Razer Kraken Tournament Edition

Wireless: No | Drivers: 50mm neodymium | Connectivity: 3.5mm analog | Frequency response: 12Hz-28,000Hz | Features: Detachable noise-cancelling mic, in-line cable control

Yes, it is another Razer headset. The Kraken Tournament Edition is an excellent value for money and offers an audio quality that can compete with headsets with twice the price. While the fixed frequency response of 12Hz-28KHz provides a rich sound range, the real secret here is the spatial THQ audio that can be turned on and off via the inline knobs. Off, it’s perfect for single-player adventures, as the normal sound of the headset dominates all areas very well (though occasionally it prefers bass, which is ideal for action but less so for speech). With THX Spacial Audio, you get a real edge on online shooters, with which you can pinpoint the sound exactly where it comes from.

But it’s not just about the sound. The ear cushions of the headset are soaked in cold gel, which makes a big difference in longer game sessions. And while the headset is not as robust as the HyperX Alpha, it’s still well built and easy to use. The pull-out microphone is handy and effective for chatting with friends, and you can easily mute it with inline controls as needed. Sure, it’s wired, but comes with a decent cable length. And yes, the green color it comes in is evil, but it’s also available in subtle black. All in all a pretty gaming headset, which is perfect for playing on the PC.

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  • Great sound for the price
  • Very comfy during long sessions
  • Decent mic for online

  • Quite bassy audio

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