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Razer Kraken Ultimate vs Razer Kraken Pro V2: Which One is Better Than the Other?

This is the review of the comparison between the Razer Kraken Ultimate and the Razer Kraken Pro V2. Both of these headsets may be of the same brand but their price and some of their features differ from each other. To know which one is better than the other, go to the detailed review.

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PROSPROS
Good sound quality.
Robust software. “Underglow” lighting looks pretty neat.
THX Spatial Audio is a decent software-driven surround.
Rugged, Bauxite frame.
A nice, cozy fit.
Decent sound.
CONSCONS
Somewhat expensive. Ridiculously large.Sound doesn’t match more expensive cans.
Fixed cable and mic.

SPECIFICATIONS:

MODELRAZER KRAKEN ULTIMATERAZER KRAKEN PRO V2
BrandRazer Razer
Series
ModelKraken Ultimate Kraken Pro V2
HEADPHONESRAZER KRAKEN ULTIMATERAZER KRAKEN PRO V2
Headphones Form Factor
Headphone Technology
Sound Output Modestereostereo
Frequency Response20 Hz12Hz-28KHz
Sensitivity112 dB118 dB
Impedance32 Ohm32 Ohm
Diaphragm2 in
MICROPHONERAZER KRAKEN ULTIMATERAZER KRAKEN PRO V2
Microphone Operation Modeuni-directionaluni-directional
Response Bandwidth100 Hz100 Hz
Sensitivity-38 dB-38 dB
REMOTE CONTROLRAZER KRAKEN ULTIMATERAZER KRAKEN PRO V2
Audio Controlsmicrophone on/mute, volume control
ControlsVolume control, microphone on/mute, THX Spatial Audio on/off
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTRAZER KRAKEN ULTIMATERAZER KRAKEN PRO V2
Width6.90 in6.15 in
Depth7.68 in7.80 in
Height3.94 in3.86 in
Weight13.76 oz11.36 oz
FEATURESRAZER KRAKEN ULTIMATERAZER KRAKEN PRO V2
FeaturesSurpassing traditional 7.1 surround sound, this gaming headset produces positionally-accurate audio in a 360-degree sphere for more realistic audio depth. This heightens your awareness of your surroundings and allows you to locate opponents with greater precision, even before they’re within sight—ideal for avoiding flanks and setting up your own ambushes.

Built to produce a more natural sound curve, these expertly tuned drivers deliver super-clear sound and punchy bass that make for a more immersive and life-like soundscape, perfectly capturing every auditory detail to enhance this surround sound headset’s effectiveness.

To ensure absolute clarity when relaying information to your squad, the headset’s retractable microphone is powered by active noise-canceling technology that detects and nullifies noise as you speak. Using this process, it’s able to effectively cancel out sounds such as the hum of your PC rig or cheering tournament crowds—making your voice even clearer.
To provide you with greater audio immersion, the 50 mm Razer custom tuned drivers have been designed and tuned to deliver richer audio than ever before.

The unique sound signature of these impressive drivers produces crystal clear highs and rumbling lows that will put you in the middle of the action.

Optimum form has been an integral focus in the design of the Razer Kraken Pro V2No matter how long your gaming sessions are, you’ll feel as comfortable as a pro.

Made of Bauxite aluminum, the new and improved headband of the Razer Kraken Pro V2 is both lightweight and extremely flexible, so you get greater durability, without sacrificing comfort.

Fully-retractable microphone with in-line remote for crystal clear communication.

Detail review:

INTRODUCTION:

Razer Kraken Ultimate

The Razer Kraken Ultimate is one of the few THX spacial sound gaming headsets that have RGB chroma lighting on. The comfort level and build quality are pretty good in these headsets. The Razer Kraken Ultimate is currently retailing for around 120 dollars. 

Razer Kraken Pro V2

The Razer Kraken Pro V2 is currently retailing for 80 dollars. This headset has a great build quality, great mic quality, and adequate sound quality. Really impressed with this headset at this price point.

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DESIGN:

Razer Kraken Ultimate

There’s the Razer logo on the top of the headband with a leather-like feel on the top and sides, and on the bottom of the headband, we have fabric. The sides of the ear cups have illuminated RGB lights. The microphone is retractable, so you can keep them inside when you are not using them. You can enable and disable the microphone by pressing the button right on it. The ear cups are also a two-tone fabric. They look like some type of fabric and leather on the sides and they have cooling gel.

There is no USB adapter because the controls are actually built into the headset itself. There is the THX spacial sound button that will only enable and disable with the Razer Synapse software. There’s also a light there next to that button, that lights up when you push the button. But these do not light up without the Razer Synapse software installed.

Razer Kraken Pro V2

The middle part of the cups here is plastic. I thought I would probably break these easily if I tried to but then I noticed that the inner extendable band is actually metal. It’s very nice and on top of that extendable band, it has numerical notches on there. I think it’s nice to have numbers so that we can adjust the band equally on both sides.

When I check out the quality of the build, I flex the ear cups away from each other and I was really very surprised with this headset while doing like that because it’s not breaking. It’s pretty good stuff and actually that’s pretty good quality, like plastic on the ear cup aside this is a pretty solid build headset. I cannot complain any about this headset in terms of the build quality and durability.

COMFORT:

Razer Kraken Ultimate

The ear cups are cushioned with the cooling gel and covered with some type of leather and fabric. But the fabric that actually touches and makes contact with the face is more of like a fabric instead of leather. The ear cups appear to must have a better swivel system than they have currently because it’s not rotating enough to keep the headset in the neck.

The comfort level was good but it wasn’t great, it felt a little bit lose on my head due to the clamping force. As these headsets are designed as eyewear friendly, they are comfortable enough with the glasses but this ultimately resulted in an inadequate seal of the ear cups going around my ears.

Razer Kraken Pro V2

One thing that I remember about the older Krakens is that that I feel like the headphone fit right on my ears and they’re uncomfortable especially after a very long period of gameplay. But these headsets are incredibly soft and have cushiony ear cups. They’re not like overly hard later but they’re really really soft. This is among the softest ear cushions I’ve felt in the headset so forth.

The nice thing is it looks like they’ve very well redesigned because these fit over the ear. Another nice thing about this is it’s an open-back headset because I can hear anything going on outside of me. These are also eyewear friendly that’s why these are soft cushioned. So as far as comfort, these are really good enough.

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FEATURES:

Razer Kraken Ultimate

When you open up the box there will be your headset, the booklets, and nothing else. The Kraken Ultimate has custom-tuned 50-millimeter drivers, a retractable noise-canceling microphone, as well as a cooling gel for the ear cups. With the Razer Synapse software installed, you can actually further fine-tune your THX spacial sound. When you go to plug this headset in for the first time, it’s gonna automatically prompt you to install the Razer synapse software and from there you can get into the application.

From the Razer Synapse software, you can also enable the spatial audio by pushing the button on the headset itself. Within this software, you have the Audio tab which allows you to adjust the sound properties. There is also a mixer sub-tab that allows you to enable and disable the THX spatial audio surround sound as well as calibrate the audio positioning. The lighting tab is exactly there, it allows you to adjust the RGB lighting on the two sides of the headset. You also have the microphone sub-tab which enables you to adjust all microphone settings and outgoing audio.

Razer Kraken Pro V2

This headset is compatible with PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices. It does not have Chroma. There is not too much coming in the box. You gonna get the headset and you gonna get the Y adapter extension cable. The headset itself is roughly five feet long and the adapter is an additional six feet long, so both combined are total about 11 feet in length. It’s pretty long braided cable, high-quality stuff, you’re not going to really mess it up too much, and it does have inline mic mute button and the inline volume control on the side as well.

It is awesome that this headset is designed to have the microphone hidden when not in use. I don’t like microphones that are just stuck to the headset and just sticking up. It has a really solid build quality. I thought I gonna break this thankfully, but I’m wrong. I don’t feel like you’re gonna have any issues. Just don’t let anything hit the side right there the middle part of the ear cup. The little ring on the outside is metal but this inside part is plastic so don’t hit that part and you need to take care of it.

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MICROPHONE:

Razer Kraken Ultimate

What I thought was really interesting about this microphone in particular was the fact that it has an additional microphone facing outwards away from you that is supposed to isolate outside noise, so only your voice is registered. This way the microphone works really well along with the noise-cancelation.

Razer Kraken Pro V2

The microphone sounds pretty good compared to most microphones at this price point. Even more surprising is the fact that in the Astro 40 the microphone doesn’t sound anywhere near as good as this microphone on an exponentially cheaper headset. I really have no complaints regarding the microphone. I think it sounds very good along with the sleek retractable design.

SOUND:

Razer Kraken Ultimate

The THX spatial audio surround sound was clear and precise. I could hear opponents coming from specific directions and at certain times I heard thunder above me, which was really interesting. You can hear the footsteps of the enemies very precisely. These headsets really have very good bass. The bass in these is punchy. As far as games and movies these sounds really good. But for music, these are not good enough. They lose some mids at times when we hear music. But at this price range, it sounds good with the THX spacial sound.

Razer Kraken Pro V2

The sound of the headsets actually is really good. I plugged it into my Astro Mix Amp. The sound was very rich, it has a really good sound stage, it has good basses, good mids, good highs, and it sounded just fine honestly. There were a few portions that the headset itself sounded hollow at some points. It just didn’t sound clean a few times. It may be just the fact that I used it on the Mix Amp, so I went ahead and switched on over to my PC and I played PUBG.

PUBG is one of the best games to use to test out the sound. I’ll say that this headset performed adequately enough but I’ve had other headsets at about the same price or even cheaper perform better. So, it’s not a terribly sounding headset but it’s not the best sounding headset for the price. I would even argue that the HyperX line of headsets even the $50 Stinger sounded better and delivered a richer sound than the actual Razer Kraken Pro V2. I am not saying that the headset sounds bad and not saying it sounds great, I think it sounds adequate for its price point.

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WHICH ONE IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER?

As far as a gaming headset, the most important things we look after are build quality, comfort, and sound. In terms of build quality and comfort, both of these headsets are really good and same in my point of view but in terms of sound, the Razer Kraken ultimate is better than the Razer Kraken Pro V2. As the Ultimate does have THX spacial sound it sounds better than the Pro V2.

Expert Reviews of Razer Kraken Ultimate:

By ThinkComputers
Razer added active noise canceling to the microphone, which does a pretty good job of canceling out unwanted noises. The other change is that you get RGB lighting on the headset itself, which looks pretty cool.

By nag.co.za
The Razer Kraken Ultimate sits firmly in the gaming headset sub-genre for peripherals, with RGB-forward design aesthetics and questionable sound quality to match. While definitely an improvement on previous iterations of the Kraken, there still isn’t…

By PCMag IN
Bottom LineThe Razer Kraken Ultimate wired gaming headset brings powerful bass, programmable lighting, and an excellent microphone to you…

By TechRadar
With an excellent upgrade to an already excellent headset, Razer has made a gaming headset that can keep you comfortable even in the longest gaming binges.

By Craving Tech
As a wired, USB gaming headset, Razer Kraken Ultimate offers great gaming experience: THX Spatial Audio, great microphone clarity and quality with active noise cancellation option, full RGB lighting, comfy thick cushion, and a good length of USB…

Expert Reviews of Razer Kraken Pro V2:

By Tom’shardware
The new Kraken is great value, and delivers better audio than you’d expect, but you build quality and features to save some cash.

By Digit
The Razer Kraken Pro V2 improves over a few flaws with the older design and forms a worthy choice for gamers. There’s an aluminium unibody supporting the entire headset. Not only is it strong, it’s more flexible indicating higher durability. However,…

By Videogamesuncovered
The Kraken Pro will continue to be a staple gaming headset for years to come with the Kraken Pro V2. For the price you’ll pay in return it will give you decent sound, a sleek retractable mic and a durable aluminium…

By Criticalhit
It’s a pretty good headset for its price, and locally its price (R1299) very nearly aligns with its current US one of $80. If you’re looking for something that offers good quality but no frills, you could do far…

By Gameaxis
I own the original Razer Kraken Pro headset, and while I always loved its look, I stopped wearing it because it gave me headaches from the high clamp force. I assumed that it was to compensate for its overall weight and stop it from sagging down my…

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