Does it make sense now — at the end of May, to write about the Razer Kraken Stormtrooper Edition headset, released at the end of last year? Of course, yes, because the school year is ending and the time for rest and entertainment comes, naturally, after all the exams at school and at the institute are successfully passed. The Razer’s Star War-inspired version has leather trim and looks quite attractive, especially for fans of the Star Wars saga and the related series of games. It is difficult to find it in Russia, but it is possible to find this model on foreign trading floors. Nevertheless, if you do not focus on style, then the Razer Kraken model in other colors is also available in Russian retail. But not many people know what this modification is capable of. That is what we will talk about today.
The Kraken Stormtrooper Edition gaming headset is an upgraded version of the Razer Kraken 7.1, so it should provide similar features and equipment. In this summary, we will not dwell on the technical characteristics of the Razer Kraken Stormtrooper Edition, but rather focus on the feel of its appearance and user experience.
The headphones are quite compact and lightweight — weighing only 322 g. The 1.3 m cable should be enough for almost any use case, including connecting to the back of a desktop PC. The ear pads are covered with cooling gel-filled cushions that are very comfortable to use.
The small control box is equipped with one analog volume control wheel and a switch that allows you to quickly mute the microphone. Speaking of which, the Razer headphones come with a retractable unidirectional microphone that can be bent in any direction. And most importantly, the headphones are compatible with devices that have a 3.5 mm audio jack.
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Design-wise, the Razer Kraken Stormtrooper Edition headphones look great. Star Wars fans will appreciate the style and color palette of the design. In addition, they sit very comfortably on the head even after very long gaming battles.
The headband is lined with very soft leather, which is stamped with the Star Wars logo. Moreover, the words Storm Strooper are visible on both ends of the headband, and the head of a stormtrooper is painted on each cup.
Now it’s time to talk about sound. Razer has done a great job bringing their latest sound technology to this model. These headphones sound exceptionally good with 7.1 surround sound (Windows 10 only). But it is worth noting that they lack energy when it comes to bass. If you’re looking for a pair of headphones that excel in this area, your best bet is to look elsewhere. Also, if you’re going to connect this headset to a PlayStation 4 console, you’ll get the highest quality audio, but no 7.1 surround sound.
We’ve tested a variety of gaming headphones and the microphone quality of the Kraken Stormtrooper Edition is top notch. This is understandable, because Razer makes devices for e-sportsmen.
But there is one thing that we didn’t really like. We are talking about the volume control located on the remote control on the cord. The wheel does not have a lock, so whenever you touch it with clothes, you risk accidentally increasing or decreasing the volume. Perhaps this only applies to our sample, but it’s worth mentioning.
The Kraken Stormtrooper Edition headphones are a great addition to Razer’s gaming headset lineup. The Star Wars themed design and sound quality of these headphones can be recommended as one of the best in this price range. Of course, most of the devices from this company are very expensive, but in this case, we cannot call the Kraken Stormtrooper Edition headphones too expensive (about 6,000 rubles). After all, this is a premium product and a special edition. If you’re looking for a gaming experience with high-quality sound and sophisticated design, Razer’s Kraken Stormtrooper Edition has everything you need and more.
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