Razer Announces New Line of Kraken V3 Headphones

Models with haptic sensors and wired or wireless options will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2021 and prices range from $99 to $199

Razer announced the new line Kraken V3, which comes with an updated design and new features. At the top of the line is Razer's wireless Kraken V3 Pro, and it has built-in haptic feedback. If wireless isn't important to you, Kraken V3 HyperSense has the same touch feature, but with some other tweaks. Wired Kraken V3 has no touch feel, but is the same as Kraken V3's HyperSense.

Compared to the previous generation, the V3 looks less bulky and extravagant. Many of Razer's headphones have slanted to look more like “headphones,” and this one is no exception. Some of its features come straight from other Razer headphones. Each Kraken V3 headset has Razer's 50mm TriForce drivers that originated in the BlackShark V2 lineup, and from its Nari headset comes HyperSense tactile feedback for two of the three Kraken V3 models.

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The Kraken V3 Pro is the top of the line and is due to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2021, while the other two models were released today. The Pro has the most features and is constructed of premium materials as well as being wireless. It has faux leather-covered headphones and headband (other versions have a soft fabric), and its 2,4GHz USB-A dongle works with PC, PlayStation consoles, and the Nintendo Switch dock. This state-of-the-art Kraken V3 variant also works wired via its 3,5mm USB connector and charges via USB-C.

Compared to the other two models, the Pro's detachable microphone is of the “supercardioid” type instead of the standard cardioid microphone. Supercardioid microphone pickups have a narrower focus, so they can be great for capturing your voice and little else. Of course, it wouldn't be a true Razer product without Chroma RGB support. Each of the three headphones lets you customize the color displayed on the logo and the circular finish of the surrounding LEDs.

Another big advantage of the Kraken V3 Pro, in addition to the wired V3 HyperSense, is the built-in haptic sensors. Razer claims its sensors can translate sounds into vibrations in real time. Haptics Lofelt confirmed that it was working with Razer on these headsets and that their L5 sensors and technology Lofelt Wave are used to perform real-time touch sensation here.

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Since these are sensors, the sounds should seem louder and louder. Razer allows you to adjust haptic sensors with one button in Kraken V3 Pro and V3 HyperSense. Not every game or movie scene will sound better with the tactile feel, so it's nice to be able to change settings on the fly as needed.

The more affordable version of the Kraken V3 is the entry-level model that lacks the tactile feel, but features the same sound performance and design as the more expensive options. It connects via USB-A and you can change the color of the LEDs through Razer Synapse, as you would the other two options.

See the technical specifications of the headphones

Kraken v3
Kraken Line
SpecificationsRazer V3Razer V3 HyperSenseRazer V3 Pro
Drivers50mm Razer TriForce Titanium50mm Razer TriForce Titanium50mm Razer TriForce Titanium
Space AudioTHX Spatial AudioTHX Spatial AudioTHX Spatial Audio
Haptic FeedbackNoRazer HyperSenseRazer HyperSense
MicrophoneRemovable HyperClear CardioidRemovable HyperClear CardioidRemovable HyperClear Super Cardioid
CushionsLeatherette coating and memory foamsLeatherette coating and memory foamsLeatherette coating and memory foams
LightingRazer Chroma RGB with 16.8 million colorsRazer Chroma RGB with 16.8 million colorsRazer Chroma RGB with 16.8 million colors
CommandosVolume, microphone on/offVolume, microphone on/offVolume, microphone on/off
ConexãoUSB Type AUSB Type AWireless Razer HyperSpeed ​​or Analog 3.5mm

Razor's Krakren line headsets will cost around US$ 99 for the basic V3 model, the HyperSense version will cost US$ 129 and the Pro version will cost US$ 199. There is no forecast for launch in the Brazilian market. Talk to us in the comments and let us know if you liked this news and take the opportunity to read more News on our website.

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Paulo Fabris is a journalist, writer, RPG player, gamer, cosplayer, nerd and fan of anime since the time of TV Manchete.