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The Kraken X offers ultra-light comfort for all-day gaming

At 250 grams, the ultra-light Razer Kraken X headset allows you to game non-stop without fatigue. 7.1 surround sound is now a standard feature for all 2019 Razer gaming headsets, including entry level models such as the Razer Kraken X.

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today introduced the Kraken X wired gaming headset. It is designed to be ultra-light and comfortable with 7.1 surround sound for all-day gaming that won’t break the bank.

Razer is also announcing that all its gaming headsets launched from 2019 onwards will offer 7.1 surround sound capabilities to provide the unfair advantage in gaming.

 

RAZER KRAKEN X

The Kraken X is designed to deliver superior comfort all day long.

Seriously, all day.

It features a fresh redesign that slims down the familiar Razer Kraken profile to an extremely light weight of just 250 grams (0.55 lbs), making it one of the lightest gaming headsets in the market today. Paired with soft memory foam ear cushions, glasses-friendly eyewear channels and an adjustable headband, the Kraken X serves as an undeniably comfortable gaming headset.

True gaming audio is not complete without 7.1 surround sound. Even the affordable new Kraken X headset will feature 7.1 surround sound instead of stereo audio seen on competitive budget-friendly gaming headsets. Delivering a true competitive advantage, the 7.1 surround sound software provides accurate positional audio in the middle of battle. It is a critical gaming element that helps pinpoint where the danger is coming from. 7.1 surround sound is available with the Kraken X on Windows 10 64-bit.

“The Kraken X is great for any gamer,” says Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Peripherals at Razer. “It’s ultra-light and incredibly comfortable, so you can game for hours with it. It is the companion of choice for domination and immersion in your game with 7.1 surround sound.”

The Kraken X is built with a bendable cardioid microphone. Its tight pickup pattern suppresses noise from the back and sides so your voice will always sound crystal clear to your teammates. A microphone mute switch and volume controls can be found directly on the earcup for quick and easy access.

Gamers can enjoy the Kraken X headset across devices. It uses the universal 3.5mm connection that is compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

The Kraken X is available in classic black, and another variant, the Kraken X for Console will come with black and blue highlights.

SURROUND SOUND FOR ALL

Also today, Razer is enhancing the competitive advantage across its entire range of gaming headsets by providing 7.1 surround sound capability for all its 2019 over-the-ear headsets that are priced under $99 USD, including the latest Kraken 2019 ($79.99 MSRP) which offers cooling-gel cushions for superior comfort and a retractable cardioid microphone for crystal clear team communication.

THX Spatial Audio, the premium audio technology with a full suite of audio customization and microphone enhancement features, will also be available with headsets priced at and above $99 USD like the Kraken Tournament Edition and Nari family of wireless headsets.

Previous Kraken 2019 owners looking to redeem their 7.1 surround sound software will receive their activation code after registering their headset on RazerID, using the serial number found on the headset speakers beneath the ear cushions.

For more information, please visit www.razer.com/7.1-surround-sound

 

 

AVAILABILITY

 

Razer Kraken X

$49.99 USD / €59.99 MSRP

Razer.com – June 6, 2019

Worldwide – Q2 2019

For more information, please visit www.razer.com/kraken-x

 

Razer Kraken X for Console

$49.99 USD / €59.99 MSRP

Razer.com – June 6, 2019

Worldwide – Q2 2019

For more information, please visit www.razer.com/kraken-x-console

 

PRODUCT FEATURES – Kraken X and Kraken X for Console

Headphones

  • Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 106 dB
  • Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 65 x 44 mm
  • Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm
  • Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft.
  • Approx. weight: 250g / 0.55lbs
  • Oval ear cushions: Designed for full-ear coverage with leatherette, for sound isolation and comfort

 

Microphone

  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 55 dB
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -42 ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional ECM boom

 

On-Earcup Control

  • Volume up and down
  • Microphone quick mute toggle

 

Audio Usage

  • Audio Usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Audio + microphone usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack
  • Audio / mic splitter adapter cable usage: Devices with separate 3.5 mm audio and microphone jacks

Surround sound: Only available on Windows 10 64-bit

 

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ABOUT RAZER

RazerTM is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals, Blade gaming laptops and the acclaimed Razer Phone.

Razer’s software platform, with over 60 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

In services, Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest virtual credit services for gamers. Razer Pay is the e-wallet designed for youth and millennials, and Razer Game Store is the only games download store that offers rewards for gamers.

Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, Razer has 18 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).

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