Today we’re going to be taking a look at the Razer Kraken 7.1 B 2 gaming headset this is a headset that boasts some serious comfort as well as really great sounding audio.
and I want to put that to the test so let’s go ahead and just take a look at this thing after taking the Kraken 7.1 V 2 out of the box I immediately notice that.
this headset feels really solid the 7.1 b-two has an aluminum frame that makes it really sturdy which is great in the headset.
because really how often do we take our headsets off and on have them fall on the floor or any number of things that snag the wire on the headset to have them come flying off so it’s good to have something.
that feels like it can take a beating to offset some of the ruggedness the V 2 comes with some serious padding the ear cups come with really thick memory foam pads that kept my large ears from touching the inside of the speakers.
which is by far my most common complaint from a lot of headsets the headband is also fairly comfortable consisting of a lightly padded band wrapped in cloth there’s also a Razer logo.
embossed in the faux leather on the topside well I didn’t find the headband feel like it could use a little bit more padding especially with having that aluminum frame underneath Razer says on their website.
that one of their ideas headset was to decrease fatigue from wearing the headset which admittedly is what piqued my interest enough to do this review.
and I’m happy to say that eliminating a lot of the pressure points that would usually cause me fatigue the Razer Kraken 7.1 v 2 is really comfortable overall especially around the ears and the large memory foam cups don’t cause any discomfort when pressing on.
the frames and my glasses it did take me a few minutes to get used to the weight of the headset but once I did I pretty much forgot I was wearing it in terms of extras the Kraken 7.1 V 2 does have sixteen point eight million color RGB lighting in.
the Razer logo on the ear cups however you can only toggle between three custom preset static breathing and spectrum cycling the lighting for me is a little bit underwhelming but consider you can’t actually see it when you’re wearing it makes it seem silly that I even care.
here’s where I would normally talk to you about the buttons and inline controls but unfortunately there just aren’t any except for a simple mute button which is located on the tip of the microphone it is indicated by a red LED everything else on the headset is controlled via Razer synapse.
which is just kind of a dumb move in my opinion it just seems like a really careless omission to not even include a simple volume scroll wheel the ear cups do a great job at isolating you from your environment allowing you to really immerse yourself in the digital 7.1 surround sound after plugging in the headset.
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and downloading synapse you will be prompted to do a quick calibration of the surround sound but then you’re good to go from there there’s also a plethora of settings for the speaker’s mic and EQ settings the sound quality of the fifty-millimeter drivers in the 7.1 V two is actually really good definitely a large improvement over the original Krakens.
the digital 7.1 surround sound works fantastic in games and saved my ass more than once from an enemy attempting to with Razer the headset has really nice deep low-end sound and the mids.
the design will hold up over time directly through the mic on the headset as you can hear it is pretty clear it’s not something that you’re going to want to use to record high-quality voice over for say something like a youtube video like this one or.
if you’re doing streaming I still recommend doing microphone that you’re going to run through an external sound interface anyway so you know obviously that’s a this but I think just for playing with friends online and things like that enough as far as microphone quality goes as much as I’ve enjoyed my time with.
the Kraken 7.1 v2 there are of course a few things that I would change if I could there’s no inline I like being able to adjust the volume on the fly and like I mentioned the headband could have a little bit more padding it wasn’t enough to make it uncomfortable by any means but I think extra padding would make it a really great experience overall.
How to Setup Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
Razer synapse 2.0 the cloud-based unified configurator for all next-generation Razer products new users can.
- register for a Razer ID
- once you have an account sign in.
- by entering your credentials it is highly recommended keeping the stay logged in box check as it will also enable the offline mode if your internet.
- disconnects mid-use this UI is completely redesigned the menus change depending on which Razer device you have plugged in and selected it is currently.
- set to the Razer Naga configurator so it displays the corresponding sub-menus synapse 2.0 will automatically port your old Naga profiles and macros to the new configurator
- you can also add remove or edit these profiles in the customize menu in the performance menu you can configure settings such as sensitivity acceleration and polling rate you are also able to configure cosmetic preferences such as lighting.
- to configure another razor device you would simply click on its respective icon when it shows up here at the bottom as synapse 2.0 is a cloud-based unified configurator all your macros and bindings will be stored and synced from
- when you log in with another machine through automatic updates synapse 2.0 can be expanded with additional features by enabling this checkbox here Razer synapse 2.0 will automatically download the latest razer.
- add-on for the Naga synapse 2.0 enables you to unleash the full capabilities of your Razer product while keeping it up to date by automatically downloading new drivers and firmware as they become available.