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Razer Announces Ultra-Light Razer Kraken X Headset

Razer Kraken X Headset

Razer announced today that they have introduced a new product in the Kraken line – the lightweight Kraken X wired headset. It’s designed to be light and comfortable, while also offering 7.1 surround sound for gaming that won’t break the bank. They also revealed that all of its gaming headsets from 2019 onward will have 7.1 surround sound. It features a fresh redesign that slims down the familiar Razer Kraken profile to the extremely light weight of just 250 grams (0.55 lbs), making it one of the lightest gaming headsets in the market today. Paired with soft memory foam ear cushions, glasses-friendly eyewear channels, and an adjustable headband, the Kraken X serves as an undeniably comfortable gaming headset.

“The Kraken X is great for any gamer,” says Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Peripherals at Razer. “It’s ultra-light and incredibly comfortable, so you can game for hours with it. It is the companion of choice for domination and immersion in your game with 7.1 surround sound.”

The Kraken X is built with a bendable cardioid microphone. Its tight pickup pattern suppresses noise from the back and sides so your voice will always sound crystal clear to your teammates. A microphone mute switch and volume controls can be found directly on the earcup for quick and easy access. It also uses a universal 3.5mm connector, compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. It will be available in black, and a variant color for console with black and blue highlights.

PRODUCT FEATURES – Kraken X and Kraken X for Console


  • Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 106 dB
  • Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 65 x 44 mm
  • Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm
  • Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft.
  • Approx. weight: 250g / 0.55lbs
  • Oval ear cushions: Designed for full-ear coverage with leatherette, for sound isolation and comfort


  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 55 dB
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -42 ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional ECM boom

On-Earcup Control:

  • Volume up and down
  • Microphone quick mute toggle

Audio Usage:

  • Audio Usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Audio + microphone usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack
  • Audio / mic splitter adapter cable usage: Devices with separate 3.5 mm audio and microphone jacks

Surround sound: Only available on Windows 10 64-bit

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