Published on November 15th, 2019 | by Adrian Gunning
Razer Kraken Ultimate delivers the winning edge for competitive gamers
Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, introduced today the Razer Kraken Ultimate, a competitive gaming headset featuring THX® Spatial Audio technology that delivers pinpoint positional accuracy greater than 7.1 surround sound.
Powered by custom-tuned 50mm drivers that produce a more natural sound curve, the realistic and immersive soundscape captures every auditory detail, allowing users to pick up even the slightest nuance in sound and use it to their advantage. The Kraken Ultimate’s active noise cancelling microphone allows for crystal-clear team communication completing a winning combination that gives gamers a competitive edge and the definitive gaming audio experience.
Greater Than 7.1 Surround Sound with THX® Spatial Audio
The Razer Kraken Ultimate comes equipped with THX® Spatial Audio technology – an advanced positional audio solution that delivers pinpoint accuracy and greater than 7.1 surround sound. Producing sound in a 360-degree sphere allows for better awareness and heightened immersion during competitive gameplay, allowing you to locate sneaking enemies, avoid whizzing bullets, and detect nearby threats before anyone else.
THX Spatial Audio optimises the unique sound design and engineering of every game and delivers a natural listening experience by adjusting its virtual speakers to match the audio source’s actual distance and location in-game. This can help to reduce brain and ear fatigue, as users are able to decipher where every sound is coming from instinctively, letting them stay focused longer – giving them the upper hand.
Expertly Tuned Drivers for an Immersive Soundscape
Featuring custom-tuned 50mm drivers, the Razer Kraken Ultimate produces powerful, detailed, super-clear sound and punchy base. Tuned to deliver a more natural sound curve, the resulting audio is the richest, most immersive, and lifelike within the Kraken line – perfectly capturing every auditory detail, such as footsteps and gunshots, for a competitive advantage.
Pro-Grade Active Noise Cancelling Microphone for Absolute Clarity
Team chat is essential to any multi-player game, and with the new Discord-certified, active noise cancelling microphone on the Kraken Ultimate, gamers can be assured of flawless team communication, even at crowded tournaments. Competitive gaming headsets rely on the ability to chat clearly and discern even the subtlest sounds moment-to-moment. By adding active noise cancelling technology, the Razer Kraken Ultimate’s highly-tuned mic detects and nullifies background noise as you speak, making your voice even clearer, and ensuring crystal-clear communication between teammates.
Lightweight and Durable, Yet Keeping Ears Cool
The Kraken Ultimate features aluminium and steel construction with cooling gel-infused ear cushions for lightweight durability and long-lasting comfort. Being both flexible and tough, its ultra-soft padded headband with bauxite aluminium frame is well-equipped to handle the rigours of transport and extensive gaming sessions. Cooling-gel cushions help reduce heat build-up and also contain hidden eye-wear channels for gamers sporting corrective or blue-light glasses.
“We have built the Kraken Ultimate to address the needs of gaming audio at its roots,” said Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Razer’s Peripherals business unit. “Powered by THX Spatial Audio, its custom-tuned drivers deliver superior sound, housed in signature Kraken comfort. Combined with an active noise cancelling microphone for crystal-clear team comms, this headset has the winning edge that gamers are looking for.”
Razer Chroma™ RGB Underglow Lighting
The Kraken Ultimate also features highly visible backlit earcups powered by Razer Chroma, supporting 16.8 million colours and a suite of lighting effects controlled from within Razer Synapse 3, for endless customisation possibilities.
Razer Kraken X USB
Razer also introduces today the Kraken X USB. The newest addition to the Kraken X family offers green earcup lighting and 7.1 virtual surround sound via its USB connection – all in a 275g lightweight design, for all-day gaming comfort and immersion.
ABOUT THE RAZER KRAKEN ULTIMATE
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
- Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 109 dB
- Input power: 30 mW (Max)
- Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
- Inner ear cup diameter: 64 mm / 2.5 in.
- Connection type: USB Digital;
- Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft.
- Approx. weight: 275 g / 0.60 lbs.
- Oval ear cushions: Designed for full-ear coverage with cooling gel, for sound isolation and comfort, now with Razer Chroma RGB underglow
- Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
- Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: > 60 dB
- Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -45 ± 3 dB
- Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional ECM boom
- Click-to-Mute Function
- Analog volume control wheel
- THX Spatial on/off toggle
- Devices with USB Connector
- Audio + microphone usage: Devices with USB Connector
ABOUT THE RAZER KRAKEN X USB
- Green earcup lighting for a stylish look
- 7.1 surround sound on PC for accurate positional audio
- Ultra lightweight at 275g so you never feel weighed down
- Bendable cardioid microphone for crystal-clear team communication
- Oval leatherette cushions for sound isolation and a comfortable fit
- Custom-tuned 40 mm drivers for balanced, clear sound
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
- Kraken Ultimate: 218.95 AUD
- Kraken X USB: 101.95 AUD
Razer.com and authorised resellers – November 15, 2019