Razer unleashes the Kraken upon Xbox One

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The guys behind the hugely popular PC gaming headset Kraken have taken to the Xbox One scene by releasing their first headset for the newest console on the block. The Razer Kraken Stereo Gaming Headset is available now for Xbox One and boasts a set of 40mm neodymium drivers powering each of the left and right headset speakers, while the headband padding ensures comfort throughout your gaming sessions – at least that’s what it says on the tin, hopefully we will report back soon with first hand experience of these sweet looking cans.

Our Kraken headset series has always been popular with gamers who are looking for high-performance audio and product quality,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Like the Xbox One, the Kraken Gaming Headset for Xbox One is designed to provide gamers with unparalleled power and performance. This new headset is joining the Razer Atrox arcade stick for Xbox One and we are excited to expand our console line further in the future.

As you might expect, the headset comes complete with its own built in mic and even comes with an audio control unit so there’s no need to purchase the additional Xbox headset adaptor before you can use the Kraken.

The Kraken’s finer statistics

Price: US: $99.99 / EUR: €99.99
Availability:
RazerStore: Available Now
Worldwide: December 2014
Headphone features:
Optimized weight for extended wear
Closed ear cup design for maximum comfort
Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 32Ω at 1 kHz
Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): 110 ± 4 dB at 1 kHz Max
Input Power: 50 mW
Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium magnets

Microphone features:
Frequency response: 100 – 10,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio: 50 dB
Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1V/Pa): -42 ± 3 dB
Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional

Audio Control Unit features:
Proprietary port for connection to the Xbox One Controller
Dedicated volume control and mute button
Individual controls for game and chat volume

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