Author: Nik Parenti
Razer Kraken Pro Overview
Laying on the desk the first thing you’ll notice about the Kraken Pro, beyond the blinding green (which I love), is how large the headset is. For being nothing more than an analog stereo headset this is surprising to me. Usually the less drivers you have the smaller the overall appearance of the headset. Overall the headset is pretty heavy but for a product that’s being hailed as “most comfortable headset ever” I imagine the weight is due to all those added comfort features Razer packed into the Kraken Pro
The mic is awesome on the Kraken Pro. Razer designed it to tuck into the bottom of the left ear piece. The tuck is so extreme that if you didn’t know a mic was supposed to be there you would never know it was there at all. The mic extends out about 4 inches in length and is easily repositioned with the slightest bend of the fingers.
The bottom of the band is covered with a unique material. It feels like the loop half of a piece of Velcro. I imagine that this material is used in situations where a person is feeling the pressure of a heated game and doesn’t need sticky leather touching the top of their dome. The inner ear pieces feature huge pad rings that are very soft to the touch and a depth that one could assume is used to isolate the headset from the ears to the sides of the head.
The outside of the earpieces feature a speaker like grating that contradicts the sound isolation the Kraken Pro provides. The hinge and extension frame for each earpiece is made of thick plastic but is strong enough for me to think that it won’t break anytime soon.
As you can see from the pictures, the Kraken Pro, when folded up, turns into a rather small headset package. The top of the band features a nice green pleather with the Razer logo branded across the middle of it.
The audio cable for the Kraken Pro is broken into 2 pieces. The first part of the cable is permanently attached to the headset and only has one connector. This connector can be used to plug directly into audio devices or into the other half of the cable that makes use of the microphone built into the headset. The other half of the cable is an extension cable that separates the microphone and speaker channel for use in your PC. The entire cable (both pieces) is composed of a very solid rubber and is no stranger when it comes to girth (that’s what she said).
Overall the Kraken Pro is built like a good headset should be built…solid. Let’s move on to the most important part: Testing.