The Razer BlackShark V2 might be the best gaming headset you can buy right now, but it owes a lot to Razer’s inaugural Kraken range for paving the way. It turns out Razer isn’t done with the cans that kicked it all off, though, with four new Razer Kraken V3 headsets on the way – two of which channel their inner Beach Boys with good vibrations.
Kicking things off is the Razer Kraken V3 X, which is the series’ new entry-level gaming headset. It’s not quite as advanced as its brethren, with smaller Triforce Titanium 40mm drivers, a fixed microphone, and no leatherette in sight. The slimmer $69.99 / £69.99 price tag does afford you standard 7.1 surround sound, inline controls to adjust the volume and mute, and Chroma RGB lighting, however.
It might be worth spending the extra $30 / £30, however, as the Kraken V3 sports the same design as the more premium alternatives. It has 50mm drivers, detachable 6mm cardioid microphones, a hybrid fabric and leatherette memory foam approach, THX Spatial Audio, and even shinier Chroma RGB lighting.