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Razer Intros Aluminum Kraken Forged Edition Headset

On Thursday, Razer released its new top-of-the-line headphones: the Kraken Forged Edition. This headset features ear cups that are machined out of aircraft-grade aluminum and finished with a matte texture. The Razer Kraken Forged Edition is also carefully hand-assembled, ensuring the build quality matches the premium looks and guts.

"Razer's renowned audio engineers spent countless hours fine-tuning the Kraken Forged Edition's 40 mm bass-heavy drivers to perfection," states the company's press release. "As a result, the neodymium pair work in unison with the headphone's acoustic chambers and isolated closed ear cup design to deliver booming bass, clear mids and crisp highs for sound that's optimized for music and pitch-perfect for gaming."

According to the specs, the headset features custom tuned 40 nm Neodymium magnet drivers, a frequency response of 20 to 20,000 Hz, a frequency response of 50 to 10,000 Hz, a signal to noise ratio of 60 dB, and a sensitivity of -38 dB ± 3n impedance of 32 Ω at 1 kHz and an input power of 30 mW. The omnidirectional microphone h dB.

"With plush leatherette ear cushions lining the ear cups, a fully adjustable headband and a lightweight, foldable design, the Razer Kraken Forged Edition headphones are designed for extended use," states the company's press release. "The Razer Kraken Forged Edition also includes a swappable cable with an in-line microphone, giving users the versatility to easily convert it into a headset for gaming or telephony."

Additional features include a comfortable, versatile form factor, closed ear cup design for optimal sound isolation, a foldable ear cup design, and a hard carrying case for portability. A 1/4 inch audio connector is also included.

"These are the best headphones on the market for both music and gaming, period," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "We've made some incredible audio products in our time, and I'm proud to say that we have taken another huge step forward in terms of audio quality in a pair of headphones with phenomenal fit and finish."

For more information about the new headset, click over to here. The headset is priced at $299.99 USD and is available now directly from Razer. The worldwide release takes place next month.

  • brandonjclark
    Do want!
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  • Rune Olsen
    300$ good luck with that you get the sennheiser 350 and/or the logi G35 for like a 100$. I guess it is good to have ambitions and high hopes
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  • NightLight
    to be honest, i have had nothing but bad luck with razer products. when they work, they work really good, but they break down after a few months.
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  • chumly
    For that price you're better off getting a pair of Sennheisers.
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  • gm0n3y
    @NightLight, I think their mice are generally pretty reliable and I would consider them to make the best mice available. I've had a Razor Diamondback for 8 years and it is still an amazing device that I use for daily for gaming.
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  • fearless1333
    :( I just bought kraken 7.1's
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  • Rune Olsen
    Nothing against Razer, had mice that worked over expectations as i am left handed. Then again this product is overpriced, by far
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  • TeKEffect
    I spent over $100 on the mamba. It died and I went back to my old Logitech I've had for 7 years. First and last razer product I bought. Some people seem to have better luck
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  • jasonpwns
    I've only had good luck with Razer stuff.
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  • UVB076
    Gaming headsets < Good head phones + mic
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