Razer’s Kraken X is an ultra lightweight gaming headset

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Razer is well known for its gaming laptops, peripherals, and gaming headsets. That line received a new model today: the Kraken X ultra lightweight gaming headset with 7.1 surround sound.

“The Kraken X is great for any gamer. It’s ultra-light and incredibly comfortable, so you can game for hours with it. It is the companion of choice for domination and immersion in your game with 7.1 surround sound.”

Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Peripherals at Razer

The redesigned gaming headset weighs just 250 grams (0.55 lbs) and is one of the lights gaming headsets on the market. With an adjustable headband, memory foam ear cushions, and glasses-friendly eyewear channels, the Kraken X aims to provide optimal comfort during long gaming sessions.

Razer Kraken X for Console ultra lightweight gaming headset
The Razer Kraken X for Console ultra lightweight gaming headset.

Of course, sound is just as important as comfort and, as mentioned above, the Kraken X features 7.1 surround sound audio on Windows 10. Not only that, Razer announced that all its upcoming sub-$100 over-the-ear headphones for 2019 will feature 7.1 surround sound. For their more expensive Kraken Tournament Edition and Nari headsets, THX Spatial Audio will be the surround sound technology included.



  • Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 106 dB
  • Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 65 x 44 mm
  • Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm
  • Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft.
  • Approx. weight: 250g / 0.55lbs
  • Oval ear cushions: Designed for full-ear coverage with leatherette, for sound isolation and comfort


  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 55 dB
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -42 ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional ECM boom

On-Earcup Control

  • Volume up and down
  • Microphone quick mute toggle

Audio Usage

  • Audio Usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Audio + microphone usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack
  • Audio/mic splitter adapter cable usage: Devices with separate 3.5 mm audio and microphone jacks

Surround sound: Only available on Windows 10 64-bit


Designed to be comfortable and ultra-light, the Razer Kraken X is also super affordable. With an MSRP of US$49.99, the Kraken X is now available in black while the Kraken X for Console is available in a black and blue variant.

What do you think about the Razer Kraken X ultra lightweight gaming headset? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, or MeWe.

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Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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