Razer Kraken Chroma V2 USB Gaming Headset Review

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • 80%

  • Sound Quality
    Editor: 93%
  • Mic Quality
    Editor: 88%
  • Comfort
    Editor: 89%
  • Overall Design
    Editor: 93%

In this post we’ll be doing a review of the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma V2 USB Gaming Headset, take note this is the version 2 not version 1.

Pretty big difference in these two versions, however they kept the names the same aside from adding V2 into the mix. Just wanted to clarify this before we get to far in.

The Pros And Cons


  • Made From Better Material Making It Lighter & More Flexible
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Fully-Retractable Microphone With Active Mic Noise Cancellation
  • Good Level Of Comfort
  • Cool Lighting Customization


  • Wish The Ear Padding Was More Of A Memory Foam Style

This headset did a good job of upgrading a lot of its weaker features when moving to version 2, so I think this speaks pretty highly that Razer was listening to its customers’ feedback.

Above is a brief glimpse on what I thought of this headset, I’ll be going in more detail below on each of these in their own respective sections.

How Good Is The Microphone

I have to start off with this because it’s one of the best features of it in my opinion.

Usually most mics you see on headsets flip up which is fine but it’s really nice to see a new design for them.

Not only that but when you flip the mic up on the headset in old styles it would still stay on so everyone can still hear you yelling at your brother or listen to your conversation with your girl who just called you.

With this mic it has the option for noise cancellation when you push it back in which is so awesome.

Overall though it has a very clear sounding quality to it which works perfect for pretty much any gaming needs.

What’s The Sound Quality Like

The built in 7.1 virtual surround sound in this headset along with the 50 mm audio drivers make for great sounding game play.

I do notice a little bit stronger bass in this headset from other which isn’t a good or bad thing in my opinion but just wanted to mention that for others in case they might be a major pro/con for you. I don’t have any complaints that come to mind regarding the sound for the Razer Kraken Chroma V2.

How Comfortable Is This Headset

I put comfort just as high as the mic/sound quality in terms of how I rank the headsets that I use.

A feature that most gaming headsets have gone to nowadays is a good amount of padding for the ear cups with some padding on the top inner band.

This is exactly how the Razer Kraken Chroma V2 has been made. The only real difference is the padding is a more leather type of material rather than the memory foam type of material that you see on headsets like the Corsair Vengeance 1500.

I’m much more of a fan of the memory foam type of padding just because it feels better to me.

I do know people who dislike the memory foam material and would much rather prefer the material that this headset is made out of.

It all comes down to preference here so I’ll say the comfort level is above average overall but not much for than that for me personally.

Where To Buy

You have plenty of options to go for when trying buying gaming gear these days. The first option I say is look over at Amazon, this is about 99% of the time where I buy my stuff. After that you can look to buy it from Razers website (the manufacturer) or you can look and see if newegg or bestbuy (website) has it.

There are plenty of other options to check but these are the main few that I recommend.

As for local stores I couldn’t tell you of any that would have it on the shelf ready to pick up so usually looking for any specific type of gaming equipment is usually in your best bet just to buy it online.