dissasembled my own razer kraken 7.1 chroma but even further as mine was broken anyway. I finally used the 40mm nyeodium drivers as a speaker and ask me do they sound horrible when used as speakers instead of headphones


  • Zen Xander

    how to open the right earcup holder . i need to fix it

    • Rafael Berger

      me too.. something went wrong inside it, sometimes i can hear, sometimes i cant..

      • Simply Music

        Hey there! Do not ever buy the Razer Krakens again, after 5-6 months of use, the cable of it’s audio inside the headset get ripped off, it happend to me, I’ve opened it. Because the cables are really really thin, when opening and closing the headsets ear cup it gets ripped off.

  • Even while I listen to Maximum PC Podcast talk about Steel Series Headsets and the Razor, I’m still leaning towards Roccat gear next year. It’s just something about their gear and the way they make it, that’s just my opinion.


    • Anyone

      ^ spam post

    • GreyHawk

      Took back Roccat Kave for chroma. Kave is way too heavy and left marks on my head. Very uncomfortable.