Summary: Ok so I am giving the Kraken 3 stars because of the way they fit my head and the way the output from the mic sounds. First off if you have a bigger head like me this headset is tight like smashing my ears tight. I can wear it for about 30 mins at most before I have to take them off for a bit. second is the mic all of my friends say it sounds like I am in a hallway talking.
Summary: The headset sounds great, right off the bat. The only gripe/s, for me, is that they tend to press in rather hard against the sides of your head and become painful after prolonged use. Setting these up on my W7 PC was also annoying due to me having to manually select them from the device manager section within the O/S, as the computer failed to automatically select them over my default audio output (speakers).
Summary: After using a Creative Fatal1ty headset for about a year or so I decided to get my hands on the Krakens, I didn't find the Fatal1ties very comfortable and I felt that the shape of the cups didn't suit the shape or protrusion of my ears. I decided to go with the Krakens because after looking at Razer's website and looking at the features page which boasted amazing sound quality and a high quality digital microphone I picked up a pair.
Overall a good headset. Down rated due to constant driver crashes ...
20 September 2014
Summary: Overall a good headset. Down rated due to constant driver crashes and not being recognized by the PC a lot. Need to go ingto th Device Manager and disable/re-enable it to fix it, my friend has the same issue with this product.
Summary: The pros are well underlined in the article description and they are mostly accurate. I will mention the cons from my perspective: - heavy after using 15-30 min.; - ear cups small do not cover ears completely, sore ears after a while; - too tight on my head; - braided cable makes noises in the left ear when moves. Surround sound is "virtual", software configured. Razer Surround Pro program does the same on any headphones.
Summary: Good headset, fantastic bass and very enveloping, it's also VERY sturdy and if you're looking for a long lasting headset this should do the trick. The main issue is that the software likes to do it's own thing and change your audio levels on it own accord, so you constantly have to keep cranking the volume up on random programs, which is frustrating, as well as the mic quality, which is pretty low considering the price tag.
Summary: The headset quality, sound and mic are great. I found the that head set is not comfortable for me, I wear glasses and the pressure of the pads against my ears push on the arms of my glasses and it makes it hurt after a few mins.
Summary: I have previously bought the razer Megalodon and they are outstanding. The audio quality is great and there is no need for a sound card. I wanted to give the Razer Kraken 7.1 a go so I tried them on Battlefield 3 and the audio was sort of muffled compared to the quality on the megalodon. I used both 2.0 and 7.1 with different settings turned on, off and tweaked. Nothing seemed to work. Personally I would put the extra bit of money in and buy the megalodons over these.