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December 07, 2013

Razer Kraken Forged Edition headphones for music and gaming

Gaming hardware, software and systems company Razer has launched its new top-of-the-line Razer Kraken Forged Edition headphones which feature isolated closed ear cups that are machined out of aircraft-grade aluminum, a matte texture finish, plush leatherette ear cushions lining the ear cups, and a fully adjustable headband in a lightweight foldable design. According to Razer, the Kraken Forged Edition headphones have 40 mm bass-heavy drivers that are said to deliver booming bass, clear midrange and crisp highs for sound that's optimized for music and pitch-perfect for gaming.

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The Razer Kraken Forged Edition, priced at $299, comes with a swappable cable with an in-line microphone to easily convert it into a headset for gaming or telephony.

Technical Specifications:

HEADPHONES

  • Drivers: 40 mm Neodymium Magnets
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity @ 1 kHz: 100 dB ± 3 dB
  • Input Power: 30 mW
  • Approximate Weight: 390 g

MICROPHONE

  • Frequency Response: 50 – 10,000 Hz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 60 dB
  • Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz, 1 V / Pa): -38 dB ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up Pattern: Omni-directional

GENERAL FEATURES

  • Machined, aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Custom-tuned 40 mm neodymium magnet drivers
  • Hand-assembled
  • Comfortable, versatile form factor
  • Closed ear cup design for optimal sound isolation
  • Foldable ear cup design
  • Hard carrying case for portability
  • ¼-in. audio connector included
  • Swappable cable system with included in-line microphone cable

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Audio Usage: Devices with 3.5 mm or ¼-in. audio jack
  • Audio + Microphone Usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack
    (Compatible with Apple iPhone®, HTC®, BlackBerry®. The Razer Kraken Forged works well with smart phones and laptops that come default with a 4 pin TRRS audio + mic combined jack. Razer cannot guarantee performance for use with third party splitter cables.)

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