Copyright © 2020 IDG Communications, Inc. Synapse lets you easily set up those conditions. PCWorld |. Razer's also improved a lot on the software side over the years. Razer's box isn't as convenient or refined as most of the larger mix-amps out there but, you know, $100. Razer's Kraken Tournament Edition combines a standard 3.5mm headset with a USB control box, giving it THX capabilities and nifty on-the-fly bass EQ. The cabling, of all things. Absolutely. The new Kraken Tournament Edition (See it on Amazon) is the first to feature Razer’s new THX Spatial Audio, and it's cross-platform as well. The last Razer headset we reviewed, the Nari Ultimate, packed one hell of a gimmick: custom-built drivers that respond to bass presence by literally vibrating against your head. But it's good enough generally for both gaming and music, especially gaming where the mixes are simpler and more to-the-point. The Kraken Tournament Edition sounds similar to the Kraken V2, which shouldn't come as much surprise. Learn More; Find the Right Audio fit. It even features the same in-line controls as the Kraken Pro V2, a rudimentary box with a mic mute switch and a small volume wheel. It's decent, especially given that new "Bass" toggle I mentioned above. We last looked at a Kraken model about two years ago, with the Kraken V2 . No mere extension cable, this one begins with a sound card and terminates in a USB connection. The Kraken Tournament Edition isn't completely devoid of gimmicks. There are a few interesting additions nevertheless. Razer’s Kraken Tournament Edition Gaming Headset is the first to support THX Spatial Audio – creating realistic depth and immersion by simulating 360° sound with pinpoint accuracy for greater awareness during gameplay, and you can get one for $54.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Hopefully the next Kraken redesign is more substantial, but this will do for now. As I said above, the "Bass" toggle doesn't have any notification when you've reached a flat or unmodified sound—and Synapse is no help. Voir les détails, Clientes internacionales pueden comparer en y enviar sus pedidos a cualquier domicilio o tienda en EE. Razer's Kraken Tournament Edition combines a standard 3.5mm headset with a USB control box, giving it THX capabilities and nifty on-the-fly bass EQ. That said, there are a few weird aspects. I'll take what I can get. I wouldn't be surprised if Razer wanted to reuse the Kraken Pro V2 hardware with this new control box, but the resulting cabling system feels incredibly overdesigned and messy. Games Reporter, Similarly, I find myself annoyed that the Kraken Tournament Edition actually has three volume controls: Windows, the sound card controls, and the smaller in-line box on the 3.5mm cable. Razer BlackShark V2 Special Edition. This review is part of our ongoing roundup of the best gaming headsets. UU. That said, it's well-built and comfortable. The left/right stereo play is solid. Okay, it's a bit more complicated than that, so let's break it down. Why? … It features a comfortable design, a USB controller for audio personalization, and … The Razer Kraken Tournament Edition is a great gaming headset that's compatible with both PCs and consoles. Plugging the 3.5mm cable into the sound card gives you access to a bunch of Razer Synapse software add-ons, like noise cancellation and EQ, as well as THX Spatial Audio. Ver más detalles. Not every Razer product is built on gimmicks though, and as if to prove the point Razer's also released the Nari Ultimate's polar opposite this fall: another iteration of the no-frills Kraken line, this one dubbed the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition. Visually not much has changed since, which is a bit disappointing. Both the USB-powered Kraken 7.1 V2 and the 3.5mm Kraken Pro V2 are still on sale. Moving it back and forth lets you EQ the bass frequencies on-the-fly, which is a nice touch—though unfortunately there's no way to tell when you've reached "Flat" again. The Razer Kraken Tournament Edition is the first gaming headset to introduce THX Spatial Audio —creating realistic depth by simulating positionally-accurate sound in a 360° sphere around you for greater awareness in your in-game surroundings.