Razer Aluminum Kraken Forged Edition Headset Rolls Out

/ 3 years ago


Razer released its new top-of-the-line headphones: the Kraken Forged Edition. This headset features ear cups that are machined out of aircraft-grade aluminum and finished with a matte texture. The Razer Kraken Forged Edition is also carefully hand-assembled, ensuring the build quality matches the premium looks and guts.

“Razer’s renowned audio engineers spent countless hours fine-tuning the Kraken Forged Edition’s 40 mm bass-heavy drivers to perfection,” states the company’s press release. “As a result, the neodymium pair work in unison with the headphone’s acoustic chambers and isolated closed ear cup design to deliver booming bass, clear mids and crisp highs for sound that’s optimized for music and pitch-perfect for gaming.”

The headset is said to feature a custom tuned 40 nm Neodymium magnet drivers, a frequency response of 20 to 20,000 Hz, a frequency response of 50 to 10,000 Hz, a signal to noise ratio of 60 dB, and a sensitivity of -38 dB ± 3n impedance of 32 Ω at 1 kHz and an input power of 30 mW. The omnidirectional microphone h dB.


“With plush leatherette ear cushions lining the ear cups, a fully adjustable headband and a lightweight, foldable design, the Razer Kraken Forged Edition headphones are designed for extended use,” states the company’s press release. “The Razer Kraken Forged Edition also includes a swappable cable with an in-line microphone, giving users the versatility to easily convert it into a headset for gaming or telephony.”

Additional features include a comfortable, versatile form factor, closed ear cup design for optimal sound isolation, a foldable ear cup design, and a hard carrying case for portability. A 1/4 inch audio connector is also included.


“These are the best headphones on the market for both music and gaming, period,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “We’ve made some incredible audio products in our time, and I’m proud to say that we have taken another huge step forward in terms of audio quality in a pair of headphones with phenomenal fit and finish.”

The headset is priced at $299.99 USD and is available now directly from Razer while the worldwide release will be featured next month.

Thank you Tom’s Hardware for providing us with this information
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  • Alistair Hardy

    they look so damn nice

    My only issue is that they look like they’re On Ear instead of Over Ear style ear cups (not used a kraken before, so i may be wrong) which get uncomfortable after a while, especially if you have glasses.

    and it needs a microphone to be a usable headset!

    now only if they did the Carcharias or the Telmat like that….

    • Ryan

      Wearing a Kraken Pro headset now, the cups completely cover my ears, and I have quite big ears, most comfortable headset i’ve owned. 🙂

  • Skidmarks

    I’d like to get my mitts on a pair of these. I can see the lack of mic being a deal breaker for some but for me personally, no biggie. At $299 for a pair of gaming cans, they’d better be ‘wunderbar’.