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Razer Kraken Pro v2 Oval

As a specialist, Razer has an enormous assortment of headsets, but with the Kraken Pro v2 it goes very far in creating diversity - this is available with both round and oval earcups. We tested that version, in characteristic poison green. In any case, you will draw attention on the street, where you can use it very well given the 4-pole plug. For your desktop, Razer supplies an extension cable with double plugs, which increases the length of the sturdy, also poison green cord by about 2 meters above the standard 1.3 meters. For use on the go, it is nice that the microphone can be tucked away in the left earcup, which feels very smooth. The volume wheel in the cord is also handy. The Kraken Pro v2 Oval looks extremely solid despite its relatively light weight; the headband can handle some rough use.

Razer Kraken Pro V2 Oval Green

Wearing it feels very comfortable: the Kraken does not rest heavily on the head, it does not clench and your ears are not pressured. It is fine to use for hours on end, although you get warm ears quickly. The music sound is surprisingly neutral; the bass is turned up a little bit, but it still falls under 'acceptable tuning' instead of 'hopeless distortion'. The mid frequencies remain somewhat underdeveloped for our taste, while quality crispy highs come through the 50 mm drivers. This is also reflected in the frequency curve graph. The Kraken is tuned for games, but also for music we would easily give it a passing grade. The microphone is a bit disappointing, the recordings sound a bit dull.

  • Razer Kraken Pro V2 Oval Green
  • Razer Kraken Pro V2 Oval Green
  • Razer Kraken Pro V2 Oval Green
  • Razer Kraken Pro V2 Oval Green

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