The most ardent gamers carefully choose the devices they use to enjoy their favorite video games and Razer is one of the favorite brands in this field. The US company has a wide selection of peripherals specifically designed for gamers including keyboards, controllers, mice and headsets here.
The Razer Kraken 7.1 Chrome are one of its most recent segment on the headphones for gamers proposals. Comfortable and ergonomic, with a sound quality and design is striking at first glance are just some of its salient features. In addition, the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chrome integrate a high quality digital microphone for communication with other players or even burn a gameplay. We tell you all about the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chrome.
The Razer Kraken 7.1 Chrome are circumaural headphones type, which means that surround the ear for comfort and to avoid any loss of sound, enhancing the immersive surround effect which demand the most demanding gamers. Razer has chosen a rather sober aesthetic, combining different materials and textures in black and metallic gray tone. Highlights mats laid on each handset, but especially striking for its customizable lighting system.
The Razer Kraken 7.1 Chrome have several LEDs that illuminate the Razer logo located on the sides, creating a halo of color that can range from no less than 16.8 million colors. The headphones come with a controller that allows ajustaresta light, choosing from three modes. The simplest way is the static and allows us to choose a tone to be locks for an indefinite period. If instead we want a more dynamic touch, the breathing mode offers the option to select different colors to go repeating cycles of seven seconds imitating our breath. Finally, the rotation spectrum mode changes from tone to complete the offering and 16 million resumes.
As mentioned, comfort is a decisive factor in this type of headphones, as they usually take several hours without interruption. The circumaural design wraps the entire ear, but is also adjustable so that it can adapt as best we come. In addition, the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chrome are collapsible for easy transport, very handy if you plan to attend a convention of gamers. Also convenient flexible microphone, which is extracted only when needed.
The Razer Kraken 7.1 Chrome offer a virtual 7.1 surround sound getting a more immersive effect, as if the sound reached us from everywhere and we were in the game itself. Razer indicates that other manufacturers get this effect by including more than one speaker on each side, but the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chrome only get what one thanks to its low latency. It has two diaphragms with neodymium magnet 40 mm each, with a wide frequency response ranging from 20 Hz to 20 kHz and a power output of 30 mW.
They are compatible with desktop application Razer Synapse, which offers plenty of configuration options to customize both the color of your lighting and sound, modifying each channel to adjust the surround effect to suit the user. Logically also it includes an equalizer to adjust the levels to enhance the bass or get clearer voices.
As we advance in the entrance, the Razer Kraken Chrome 7.1 a flexible integrated digital microphone that can be hidden in the left ear, so that it is not damaged in transport and no annoying when you are not using. Also it comes with a built Mute button to silence when needed.
Besides having a versatile and comfortable design, the Razer Kraken microphone Chrome 7.1 offers outstanding sound quality with a signal-to-noise ratio of 63 dB, 10 dB more than the standard analog microphones. The hardware is accompanied by a voice processing algorithm and provides an even clearer sound for a more natural voice.
Connections and compatibility
The Razer Kraken 7.1 Chrome are connected to the computer through a gold-plated USB port, which ensures greater conductivity. The cable type is twisted and measures two meters, enough to move without jerks on the desktop and is compatible with computers running Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Mac OS X from version 10.8 and 10.11. Razer warns that an Internet connection to download drivers and must have 100 MB free disk space is required before installation.
Availability and opinions
The Razer Kraken 7.1 Chrome are now on sale through the British store Razer, which cost 89.99 pounds sterling – according to the current exchange rate, the equivalent is about 128 euros.
Razer is a company focused especially on the gamer audience and knows the needs demanded. The Razer Kraken 7.1 Chrome are a good example. The headphones provide good sound quality with a built highly sensitive microphone, they are comfortable and also have the striking design characteristic of products for gamers. In this case they have chosen a customizable lighting that can be combined with the Razer Deathstalker Chroma keyboard whose keys also light up in the same tones for a fuller effect.