So I was deciding between the Siberia Elite and Razer Kraken when Razer sent me a newsletter with a slight discount and the new L33T pack; and I thought why not.
The Razer Kraken 7.1 is around SGD168 (after discount) takes them 3 working day to process and 1-2 days for their courier to deliver. I kicked a big fuss and the receptionist personally delivered me my Kraken after work (around 8pm.. Yea I'm kinda nasty) to my doorstep!
The new L33T pack lanyard (bottom) with the older version which I got in Australia.
So underneath the leatherette cushion pad of the left speaker (gently slip it off or unwrap) is it's registration number which you will use for your warranty. You may wanna register it in the Razer Synapse 2.0 program so you can authorise other programs such as Razer Surround at the same time. For Razer 7.1 users, you won't be needing the Razer Surround software as it's already in-built.
I'm very happy with the audio, robust bass and clean high/low tones. Then again I'm not an audio-maniac, so it's a bonus. In the first match that I used these Krakens, the awp shots and grenade explosions felt really solid.
The mic is fantastic for the price I'm paying. It's smart enough not to pick up the noise from the standing fan which I have blasting at me 24-7. Also it compliments my melodious rants and swear words when I lose a game.
Tech Specs for the Geeks
- PC/Mac with USB port
- Windows 8/7/Vista Mac OS X (10.6-10.8)
- Internet connection (for driver installation)
- At least 100MB free hard disk space
Drivers: 40mm neodymium magnets
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Impedance: 32 ohm
Sensitivity at 1kHz: 112dB
Output power: 30mW
Connector: Gold played USB
Cable length: 2m/6.56ft braided USB cable
Frequency response: 100Hz-12kHz
Sensitivity at 1kHz: -40dB +- 4dB
Pick-up pattern: Omnidirectional
Not sexy enough? Here's Aniki 趙辰祥 (one of my favouritest Taiwanese model) posing with what I believe is the Razer Kraken Pro Neon Series (green).
In CS:GO, under Options, Audio Setting, you may wanna select Headphones or 5.1 Speakers depending on your personal preference. Your call.
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