Value for Money - 78%
Quality - 87%
Look/Feel - 80%
Extra's/Features - 77%
Everybody knows the Razer Kraken headphones, it has outstanding sound and fits well and weights almost 322g! But what if you don’t have the bucks to get a Razer Kraken? Well Razer has got you sorted there with the Razer Kraken X!
The Kraken X weights in at 250g(making it lighter than its bigger brother), with a price of about R1000(depending on where you buy). OK so it’s lighter and cheaper, but does it still have that Kraken audio quality? Yes, yes it does. The Kraken X features a 40 mm custom tuned Neodymium drivers and very comfy over-ear cups. I fired up my trusty FLAC files, my favorite games and one or two movies. When the you have the Kraken X on it does isolate you from you environment(this also gives you a more immersive experience), this is due to the great Over-Ear Cups. So as you know the Kraken series of headphones can be a bit on the bass side when you take it straight out of the box(nothing a bit of EQ tweaking can’t fix), but I can also say that I was really surprised to find that(with out the tweaking) it had some nice mid and high’s. The voices in game chat was great and I could here small details in the T-Rex lunch FLAC track.
OK so it sounds great, has a good mic on….what is the negatives and its not really negatives, more like what is missing between on it and it’s bigger brother. Well the audio cable is a semi-premium plastic compared to the braided cable you are used to on the Kraken. Because of all the weight saving it does have a bit of a plastic feel to it and the mic is not an retractable mic. This was all done to save weight and bring down the price so it is more affordable for gamer’s to get a Razer Kraken.
Overall I was really pleased with the Razen Kraken X. It is really affordable, has great sound, the mic is also pretty decent and I love the fact that it feels lighter that it’s bigger brother the Kraken. It also features 7.1 sound in Windows and is compatible with all the major consoles and phones. I would recommend this to any gamer that is looking for a new pair of 7.1 headphones without breaking the bank. This is your local mad scientist signing out….Let lose the Kraken….X