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  • Razer Kraken X - low-cost lightweight headset with surround sound

    Razer introduced the Kraken X wired headset. This is a budget model that is lightweight, which is important for comfortable use during long gaming sessions, and 7.1 surround sound support. Headphones are compatible with PC, consoles and mobile devices.

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    Compared to the Razer Kraken, the Kraken X has undergone several changes. The new headset weighs only 250 grams and has become one of the lightest on the market. It uses ear pads made from a material with a memory effect and an adjustable headband. According to the manufacturer, the headset can be used all day without fatigue.

    Another feature of Kraken X is support for 7.1 surround sound. This allows you to more accurately determine the location of the enemy in games and provides greater immersion in what is happening on the screen. It is important to note that the feature only works on the 64-bit version of Windows 10.

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    Headphones feature cardioid hanging microphone. The narrow radiation pattern allows you to suppress noise from the side and back, ensuring the purity of the voice. Button mute and adjust the sound level located right on the cups of the headset for easy access.

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    Headphone features:

    • Frequency range: 12hz to 28khz
    • Impedance: 32 Ohms
    • Sensitivity: 106 dB
    • Speakers: 40 mm with neodymium magnets
    • Inner diameter of the bowls: 65 x 44 mm
    • Connection type: analog 3.5 mm
    • Cable length: 1.3 m
    • Weight: 250 grams
    • Ear pads: closed type, leatherette with filling material with memory effect
    • Buttons: volume up/down, quick mute
    • Surround sound: only available on Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, mobile devices

    Microphone characteristics:

    • Frequency response: 100Hz to 10kHz
    • Signal to noise ratio : ≥ 55 dB
    • Sensitivity: -42 ± 3 dB
    • Polar pattern: directional ECM

    Razer Kraken X and Kraken X for Console are already available on the manufacturer's website for $49.99/€59.99 (region dependent), and global sales are scheduled for the second quarter of 2019.

    Razer also announced that all new headsets, starting in 2019, will support the 7.1 surround sound feature. In addition, all devices priced at $99 and above will receive THX Spatial Audio sound and microphone tuning technology.

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