Razer Kraken Pro V2 Headset Review: Clearly Powerful Sound
Razer products are highly popular among PC gamers, there’s no question about it, yet personally I haven’t fully immersed myself into using them for my everyday gaming needs. Over the years, I’ve tested many products from different companies and found myself settling on HyperX and Audio-Technica for my headphones and Corsair for my keyboards. However, I must say, I do still love my Razer Abyssus mouse.
However, my curiosity with Razer has never diminished when it comes to its products. Razer is always releasing unique and improved items to match the competition that’s out there on the market. Therefore, I decided to get my hands on the Razer Kraken Pro V2 headset.
First and foremost, the Razer Kraken Pro V2 is absolutely comfortable to wear. The headset features thick earpads that cover the entire ear and make long periods of use a good experience. I have noticed from time to time that they can get a little warm after an hour or two, but it’s nothing extreme. I’m also just as impressed by the flexibility and adjustability it offers in order to fit your head perfectly. The fit, comfort, and durability of the Razer Kraken Pro V2 is exactly what gamers and esports players need.
When it comes to the sound of the Razer Kraken Pro V2 it has a very powerful low. This makes deep explosions or the bass in music sound very strong, but not to the point where it’s totally overpowered and distorted which is a major problem I’ve experienced on a previous Razer headset. These pick up the powerful lows and present them nicely to the ears while also not completely drowning out the mid or high pitch sounds.
Still, when comparing the Razer Kraken Pro V2 to a higher quality pair of headphones, the difference in audio is still very significant. The powerful sound of the Kraken Pro V2 diminishes some of the higher pitch sounds and other ambient noises. When comparing the headset to a similar priced competitor, the powerful lows from the Kraken Pro V2 completely rule the way while the competitor has a better grasp on mid and high ranges. However, I think the power from the Kraken Pro V2 sounds better than the similarly priced competitor. And, as I mentioned, the good thing about the powerful lows is that it’s not a distortion which had been a problem on a previous Razer headset. Even with its powerful low sound that outshines some of the other pitches, it’s solid to listen to.
If a gamer is playing an action game full of explosions and likes to have a solid bass that builds a booming atmosphere that they prefer to listen to, then the Kraken Pro V2 is a great option for that type of player. But if a gamer wants more rounded audio that isn’t overpowered by bass, then they might want to consider other options. Still, $80 bucks is actually quite nice for this product that comes in three different color options: Green, Black, and White.
Overall, I very much like the Razer Kraken Pro V2 headset. They fit nicely and provide a clear powerful sound on the low end while not washing out too much of the other sounds. If you like some bumpin’ beats for music and want to feel every explosion with the powerful sound of the Razer Kraken Pro V2, then absolutely give them a go.
For me personally, if I’m feeling the need to have a deep bass, I’ll pull these out for those moments. However, I prefer a more balanced approach and to have quality sound on every level, so I’ll likely continue using another pair of headphones for my personal experiences.
Still, Razer has come a long way since I last reviewed one of its headsets and I really am impressed by the Razer Kraken Pro V2. It’s a clearly powerful option for hearing and even feeling the worlds we explore on our PCs and game consoles.