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By Wade Hinkle On 29 Sep, 2016 At 02:32 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarRazer has unveiled that they have redesigned the Kraken Pro and Kraken 7.1, marketing them both as Razer Kraken V2 and will be available soon.

The redesign focused on four main parts, durability, microphone, balanced in-game audio, and communications. Razer has improved the audio installing two custom tuned 50 mm drivers. These are larger than in the previous generation, which will bring a wider frequency range balancing between in-game audio and team communications. The Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 will also feature an advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine which will allow the gamer to position the audio specific to themselves

Razer’s redesign also focused on balancing the weight distribution and reducing the clamping force. To do this they built the ear cushions larger, softer and better sound isolation. There will be two sets of cushions, one circular and the other oval shaped, so the gamer can personalize to their comfort.

Both of the headsets will feature a unidirectional recording pattern and will be retractable. The Kraken 7.1 V2 has an active noise-cancelling digital microphone activated via Razer Synapse. Razer Synapse features hardware configuration that allows you to save all your settings to the cloud, and optionally track in-game stats and heatmaps.

Last but not least, the headsets are constructed with a new uni-body aluminum frame which is more durable and flexible. Razer states that the headsets have been tested and that they will stand up to the rigor of pro-gaming.

 

We posted all the specs for each headset below:

Razer Kraken Pro V2

    • Headphones:
      · Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
      · Impedance: 32 ? @ 1 kHz
      · Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 118 dB
      · Input power: 30 mW (Max)
      · Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
      · Inner ear cup diameter: 56 mm / 2.2 in.
      · Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm
      · Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft. plus 2 m / 6.6 ft mic splitter adapter cable
      · Approx. weight: 322 g / 0.71 lbs.
    • Microphone:
      · Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
      · Signal-to-noise ratio: > 55 dB
      · Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -38 ± 3 dB
      · Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
    • In-line controls:
      · Analog volume control wheel
      · Microphone quick mute toggle
    • Audio usage:
      · Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
    • Audio + microphone usage
      · Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack
    • System requirements
      · PC / Mac / PlayStation® 4 / Xbox One*
      · Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher)
      · Internet connection for driver installation
      · At least 100 MB of free hard disk space

*May require an Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter (not included)

razer_kraken_pro_v2_rgb_v04Razer Kraken 7.1 V2

  • Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine for pinpoint positional audio
  • Active noise-cancelling digital microphone for crystal-clear communication*
  • Unibody aluminum frame for extended durability

*Active noise-cancelling only available on PC

    • Headphones:
      · Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
      · Impedance: 32 ? @ 1 kHz
      · Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 123 dB· Input power: 30 mW (Max)
      · Drivers: 50mm, with Neodymium magnets
      · Inner ear cup diameter: 56 mm / 2.2 in.
      · Connection type: Digital USB
      · Cable length: 2 m / 6.6 ft.
      · Approx weight: 346 g / 0.76 lbs.
    • Microphone:
      · Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
      · Signal-to-noise ratio: > 55 dB
      · Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -38 ± 3 dB
      · Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
    • System Requirements
      · PC / Mac / PlayStation 4
      · Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher)
      · Internet connection for driver installation
      · At least 100 MB of free hard disk space

“We designed the Razer Kraken V2 headsets to deliver the best eSports-focused experience,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Pro-gaming athletes of today will excel thanks to the Razer Kraken V2’s powerful 50mm custom-tuned drivers, highly durable unibody aluminum frame and redesigned ergonomics for maximum comfort.”

Pre-orders for both headsets will be starting October 3rd. The Razer Kraken Pro V2 is priced at $79.99 and the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 is $99.99

By Jessica Brister On 12 May, 2015 At 07:16 PM | Categorized As Featured, PlayStation, Reviews, ROG News, ROG Tech | With 0 Comments

No GravatarFor PlayStation gamers looking for a decent wireless headset, the PlayStation Gold is a great option.  It has many features that are a must-have for online game play.  Though there may be better headsets out there with better sound quality, there really isn’t anything sufficient available for the price.

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Here are some of the features that the Gold provides:

Battery Life

The battery life is very similar to that of a typical PS4 controller.  If both are charged at the same time, the battery will last for the same amount of time.  This provides a full day of gaming with one charge, or if a person is only casually gaming, it will hold out for a couple of days between charges.  With a standard mico USB charger, if it the batter does get low, it can easily be charged while a person is still playing with a long cable.  The one that is provide with the Gold is quite short, however.

 Comfort

The PlayStation Gold is pretty comfortable.  It certainly is a lot more wearable than an in-ear headset and can be worn for quite awhile with no issue.  In fact, it is easy to forget that the headset is on.  There is padding along the top and around the ears.  The ear phones themselves are large enough to be comfortable for many hours of gaming.  It can get a bit hot because it is a larger headset, which may affect those living in a warmer more humid climate.

Gaming

The Gold features a noise cancelling microphone for chat during gaming.  There is an adjustable volume for chat and game volume, which is really handy.  It also easily adapts to the PS3, PS4, PSVita (using a headphone jack), or PC.  The Gold is incredibly easy to plug into a PS3 or PS4: just plug the USB in and select headset from the console.  Two PlayStation Gold’s can be plugged into a PS4 at once, making split-screen gaming with a friend very easy.  The microphone itself is very clear and, unlike the PlayStation Silver, does not have a microphone sticking out.

Sound

The Gold has a 7.1 virtual surround sound, and it does sound pretty decent.  A true audio connoisseur will probably not like it, but the average gamer will no doubt enjoy the sound quality for the price.

Versatility

The best part about the PlayStation Gold is its versatility because there are many more uses for it than just gaming.  It’s great for watching Netflix while a spouse of significant other is asleep.  For those people with children, a person can watch or play something without worrying about the kids hearing foul language.  For apartment dwellers, the Gold is amazing for late night movies and gaming so that the neighbors don’t hear.  The Gold is an overall good headset

So, is the PlayStation Gold the best wireless headset ever?  No.  However, is it the best for the price?  Absolutely!  It typically retails for a hundred dollars or lower, depending on the deal.  For a comfortable and versatile headset, that is a very reasonable price.

No GravatarSony PS4 Gold Headset

Sony announced on their blog on February 3, 2014 their new Gold Wireless Stereo Headset.  The headset will retail at $99.99 (MSRP).  No set date has been given for when we will see this on the market, though Sony said it will be released early this month.

The specs for this headset are 7.1 virtual surround sound, a noise cancelling microphone, and custom audio settings for the different PS4 games.  The cable is a 3.5mm audio cable.

Everything in the Headset Box PS4

The headset is compatible with the PS4, the PS3, the PS Vita, computers, and mobile devices.  There will also be a free Headset Companion app coming to the PlayStation store some time this month.

You can watch Sony’s video on the new headset below.

Source:  PlayStation Blog