Razer Kraken Wired Gaming Headset £55.99 @ Microsoft
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Razer Kraken Wired Gaming Headset £55.99 @ Microsoft

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Expires on 18/06/2020Posted 18th May
This looks like a good deal for some decent wired headphones which should work across all consoles and PC. Next best price is currently Amazon UK at £64.84.

"Experience the ultimate in surround sound gaming with this headset featuring 50 mm drivers and a retractable noise-rejecting mic. Offer valid from 00:00 BST on 18 May 2020 to 23:59 BST on 18 June 2020, while supplies last."
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I own the green version and they are the best headset I’ve ever owned. Heat 🔥
Are these the tournament EDT ?
stethorn18/05/2020 16:00

Are these the tournament EDT ?


No. If using for Xbox I’m pretty sure tournament edition audio adapter isn’t compatible with the Xbox usb for the THX surround sound.
Edited by: "discoseb" 18th May
I picked up a pair of the green ones from amazon a month or so ago for 45ish. The headphones themselves are fine, but there are a few reported quirks.

The Razer software itself is super buggy and will often not install correctly, you don't need it but a load of people (and myself) couldn't get it to work.

The 7.1 functionality is virtual, its some software you install that makes a virtual device which does faux 7.1, it's not bad but it just seems to make everything sound muddied and distant (they recommend you only use it for games).

The worst problem I faced though was that the mute button on the cable kinda doesnt work how you expect in certain situations. This one is a bit crazy but a common problem with many headsets not just this one (but I have it with this one). So when I use the mute button on my cable it mutes the mic so people can't hear me, that's great... However for some reason which the Internet seems to think is signal cross over people will now hear (quite loudly) whatever audio is active on the pc.

So for example let's say I'm watching 8 hour extended version of epic sax guy and I'm also playing a game with friends. I decide to go to the toilet and I mute myself then I'm pumping out epic sax guy to everyone on voice comms quite loudly, so you have to use the mute button in your app and not touch the cable mute button if you have this issue (it mainly seems to effect on board sound cards).
Grofit18/05/2020 16:31

I picked up a pair of the green ones from amazon a month or so ago for …I picked up a pair of the green ones from amazon a month or so ago for 45ish. The headphones themselves are fine, but there are a few reported quirks.The Razer software itself is super buggy and will often not install correctly, you don't need it but a load of people (and myself) couldn't get it to work.The 7.1 functionality is virtual, its some software you install that makes a virtual device which does faux 7.1, it's not bad but it just seems to make everything sound muddied and distant (they recommend you only use it for games). The worst problem I faced though was that the mute button on the cable kinda doesnt work how you expect in certain situations. This one is a bit crazy but a common problem with many headsets not just this one (but I have it with this one). So when I use the mute button on my cable it mutes the mic so people can't hear me, that's great... However for some reason which the Internet seems to think is signal cross over people will now hear (quite loudly) whatever audio is active on the pc.So for example let's say I'm watching 8 hour extended version of epic sax guy and I'm also playing a game with friends. I decide to go to the toilet and I mute myself then I'm pumping out epic sax guy to everyone on voice comms quite loudly, so you have to use the mute button in your app and not touch the cable mute button if you have this issue (it mainly seems to effect on board sound cards).


Comfy? I'm more of a sexy sax man kinda guy.

Edited by: "praevalens" 18th May
Probably the right price this headset should be.
No rotation swivel on ear cups, only up and down.
Pressure points on headband for long usage I have heard hasn't been resolved on this version.
Cabling a bit short although there is an extension if you are a distance from your console.
This day in age controls should be on the headset and not to be fumbling for the controller on the wire.

Choice might be the Razer Kraken X Lite Ultralight Gaming Headset instead priced at £34 at ebuyer. but you dont get the 50mm drivers.
Just my opinion but think will hold out for something else to replace my Ls30's
I got this for much cheaper from eBuyer! Around £30-35 shipped

Well, if this is the same version Kraken X Lite - wired microphone; works will with Xbox controller plug and play!

Also if your pc doesn't have a combined 3.5mm port for audio and mic it comes with a splitter!

7.1 Surround Sound also!

Woops sorry, this is now out of stock
Edited by: "HSunny" 18th May
praevalens18/05/2020 16:33

Comfy? I'm more of a sexy sax man kinda guy. [Video]


Each to their own, comfy enough I'm not really a headphones expert, I can wear them for a few hours without thinking "my heads uncomfortable"
HSunny18/05/2020 18:12

I got this for much cheaper from eBuyer! Around £30-35 shippedWell, if …I got this for much cheaper from eBuyer! Around £30-35 shippedWell, if this is the same version Kraken X Lite - wired microphone; works will with Xbox controller plug and play!Also if your pc doesn't have a combined 3.5mm port for audio and mic it comes with a splitter!7.1 Surround Sound also!Woops sorry, this is now out of stock


The x-lite is a different headset
HSunny18/05/2020 18:12

I got this for much cheaper from eBuyer! Around £30-35 shippedWell, if …I got this for much cheaper from eBuyer! Around £30-35 shippedWell, if this is the same version Kraken X Lite - wired microphone; works will with Xbox controller plug and play!Also if your pc doesn't have a combined 3.5mm port for audio and mic it comes with a splitter!7.1 Surround Sound also!Woops sorry, this is now out of stock


7.1 only works on a PC with the right card. You will not get 7.1 on console.
MoneyTrain8118/05/2020 22:48

7.1 only works on a PC with the right card. You will not get 7.1 on …7.1 only works on a PC with the right card. You will not get 7.1 on console.


Yeah, that's right I'm using on pc
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