A Closer Look
The packaging of he Razer Kraken Pro headset gives the consumer a clear view of the headset. The Kraken is offered in two colors, black and green. The green colored headset is the subject of this review. The contents of the packaging includes the headset and the cable that splits the inputs into headphones and microphone.
The microphone boom is extendable. The shaft of the boom is flexible enough to allow the user to position the microphone for maximum performance. This flexibility is the mechanism that allows the microphone to retract into the headset when not in use or when traveling.
The inner view of the 40mm circumaural speaker. It fits precisely over the ear for you to block out the world surrounding you and keeps the distractions at bay. The material is a soft vinyl material that is extremely comfortable and easy to wear. The headband material is woven as to keep your head cool when using the Razer Kraken Pro during long sessions.
The Razer Kraken Pro headset has a different connector than what I am used to. Typically the headsets I have used have one cable that splits out the inputs into two 3.5 mm connectors. The Razer Kraken Pro has two cables. One cable is attached to the headset and cannot be removed. The 3.5mm connector on the headset fits into the female connection on the splitter cable. The splitter cable breaks the sound and microphone into two separate connections.
This is the side view of the headset Movable speakers so you can get full isolation sound quality. The Razer Kraken Pro headset does not use any active sound cancellation. It relies on a sealed sound environment between the speakers and your ears for maximum noise isolation.
The Razer Kraken Pro holds a few other features that are desirable. Along with the retractable microphone the ear pieces fold up into the headband for gamers on the go. This makes for a smaller footprint when lugging your gear into LAN Parties.