The Razer Kraken Pro gaming headset has been field-tested by countless professional gamers and athletes to determine the optimal weight for extended gaming sessions as well as for unparalleled comfort on the go.
I stick to the opinion that people should write reviews only after some time spent with a merchandise. But after trying these out at a store, I came to conclusion right away because my crap-o-meter went off the charts in a blink of an eye. Imagine a $1 generic OEM chinese earpiece. Add some strong ear-beating to it (can't use the word "bass" because it would be offensive to the latter). And here you are! Razer Kraken in the flesh!
Pros - Sturdy build, looks fashionable (if you're into that thing), average sound, good mic, adaptable functionality, surround
Cons - Bass is muffled and many times unclear, hard cups (could be fixed overtime simply by wearing), disappointing plastic quality
The Razer Kraken Pro is a gaming headset created by Razer and bears a cool product name with a CAD$110 price tag. Mine comes in green unlike the picture above however they're all the same so don't freak out. Anyways.
Build and looks:
The Kraken is build with cheap plastics and (fake?) cheap leather. The construction is sturdy, which is expected. However the plastics and leathery covers are cheap looking and feeling. any CAD$60 headphones from HMV (like Skullcandy and Urbanears) could beat it any day. The headset does have a tight clamp and large cups, which creates a good lever of noise cancellation. But then I digress, since the cups are very hard at the same time, which cause my ears in agony after 30 minutes of wearing it. However, this could be fixable in the long run as the cups will start to wear down and becomes squishy enough they wont hurt anymore. Still, it's a decent headset to wear.
On a plus side though, the headphones looks great, especially in bright green. Making it fashionable and good looking on gaming face cam videos. (Like you care you Beats haters)
Sound and mic:
The sound is average with decent balance vocals. Instrumental sound however is surprising good with fairly good level of accuracy. Bass however is muffled, unclear and sometimes over exaggerated to a point it makes the song unintelligible. Which sucks because with a better bass speakers, this thing could potentially be a pair of good looking headset with some nice sound. And that literally pisses me off. I hate products that could potentially be good but instead bogged down by huge flaws (especially when consider a very good function of this headset which I'll cover it in a moment). WHY DID YOU DO THAT RAZER?! C'MON! Argh!
On the other hand, the Microphone is good. Good enough for Skype calls and annoy some russkis in CS:GO by saying cyka blyat multiple times. Talking about games though, Razer has a free software called Razer Synapse which allows this headset to have surround sound. All you have to do is to download from here: http://www.razerzone.com/synapse/ . And that's great especially if you play shooters that rely heavily on sound, like CS:GO.
The Kraken has a built in 3.5 stereo 4 conductor jack cable and a 3.5 to pc sound and recording jack adapter cable. Both cables are well built long enough together to reach the back of the desktop pc, where the holes are located. The 3.5 jack allows me to listen to music on my phone, making this headset adaptable. You can even use it on your daily commute! However on Android the volume level is low, couple with the sound quality, makes me reaching for my AKG Y50, or Philips SHE3590, or Shure se215 or Sony MDR-1R. It's a good feature tbh but nothing really special.
The Razer Kraken is a very average headset for gaming and listening. It has surround, good mic and adaptability. It has decent sound but with a terrible bass, it's not good for listening to music. Couple with uncomfortable cups and low quality materials, renders this headset very average.