While movie buffs may prefer blasting stereos and home theaters, nothing satisfies a gamer like a quality headset. Ask any gamer, and they will tell you that a headset is the most critical component besides the laptop, PC or the monitor. Get a headset that sounds like a dying beetle, and you will understand my point.
What about the much talked about Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Mercury edition?
The Razer is known for its high-performance, high-quality gaming accessories. It once again brings to the market a headset that is not only pocket-friendly but has also captured the attention of gamers. Are you thinking of buying a headset? Here is why you should or should not consider Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 gaming headset.
Razer Kraken gives me all the reasons to write about it. First, it is bulky and black, like all Razer headsets. Then there is the LED Razer light that decorates the thick ear cups with full RGB capabilities on either side. There is also a pretty microphone stashed in the left ear cup.
The headset weighs 11 ounces; this is way much bulkier than most of its competitors in the market. However, it is the lightest from Razer. Therefore, it can be rightly assumed that a big headset is Razer’s trademark. Consequently, it will take a little more space in your backpack than such an accessory should.
Not much is off with the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2. Only the general design is off. If you expected a hard press down on the ears, which was a common feature with previous headsets from this brand, then it is time to a take sigh of relief. The headset’s over the year cups makes an airtight seal over the ears without causing unnecessary pressure.
You can use the headband to adjust it as you seem fit. It works perfectly well even if you have an afro hairstyle and glasses. You can use them for hours without feeling any side effects, except for the weight.
While comfort and outward look may affect a person’s choice of headset, the sound quality is the real deal. The Kraken 7.1 V2 uses Razer’s 7.1 protocols for its surround system. It is in this aspect that the headset puts itself above its competitors. The surround system does not add reverberations to voices. The irritating feature is common in many systems that bear the name.
Therefore, even if there is an option of switching Kraken’s surround system off, there is always no reason for that. You can use it for a range of games, and different genres. You can also mess around with Razer Synapse 2 software to determine which games and programs work best with the regular stereo and the surround sound systems.
The headset also has common equalizer presets such as classical, country, rock, blues, and oldies. The functionalities come in handy when you are using the headset to listen to music. However, there is no game presets. You have to create your equalizer profile, if you can, or make do with what you have.