Razer has announced a new set of lightweight wired headphones for gamers. As the new entry-level model in the company's lineup, the Kraken X will cost $50 and be available starting June 6 on the company's website.
Though Razer's gaming laptops aren't cheap -- we're big fans of thefrom 2017 and this year's -- they're usually great. With the Kraken X, the company tones things down a bit to offer casual gamers a more affordable set of headphones.
Replacing the older Kraken Essential model, the Kraken X delivers some of the same features as its more expensive siblings, the $80 Kraken and $100 Kraken TE. The new Kraken X provides support for 7.1 surround sound (with Windows 10 64-bit) and has custom-tuned 40mm drivers and cups equipped with memory foam and leatherette rims. Razer is also releasing a version of the headphones for use on gaming consoles, which also cost $50.
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Here are the full specs for the Razer Kraken X:
- Support for 7.1 surround sound (for Windows 10 64-bit)
- Retractable microphone
- Integrated volume controls
- Frequency response: 12 to 28Hz
- Impedance: 32 Ohms at 1KHz
- Sensitivity: 106 decibels at 1KHz
- Drivers: 40mm
- Connection: 3.5 headphone jack
- Weight: 0.55 lbs (250 grams)