Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound – Lightweight Aluminum Frame – Bendable Cardioid Microphone – for PC, PS4, PS5,…

(10 customer reviews)


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  • Immersive, 7.1 Surround Sound for Positional Audio: Outfitted with custom-tuned 40 mm drivers, capable of software-enabled surround sound when used for PC gaming only (download code slip inside the box)
  • Designed for All-Day Comfort: The lightest Kraken headset ever at 250 grams, around 40% lighter than the competition
  • Bendable Noise Cancelling Microphone: A cardioid mic reduces background and ambient noises for crystal-clear communication
  • In-Headset Audio Controls: Includes an analog volume control wheel and mic mute switch on the headset for quick and convenient adjustments
  • Durable Construction: The Kraken X frame is flexible and built to last, able to withstand daily, care-free use



‎Kraken X for Console

Item model number


Hardware Platform

‎PC, Playstation 5

Item Weight

‎8.8 ounces

Product Dimensions

‎6.3 x 8.27 x 3.47 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎6.3 x 8.27 x 3.47 inches


‎Classic Black/Blue


‎Razer Inc.

Country of Origin


Date First Available

‎June 6, 2019

10 reviews for Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound – Lightweight Aluminum Frame – Bendable Cardioid Microphone – for PC, PS4, PS5,…

  1. Chris Y

    I was looking for a good set of gaming headphones after I bought my gaming laptop.
    I did my diligent research and read thru multiple reviews on multiple sites, for low end, mid, and high end. I also went thru at least 3 pages of reviews for each one I was interested in on Amazon.
    There is clearly a fanboy base for certain brands where people will shell out however much just because of the name even if the product performs similarly to a lesser priced/different brand product.

    The Razer Kraken X has been nothing but excellent in all aspects. I am not a professional gamer nor do I participate in any real E-Sports type stuff. I DO participate in scrims – I play mostly FPS and racing games. The headphones are very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. The “earmuff” parts don’t get sweaty or sticky even if your adrenaline is up and you’re the last one alive on your team. It comes with 7.1 Surround Sound which actually seems to help unlike the majority of bloatware extras that come with these kind of items. I have a fairly large head and the headphones extend enough. My ears fit perfectly inside to almost create a vacuum of outer noise cancellation. I can hear footsteps/etc in game from every direction way before I see the player. The mic is flexible and actually has one side you speak on, it picks up sound from a huge angle.

    Very very comfortable all around, really good sound for the price, mic picks up your voice and transmits it very clearly (asked my friends). Even after hours of playing, I don’t feel like I need to take it off – it almost becomes unnoticeable after a while. Highly recommended, I believe they could easily be charging more for this .

  2. Erick Rodriguez

    If you’re looking for a semi budget gaming headphones, please consider this ones as a good option. After several hours of using them I could tell many things to take in consideration regarding audio, construction materials and software. I’ll explain them in the same order:

    – The audio sign let’s say, is V shaped. They are good for gaming but not so balanced for listening music so your best bet is to use an equalizer to rise frequencies between 1.2k and 2.8k. The response for high frequencies could result a bit more than desired, in my case I lowered them from the 6.4k to 20k by 1dB o 2dB. Each ear is different so your best bet is to try them and balance them according to your needs. Bass frequencies (20-180Hz) are strong enough to tickle your ears.

    – The materials using for it’s construction seems to be a bit fragile, so take care of them properly and don’t stress the headphones too much when stretching them to fit them in your head. Other than that, time will tell.

    – Regarding the software… The surrond software included with them is just that, just an option to turn it on or off, the real deal is the THX Spatial that will be offered as upgrade later (which could count as a value increase for this item). THX Spatial could seem to be great at first use until you start comparing the original sound vs the one with spatial and start noticing the sounds are completely mixed up. For example, games like Quake Champions could result in a disaster of loud music, low player sounds and no positional sounding at all. In other games like Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice it’s not bad at all but it could be a bit muffled or it simple sounds different (not good as it changes the original experience).

    For me, the big deal is to use Equalizer APO and HeSuVi (both free and open source) as equalizer and surround virtualization apps, even with a VST reverb in the EQ. Now the sound GREAT, you will have plenty of options to configure EQ profiles for your headphones and squeeze it’s real potential using virtual 7.1. Both apps could take you a bit of time to learn how to using them but completely worth the time spent.

    And a plus, this headphones includes a split connector so they can easily be used with a PC (my current usage), with a console or even with your phone with its mic as a handsfree device (it has the mic+stereo audio type jack).

  3. Ban

    Please. Do. Not. Buy. This. It is the worst pair of headphones I’ve ever encountered. First of all the mic picks up all sound from the headphones, the horrible sound that is. I’d give the sound a solid 0/10. Especially With the Razer 7.1 surround software.

  4. R.J.

    I was using my razer headphones for gaming, and every once in a while they fell onto my chair. (Due to the long wire, and audio splitter) So I was in a game one time, and I went to go get water, and they fell onto my chair, No big deal, it happens all the time. Expecting it would be nothing, (my chair is a DXR Gaming chair) but, this time the whole left connector from headband to earphone snapped in half, ok, wire connected, I can use Krazy glue. I did that, and it fixed. But later on, the same thing happened to the right side! What I’m trying to say is, these headphones are really good for the price but are cheaply made, and easily breakable.

  5. Joshua MacVicar

    I purchased this headset back in December (It arrived on January 15th 2021), today (12th April 2021) I noticed that the thin plastic on the headband had SNAPPED! Not only had it snapped (nearly) clean off, I also noticed 5 other smaller cracks on the headband!
    I was thoroughly amazed at the sound quality of the product and I will not fault it’s functionality, but frankly the design is heavily flawed. I recommended this headset to 3 of my friends, and one of them has also noticed the same issue!
    The fact that this has not been addressed by Razer, despite numerous complaints from others on this product is truly disappointing, as a utilised of many CAD programs, I am disappointed that this product design flaw was able to make it onto the market, despite a number of tools available to test the product before production.

  6. JDP

    Very good product. It projects sound very well and is easy to use. i switched to a Razer about 3 months ago and it was a very good decision. I originally used a headset that was just a generic make. It surprisingly lasted me two years, but around the end I couldn’t hear out of my left speaker and very staticky out of my right. One of my friends has used Razer for years and when I was in the market for headsets, he suggested it to me. I looked into and found a good deal. It was a much bigger jump from a generic make to a razer then I could have ever expected. The sound quality is so much better. As for gaming, I use it on everything. I mainly use it on laptop for playing fps games but have also used it on switch and PlayStation. The noise cancelling works very great. I have to physically take it off to hear stuff around me. The mic mute is very accessible. It is right next to the sound control, which has very good sound adjustments. Very comfortable and it never gets old wearing it. I would absolutely buy this product again and I am probably sticking with Razer as a brand for a long while.

  7. Robert Kang

    I found these to be good value for the money. The sound was very good and these lasted longer than my last set. I only had two concerns: 1. I found the mute button to be inconveniently located on the back side of the left ear piece, which isn’t a big deal. 2. I drop my headsets frequently and probably abuse them more than they’re built for. Eventually the plastic holding the ear piece on one side cracked. These lasted much longer than other headsets I’ve bought at the same price point but I’d still like to see a headset with slightly sturdier construction.

  8. BBR

    These things block out sound like crazy. When I yell at my kid from downstairs he can not hear a word I’m saying. So that’s pretty cool for him, I guess.

  9. Cc

    I love it… one person said i had an “echo” sound to me. but nobody else had that complaint, so either he was right that i had to twist the cord or it was on his end.

    However, they are quiet. at full volume i can barely here the game audio… chat sounds great, but the game audio is often pretty quiet :

    wouldn’t call it noise cancelling either, but great quality for price.

    however, i wish i just sprung for the next price point up

    once i can justify the price, ill get myself something nicer and give these to my son who is more casual.

  10. Yevgeniy

    Purchased the headphones in May and 3 and a half months later right head adjuster just broke (as can be seen on the photos)out nowhere. I was using a headset mainly on the weekends so no everyday wear and tear. Totally did not expect such poor quality from Razer, very disappointed. Razer Customer Support I’m expecting further communication with the solution to that situation.

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