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Razer announces new surround sound USB gaming headset

3:29 PM, Aug 22, 2013   |    comments
The Razer Kraken 7.1 is a surround sound USB gaming headset.
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Computer gaming hardware company Razer announced at Gamescom 2013 a new surround sound USB gaming headset in the Razer Kraken 7.1.

Built off the same platform as the analog Razer Kraken Pro headset, the Razer Kraken 7.1 USB gaming headset provides customizable 7.1 virtual surround sound and an enhanced digital microphone.

"As we continue to develop and build on our software front, we´re able to add more and more capabilities to our products. What we put into the Razer Kraken 7.1 is a great example of just that, from the customizable, personalized surround sound engine, to the optimized digital microphone algorithms that gives this headset its incredible performance," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director.  "With its superior software capabilities, unrivaled sound quality and comfort, the Razer Kraken 7.1 is the definitive USB surround sound headset for PC gaming."

Driven by the company's Synapse 2.0 unified configuration software, the headset simulates 360-degree surround sound experience, allowing users to precisely pinpoint directional audio to know exactly where one's enemies are. T he headset´s 40mm neodymium magnet drivers power a sound signature that features deep bass, warm mids, and crystal-clear highs, for what Razer calls "total gaming immersion."

The headset also features a retractable microphone that stays hidden in the left ear cup when not in use.

Razer is listing the Kraken 7.1 at a MSRP of $100 USD.

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