The Kraken Pro Analog Gaming Headset was a product that I received after competing in the annual Tiger Direct PC Race. Only after the event was over and all the hoopla from CES calmed down did we decide that the Kraken Pro was one of the products we received that we legitimately wanted to review. Razer has a history of making wild claims regarding PC products, i.e. The Razer Blade: The World’s First Gaming Laptop or the Razer Edge Pro: The World’s First Gaming Tablet but with the Kraken Pro they are making a claim based on one of the most subjective topics in product reviews…comfort. The Kraken Pro has a lot to live up to, especially when you make a claim like that, so let’s see how it holds up.
At ThinkComputers, we’ve had a chance to look at several different devices from Roccat. From mice to keyboards, their products are well designed and perform just as well. So today we will be looking at the Roccat Kave 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset. So read on to see if this headset lives up to those qualities; and more importantly, if it’s worth your hard earned money.
Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, announced its new and improved Razer Carcharias gaming headset for the Xbox 360. Building on the ergonomic and aural standard set by the original Razer Carcharias for the PC, this new gaming headset from Razer brings pro audio fidelity to console gaming with extraordinary comfort. From beach landings and storming the enemy fort to blasting undead in outer space, the full over-ear coverage of the Razer Carcharias ensures a comfortable fit. It boasts a fully adjustable, padded head rail, 1.25 in/3.18 cm on either side, to accommodate a wide range of head sizes, with its soft, pliable, removable ear cups.
Skullcandy, Inc., a high-growth, performance lifestyle audio brand, today announced the launch of the Skullcandy PLYR2 Wireless Gaming Headset – the second in the company’s new line of gaming headsets designed to deliver a unique combination of high quality audio performance, cutting-edge features and a stylish aesthetic for gamers worldwide. Available now, the Skullcandy PLYR2 is the first ever wireless headset developed by Skullcandy and features a host of innovations designed to deliver the best possible gaming experience through dramatically improved audio performance. The Skullcandy PLYR2 is entirely platform agnostic providing perfectly pitched audio and crystal clear voice chat via the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and most mobile gaming solutions.
Turtle Beach, pioneer and market-leader of the gaming headset category, announces its full line of exclusively licensed, limited edition Call of Duty: Black Ops II Ear Force headsets are now available from retailers. Custom designed and optimized to deliver enhanced audio for the year’s most anticipated entertainment launch, the distinctive line includes the Ear Force TANGO, Ear Force SIERRA, Ear Force X-RAY, Ear Force KILO and Ear Force EARBUDS. Accompanying the series’ release are eight premium voice prompts for gamers interested in the ultimate immersion within the epic title. Available for download via the Turtle Beach website, the voice prompts feature leading characters from the Call of Duty®: Black Ops II cast across single player, multiplayer and Zombies.
Looking for a competitive advantage in your favorite game, or a way to communicate with your friends online without spending a fortune? The gaming headset market is extremely competitive right now, and there are countless options to pick from. TekRepublic looks to stand out their lightweight, virtual surround 7.1 gaming headsets. Today we will be looking at two offerings from TekRepublic, so let’s see how they stack up.
SUS ROG Orion PRO and Orion full-size gaming headsets are designed to provide gaming enthusiasts with the finest audio immersion and positioning needed in any game and at any location. After extensive research and development and taking customer feedback into account, the ROG team concluded that user comfort is key when it comes to gaming headsets. As such, ROG Orion PRO and Orion possess 100mm over-ear cushions for greater comfort, and bring immersive audio with large 50mm neodymium drivers.
Sharkoon is expanding their range of gaming headsets with a wireless version. The X-Tatic Air wireless multiplatform headset was developed specifically for the needs of console gamers. The stereo headset is compatible with Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PC and notebooks as well as TV sets and other sound sources with RCA audio outputs.
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the shipping of the Kunai stereo gaming headset being released under the Company’s TRITTON audio brand and compatible with the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation Vita portable entertainment system from Sony.
Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today sees the release of a gaming headset that is focused on a pure audio experience, the Ceres-400. Large 40mm drivers sit behind the booming power of the Ceres-400. Delve into your games, music, movies, and even internet calls with absolute clarity. Oversized and breathable 90mm ear pads provide an extremely comfortable cushion for long-term audio enjoyment.