Razer Kraken Specifications, Tests and Review

Headphone type
Full size
Frequency Response
12 - 28000 Hz
109 dB
32 Ohm

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Product Type Headset - wired - 3.5 mm jack
Weight 322 g Worse than 89 % of headphones rated.
Colour Quartz pink | Black | Mercury white | Green
Body Material Aluminium
Earpad Material Leatherette, memory foam, cloth
Headband Material Aluminium
Recommended Use Game console, portable electronics, computer

The Razer Kraken are wired headphones. In the case of studio and professional DJ headphones, a wired connection is a standard and a necessity. In this case, connecting via cable reduces audio transmission delays and prevents unwanted battery drain as it would be in case of wireless headphones. The same is de facto true for gaming headsets. In case of headphones for normal music listening, the cable is rather a relic, although it still has its fans. However, the wireless option is much more popular for everyday use in today’s world.

This type of headphones has a design that surrounds the entire ear to improve isolation from external noise. As a result, they provide a great quality of listening without interference. However, unlike on-ear headphones, they are usually heavier and less suitable for frequent wearing. The weight of the headphones is 322 g. Although these are over-the-head headphones that are normally characterized by their bulky nature, this model can be folded into a more compact form. This makes them easier to fit into a backpack or bag

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Headphones Form Factor Full size
Headphones Technology Dynamic
Adjustable Headband Yes
Foldable Yes Better than 84 % of headphones rated.
Connectivity Technology Wired
Noise Isolating Yes Better than 95 % of headphones rated.
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Sound Effects THX Spatial Audio
Frequency Response 12 - 28000 Hz Better than 93 % of headphones rated.
Max Input Power 30 mW
Sensitivity 109 dB Better than 75 % of headphones rated.
Impedance 32 Ohm
Diaphragm 50 mm Better than 96 % of headphones rated.
Magnet Material Neodymium
In-Cord Volume Control Yes

The sound quality can be affected by many factors. When it comes to frequency range, a wider range will allow more detail to be heard during your listening session. However, it is important to note that the ability to perceive frequencies varies from person to person. The average person is able to hear frequencies in the range of 16 to 20 000 Hz. That is why headphone manufacturers usually focus on the 20 to 20 000 Hz range. If the lower values are lower, headphones are better able to reproduce bass tones, as these represent frequencies up to approximately 256 Hz. Conversely, values from 2 048 Hz upwards are treble. Thus, headphones with a high upper limit will provide a much more accurate reproduction of high tones. Headphones Razer Kraken have a frequency range of 12 - 28000 Hz. The Razer Kraken reaches the sensitivity values of 109 dB. The sensitivity of the headphones expresses the ability of the headphones to pick up the signal from the source and reproduce it with sufficient volume. The higher the sensitivity, the more easily the signal is converted to sound and the louder the headphones are able to play at a lower power consumption. It is important to remember that high listening volume can consume more energy from connected devices. So if you want to listen to music from your cell phone, it's better to choose headphones with low sensitivity to avoid draining your phone's battery too much. Headphones with a lower sensitivity value (around 85 dB) are better suited for listening in quiet environments, while medium values (around 90 dB) allow for quality listening in noisy environments such as public transport or cafes. Headphones with a high sensitivity value (100 dB or more) are designed for use in really noisy environments such as concerts To control the optimum playback volume you can use the manual control directly on the cable.

The device connected to the headphones also plays a role most times. The lower impedance value (approximately 100 to 150 Ohms) is suitable for playback from mobile phones, laptops or other portable players that do not have a powerful enough amplifier. The lower impedance will ensure that the required volume level is achieved with less power, thus extending the life of the player. However, at the same time, with lower impedance, there is more distortion of the sound. Headphones with a higher impedance of around 250 Ohms and above are then more suitable for playback from really powerful signal sources or using a headphone amplifier, otherwise the sound coming out of them might not be loud enough. At the same time, higher-impedance headphones will also ensure less distortion in the sound. In the case of these headphones, the impedance reaches the 32 Ohm value. The maximum input power of these headphones indicates how many decibels they can receive from the device without any damage. For Razer Kraken, it is 30 mW.

The headphones are composed of many various components, one of the most important is the diaphragm. Diaphragm transforms the electrical signal into sound and therefore its quality affects the overall listening experience. There are three types of diaphragms: thin, medium-thick, and thicker. A thin 6 mm thick diaphragm responds quickly to high frequencies but less sensitively to bass. The medium-thick 10 mm diaphragm provides a balanced sound profile, allowing you to enjoy both bass and treble. The thicker 20 mm diaphragm is more sensitive to higher frequencies but has a poorer bass response. These headphones are equipped with the 50 mm.

You will also definitely appreciate the special design of the construction that creates a seal that further blocks out ambient noise and which contributes to undisturbed music listening.

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Type Boom
Microphone Operation Mode Uni-directional
Frequency Response 100 - 10000 Hz Better than 58 % of headphones rated.
Audio Input Details Omni-directional
Sensitivity -45 dB
Sensitivity Margin +/- 3dB
Signal-To-Noise Ratio 0 dB
Microphone Features Retractable microphone

Razer Kraken has a boom–type microphone. The microphone sensitivity is -45 dB. A lower microphone sensitivity will generally ensure that even quieter sounds are caught. On the other hand, in noisier environments, distortion of the recording may occur. With a higher sensitivity, the microphone will not distort the recording even in noisy environments. On the other hand, the microphone will not pick up quieter sounds. So it depends on the environment and the purposes you plan to use the headphones for.

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Controls Volume control, microphone on/mute
CABLE Razer Kraken
Cable Type Headset cable - 1.3 m
Cable Length 1.3 m
Connector Type Headset (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 4-pole)
OTHERS Razer Kraken
Included Accessories USB audio controller
Compatibility Mac, Windows
Software Certification Discord Certified
Service & Support Limited warranty - parts and labour - 2 years

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