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Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Razer Kraken V3 Pro Review 

Wireless gaming headphones with tactile vibrations

The most famous series of Razer headphones that produce equipment for gamers - Kraken, is already in its third generation. I got to test the most advanced version of wireless gaming headphones - Razer Kraken V3 Pro

For two weeks I had the opportunity to test them. Therefore, here I will tell you what the Kraken V3 Pro offer and whether it is worth buying them.

Specifications of the Razer Kraken V3 Pro

frequency response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

Impedance

32 ohm (1 kHz)

Sensitivity

96 dB SPL/mW at 1 kHz (HATS)

Driver size (mm)

50 mm

Driver type

Razer TriForce Titanium

Ear cushion material

Heat transfer fabric/leatherette/memory foam

Noise suppression

passive

Connection type

USB-A Wireless (2.4GHz), 3.5mm analog

Length of cable

1.3 m

Microphone

Removable HyperClear SuperCardioid

Microphone pickup type

Unidirectional

Frequency char. microphone

100 Hz - 10 kHz

Microphone sensitivity

-42±3dB

Backlight

Razer RGB

Volumetric coding

THX Spatial Audio

Battery autonomy

Up to 44 hours (without tactile vibrations and illumination)

Up to 11 hours (with tactile sensations and illumination)

Compatibility

Android, Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox

Cup inner diameter

62x42 mm

The weight

372 g

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Features and kit

The Razer Kraken V3 Pro are over-ear wireless headphones (with wired connectivity) designed specifically for gamers.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

The model is characterised by a closed design, compatible with several devices, the presence of surround sound and even vibrations. It uses HyperSense technology, that permits not solely to hear, however additionally to feel sounds.

Inside the headphones are 50mm Razer TriForce Titanium transducers with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz. As well as a battery that provides up to 44 hours of wireless operation.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

The Kranen V3 Pro headphones came to me in a characteristic green box, as befits a Razer. It presents the appearance of the peripherals, as well as the most important characteristics.

Included:

Gaming headset

Detachable microphone

3.5 mm braided cable - 1.3 m

USB-C×USB-A Braided Charging Cable - 1.3m

User manual and warranty card

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Unfortunately, only a small part of the manual is in Russian, the graphic part is described in English.

Design and impressions

When I took the Razer Kranen V3 Pro earbuds out of the box, I found them to be quite heavy, but not overly so.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Weight is associated with the presence of 10 thousand mAh batteries and the materials used - many elements are made of metal. The build quality is high and the individual elements fit together well. Pleased with the presence of long wires in a reliable braid.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Pairing and communication

Now it's time to pair your Razer Kraken V3 Pro with your first source device, which is a Windows PC.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

The process went smoothly. It was enough to connect the transmitter included in the kit to the USB port of the computer and hold down the button that activates the connection. The earphones were quickly detected by the device and began to receive outgoing audio.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Unfortunately, due to the lack of Bluetooth connectivity, the Kraken V3 Pro can only connect wirelessly to personal computers, PlayStation 5 and Switch consoles. With mobile devices, Xbox and Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, they can only be connected via a 3.5mm cable.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Razer Synapse app

Like other Razer peripherals, the Kraken V3 Pro on PC is supported by the Razer Synapse app.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

The program is very versatile, simple and intuitive to use. I note that the settings of the headphones cannot be changed when they are connected with a cable and a connector, only wirelessly.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

When the Razer Kraken V3 Pro is paired with a computer wirelessly (including USB charging mode). The Synapse app allows you to adjust the volume, change the intensity of vibrations, and turn them off.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

You can change the settings for surround sound, speaker and microphone equalizer, as well as the type of backlight, or turn on the power saving mode. It is also possible to create different profiles - for example, a separate one for playing and listening to music.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

It is important to note that the equalizer settings in Razer Synapse are not only changed manually. We have preset options to choose from.

Unfortunately, the Razer software also has its drawbacks, with regular power-up issues. The Razer software often closes immediately upon startup, for some unknown reason.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

The convenience of use

For headphones of this design, the Razer Kraken V3 Pro is surprisingly comfortable on the head.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

The headband is surrounded by soft foam, so it does not squeeze the head. Likewise with cups, although they fit very snugly around the ears. Only after about four hours of continuous use did I feel slight discomfort.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

It is a pity that the cups can not be turned vertically round the axis, and rotation around the horizontal is limited.

I had a negative opinion concerning the situation of the management buttons and ports on the Kraken V3 professional left earbud. There' an excessive amount of litter here, creating it tough to quickly realize a key to launch the device or modification the volume, that may well be more.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Some elements, especially the jack connector and the USB-C port, could be moved to the right earcup. There is only a button for changing the intensity and turning off the vibration.

The tighter the Kraken V3 Pro is pressed against the ears, the more the surrounding sounds are muffled. In my opinion, they do it perfectly - against the background of the fact that PC noise is inaudible. But, the suppression is not so strong as not to understand that the person sitting next to you is trying to tell you something.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Sound quality

The Razer Kraken V3 Pro gaming headphones offer excellent sound quality in the games they are designed for, as well as when listening to music or watching movies.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

The bass is punchy but not overbearing, the mids are clear, and the vocals aren't lost - especially if you select the "musical" EQ setting in Razer Synapse. Here we are dealing with a wide soundstage and high tonal separation. Sounds seem to reach the ears from different distances, and the individual elements do not merge together.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

The Kraken V3 Pro is especially impressive in games. I tried them in various genres, especially MMORPGs like Lost Ark and World of Warcraft, and FPS like Fortnite and Overwatch. The presence of virtual surround sound allows you to perfectly reflect where the sound comes from. Whether it's the sound of an explosion, a spell being cast, or a question being spoken by a character.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Tactile vibrations

Razer peripherals greatly enhance the gambling expertise with a feature I haven't encounter therefore far.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

We are talking about the presence of tactile vibrations, due to which the ear pads move in response to the sounds generated by the transducers. It's hard to describe the vibrations of the Kraken V3 Pro, but they really feel like you've been transported into the gaming world.

Importantly, the manufacturer offers a three-stage adjustment of the vibration strength, though on behalf of me the lightest ones clad to be additional pleasant. On medium and high settings, vibrations can be tiring and even annoying.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

It is worth noting that nothing prevents you from activating them while listening to music or watching movies. Listening to music in the V3 Pro with vibration at a low level, I remembered what it was like to stand next to the speakers during a concert.

I can't overlook the fact that in wireless mode, the headset is recognized as two audio sources - Razer Kraken V3 Pro and THX Spatial Audio.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

I recommend using the THX Spatial Audio mode, where the sound is fuller and richer. There is a difference in sound and when working in wireless or wired, passive mode. Although for my taste. More importantly, in passive mode, tactile vibrations are not active.

Microphone quality

The Razer V3 Pro microphone picks up sounds well and transmits them in very high quality.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

The user's voice sounds clear and natural. Besides,supercardioid microphonedoes not pick up ambient noise. However, if you prefer to use your own desktop solution, the Razer V3 Pro's microphone can be detached.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Autonomy Razer Kraken V3 Pro

According to the manufacturer Kraken V3 Pro in wireless mode with backlight and active vibration will work up to 11 hours.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

However, it is not reported about the settings of the elements and at what volume level to use the headset. When I tested Razer headphones with 100% backlight brightness, low vibration intensity and 50% volume, battery life was a maximum of 8-9 hours.

If we turn off the backlight and vibration, the Razer Kraken V3 Pro will last up to 44 hours. It may be worth getting rid of the backlight altogether to increase autonomy. We, as users, still do not see it.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

Charging the headphones from 0 to 100% via the computer's USB port took about 3.5 hours. This is not the most satisfactory result.

Outcome

The Razer Kraken V3 Pro are headphones that take gaming and more to a whole new level with tactile vibrations.

In addition, the telephone receiver offers wonderful sound, as well as once paying attention to music or looking movies. The comfort of use is high, there is a super-cardioid microphone and a long battery life.

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