Summary: ALL of these issues would have probably been solved if the headphones them selves had a volume control switch outside of a program on yourr computer like most headphones do but this one insists on using Razer Synapse to control it's volume wich is cuasing a ton of issues for me. no where close to being user friendly.
Pros: Great sound, bass, and the 7.1 virtual surround is legit.
Cons: the drivers through Razer synapse are HORRIBLE!!! i always have to sync the volume between the windows volume control and the Razer Synapse volume control every time i disconnect the headset, close Razer Synapse, or just simply turn off my computer if the headphones are left at a lower than 100 volume. Same thing happens with individual games as well.
Cons: Other than that, not too much. I wanted to try another brand apart from my Logitech G935's, and stumbled across these. The sound quality, in comparison, is meh, the bass is bad, and the inner earphones keep popping in/out. Cheaply made, bad product is bad- go seinheiser or Logitech.
Summary: My previous headset was USB connected and I never had any compatibility issues with it, but for some reason, this one will not produce sound when I play Mount & Blade. Having tested most of my library, this is the only game that doesn't work, even though older games like Warcraft 3 run fine.
Pros: - Surround sound is excellent. I can clearly hear players scoping in CSGO from a mile away. - Retractable mic is nice.
Cons: It just plain hurts to wear it. First problem is that the headset itself is really built to squeeze the head. Anything more than infant size is under constant pressure, rather than at a state of rest like other headsets (I'm hoping that hugging it around my football overnight will loosen it up) Second, there isn't that much room for your ears to fit inside the cups. I have to tuck mine in or they just get crushed by the leather pads, and this doesn't stay comfortable ...
Was warned about Razer quality... should have listened
Matthew H., Newegg
5 October 2013
Summary: I'm so, so disappointed that this is already not working. When working, the microphone was a vast improvement over what I used to own and the sound quality was fantastic. I just can't believe that in one month it's already broken.
Pros: - Amazingly comfortable - Great sound for game and music - Thick, braided cord that is plenty durable - Looks pretty darn cool
Cons: - I've had it for 5 days over my return policy and the microphone and the left ear piece do not work. I've tried switching the USB ports, etc. but nothing works. - No inline sound control. Everything has to be done from the windows menu which is a pain.
Summary: Also, the light on the headset can't be turned off now. I go to the Razer Synapse 2.0 where it says "lighting" and click "off" but it doesn't work at all now. Not a huge deal but just something to take into consideration. I enjoyed the mic while it lasted but now it's history.
Pros: This headset has great sound. Good bass. Clear, crisp sound. Good comfortability too. I would've gave it 5 eggs if it were for just the sound alone.
Cons: The mic on this headset is extremely frustrating in the way that it is built. Within 3 days of having this the cap that covers up the green light on the mic (the top of the green ring) fell off and trust me, I wasn't tugging or pulling at it I gently pulled it out of the mic socket where it normally is. Along with that, in an attempt to put it back on (thinking it was something that was supposed to come off) it completely destroyed the plastic part of the mic. Now the...
good sound quality but small earcups tend to pinch my ...
p****d off!!, Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: good sound quality but small earcups tend to pinch my ears and make it uncomfortable to wear after a while. also, the cable is textured and makes a horrendous noise which resonates into the earcup whenever i move my head and the cable drags over things. wrap in sellotape or something to stop this. Do not recommend.
Summary: Would not recommend, all the sound quality is just achieved through software and EQ, the actual drivers are poor quality, the general quality isn't great either, mine broke on the 3 day, and I exchanged them for a pair of Logitech G930's, which sound far better, are wireless, and haven't died.
Don't expect these to even come near high quality headsets
12 August 2014
Summary: Not worth over $60 Pros: Loud bass if you want Decent mic No batteries necessary Braided USB Lightweight Cons: Poor audio quality Uncomfortable after 30 mins Poor surround 'effect' Questionable durability Recommended if you want a USB headset w/ mic and can find these used in good condition for $60 or less Razer's Surround software sounds good on paper, but fails to deliver. Not even close to equaling a true 7.1 headset, or even 5.1 for that matter.
Summary: I bought one of these, and the first thing that i noticed was that it was very uncomfortable. it hurt the top of my head and the ear holes are round, so your ears don't fit well, making them sore.I also wish that it had volume control on the headset. The headset only works with PC though I think it works with PS4 also. On the bright side though, the sound is GREAT with excellent volume and surround sound.
Summary: It is really hard to find a good headset, let alone find a good one below the £100 mark. I really thought this headset would deliver, and from the pros you are really going to think i am crazy for the two star rating... Pros -The Krakens are amazing for the price, the sound is clear and comparable to my Dre Studio Beats I am very impressed. -The 7.1 sounds really good and the microphone is one of the best I have used.