The gaming experts from Razer have introduced new gaming headsets. With the Kraken V3, the US company wants to launch a kind of best-of of its previously released gaming headsets. Thus, the headphone pairs are supposed to pick up several features of other Razer series. The flagship of the new series is said to go by the name Kraken V3 Pro and is the first Kraken headset with wireless connectivity.
A best-of headset
Razer isn’t reinventing the wheel with its Kraken V3 series. Instead, the company is relying on features that other in-house headsets already bring to the table. In addition to the Kraken predecessors themselves, you can also find features from the Blackshark and Nari series. The slightly revised design is clearly reminiscent of the first two versions of the Kraken series. The TriForce Titanium drivers, which have a size of 50 mm, create rich sound. The drivers promise great immersion, as they divide the sound into trebles, mids and woofers. In the end result, the sound should be very nice natural and neutral.
Razer itself promises the best sound of the entire Razer lineup. Those who call a headset from the Blackshark series their own have already enjoyed the TriForce Titanium drivers. We know the HyperSense technology from the Razer Nari. This is a vibration feature that transmits game sounds as haptic feedback. Especially during explosions and other action scenes, this provides an exciting feeling of being right in the middle of things. However, this special HyperSense feature is only reserved for the Kraken V3 HyperSense as well as the Kraken V3 Pro.
In the middle of it all thanks to HyperSense
Since modern premium-class gaming headsets can now offer near-perfect neutral sound, developers are looking for other ways to make the gaming experience unique. With HyperSense, Razer has launched an innovative vibration feedback that pulls you right into the action. We already know HyperSense from the Razer Nari, but the Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense as well as the Kraken V3 Pro will now feature a further improved version of the feature. According to the gaming experts, they have improved the haptic feedback to make the gaming experience almost perfect.
While the previous haptic drivers only gave feedback when a certain limited frequency range was affected, the corresponding frequency range is now much wider. As soon as explosions or other massive events cause booming bass in the 20-200 Hz range, you not only hear it, but also feel it. How strong the immersive feedback ultimately is depends not only on how far away the source of the sound is. You can also manually adjust how much HyperSense vibrates in three different levels. If you don’t feel like using this feature at all, you can deactivate it completely.
The Kraken V3 Pro as the new flagship
Those who don’t want to do things by halves should reach for the flagship. The Kraken V3 Pro not only offers a wireless design for the first time. On top of that, you also get a powerful driver and the exciting HyperSense technology. In order to always be able to react quickly despite the lack of a wired connection, Razer promises almost latency-free sound transmission with its HyperSpeed dongle. However, those who prefer a wired connection can also connect the premium headset classically via a 3.5 mm jack.
What Razer promises in terms of battery life almost sounds like a dream. Thus, the gaming headset is supposed to be able to last a whopping 44 hours. Those who do not want to do without the cool in-house RGB effects of Razer Chroma will have to be satisfied with the still very good 11 hours. Once the battery is empty, it is recharged via USB-C port. Fortunately, the latest USB-C version will become standard in all in-house headsets in the future, according to Razer.
Prices and availability
Of course, if you like Razer’s fancy Chroma effects, you don’t necessarily have to go for the locking tip of the new Razer Kraken V3. The two wired headsets also feature the pretty RGB lighting. In addition, all three versions of the third generation of the Kraken series delight with exciting additional features such as a detachable mic, THX Spatial Audio and comfortable ear cushions that should ensure the necessary wearing comfort even during long sessions.
All three new models of the Razer Kraken V3 will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2021. Prices start at 109.99 euros for the entry-level Razer Kraken V3. Those who want HyperSense will reach for the 139.99 euro Kraken V3 HyperSense. For the flagship, the Kraken V3 Pro, which in addition to HyperSense also enables wireless gaming, Razer wants to call an MSRP of 209.99 euros.