Press release

The Razer Kraken X Offers Ultra-Light Comfort for All-Day Gaming

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Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today introduced
the Kraken X wired gaming headset. It is designed to be ultra-light and
comfortable with 7.1 surround sound for all-day gaming that won’t break
the bank.

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Razer Kraken X wired gaming headset (Photo: Business Wire)

Razer Kraken X wired gaming headset (Photo: Business Wire)

Razer is also announcing that all its gaming headsets launched from 2019
onwards will offer 7.1 surround sound capabilities to provide the unfair
advantage in gaming.


The Kraken X is designed to deliver superior comfort all day long.

Seriously, all day.

It features a fresh redesign that slims down the familiar Razer Kraken
profile to an extremely light weight of just 250 grams (0.55 lbs),
making it one of the lightest gaming headsets on the market today.
Paired with soft memory foam ear cushions, glasses-friendly eyewear
channels and an adjustable headband, the Kraken X serves as an
undeniably comfortable gaming headset.

True gaming audio is not complete without 7.1 surround sound. Even the
affordable new Kraken X headset will feature 7.1 surround sound instead
of stereo audio seen on competitive budget-friendly gaming headsets.
Delivering a true competitive advantage, the 7.1 surround sound software
provides accurate positional audio in the middle of battle. It is a
critical gaming element that helps pinpoint where the danger is coming
from. 7.1 surround sound is available with the Kraken X on Windows 10

“The Kraken X is great for any gamer,” says Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice
President of Peripherals at Razer. “It’s ultra-light and incredibly
comfortable, so you can game for hours with it. It is the companion of
choice for domination and immersion in your game with 7.1 surround

The Kraken X is built with a bendable cardioid microphone. Its tight
pickup pattern suppresses noise from the back and sides so your voice
will always sound crystal clear to your teammates. A microphone mute
switch and volume controls can be found directly on the earcup for quick
and easy access.

Gamers can enjoy the Kraken X headset across devices. It uses the
universal 3.5mm connection that is compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox One,
Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

The Kraken X is available in classic black, and another variant, the
Kraken X for Console, will come with black and blue highlights.


Also today, Razer is enhancing the competitive advantage across its
entire range of gaming headsets by providing 7.1 surround sound
capability for all its 2019 over-the-ear headsets that are priced under
$99 USD, including the latest Kraken 2019 ($79.99 MSRP), which offers
cooling-gel cushions for superior comfort and a retractable cardioid
microphone for crystal clear team communication.

THX Spatial Audio, the premium audio technology with a full suite of
audio customization and microphone enhancement features, will also be
available with headsets priced at and above $99 USD like the Kraken
Tournament Edition and Nari family of wireless headsets.

Previous Kraken 2019 owners looking to redeem their 7.1 surround sound
software will receive their activation code after registering their
headset on RazerID, using the serial number found on the headset
speakers beneath the ear cushions.

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Razer Kraken X

$49.99 USD / €59.99 MSRP – June 6, 2019

Worldwide – Q2 2019

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Razer Kraken X for Console

$49.99 USD / €59.99 MSRP – June 6, 2019

Worldwide – Q2 2019

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PRODUCT FEATURES – Kraken X and Kraken X for Console


  • Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 106 dB
  • Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 65 x 44 mm
  • Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm
  • Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft.
  • Approx. weight: 250g / 0.55lbs
  • Oval ear cushions: Designed for full-ear coverage with leatherette,
    for sound isolation and comfort


  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 55 dB
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -42 ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional ECM boom

On-Earcup Control

  • Volume up and down
  • Microphone quick mute toggle

Audio Usage

  • Audio Usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Audio + microphone usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack
  • Audio / mic splitter adapter cable usage: Devices with separate 3.5 mm
    audio and microphone jacks

Surround sound: Only available on Windows 10 64-bit


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Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized
logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that
spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s
largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming
peripherals, Blade gaming laptops and the acclaimed Razer Phone.

Razer’s software platform, with over 60 million users, includes Razer
Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary
RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and

In services, Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest virtual credit
services for gamers. Razer Pay is the e-wallet designed for youth and
millennials, and Razer Game Store is the only games download store that
offers rewards for gamers.

Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore,
Razer has 18 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand
for gamers in the USA, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong
Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).

Razer – For Gamers. By Gamers.